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About Anglo Traction
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  • Location Surrey, England, UK.
  • Interests Model Engineering, Tools, Repairing anything possible in Wood or Metal I can handle.
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  1. HALF a HORSE.

    Great work as usual Alan . Lists of jobs and the cold workshop factor are a common setback. I'm also getting itchy fingers and want to get on when it warms up.
  2. Downsizing in Metalwork

    Yeah, I agree Alan. It's a bit nerve wracking with the small sizes. I used a 0.8mm drill for 90% thread engagement and started each thread with a taper Tap, then second and bottom held lightly in a Pin Chuck so the Tap would slip rather than break when it resisted. I've broken 3 Taps on the whole project. 2 x 10BAs in steel and dropped the other . Think I've nearly done all the Tapping work on parts for this thankfully. Just Nuts and Bolts to make.
  3. Mountfield M1 coil.

    Part number should be 298316. Page 15/16 of the Parts Manual which is available to be downloaded (or emailed) along with a User Manual from this B&S Link page.
  4. Sussex Spring Meet and Greet, March 4th 2018

    It's distinctly possible that I and something of mine will be down there on the day.
  5. You can't make it up.

    Next time you're in the Greengrocers Norm, ask him if he's ever been to Lincolnshire?.
  6. Downsizing in Metalwork

    Thanks Alan, been very impressed with your work as well...... I'm glad to have been able to get back into this project. Haven't been able to spend much time in the workshop as it's been too cold lately. Can't justify heating it. The Engine has been reduced to a pile of bits now. Lots of parts and jobs to do while reassembling and prepping for paint etc and seemingly relentless additions to the Jobs List. I'm going to join a Model Engineering Club so I can have their Inspectors check the already certified Boiler over while it is in this condition- I would prefer to have this with a Current Certificate when completed in addition to the original Boiler Certificate. Today, I finished drilling and tapping the last of the tiny holes in the Cylinder Block for (18) 14BA Screws for the Insulation Cover Plate. I only had Cheese Head Screws and so had to machine each one down to a rough Round Head shape to finish properly when I finally fit them- I'm only too pleased to have been able to do all the machining work on this accurately, and Drilling, Tapping etc without breaking a Drill or Tap. Just a bit of filing and shaping to finish and it will be ready to fit onto the Boiler.
  7. Wheel Horse RJ-58 Restoration

    Superb quality job Ewan. After all the various skills you've applied to finish this project, the result will never cease to put a smile on your face when you see/ride it. 
  8. Downsizing in Metalwork

    Eventually got some time on this recently. Finished fabricating the Stainless Steel Fire Grate (from 25 individual pieces) shown here sitting on it's Ash Pan with stainless retaining Pin-
  9. Input on News Needed

    Hi Alain, I commiserate with your situation on the standard of News you are offered there. UK is/maybe slightly better off with services that are quite disciplined with the balance, content and variety in general. I watch a lot of the BBC News 24 and Current Affairs progs which link to subjects in Asia (via Singapore Newsroom) and the US at certain day/night times. It may be worth trying to pick the Channel up over there if poss, as there are many interviews done with US Political figures on the same/similar news subjects and issues. It may allow you a different view of info/coverage on subjects within your own Country?. I'm not saying Brit TV News is the best or perfect, but has the ability to be right up there with self criticism of non balanced views, accepts publicised criticism and goes to considerable lengths to be unbiased (usually). You/we will never get a service that does not over inflate, exaggerate, dramatise, moralise, control what we see/hear or go back to older stories to establish outcomes (except for some wars/confticts). However, if there is choice, we may feel better about it and be better able to judge what is real, fake or worth knowing about. Regards
  10. Buma Boring Bar

    Hello Bob, Welcome. I can't help with details of your machine, but I have sent you a Personal Message (top right of page near your Username). Regards
  11. Happy New Year.

    Yeah! H.N.Y. to all. Have to go now, but back Next Year... hopefully with some contributions.
  12. Westwood T 1200

    Welcome Steve, It is always good to hear of younger persons interests in the Older Machines. I could be 'Pigeon Holed' as a 'Fence Sitter', but fully accept Wristpin's concerns as essential consideration. I also fully endorse education and mentoring by supervision by a competent person, of which I perceive you to be, along with the vast majority of the considerate persons on this Forum. I hope your Son (and yourself) furthers the interest in Older Machines and their mechanics with minimal risk to himself . Also credit you for maintaining with him, an equilibrium in practical reality and electronic games and remote communication media (this Forum excepted) . There are younger persons on here who have followed a similar path with these machines and now equal, or surpass the standards of even my capabilities. I'm only pleased to see the interest and knowledge passing to another generation. Long may it continue. Regards.
  13. Magnesium Repair

    Hi Alain, Well, you can either just apply the Epoxy after making the shallow holes and roughing the surface. Or you can drill a little bit deeper and 'Spring' a piece of thin wire in and between the holes so it sits lower than the Lip height and build up with Epoxy around it for added strength. You can then trim it to shape before painting. Regards.
  14. Magnesium Repair

    I can only agree with everyone on here that any application of heat by flame is a 'No No' with regard to the risks. Tank Dent is sorted I believe, by replacement . I would look to use a good Metal Repair Epoxy and 'Dam' the inside wall edge of the Lip with a piece of nylon or shaped Beeswax to which the Epoxy will not adhere. The bonding faces should only need a clean with a Dremel type drill with a Burr Tool to rough it up- Thickness of the Lip look's only about 3/32" , if you have a small enough drill Bit, then small indentations at either end and at an angle shown should be more than is required to provide a Key/anchor for the resin- Difficult to say how the damage was caused, but I'm sure it won't reoccur in your possession. Metal Repair Epoxys are very good (not the 5 minute setting ones) and I've even machined them with very good results. Regards.
  15. C 160 battery clamps

    Hello Ray, I have to keep searching for your Tractor Model, as they are not all the same system of Battery layout/restraint. I presume the image below is like your machine?. Easy enough to fabricate to actual spec if you note the spacing and diameter of the holes in the Tray. if the rods and hole dia is a 1/4", I can produce a set if you're desperate. I would just need to know what your Battery type/height is , if you have now sorted which one you need.
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