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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: Death.
30/06/2022 22:26:55

RIP Bogstandard and condolences to the family


Thread: Sad consequence of rising costs
30/06/2022 17:49:35

Do i recall Mr Johnson saying he was going to stop hospital charging for parking or have I dreamed it up ? I do know my hospital as stopped charging blue badge holders for parking.


Thread: For all you Myford owners
28/06/2022 16:21:25

Sorry Steve wgen you say " Keith is a acomplished engineer " I don't agree he use's some very crude methods and doesn't appear to be able to use a micrometer, does he know about model steam engines very much.


27/06/2022 18:52:56

I'll be attending providing there's something to see, even purchase wink


Thread: Sad consequence of rising costs
26/06/2022 21:39:02

This one down to covid or so the seller maintains needed a small part for a fishing reel found one shop stocking it £1.99 couldn't grumble at that but £4.50 for something no bigger than a 5p and made out of pressed card. So I phone the shop asking if it really was £4.50 yes said the voice on the other end of the phone I asked why so much gotta go in a jiffy bag but it that small and light why cant you pop it in a envelope cant gotta be a jiffy bag and you got covid to blame for that !!! Needless to say I didn't purchase the part


Thread: Drill table Clamp Vice and a treat for train buffs.
25/06/2022 15:48:10
Posted by Roderick Jenkins on 25/06/2022 15:40:01:

Blondihacks' links to drawings are behind a Patron paywall. The drawings Mr Pete used are available here:



Why would she do that when the drawings are freely available on the internet frown


Thread: Antivirus and VPN
24/06/2022 21:35:13

Just watched this youtube video and maybe of interest to the OP link


23/06/2022 17:33:20

Windows built in protection is as good if not better than a lot of the cheaper antivirus software as for VPN never used one so can't comment


Thread: New member
16/06/2022 21:28:00

Welcome to the forum


Thread: Engine scale
15/06/2022 21:47:14
Posted by JasonB on 15/06/2022 17:00:53:

I'm not sure what EV can tow but we might see an increase in showman's engines. Just the thing to have generating and charging the car battery for the trip home from a rally assuming we can still burn coal and wood to fire them!

Doing a Michael G link but nor as professional sad


Thread: motor insurance rant
15/06/2022 18:33:40
Posted by SillyOldDuffer on 15/06/2022 17:00:28:
Posted by pgk pgk on 15/06/2022 16:32:26:

The reduced policy cost for a second driver is common but also counter intuitive to me as to how that reduces risk.


When you have an accident, the second drivers premiums go up as well!

Quite a lot of the cost of insurance is due to payouts, £13.4 billion in 2017. Insurance companies don't pay for repairs, write-offs and life changing injuries: motorists do. The highest UK payout I found on the web for a motor accident is £28,000,000. To pay that, 110,000 motorists like me and Samsaranda have to drive for a year without making a claim.


£13.4 billion in 2017 how much in 2019 ?


Thread: Engine scale
15/06/2022 16:47:48
Posted by JasonB on 13/06/2022 06:54:59:

Don't forget to think how you will transport a larger engine. 2" will go into the back of an estate or SUV . Much larger and you will need a trailer or van. Not sure what the pulling power of an electric car will be by the time you get round to finishing the engine.

Good point Jason I believe at this moment you cannot tow with electric car


Thread: motor insurance rant
15/06/2022 16:43:45

My Daughter just been telling me the quote for our caravan insurance went up by £70 she phoned them and ended up paying £5 less than last year smiley if insurance companies didn't play this silly game with renewals they could keep their own cost's down


Thread: New member
09/06/2022 17:05:51

Welcome to the forum


Thread: MYFORD S 7 BELTS ?
09/06/2022 17:04:06

Noel take a look at this supplier 



Edited By Harry Wilkes on 09/06/2022 17:04:43

Thread: A New Member
03/06/2022 21:34:35

Welcome to the forum


Thread: Nut Making
29/05/2022 16:17:11
Posted by not done it yet on 29/05/2022 07:37:39:
Posted by Thor 🇳🇴 on 29/05/2022 07:29:52:

HSE not quite what I'm used too.

That is why indian and chinese offerings are a lot cheaper the made in Britain.🙂

Also why the quality is more variable, too?


Thread: Getting old, selling lathe
28/05/2022 17:23:33

David sorry to hear your sad news I really hope all goes well (as it can ) for you


Thread: New member
27/05/2022 18:48:07

Welcome to forum


Thread: thanks for having me!
27/05/2022 18:47:24

Welcome to forum


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