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Member postings for Matt C

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Thread: Lidl Portable Bandsaw
08/11/2020 20:30:15

Aldi online have the Scheppach version on sale for £160.00, at the moment. That's £40 cheaper than Screwfix or Toolstation. Metal Bandsaw



Thread: Camden Miniature Steam Services
29/09/2020 22:04:56

Mark - same thing happened to me. Ordered two books. One came straight away, the other took about six weeks. The variable lead times are all down to the current Covid restrictions. The book that took six weeks was due to Camden running out of stock and the publisher having reduced staffing levels to fulfill orders. Camden are having the same issue with staff numbers in the office.

In my case I sent an email inquiry to Camden. I got a timely response explaining the above.

Camden are still trading and have usually been pretty prompt with their orders in the many years I have been buying from them.

The current restrictions are causing bottle necks in the supply chain especially with the smaller publishers.

Thread: What to use for New Worktop?
20/03/2020 07:32:16

James, this has been discussed previously.

Type bench covering into the keyword box at the top of the page.

This will bring up some previous threads on the subject which may give you some ideas.



Thread: London model engineering exhibition
20/01/2018 19:24:05
I went yesterday morning. Nobody gave my rucksack a second look.
The bag searches seemed to be reserved for the people attending the snooker competition in the hall next door to the exhibition.
Thread: Off Topic - Travel to Farnham
23/08/2017 18:06:49
Paul: If you mean Farnham in Surrey, then your travel plans are correct. If you need anymore info, ask away. I live there. I'm not sure where the 51 pubs are though.
Thread: Exhibitions ,shows, etc in europe
13/04/2017 12:20:07

Kelham Island Museum **LINK**

11/04/2017 15:59:32

... and this one **LINK**


Edited By Matt C on 11/04/2017 15:59:47

11/04/2017 15:52:33

Hi Fred, I've always wanted to visit this one: **LINK**.


Thread: Looking for my local Model engineering club
31/03/2017 14:26:48

Midland Federation of Model Engineers List of member clubs:

Edited By Matt C on 31/03/2017 14:30:50

Thread: Bee Keeping
29/03/2017 11:58:04

New app to report Asian hornet sightings **LINK**


Thread: Encouraging new hobbyists
29/03/2017 10:44:18

Lists of clubs can be found here:

Southern Federation of Model Engineering Societies **LINK**

Midland Federation of Model Engineers **LINK**

Northern Association of Model Engineers **LINK**


Thread: Preventing Rust
14/02/2017 08:29:15
Jon, it's the oil from the Camellia plant. Try They have it for 13 dollars. Or google some of the other products on websites mentioned above.
Thread: Doncaster - National Model Engineering Exhibition
14/02/2017 08:11:56
When I went last year, a taxi cost ?6.50 from the station to the exhibition. I walked back to the station afterwards rather than wait for a bus. I went on the Sunday.
Thread: tool misuse/abuse
03/02/2017 10:17:05

In a lecture by Richard Dawkins about Frederick William Sanderson, the headmaster of Oundle school (famous for introducing engineering into the school curriculum) he relates how Sanderson saw a boy using a surface plate as an anvil. Rather than punish him, the boy was sent to the library to produce an essay on the correct use of both pieces of equipment.

Thread: SS BA screws
01/02/2017 11:46:35

Ba-bolts do sell a limited range of SS bolts. They are hidden away at the bottom of the Steel screws lists.

They sell very small quantities.


Thread: 5/16 x 3/4 c/s socket screw
30/01/2017 16:45:09

I've also used this company to purchase very small quantities (based in Guildford) They do over the counter and online sales.


Edited By Matt C on 30/01/2017 16:50:51

Thread: Model Engineers Workshop Special Edition
28/12/2016 14:30:17
I have a spare copy if anyone wants it. Contact me by email if interested.
28/12/2016 11:53:45
There are two copies in W.H.Smiths in Farnham, Surrey
Thread: Cleaning : Metho, Turps, Isopropyl Alcohol, Shellite, Kerosene
16/12/2016 10:48:41

This utube video by Dan Gelbart on Coatings has some pertinent information on degreasing/preparing surfaces for painting etc.

Edited By Matt C on 16/12/2016 10:54:48

Thread: Fair ground gallopers
02/12/2016 13:02:40

Hi Scrumpy

(King's) Lynn Museum. has photographs, ledgers, templates, catalogues and works drawings, as well as a unique collection of 30,000 wooden engineering patterns and engineering drawings for the fairground and agricultural machinery produced by Savages This collection can be viewed by appointment with the Curator. (extract from their website).


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