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Member postings for Harry Wilkes

Here is a list of all the postings Harry Wilkes has made in our forums. Click on a thread name to jump to the thread.

Thread: stamford show vandals
19/05/2019 15:25:46

Without getting polical the problem in this country is there are no deterrents, to many soft sentences !!!


Thread: Interesting??
18/05/2019 14:09:08

Wait for someone else to decide if it's worth a £1 to look surprise


Thread: What Did You Do Today 2019
16/05/2019 20:49:07
Posted by Jeff Dayman on 16/05/2019 20:47:50:

Congratulations on the the successful hydro test Harry! well done.



16/05/2019 18:33:37

Maybe run of the mill but I,m cock a hoop my 3" TE passed it.s hydraulic test today smiley


Thread: Statfold Barn Miniature Traction Engine Rally
13/05/2019 11:21:32

Know there are forum members who own or have an interest in miniature steam here's a link to photos of this years rally held at the weekend link


Thread: How many members are model & toy steam 'nuts' :)
09/05/2019 18:44:14

plus 2 from me wink


Thread: Problem with penetrating oil can
08/05/2019 15:32:18
Posted by Michael Gilligan on 08/05/2019 12:59:52:

Penetrates, Lubricates, AND Decongests



I once asked an emplyee why they call one of the managers Vic ? He replied because he's a little squirt that gets up your nose laugh




Edited By Harry Wilkes on 08/05/2019 15:32:40

Thread: Just joined
03/05/2019 17:14:23

Welcome to forum


Thread: Laser Tachometer
03/05/2019 13:46:31
Posted by JasonB on 02/05/2019 19:58:00:

I just cleaned the spindle with acetone and then stuck the magnet on with Araldite, check magnet is the right way round first. Gap can be upto about 10mm but less is better.


Sensor needs to see the south pole of the magnet, mines been working now for around 3 years without any problem I use a mobile phone charger to power it .


Thread: Cloth insulation Tape
27/04/2019 21:35:28

Not wishing to highjack Tim's thread but his question brought to mind the black cloth type insulation tape we used prior PVC tape, around here it was known as Blackly tape do other members remember it ?


Thread: Leaf spring deflection
24/04/2019 11:41:33

Comes up on a different link link   

also ebay


Edited By Harry Wilkes on 24/04/2019 11:42:59

Thread: Safety of phone chargers
23/04/2019 18:03:35
Posted by John Haine on 23/04/2019 15:01:46:

It was a "professional" electrician of many years experience who wired our immersion heater to a lighting circuit then confidently stated that the MCB tripping was due to an earth fault, and buried a miniature PSU for an LED downlighter in the loft insulation - fortunately a diode in it went o/c and isolated it before the house caught fire.

'Professional' " engaged in a specified activity as one's main paid occupation rather than as an amateur " should imply he/she knows what they are doing but sadly not in all cases


Thread: Where's my Dykem blue gone - there's no need to read this
19/04/2019 07:50:45

"Onset of senility I suppose " Robin if that is the case let me tell you it only gets worse wink


Thread: Removing a grub screw
16/04/2019 14:14:03

Turned down torx bit plus a bit of heat smiley



grub_out 2.jpg

15/04/2019 18:06:26

Agreed Brian

Swarf would have to fit it in the 4 jaw chuck to drill left hand

Nigel that thought have crossed my mind

34046 again that thought have crossed my mind

Thanks to all for replies


15/04/2019 14:48:00

I'm just thinking ahead statrted to put my 3" Burrell gearing back togather only to find one of the sprockets as a grub screw stuck in it and the allen hex is rounded ! It looks as if it's 2BA with a 5/64 allen key at this point I have given it a good dose of penetrating oil hoping come tomorrow it will screw out if not would welcome suggestions as to how to remove it my first thought is some heat,


Thread: Dialect expressions
13/04/2019 21:30:48

stop on for me smiley


Thread: Non-Drip Gloss Paint
29/03/2019 13:08:27

Opened a tin of satin finish on Tuesday with the liquid floating on top gave it a stir used it no prob


Thread: Bridge building
23/03/2019 21:39:55

Interesting video takes me back to a young lad 0f 16 when I worked on the Runcorn to Widness arch suspension bridge boy did I think I invincible stepping of the curb put the wind up me these days wink


Thread: Hello
18/03/2019 15:41:14

Welcome to the forum smiley


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