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by tallstory
Sun Feb 11, 2024 11:47 am
Forum: Feedback
Topic: The Forum's yearly check up
Replies: 26
Views: 5062

Re: The Forum's yearly check up

Couldn't agree more TF. I wouldn't touch Facebook et al with a barge pole but the information and help here has proved invaluable in my restoration projects. However the sheer knowledge of some members can be intimidating. I'm sure it makes some members wary of posting and risking their wroth (and s...
by tallstory
Wed Feb 07, 2024 10:29 am
Forum: Questions and Answers
Topic: Help needed on pinstripes and flowers on Mills War Eagle cabinet
Replies: 12
Views: 671

Re: Help needed on pinstripes and flowers on Mills War Eagle cabinet

Yes one 'engineer' on Salvage Hunters described rust as patina! It's all a matter of taste I suppose.
by tallstory
Tue Feb 06, 2024 2:17 pm
Forum: Questions and Answers
Topic: Help needed on pinstripes and flowers on Mills War Eagle cabinet
Replies: 12
Views: 671

Re: Help needed on pinstripes and flowers on Mills War Eagle cabinet

Rubbing in a dark coloured furniture polish when the paint has dried, works well too.
by tallstory
Fri Jan 05, 2024 11:51 am
Forum: Let's Talk about Slots
Topic: Wrights/Streets/Whittakers Snap bandits
Replies: 62
Views: 28391

Re: Jamieson/Streets et al. Snap bandits

Not sure of the size you need but there seem to be lots of leaf switches available in USA - less so in UK but https://www.mr-rcworld.co.uk/shop/searc ... eaf+switch does have one.
by tallstory
Sat Nov 25, 2023 1:42 pm
Forum: Questions and Answers
Topic: Button head / coach bolts ?
Replies: 10
Views: 4987

Re: Button head / coach bolts ?

Unlikely to be M4. Much more likely to be Whitworth. Have a look at https://www.ebay.co.uk/sch/i.html?_from ... s&_sacat=0
by tallstory
Sun Oct 08, 2023 10:14 am
Forum: Tips and Tricks
Topic: Irksome screws unscrewed
Replies: 8
Views: 3839

Re: Irksome screws unscrewed

I should have been clearer. My suggestion of applying heat with a heat gun was for a metal screw (or bolt) seized in metal not wood.
My restoration of a Brenner Ball past the arrow has certainly given me lots of practice!
by tallstory
Sun Oct 08, 2023 10:05 am
Forum: Questions and Answers
Topic: Brenner "Ball Past The Arrow"
Replies: 116
Views: 57748

Re: Brenner "Ball Past The Arrow"

I have just about completed the de-rusting and cleaning of my Brenner BPTA and beginning to investigate how the 'broken' bit of bent wire is supposed to function. I am becoming convinced that the bent wire is a later addition and a bit of a bodge. Originally it might have been a piece of steel plate...
by tallstory
Sat Oct 07, 2023 10:42 am
Forum: Tips and Tricks
Topic: Irksome screws unscrewed
Replies: 8
Views: 3839

Re: Irksome screws unscrewed

I find the application of a little heat works well. I use a heat gun to apply heat until the metal is too hot to touch. Then as Mr PM says, an impact hammer usually gets them out. As a last resort I drill them out but this often causes problems when trying to centre the drill on the screw head (and ...
by tallstory
Mon Sep 18, 2023 11:19 am
Forum: Justice Scrutton's Tipple
Topic: Seems I'm an addict
Replies: 4
Views: 1185

Re: Seems I'm an addict

Blimey, Big Brother is watching. I'll have to be careful with my Premium Bonds or ERNIE may come knocking.