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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: Surplus subjects learnt at school.
19/07/2019 21:55:43

I had a choice I went for German as it help me since leaving school absolutely visited Maastricht on a coach tour and was able to order 5 coffee's also was able to communicate to a visitor from a French supplier to my company who was in fact German who spoke perfect English.

Much like fellow forum member Vintage Engineer I was on more than one occasion sent out of English lit for not paying attention I was in fact busy watching the girls playing net ball wink

Thread: New member
08/07/2019 17:00:07

Welcome to the forum smiley


Thread: Which material spec's for boilers ?
06/07/2019 14:23:47
Posted by Neil Wyatt on 01/08/2016 21:13:15:

Posted by Roderick Jenkins on 01/08/2016 16:29:34:


the link refers to a out of date issue the new version was issued in 2018 and in now divided into 3 section which can normally be found here

This appears to be the boiler testing code for the UK **LINK**

A commercially made boiler isn't defined but the code seems to assume that it is presented to the boiler inspector as a completed item. If Ken's friend were to turn up with a partially completed boiler so that the joints could be inspected and then return with the completed boiler ready for testing would that be a commercial boiler? Who would know who built it? Is it the mere fact that money has changed hands that is important or is it that a commercial boiler is assumed to have already undergone some testing, as demonstrated by the CE mark?


Thread: Phillips vs Pozidrive and portable drills
05/07/2019 22:13:23

I had a 'Brum' fitter work for me he was good he didn't need a brum screwdriver he oxy/acetylene wink


Thread: from a 3.5 inch Gezina to 5 inch tramway Plettenberg locomotive
04/07/2019 21:35:07

Interesting video and engine


Thread: New Joiner
01/07/2019 21:55:44

Welcome to the forum smiley


Thread: Do you clean your workshop at the end of the day?
28/06/2019 21:29:00

I tend to clean my lathe after every job but must admit not so my bench drill and when it comes to my work bench I only tend to clean it if I need more room or have 'lost' something wink


Thread: Can We Be Too Good For Our Own Good - sometimes|?
21/06/2019 09:14:25

A manager who was 'interfering' with a problem with a computer controlling a plant called me over to it and pointed out the on screen text 'Press Any Key To Continue' and bemoaned there was no any key on the key board to which I pointed out to him there were in fact 102 any keys wink


Thread: New member intro!
17/06/2019 11:15:35

Welcome to the forum


Thread: Making High Speed Steel Injector D Bits
15/06/2019 10:58:02

Interesting rig you have there yes


Thread: traction engine pump
14/06/2019 17:29:06

Could it be a 'leak' on the suction side of the pump's pipework e.g sucting air ! I would have thought it unlikely to be the clack valve


Thread: A Very Nice Freebie
10/06/2019 17:22:18

Nice one

Thread: Tyrosemiophilia
08/06/2019 11:20:34

Perhaps you should ask the Inland Revenue for advice they seem to have considerable expertise in collecting money.devil , so do as a friend of mine would testify ex wives cool


Thread: Oh bugger, I told you I was ill
05/06/2019 12:34:59

Hi Mick

Been there with spondylitis and degeneration of disc's they sort me and I'm sure they'll have you running around in no time wink

All the best H

Thread: Another Workshop lighting problem
04/06/2019 15:17:24

I replaced two of my flo tubes which were several years old and the light output had deteriorated with two led lights and what a difference they made I had not realised how poor my flo lights were


Thread: Whissendine Steam Rally 2019
03/06/2019 21:43:00
Posted by Steve Purves on 03/06/2019 11:00:48:

A fantastic weekend was had by all!

A gallery can be found here:

Thanks for posting the link to the photos


Thread: Does Not Compute
02/06/2019 13:42:17
Posted by Chris Evans 6 on 02/06/2019 08:16:28:

I had a Santander phishing email a few weeks ago. Called into a branch and showed to staff on my phone. They were totally disinterested.

Had the same responce from TSB got that 'what do you exspect me to do about it' !


Thread: Hello from the north
30/05/2019 22:53:44

Hello from the middle welcome to the forum


Thread: Minnie 1"
27/05/2019 22:17:20

Hi James may I suggest you give some consideration to Jason's suggestion above if you intend to use the engine in 'public' you will need to have it tested and currently the boiler reg's require that the boiler is fitted with two means of putting water into the boiler !


Thread: Wiring new Motor on Myford
26/05/2019 15:23:17

Hope this link is of help link

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