Author Topic: Moulding & Casting of two full size Railway Engine Wheels  (Read 4130 times)

Offline Meldonmech

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Moulding & Casting of two full size Railway Engine Wheels
« on: August 26, 2013, 06:16:01 AM »
Hi Guys
                   Watched The Hairy Bikers : Restoration Road Trip last night on BBC 2.  Showed restoration of a Beam Engine, and a Railway Engine. Worth a watch if anyone missed it. The wheel casting was very interesting.

                                                       Cheers David
                   

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Re: Moulding & Casting of two full size Railway Engine Wheels
« Reply #1 on: August 26, 2013, 01:13:33 PM »
Oh I meant to watch that. Luckily it's on BBC iplayer (only avilable to folk in the UK though, plus it wont stay up forever) http://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/episode/b039f82d/The_Hairy_Bikers_Restoration_Road_Trip_Episode_3/

Watched half of it now. It's better than some of the engineering shows i've tried watch recently, but I still miss the days when shows on these subjects were presented by enthusiastic people who knew their stuff and were making an honest attempt to explain what was going on, without glossing over details and relying too much on spectacle.
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Re: Moulding & Casting of two full size Railway Engine Wheels
« Reply #2 on: August 26, 2013, 02:38:52 PM »
Yes I'd echo that thought - everything these days has to be 'a show' dumbed down for the masses and looses much of the technical detail in favour of dramatic effects.
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Re: Moulding & Casting of two full size Railway Engine Wheels
« Reply #3 on: August 26, 2013, 02:45:27 PM »
Well I just looked and it say's I can't watch it because I'm abroad!!  Just checked my bit's and am thinking about telling them I'm a man not abroad!

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Re: Moulding & Casting of two full size Railway Engine Wheels
« Reply #4 on: August 26, 2013, 02:49:07 PM »
Well I just looked and it say's I can't watch it because I'm abroad!!  Just checked my bit's and am thinking about telling them I'm a man not abroad!

Tom,

I'm sure we watched UK tv on my wife's Ipad last month when we were on holiday in New England...Maybe I was mistaken..... :scratch:
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Re: Moulding & Casting of two full size Railway Engine Wheels
« Reply #5 on: August 26, 2013, 03:03:14 PM »
Well I am sitting in Denny's like usual checking out all the posts on my tablet (samsung) so maybe if I go home and check it out there it might work out on the pc.

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Re: Moulding & Casting of two full size Railway Engine Wheels
« Reply #6 on: August 26, 2013, 03:14:39 PM »
Well I am sitting in Denny's like usual checking out all the posts on my tablet (samsung) so maybe if I go home and check it out there it might work out on the pc.

Tom

It won't work from my computer either. I have found it as a torrent though and am downloading it now. When it is finished I will check it out and let you know if it works OK. Enjoy your afternoon coffee.  :D :D

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Re: Moulding & Casting of two full size Railway Engine Wheels
« Reply #7 on: August 26, 2013, 05:20:00 PM »
Just watching it now , Thanks for posting the link Simon  :thumbup: , I would rather see wor Fred presenting in an ideal world but the bikers are watchable unlike Robson Green lol.........I did not even know the program was on at all I cant remember seeing any ads for it , Ummm unlike the Xfactor etc  :bang: :bang:
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Re: Moulding & Casting of two full size Railway Engine Wheels
« Reply #8 on: August 27, 2013, 05:28:25 AM »
The Industrial Revelations series (2 of them), presented by ex-Fast Show comedian Mark Williams - who, it turns out, is an absolute machinery nut - were brilliant. Still a bit short on detail, but what can you expect from a TV show? If you want the real down & dirty, you need to find a book on the subject....

Anyway, I'd highly recommend Industrial Revelations, the Mark Williams episodes at least (they've made some with another presenter who is nowhere near as enthusiastic), for a bit of a romp through the Industrial Revolution.
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Re: Moulding & Casting of two full size Railway Engine Wheels
« Reply #9 on: August 27, 2013, 06:52:16 AM »
The Industrial Revelations series (2 of them), presented by ex-Fast Show comedian Mark Williams were brilliant.

Ade,

I'd second that. Mark ("You ain't seen me - right!") Williams showed such enthusiasm with a bit of humour thrown in. I may be shot down but I think he's a much better presenter of such programmes than Fred Dibnah was. (Not that I didn't have a lot of respect for Fred as an engineer who could turn his hand to anything. I had the pleasure of a guided tour of Fred's empire around 20 years ago.)

I didn't dislike Robson Green's or Guy Martin's programmes - but, as you say, they were, first & foremost, TV shows.

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Re: Moulding & Casting of two full size Railway Engine Wheels
« Reply #10 on: August 27, 2013, 07:21:04 AM »
The Industrial Revelations series (2 of them), presented by ex-Fast Show comedian Mark Williams - who, it turns out, is an absolute machinery nut - were brilliant. Still a bit short on detail, but what can you expect from a TV show? If you want the real down & dirty, you need to find a book on the subject....

Anyway, I'd highly recommend Industrial Revelations, the Mark Williams episodes at least (they've made some with another presenter who is nowhere near as enthusiastic), for a bit of a romp through the Industrial Revolution.

I'll be sure to check them out after my exams.

My favourite tv show is probably Tim Hunkin's secret life of machines
The episodes are all up on youtube. The guy is my hero and I think he does a great job at explaining how the machines work and how they were developed without avoiding the interesting details. I found the show when looking up how solenoid valves worked (he has a good run down of them in the washing machine episode).

I've tried getting friends to watch it in the past but it wouldn't hold their attention, so I suppose it isn't the ideal format for all audiences.