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  1. 7 points
    the showman

    How time flys

    Can’t believe its been 18 years ago this month that I bought my first Wheelhorse, have got some good memories and I’ve still got it.
  2. 5 points
    WestwoodW8

    Another Westwood

    Hi guys Got this a while ago got it running fixed the oil leak. Undecided westher to leave it or fully restore it. I understand it's only a Westwood but it's my second Westwood my other been a w8 and there's something about them I like.
  3. 4 points
    CNew

    Petro Chug-A-Drill

    Finally had the chance to add one of these to the collection. It’s too bad it’s missing the circular handle but it’s still super cool. The tank is pretty dinged up and it’s been used over it’s life. Overall it’s in ok condition, can’t be choosers... They seem to come up so rarely that I figured I better jump while I could. I missed out on one of these on eBay a couple years ago that was in incredible shape and went for a bargain. At that time I had only been collecting for a couple months and had no idea how rare they were. If anyone comes across an extra handle, please let me know and I’d gladly buy it. Or, if someone has a good way to replicate one I would consider that too.
  4. 3 points
    Anglo Traction

    Downsizing in Metalwork

    Many thanks guys. Hope all are well and upbeat on the anticipation of getting back to normal. I'll try and make greater progress on this before I post more pics after this post. Along with other parts, I have managed to get the last top coat on the Tender/Manstand part of the engine which was giving me a challenge trying to keep it free of contaminates while spraying. Completed the assembly of the front axle with the addition of the 'Spud' ring and pan design to the model- The 'Pan' part was fabricated with a lid from a Duraglit tin. The design was copied from photos of a full size T Engine. Fitted the finished wheels that have smaller hub caps and correct style 'Oilers'- The colour is a dark royal blue over black primer which is close to Prussian blue. There will be no fancy fairground colours or coach lines, as this is to be representative of a 'bog standard' utility general purpose engine. While it is mainly still in bits, I take the opportunity of fettling the 'motion' parts to ensure they are all clean, close fitting, but smooth. The con rod is a redesign to full size spec, which was a bit of a challenge when I made it 30 years ago with little experience of working metal or machines- The all important Reversing lever and quadrant are also redesigned as per full size versions. For size comparison, the 3 tapered pins in the weigh shaft (bottom) are 3/64" dia (1.2mm)- The finish on the lifting linkage below is after it has been dulled off with sulphuric acid, which makes the appearance more in scale. The tiny split pin in view is 1/32" dia (0.8mm). I had to reduce the size a bit and make 10 of them- I hope to make more progress in a week or two and hopefully start to look like an engine. Regards.
  5. 2 points
    Here are a few photos of the 3point “Kit of parts” removed from the tractor. Winch now has a synthetic cable fitted, due to breaking the original, (my fault entirely, a design feature omission! ). A couple of pic’s show where the hydraulic oil tank, (original idea), would have been fitted.
  6. 2 points
    Anglo Traction

    Downsizing in Metalwork

    Hi Norm/All, Well I made the pins from a larger size. I had to reduce them and 'draw down' the eye part to under 1/16"dia, which is still out of scale, but much closer and still manageable to fit/remove. Well over the last few days, I've made a bit of progress with painting and assembly. Got past the difficult bit of fitting the horn plates, shafts and the Backhead fittings with minimal need for paint touch ups. Bit difficult to get enough light into the dark areas of black painted bits- The fitting of the Tender to the horn plates went ok and has 8 x 8ba bolts/nuts on each side, plus 4 x 7ba for the axle bearings. Original design was just the 4 bearing bolts and a single bolt/nut at the top each side. Quite pleased with the colour and should look plain, but smart when finished. I even made the steps with a 'raised' pattern chequer plate, rather than just saw cuts. The bright handle fitting serves to bolt the coal bunker plate to the tender side - The oil boxes all have filter screens inside to keep the moving bits clean. I think I will dull off the duck boarding a bit, as it looks a bit 'orange boxy' yellow to me. Regards.
  7. 2 points
    1967Craftsman's

    Happy Easter To All....

    Just wanted to wish my M.O.M family a Happy Easter today, God Bless!
  8. 2 points
    Hi everyone long time no see! just thought I’d post regarding my latest find completely original and unmolested😀 unusually it has solid front tyres ??
  9. 2 points
    Wallfish

