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Forum: General Issues 13-07-18, 04:28 PM
Replies: 8
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Posted By sinna42
A column of water 32 feet or 9.8m high is the...

A column of water 32 feet or 9.8m high is the absolute maximum as there is effectively a vacuum at that point & no pump can pump less than a vacuum !

Cheers,
Jim
Forum: Diesel Engine Section 12-07-18, 03:20 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 439
Posted By sinna42
Very nice !! Genny looks a little different to...

Very nice !!
Genny looks a little different to "normal" ones.

Cheers,
Jim
Forum: Restorations Section 25-05-18, 09:53 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,267
Posted By sinna42
Nice engine ! Looking forward to seeing the...

Nice engine ! Looking forward to seeing the progress !

Interesting to see that the bearing journal diameters are smaller than the shafts - I wonder why they did that ?

Cheers,
Jim
Forum: General Issues 14-03-18, 09:34 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,189
Posted By sinna42
All you need is the Outside Diameter & the No of...

All you need is the Outside Diameter & the No of Teeth.

OD = (N+2)/P

OD = Outside Diam
N = No of Teeth
P = Diametral Pitch (DP)

For Metric gears
Forum: The Workshop 30-01-18, 12:11 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,206
Posted By sinna42
This is really nasty stuff though ! I bought...

This is really nasty stuff though !
I bought some to glue a polycarbonate guard we made at work.
It was extremely pungently smelly.

I'll add another vote for the Heavy duty stripper mentioned !...
Forum: The Workshop 19-01-18, 04:24 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,574
Posted By sinna42
I recently got a ex-school Colchester Bantam. A...

I recently got a ex-school Colchester Bantam.
A nice wee machine & I think a bit more industrial than a Myford & similar in size.

Boxfords are a good make too , but there are plenty other makes...
Forum: Restorations Section 18-01-18, 06:47 PM
Replies: 251
Views: 34,064
Posted By sinna42
Progress has been rather slow as I try to get the...

Progress has been rather slow as I try to get the space in the garage ready for the engine. I find it hard to believe my last post was almost a year ago.
I also need to run in exhaust piping from...
Forum: The Workshop 18-01-18, 02:31 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,221
Posted By sinna42
I got it delivered via UK Mail. The packaging was...

I got it delivered via UK Mail. The packaging was completely plain with no indication of the highly inflammable contents !!

Definitely a banned substance with The Royal Mail due to its...
Forum: The Workshop 18-01-18, 01:14 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,221
Posted By sinna42
You are, of course, quite correct ... Nail...

You are, of course, quite correct ...
Nail polish remover contains Acetone.
Unsurprisingly "pure" Acetone can be used as nail polish remover !!
I've just bought some on Ebay :...
Forum: The Workshop 18-01-18, 09:59 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,221
Posted By sinna42
Nail polish remover is Acetone. I'm pretty sure...

Nail polish remover is Acetone.
I'm pretty sure cellulose thinners are completely different, see here : http://www.axminster.co.uk/media/downloads/400120_HealthAndSafetySheet_1.pdf

Cheers,
Jim
Forum: Generators 16-01-18, 03:04 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 922
Posted By sinna42
Very nice ! - quite a beast ! Looks very...

Very nice ! - quite a beast !

Looks very similar to this one - third picture down : http://www.coolspringpowermuseum.org/Exhibits/Lillibridge/Lillibridge_02.htm

Also this one, but it's a 3...
Forum: General Issues 15-01-18, 05:52 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,561
Posted By sinna42
Can get it from Ebay no problem as it's used for...

Can get it from Ebay no problem as it's used for curing meat !...
Forum: The Workshop 12-01-18, 04:34 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,102
Posted By sinna42
Very nice ! :smile: Cheers, Jim

Very nice ! :smile:

Cheers,
Jim
Forum: Engine-Only Stuff 09-01-18, 05:51 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,219
Posted By sinna42
Hi Philip, I've sent numerous emails & never...

Hi Philip,

I've sent numerous emails & never had a reply !

Cheers,
Jim
Forum: Generators 11-12-17, 05:03 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,300
Posted By sinna42
Hi Mark, The cost might be a bit prohibitive...

Hi Mark,

The cost might be a bit prohibitive as it becomes a "proper" job.

What are the sizes ? - especially the diameter of the shaft & the length of the stub beyond the armature windings....
Forum: Generators 11-12-17, 04:59 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,300
Posted By sinna42
Hi Mark, Weld as it is. The amount of heat...

Hi Mark,

Weld as it is. The amount of heat can be controlled so you don't cook the windings ! Just takes a wee bit longer.

Jim
Forum: Generators 11-12-17, 12:48 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,300
Posted By sinna42
That's a shame the shaft has broken. The...

That's a shame the shaft has broken.

The method of repair we've done many times (at work) is to drill & tap out the armature shaft & prepare a new piece of shaft (slightly oversize) also drilled...
Forum: Diesel Engine Section 27-11-17, 09:10 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,478
Posted By sinna42
Photobucket pictures can be seen using the links...

Photobucket pictures can be seen using the links mentioned here : http://www.stationary-engine.net/forum/showthread.php?t=44700

Cheers,
Jim
Forum: Diesel Engine Section 24-11-17, 03:33 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,478
Posted By sinna42
Not sure if the early 5-1 engines had smaller big...

Not sure if the early 5-1 engines had smaller big end diameters ?
If know the 3-1 engines did up until 1942.
I'm sure David Edgington's book mentions it somewhere, but I can't find it.

Worth...
Forum: Diesel Engine Section 17-11-17, 09:22 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,440
Posted By sinna42
Gorgeous engine ! From Peter's Petter page...

Gorgeous engine !

From Peter's Petter page it would seem from the serial numbers of the Atomic engines that only a mere 5000 were ever made....
Forum: Restorations Section 14-11-17, 09:57 AM
Replies: 325
Views: 19,831
Posted By sinna42
Very nice bit of kit !! :smile: Jim

Very nice bit of kit !! :smile:

Jim
Forum: The Workshop 09-11-17, 09:11 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,632
Posted By sinna42
I used this chap : Surelock -...

I used this chap : Surelock - http://www.castingrepairs.com/

See the 3M thread - post #36.
http://www.stationary-engine.net/forum/showthread.php?t=31297&page=4

Cheers,

Jim
Forum: Alternative Energy / Fuels 08-11-17, 05:32 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 835
Posted By sinna42
Industrial waste heat recovery. The unit...

Industrial waste heat recovery.

The unit pictured appears to be the steam engine with generator + the ancillaries it needs. No boiler though.

Looks rather nice, if a bit expensive.

Jim
Forum: Restorations Section 07-11-17, 03:00 PM
Replies: 325
Views: 19,831
Posted By sinna42
Here's a reasonably priced one from Cromwell :...

Here's a reasonably priced one from Cromwell :...
Forum: Restorations Section 07-11-17, 02:54 PM
Replies: 325
Views: 19,831
Posted By sinna42
That's the way I'm going with drives - Polyvee...

That's the way I'm going with drives - Polyvee belts look good & are a very efficient drive too.
HP ratings are far better too.

Agree with the cost though - I got quotes for a suitable belt &...
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