The Model and Toy Steam Engine Forum Forum Index The Model and Toy Steam Engine Forum
Please go to this url to find the forum http://modelandtoysteamforum.myfineforum.org/This url is now superceded by http://modelandtoysteamforum.myfineforum.org/.

 
 FAQFAQ   SearchSearch   MemberlistMemberlist   UsergroupsUsergroups   Join! (free) Join! (free)
 ProfileProfile   Log in to check your private messagesLog in to check your private messages   Log inLog in 
Welcome to The Model and Toy Steam Forum!
We are the only Model and Toy Steam forum to cater specifically to the needs of all steam enthusiasts in Australia and New Zealand. But International steamers are more than welcome to join our merry forum and we are glad to have you aboard.
The main aims of the forum are to promote and encourage the hobby and provide a place for enthusiasts to exchange ideas and information.
Our founding members have a huge knowledge base, so whether you are just starting out in the hobby or are an experienced steamer its likely that we can help.
We can suggest entry level models and toys so that you can make an informed decision about your first purchase.
If you would like to become a member of the forum click the join button at the top of this page. Any problems email geoff@verithingeoff.com
We are a very friendly forum, but we do have some rules, so please read them.

My new engine
Page Previous  1, 2, 3
 
Post new topic   Reply to topic    The Model and Toy Steam Engine Forum Forum Index -> Home builds and engine restorations
View previous topic :: View next topic  
Author Message
kevin
Moderator



Joined: 04 Feb 2015
Posts: 2399
FLAGS


Location: Portsmouth UK

PostPosted: Sun Jul 16, 2017 8:57 pm    Post subject:  Reply with quote

The double size ones are easy enough but take a while on small tooling like my mini mill and myford 7 but finding ways to make some of the bigger parts is an interesting chalenge. Got a couple of days in this part now so need to take it slow so as not to mess up Smile
_________________
Im not a megalomaniac, I just want to rule the world !

www.ITA-SHOP.co.uk
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message Visit poster's website
Ye-Ole Steam Dude
Puff of Steam



Joined: 26 May 2017
Posts: 57
FLAGS


Location: Texas, USA

PostPosted: Sun Jul 16, 2017 10:33 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Kevin all your mill works looks good.
_________________
Thomas,

My youtube channel is WA5DX Channel.

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCNWSrK1_cKLTO3gGfzbGvZw
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
kevin
Moderator



Joined: 04 Feb 2015
Posts: 2399
FLAGS


Location: Portsmouth UK

PostPosted: Mon Jul 17, 2017 7:49 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Kind of you to say so but I seem to get a lot of galling on the surface even with new cutters when cutting ally, I suspect its due to the flexing of the small mini mills compared to the larger bridgeports etc that I was trained on all those years ago Smile
_________________
Im not a megalomaniac, I just want to rule the world !

www.ITA-SHOP.co.uk
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message Visit poster's website
Scorpion2nz
Moderator



Joined: 31 Jan 2015
Posts: 3468
FLAGS


Location: Norsewood New Zealand

PostPosted: Mon Jul 17, 2017 9:10 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

what are  you using for cutting fluid with aluminium ?
A cheapskate here as I just use kerosene .

Cheers
Dennis
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
kevin
Moderator



Joined: 04 Feb 2015
Posts: 2399
FLAGS


Location: Portsmouth UK

PostPosted: Mon Jul 17, 2017 9:21 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

wd40 normally, maybe I should give more thought to that

I use to use kerosene (called parafin here) but its not so easy to buy now as the petrol stations stopped selling it and the hardware stores all closed down when the mega B&Q arrived.

I use Mineral oil on steel, I use to cut it with water but I do so little steal cutting I no longer bother just put it straight in the oil can to squirt where needed.


_________________
Im not a megalomaniac, I just want to rule the world !

www.ITA-SHOP.co.uk
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message Visit poster's website
Display posts from previous:   
Post new topic   Reply to topic    The Model and Toy Steam Engine Forum Forum Index -> Home builds and engine restorations All times are GMT
Page Previous  1, 2, 3
Page 3 of 3

 
Jump to:  
You cannot post new topics in this forum
You cannot reply to topics in this forum
You cannot edit your posts in this forum
You cannot delete your posts in this forum
You cannot vote in polls in this forum

Card File  Gallery  Forum Archive
Powered by phpBB © 2001, 2005 phpBB Group
Create your own free forum | Buy a domain to use with your forum