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Member postings for Roger Provins 2

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Thread: Gosh trying to line a Loco is so hard any tips
20/10/2016 09:20:49

Would this pinstriping tape do the job?



Thread: Decent quailty drill bits 1.6mm and 1.7mm
17/10/2016 11:22:41

If you don't mind getting from UK I suggest


Thread: Scroll Saw or Bandsaw?
15/10/2016 20:20:22

Proxxon make some excellent tools. Yes they are more expensive than many of their competitors but they are made very well with great attention to detail. I have several of their products and can't fault them.


Edited By Roger Provins 2 on 15/10/2016 20:21:07

Thread: Mystery tool.
09/10/2016 11:04:17

Looks very like a tool we had to squash closed a brake flexible coupling whilst working on the brake cylinders.


Thread: Midlands MEX 2016
09/10/2016 09:52:58
Posted by OldMetaller on 09/10/2016 09:39:23:

Backpacks! I'd forgotten about the bl**dy backpacks! sad



I've been clouted by those things too many times. Blasted carbuncles they should be banned at shows!


Thread: buying aluminium sheet
08/10/2016 11:44:42
Posted by Ed Duffner on 08/10/2016 11:10:16:

There are frequent listings on Ebay for this type of sale. Also offcuts for large section round and square bar. They start off at around a tenner then quickly rise in the last few seconds of the sale. I stopped trying to get these deals because the 'snipers' can use software to seal the deal - it can be very frustrating. I've also pretty much stopped the hobby because of the prices of stock and offcuts.


Both the auctions in the links from peak4 are Buy It Now - so no snipers just click and it's yours.

A great many of the listings on eBay are BIN.


Thread: Scroll Saw or Bandsaw?
07/10/2016 20:04:51

The average small single speed bandsaw is sold primarily for cutting wood and runs at about 1000 fpm which is about 10 times too fast for steel or brass but okay for aluminium.

I don't know what's available more up market but for steel or brass you need something that will run at about 100 fpm. For the best results and a long lasting blade you'll also need a M42 Bi-Metal Bandsaw Blade.


Thread: What do you call one of these?
07/10/2016 06:32:43

Proxxon Long Neck Angle Grinder £83.17 (inc shipping) **LINK**

Thread: 'Myford' suitable tools from India
28/09/2016 18:02:15
Posted by Bazyle on 28/09/2016 17:54:41:

......... You will see that for the Dickson style there can be minor problems with getting extra toolholders from a different source, or even the same source a few years later. Not insurmountable but a nuisance......

A problem I have with a fairly cheap Warco QCTP set bought a few years ago. They haven't had spare holders in stock for ages and doesn't look like the ever will.


Thread: Delivery Problems
24/09/2016 16:19:33

DPD are indeed excellent but they are relatively expensive compared with other carriers. I suppose it's a case of you get what you pay for.

24/09/2016 10:32:44

I use Royal Mail for their large letter and small package services but they are far too expensive for larger/heavier items so for those I use UPS. The reports of worker's exploitation by Hermes put me off using them.


Thread: Windows 10 Anniversary Edition - Any Experience Yet?
22/09/2016 10:00:38

On the BBC this morning....





Edited By Roger Provins 2 on 22/09/2016 10:01:38

Thread: Apple Car
21/09/2016 21:10:43
Posted by XD 351 on 21/09/2016 20:05:11:
Posted by Neil Wyatt on 21/09/2016 17:30:55:

Microsoft car - works perfectly well but you wonder why the dashcam is watching the driver, not the road.

Linux car - gets you there, but only after you've spent six months to get the various parts working together. Adding a new air freshener means the steering wheel will cease to function until you take it apart and rebuild the entire vehicle.

Apple car - takes you in style and comfort to somewhere quite near where you wanted to be that no-one else can get to.


Microsoft car - a new version is released every 2 years that is even worse than the last and they discontinue support so you have to upgrade whether you like it or not !

Apple car - if it breaks down it has to go back to them to fix it as no one can afford the specialised tools to pull it apart and everytime there is an upgrade it takes a month for the various systems to talk to each other again !.

Samsung car - spontaneously combust when you plug it in to charge it !

Linux car - the one you buy just to be different to everyone else and because love tearing your hair out by the fist full trying to get it to work with anything useful !

Linux Car - the one you don't buy, it's free! Is supported by a worldwide web of enthusiasts, needs less fuel and is faster than its high priced competitors.


Thread: What would you ban and why? (Definitely tearoom!)
22/08/2016 18:28:13
Posted by Richard Marks on 22/08/2016 15:10:32:

How about background music in films etc, I am partially deaf and find it b----y annoying as I cant hear what people are saying.

There's a TV channel called Bike that often has the "background" music louder than the commentary!

Thread: eBay P&P (Barrack Room Lawyer)
21/08/2016 18:33:42

The postage cost component of the P/P charge is easy to check but how does one check the cost of packing?

It's not just the cost of materials but also the labour time to doing it which, with complicated, awkwardly shaped or very delicate items, can be quite extensive.

Thread: How on earth do they do it?
14/08/2016 11:50:24
Posted by Circlip on 14/08/2016 11:40:41:

Don't forget, most of the license fee WE HAVE TO PAY ..........

Regards Ian.

Unless you're over 74 then it's free!

Thread: What Did You Do Today (2016)
13/08/2016 21:10:37
Posted by SillyOldDuffer on 13/08/2016 19:09:51:

What's harder than finding a needle in a haystack?

Finding a LR44 cell dropped into a bin liner full of aluminium swarf. It's impossible.

Magnet on a stick? wink

Thread: Speed controller Very slow!
13/08/2016 08:49:46

Search eBay and you'll find dozens. No idea which is best ... here is just one but caveat emptor.


Edited By Roger Provins 2 on 13/08/2016 08:50:53

Thread: Windows 10 forced upgrade
01/08/2016 15:42:17

I've been "on-line" since the very beginning of the internet and stop worrying about privacy long ago. smiley


29/07/2016 11:02:11
Posted by Farmboy on 29/07/2016 09:05:11:.......If all I did was browse the web and use basic office software I would most likely switch permanently to Linux, which I also use, but I need to use some programs which are Windows specific.....

Been using Linux of various distros for many years. I too have a couple of programs that are unique and I need but are only available written for Windows. I've found that, with a little configuring, they both run satisfactorily either in a DOS or WINE emulator or a Windows Virtual Machine.

Whether it's worth it or not is of course another matter.

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