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by norton norm
Sun Oct 04, 2020 2:06 pm
Forum: 2020 events
Topic: Hereford October 2020
Replies: 25
Views: 4610

Re: Hereford October 2020

Upset that Hereford was cancelled, but oh boy it would have been a wet and wild weekend for weather!
by norton norm
Fri Feb 08, 2019 9:48 am
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: speedy
Replies: 4
Views: 1885

Re: speedy

Hi Brian If you have the interest in solving it, the best answer is to gain an understanding of Walschaerts, get all the dimensions from YOUR Speedy, and put these numbers into a spreadsheet and simulator. I did this to find out how my Britannia should be configured, and in the process found an erro...
by norton norm
Sun Mar 11, 2018 5:30 pm
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: Boiler Bushes
Replies: 4
Views: 2047

Re: Boiler Bushes

PB1 is good, PB102 is more readily available from suppliers.
by norton norm
Fri Mar 02, 2018 10:00 am
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: Boiler Bushes
Replies: 4
Views: 2047

Re: Boiler Bushes

Hi Andy You should always use PB102 on boiler bushes. It needs sharp tools to cut and will grab on a slightly worn drill. Dormer A002 series drills are the best. SAE660 is designed as a bearing metal, like Colphos, and the lead content is not a good idea for silver brazing. It does machine more easi...
by norton norm
Wed Feb 15, 2017 9:14 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Doug Hewson News
Replies: 2
Views: 2806

Doug Hewson News

I was so sorry to see news in ME that Doug Hewson had suffered a stroke recently. Whether minor or not I don't know but I do hope that he is able to recover quickly and completely. I know that all of us would want to wish him a speedy recovery and that perhaps anyone who might see Doug could convey ...