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    Gwent South East Wales
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    Ham Radio licensed in 1982 and Model Engineering

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  1. ptwblack

    Making a yoke spring?

    Thanks for the reply I found a spring that the wire was not to thick and will have a go with it and see how I get on
  2. To get some experience I have stripped a old AZAU watch but have lost a spring from under the yoke, and would like to but it back together. So for more experience how do you go about making a spring, Any one got the know how Phillip
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    Taking it apart

    All back together now and working but the chimes sound a bit tinny . alls well that ends well Phillip
  4. ptwblack

    Taking it apart

    Ok will take a look and let you know how I get on
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    Taking it apart

    Hi there I did not realise when takeing it apart that the holes were elongated so I need to start from there
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    Taking it apart

    Ok now I have got it back together how do you set up the escape wheel and anchor and the crutch for the pendulum Phillip
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    Taking it apart

    Hi there I have taken out the drum and placed a photo on here. Have a look and see if you know the make. of the clock. Now to let down the springs but it wont be until its a lot warmer and I can go down to my workshop and make a spring winder about the middle of April my old bones don't like the cold
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    Taking it apart

    sorry thats a PSD file this one is jpeg sorry ones mo this one did not show
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    Taking it apart

    no what I call the drum is down by the hammers as in the photo P1010059ab.psd
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    Taking it apart

    Hi thanks for the reply I have only done this ones before and let the springs down with the key and the help of my wife. I don't have a mainspring winder , What would be the right way to let the springs down . And you refer to the wheels with pins in them the drum as I call it is one piece with a pinion or small cogwheel on the end that moves back and fore for the melodies. And I want to make sure it will play from the start not halfway when I but it back in the clock
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    Taking it apart

    Hi there could anyone help me. I intend to clean this clock there is no makers name only { patent No 421434 other patents pending } marked on it. It’s got 8 gongs and plays 3 tunes and that’s where I come unstuck its ok taking things apart it’s butting them back together again. I won’t to know how to make sure that the drum goes back in the Wright way. I have but same photos on so you can see the drum and the style of clock Phillip
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    Ultrasonic Cleaner

    Hi There I just got interested in watch repair and this is my first post. I have a ultrasonic cleaner would it be ok for cleaning watch parts if so what cleaning fluid is recommended Phillip