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  1. It is possible there may be one in the stock of the Museum I volunteer for. If your project is long term, I'll check it out as soon as the Lockdown ends, or restrictions lifted. Do you know the year of manufacture?. I suspect the Carb was a Villiers Lightweight 3/4" bore, but not sure what the jet size would have been. We do have an Oxford Allen Scythe down at the Museum, so I could check for you then.
  2. Thanks gents. Hope all are dodging the virus and keeping sane. Hi Norm, yeah, long wait , I've decided not to go down that route. To get a decent 1/12th example, it's about a £100. It will be stand alone with all the fittings options, or attached to the Engine, which would make the shafts redundant and were only really an exercise for me initially. Not much to show for in over a month what with the cold temps. Geared up ready the moment the temp gets above 10c and low humidity to carry on painting this and the Engine. Sorted the issue of dulling off the steel rim faces, well it will do- 9 As I had already painted the wheels, I used a homemade type of 'Q' tip loaded with 37% Sulphuric acid and continually rotated the wheel to keep the applied acid even. Took 5 mins each wheel, then clean off and neutralised. Did not affect the paint and will get a coat of matt lacquer over the whole wheel(s). I should really paint the shafts and props the same as the body, but will leave them for now. Spray bar and connections to finish. Hoses to make next when the materials arrive.
  3. I reckon 8?..... 4 assorted Sprinklers, 1x Electric pump. 1x Spade foot. 1xBilhook. 1x Pruning saw. Having a clear out then?
  4. Yes, that's correct. I put the 2 sets in using the cleaner ones as the anode and the dirtier ones as the recipient cathode which get cleaned. It gets most of the crud off before the anode set deteriorates too much and is easier to clean with a wire brush etc.
  5. Certainly got some use out of those!. Seems you have a good stock of replacement sacrificial anodes. I have two sets which I swap over using the process to help clean them off. I suspect your usage rate is way higher than mine nowadays.
  6. Most impressive work on a fine project and viewed with a touch of envy!. Reminds me of my childhood back in the late 1950s when my Dad had a 1935 Morris 8 Tourer and we often went for picnics etc in it. Have to rely on you and others now to produce these projects, too. much or me nowadays. Keep up the excellent work.
  7. I'm always grateful Alan and thanks. If the Topic/thread provides interest and something to read/look at being produced, then it has served it's purpose. Interests vary and is always good to see them all in material forms such as on this Forum, irrespective of varying skill levels and subjects. Reckon you're right Norm. They are obscured by the wheels. Only needed a few thousands of an inch variation on the flatness of the retaining plate while heating up for the lettering to be able to shift. Humbled John. Thanks. Learned to love the qualities of metals and lucky to have lots of patience. Things take me a long time to do, what with learning as I go. A project to me is loads of smaller projects which combine to make a finished one, hence the slow pace. Happy with the progress and the finished item is in sight Regards Well I somehow endured the low temperatures and managed to get some colour on this Water Cart. Matt finish is important as it seems to improve the appearance of a model this size. I had to use 2 different primers, one on the metal parts and another on the wood. Top coat went on fine with only a few undesirable bits in it which were easy to remove after. I used my 45 year old Badger 200 Airbrush, which had done many Murals on Car and Van panels back in the 1970s and still going strong- Once dry, I was able to pick out the raised lettering in yellow, a challenge with a tiny 6 bristled sable brush and an Eye Glass, while holding my breath to keep my hand steady- Currently a partial assembly to keep the bits together and dust free- Colour variations are due to available light, but the last image is what the colour is by eye. Valve internal parts now fitted. Matt varnish for top coat is on order. Currently dulling off the shiny wheel rims using acid to etch the finish. Regards
  8. I bought a basic Martek Drill Sharpener back in 1986, attaches to an electric drill and fixed into a drill holder back in that period. Only covered bits from 1/8" upwards. Still have it, but not used much. I tend to dispose of, or sharpen by hand, any bits under 1/8" and use only for wood after. Although I was successful in hand sharpening 2 off 1/32" drill bits after I broke them while working on my latest project. To be on the safe side, I started the hole with a good one, then followed up with the sharpened one and went fine with no issues. Winter 'clips my wings' with projects due cold workshop and other priorities. Like you're having to do, I do much of small work on the table in the warmer conditions. The other thing keeping me busy is learning the secrets of a different OS from Windows to MacBook Pro after 15 years using Microsoft.
  9. Hello all, and thanks for the positive comments. Finally got to a point where I could get the tank primed during a dry and low humidity weather window. Had been busy making the (tiny) tank lid furniture out of mainly Nickel Silver. The latch bolts are 3/64" (1.2mm) dia silver steel with 1/16" (1.56mm) stainless balls brazed on and fixed with 1/32"(0.8mm)rivets- Next job is permanently fix the woodwork to the tank and finish ready for paint Not completely successful with the soldered lettering, as a couple had moved slightly in the process...never mind!, just glad to get past this stage- I really need good, dry painting weather now, as I have to paint and assemble this and the T/Engine to fix the dimensions for the towing bar frame for the Water Cart. Regards.
  10. Hello again all, Long time, no post !. I've been busy during this absence, honest !. Lots of preparation for painting the T Engine, only managed to get to the etch primed stage on most parts. Temp, weather and humidity has halted progress. I have been working on the Water Cart for some time. Glad to have finished the 130 holes for the 1/32" (0.80mm) rivets. Broke 2 drill bits and had to get the pieces out by dissolving them over a few weeks. Have reproduced the raised 'cast in' lettering on each of the tank ends by individually soldering them in place after fitting and sealing the tank end plates in position. The letters are 3mm and 2mm in height and had to make the Ampersand out of bits- Just finished making and trial fitting the wooden board work, tank lid and have revised the pump outlet nozzle . The latch bolts are under way, with just the handle to make before fitting. So just waiting for a 'weather window' to get the 2 part etch primer on- Regards
  11. Interesting that you say it's ATCO. I never knew they produced such an item !. I see the tank is an adapted standard ATCO. Could do with a few more pics of the engine. May be the Mk1 79cc version?. Is it water-cooled?. Looks direct drive with only 2 blades on the propellor. Carb looks like a V508c/1. Can't remember if the needle taper/jet size is the same on both versions. Villiers Midget MK2/3 Manual is in the Downloads section (on the header line in Home page). if it is the 79cc version, I should be able to obtain some info, but not immediately.
  12. No problem, If one of the old ones are repairable, PM me a photo of it's condition. If it's possible to fix, you're able to send it to me and cover the postage, I'll see what I can do. ...............bit slow.... Wristpin beat me to it.
  13. Hope the reliability endures in the new one Norm and gives you many miles trouble free
  14. If you have no luck Ray, and your examples are not able to bve refurbished (mechanically), then a new replacement is available if you're desperate, but looking at about £30 delivered !. Regards Richard
  15. Hi Stewart, Welcome, Not too familiar with that model in U.S. Although there are quite a few around in the UK. A quick search of the make revealed a Website Farmcollector.com which has an example (amongst many) of your version. I'm sure is much knowledge and info available from those owner/members. Good quality, looking and efficient machines. Like to know how you get on. Regards
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