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Member postings for mark costello 1

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Thread: Rail wear
10/05/2022 18:33:37

I have seen it many times on the 'net. The wheels are not turning that fast, just mega down pressure. One was done while the engineer went on break, wonder how He explained it. The Good Old USA does still use spiked rails.

Thread: How I am wasting time
05/05/2022 19:42:01

I bet Your furnacws were not tapped like Ours was. A rolled cardboard 3-4" round had a ceramic blunt arrow head on the end. Wires came out the back, the tube had 1/4 (or so) stick of dynamite inside. The second helper dropped the tube in the drain chute stepped in back of a sheet metal tin wll and hooked up the wires quickly and the charge went off with a loud boom. When I first asked what happened Someone said to look out on the other side of the pit (it was dark) and there was a sheet tin wall all beat up looking. They said that was where the card board tubes hit to stop them. It was 300-400 feet away.

04/05/2022 17:14:46

Spent 9 months working at a big Steel works, open hearth furnaces, 12 of them. The 13th one was in another county and not fired up because of the additional taxes. 300 tons capacity each I believe. Fed with 50 ton ladles and scrap. Most impressive for a 18 year old out of school. Closed down and I moved. Would I go back? I could not get there fast enough. Loved it, everything else has been boring.

Thread: Annoying Anonymous Phone Calls
28/04/2022 20:07:06

Another trick is to deliberatly misspell something like first or last name or address and see When it comes up. A single letter will work.

Thread: Looking for a non-magnetic, strong, easily glued material
28/04/2022 20:02:02

How about coating something with CeraCoat (spelling?) an industrial ceramic coating?

Thread: Measure twice Cut once
15/04/2022 17:24:24

Bouncing a probe off of Mars............

Thread: Imperial v Metric Measures
09/04/2022 21:00:46

I don't think We missed Mars, just center punched it a bit.wink

Thread: Making a Drawbar
07/04/2022 20:08:11

I used plain old mild steel for Mine. 1018 steel don't know what You call it over there. I added about 3 " to allow for one or two cut offs and rethreads if it wears out. Used about 5 years now with no problems.

Thread: "Kiv" or Kiev?
04/04/2022 00:31:37

What's wrong with Richard the Lion hearted?

Thread: Coming Soon : The shutdown of 3G
31/03/2022 19:55:50

You lucky Brits, over here it happens once in a while that the electric has gone off for a week. It is getting better and it has been several years since a meaningful outage. It was in the middle of a blizzard and many did not have heat. We have a wood stove.

Thread: Liquid Plus Gas
30/03/2022 17:11:01

Reasearch on the web should lead to the type of ATF required. I THINK it is the type meant for Fords, there is a difference.

Thread: Anyone come across a 15/32 AF spanner?
21/03/2022 18:03:19

Old American cars used some of those sizes.

Thread: Pound - US dollar
20/03/2022 16:03:48

And I thought the Metric system was hard..

Thread: Looting
20/03/2022 15:56:19

Do You still have oil filled glaziers putty used in sealing window glass to their frames? That is/was called glaziers putty over here. It is what We used to make coolant dams.

Thread: Is this distasteful
10/03/2022 16:12:28

Let the Man speak long and loudly.

Thread: Covid
10/03/2022 16:07:15

At present I have the Covid, double pnuemonia, the seasonal flu, and bronchitis. All tested and verified at the hospital. No shots, been 4 weeks, retired. Just tired and should be over it next week.

Thread: Philosophical maxims
10/03/2022 15:55:16

42 isn't the answer?

Thread: Financial surnames
06/03/2022 18:47:05

Dental Surgeon here named Cutright. Did it wrong once, removed 2 perfectly good front teeth on the wrong Patient.

Thread: classifieds and access to details of items for sale
18/02/2022 22:09:48

Ask questions of Neil and it will count as posts.wink

Thread: Metal Cleaning Using Vinegar?
17/02/2022 21:34:50

I've heard it breeds a virus.wink

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