Warco Lathe Face Plate

June 10, 2017 Nigel 0

I have had this Warco WM240B lathe quite a lot of time and this was the first time I needed to use the face plate. I have to say that the faceplate that was sent [more…]

Pewter

May 28, 2017 Nigel 0

The image shows a pewter flywheel on a solenoid engine. The outer surface has a hammered finish. Traditionally pewter isĀ an alloy containing 80% tin and 20% lead. Modern pewter is 85 to 95% tin with [more…]

Wood and it’s Uses

May 23, 2017 Nigel 0

A hard substance which forms the branches and trunks of trees and which can be used as a building material, for making things, or as a fuel. Wood properties depend on moisture content. Wood is [more…]

Gas Turbine

May 20, 2017 Nigel 0

Although practical model jet engines have been around since the early 1980’s it has only been in the past few years that home construction has become viable. Careful design has made simple home construction possible [more…]

Rotary Tool Reviews

May 16, 2017 Nigel 0

If you’re about to buy your first rotary tool or replace one that has failed then check out Rotary Tools Guy There are a lot of tool manufacturers covered: Black and Decker, DeWalt, Dremel, Hitachi, [more…]

History of Model Engineering

April 18, 2017 Nigel 0

I was wondering what some of the major highlights would be in the timeline of model engineering….so I thought I would do some digging and list them out: 1880’s Bing’s first model trains hit the [more…]

Pistons and Liners

April 17, 2017 Nigel 0

There are a number of different combinations of materials for the piston and liner of engines. I’ve listed a number below and comment on their merits, if I’ve missed one then do drop me a [more…]

Laser Alignment

April 17, 2017 Nigel 1

This started with a pack of lasers that had optics to create a cross-hair image. My original thought was to fit one of these in a holder in the chuck and then the cross-hair would [more…]