    Petro Chug-A-Drill

    ? 1/2" EMT conduit Do you have wood working tools to make a tube bender?
  10. 2 points
    In case anyone is curious what the inside of one of these compressors looks like. The diaphragm on this one is slightly deformed in one spot. It’s surprisingly pliable and looks like it should work ok if air doesn’t leak past the deformed area. I might try to make a new one or I might just leave it, not like this thing will get a lot of use.
  11. 2 points
    Well the bearings listed are the same for the Type 185 (chainsaw) and the early Type H, both use a pair of A-27-1 (single) bearings. The early Model H uses gears type A-62-2 (driven) & A-62-4 (pinion/clutch drum), both are still listed in the 1971 parts list. The Type 216 & 195 both use later gears of type A-62-14 (driven 66 tooth) & A-62-20 (pinion/clutch drum). There are different part numbers for the gear-case halves. The differences may be the taper & how far it the shaft sticks out once assembled, you may have to experiment and probably source or make a matching shaft extension for the taper if it needs one. David
  12. 2 points
    Paul has some good detailed pics on pg1. It's an everyday O&R 1/2" shaft. Looking at the pics, it might be a problem to use that chainsaw box unless you're willing to rotate the engine to raise the shaft. Take a good look at it and line it up to see if it works. If you still want the gear it's yours. At least the whole thing didn't break off. Should be an easy fix
  13. 2 points
    Stormin

    Downsizing in Metalwork

    Superb work, Richard.
  14. 2 points
    Anglo Traction

    Downsizing in Metalwork

    Well, It's a bit quiet here again. so I'll add an update in the hope someone will be along later and may want to view something recently posted. Would be sorry to see this forum close. Switched my attention over to the Engine where, for longer than I had planned, have been making tiny bits I'd delayed until I began the final assembly. Loads of preparation before I could dodge the weather conditions and get the etch primer on during the good still, dry days since last September. Tested the water pump and all's well, so fitted to it's permanent location- Did some micro milling on the pump's eccentric sheave using a 1/16" diameter Slot Drill to reflect the casting style of the full size. Finished the motion work at the cylinder end and has all the full size detail design specification incorporated- The Back Plate carrying the regulator lever and the gear selector now has a number plaque fitted. 8mm between the fixings and the numbers bent to shape with tweezers from tinned fuse wire, sweated into a bed of solder in the recess of the plaque and painted. The numbers relate to the boiler's certification reference numbers- I shall be dulling off all the bright polished steel bits using the same process as in the Water Cart wheel rim faces. The pump eccentric strap and rod (2nd pic) have been treated and look much more realistic in this scale. I have managed to get some top coat onto the Tender/Manstand and a few other parts today, so I hope I can maintain the progress rate. Regards.
  15. 2 points
    Harry

    Nash Boadicea Mower

    I've never ever heard of these lawn mowers ever, I found this in a garage clearance, it looks very clean, trying to see how much they sell for as I cannot find one on ebay, anyone on here that could give me a rough estimate, I would be grateful thanks
  16. 1 point
    pmackellow

    Little Wonder petrol hedge trimmer

    Won this on ebay, arrived during this week Its a shorter blade length than the two I already have so £12.50 well spent !
  17. 1 point
    factory

    Petro Chug-A-Drill

    Some more pictures of the handle, outside diameter is approx 10", the height from the flat section is approx 9½" and the tube is approx ½" diameter. The flat section is approx 1, 15/16" by 1, 11/16" with a hole to suit the switch fitted, I suspect my switch has been replaced judging by how chewed up the nut is. David
  18. 1 point
  19. 1 point
    Wallfish

    400 Estate trimmer

    What number is a waste of time? Yours could be $350 and below while mine is anything over $125. There's a guy on Epay with a circular saw priced at $1000 which is completely ridiculous, but obviously he believes it's made of gold. So one never actually knows where that line is. I don't put much value in a running engine because I can always rebuild it and get it running, while someone else may not have the skills to do that so running is the important thing. Why not just say what you want for it and save everyone's time to begin with since you already know what you don't want to except? Yes it's not very common but it's also not complete. It could be less likely to find those missing parts than it would be to find a complete machine. Maybe ebay is the best way to determine it's value?
  20. 1 point
    rotoscytheben

    Nash Boadicea Mower

    I have a lot of these machines I’ve been collecting them for years now they aren’t hugely valuable but very unique
  21. 1 point
    Courtesy of Webhead
  22. 1 point
    Very sorry David, I won't do it again !
  23. 1 point
    factory

    CARBRA Hedge Trimmer with Model 20A engine

    A bit of using online translate to French (Carbra taille haie) & I've found another here; https://www.paruvendu.fr/annonces/maison-jardin/taille-haie Here are the pictures as the link will probably stop working once it's sold. And some pictures of the Cox/Roper powered version here; https://www.motoculture-jardin.com/forum/detail.php?forumid=2&id=1759&p=1#detail David
  24. 1 point
    factory

    CARBRA Hedge Trimmer with Model 20A engine

    I can't believe what my brother brought back from the local car boot sale this morning, an Orline (Edit: actually a CARBRA) hedge trimmer with an O&R model 20A engine!! I don't think I've seen a model 20A engine on a hedge trimmer before and the it's first 20A I've seen in the UK (apart from on a chainsaw I have, but that was imported from the US). It has been repainted at some point in the past, but the back of the engine housing still has the some of the original white paint on it though. The engine is a model 20A type 333, seems they riveted the model & serial number plates to the 20A engines instead of using the cylinder plate that gets lost on the later 13A/B engines. David
  25. 1 point
    Wallfish

    Warn Winch

    Courtesy of Webhead
  26. 1 point
    factory

    Warn Winch

    Oddly the box that was with one of these O&R powered winches shows the outline of a Cox/Roper 140 engine on the side of the box. David
  27. 1 point
    nigel

    How time flys

    And you have still got your checked shirt 😂
  28. 1 point
    the showman

    How time flys

    James is 23 and Lauren is 27 with a little boy of her own.
  29. 1 point
    Excellent - thank you!
  30. 1 point
    Interesting, wonder if they made this as more of a universal base to allow for different power setups. I forget what type of electric motor was on this particular one. It saved another $25 off the shipping by removing it. I’ll also have to make the mounting plate that the gearbox attaches to.
  31. 1 point
    Interesting the base plate you have seems to be identical to the one used for the O&R version, even has the two extra holes for the vertical plate that the O&R engine attaches to, see post #12 in the this thread. David
  32. 1 point
    I’ll give this thing a good look tonight or this weekend now that the compressor unit is here and I can see how things line up, or don’t. I appreciate the offer on the gear and will let you know if it looks like the chainsaw gearbox might be a good option.
  33. 1 point
    the showman

    Happy Birthday expeatfarmer

    Happy birthday Jonathan, hope you have a great day under the circumstances
  34. 1 point
    meadowfield

    Happy Birthday expeatfarmer

    happy birthday Jonathan!
  35. 1 point
    Jarrovian

    Happy Birthday expeatfarmer

    happy birthday Jonathan keep putting one foot in front of tother
  36. 1 point
    meadowfield

    Downsizing in Metalwork

    the more I see, the more I'm astounded! such awesome engineering!
  37. 1 point
    rolloman 1

    BMB Special Tractor

    Good morning Lovely weather for the time of year had a great day at the workshop yesterday , some of you will remember this machine i bought just before Lockdown number 2 . Well i thought it was time to remove it from my trailer and start to clean away years of grime and discover more about this conversion purchased a new drive belt and it fitted well . First to get attention was the mag and the carb this done it was time to try and start it , 2 pulls and away it went not bad, last ran at least 10 years ago when i seen it first . now how to preserve what is left of the seat and wooden mudwings as the wood worm seems to have left the building, any ideas would be most welcome thanks
  38. 1 point
    nigel

    Downsizing in Metalwork

    Bloody Fantastic Richard 👍👍
  39. 1 point
    the showman

    Downsizing in Metalwork

    More fantastic work Richard
  40. 1 point
    Alan

    Downsizing in Metalwork

    As you say Richard, very quiet on here just now. As to your latest photo's and detail work. .
  41. 1 point
    Ironwrx@comcast.net

    Didier Woodwacker chipper

    I just got a Woodwacker chipper (WW1) made by the Didier Mfg. Co. It looks to be in good shape, but missing the engine. I looked online and saw that they originally had a 8 hp. Engine. I have a 8hp Briggs but I need to know what to put on for a shieve. The driven one seems to have a variable diameter shieve possibly similar to snowmobile torque converter. Does anyone know about these machines, or know where I could download a parts diagram or manual? Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk:ImageUploadedByTapatalk1441059157.551803.jpg]
  42. 1 point
    WestwoodW8

    Another Westwood

    Yeah I'm gonna tidy it up abit.
  43. 1 point
    expeatfarmer

    Another Westwood

    It will only be original once, clean up the rusty bits and give a rub over with wax or oil.
  44. 1 point
    Wallfish

    Drillgine (yellow) with steel case

    Photobucket hijacked everyone's stuff so here the video (referenced above) of the drill in action
  45. 1 point
    Tom

    John Deere 110

    Hi all, Hope everyone is well. Haven't posted on here in a long while as work is incredibly busy but try to pop on for a browse now and then. Just thought I'd share my latest purchase as it's pretty special (in my opinon!!) and I have been after one for years. Just the one picture for now, more to follow. Curious to know how many of these exist in the UK? Tom
  46. 1 point
  47. 1 point
    Hi Norm, good to hear from you, I've not been able to do much over the last couple of years. The medication I was given for my bulged disc problem triggered ulcerative colitis, which really affected my life style. Eventually I was prescribed a course of steroids which so far appears to have worked. The problem is, steroids suppress the immune system which is not good considering the present crisis. I should now however have been off them for long enough for the adverse effects to have diminished. I seem to have done more during ' lockdown ' than I have over the last couple of years since I retired. Having a couple of acres of horse pastures to play in has certainly helped. The winch is one of the " cheepo " ones, around £40.00p. The cable tied on control handset is just temporary, if everything works out I will make a more suitable remote unit with solenoids etc. I need to carry out a small mod to the lower mounting channel to allow the winch cable to be run underneath if needed to winch the tractor forward.
  48. 1 point
    Webhead

    Comet c/saw

    Here’s my version. Pretty much unused.
  49. 1 point
    Anglo Traction

    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.
  50. 1 point
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