Here is a list of all the postings Clive India has made in our forums. Click on a thread name to jump to the thread.
|Thread: Wow, what a battery|
Are we talking about such worthy contenders as Gamages or Headquarter and General supply?
No harm in it really - the spec is so obviously nonsense it's not worth working it all out.
Much of the Chinese stuff will fail if you drive it to the full spec.
Example - the variable mark/space ratio speed controllers that the uninformed call PWM. Cheap and cheerful, good value and they work, but don't try working them at their rated output for long.
|Thread: New design of mains plug?|
Yes! Most are ignoring this though
Yes, why not ridicule yourself with armchair pontificators?
|Thread: Buying online delivery problems.|
Yes, me too - with no probs.
Even a PCB by sending files for construction by email, was made and in my hands today in 5 days.
Challenge Norah Doomsberg and the BBC to put a negative spin on that!
|Thread: Powder coating|
Very much agree - and that's a reasonable test.
|Thread: Coal being phased out|
Nice one Dave - but I fear many have missed the joke.
|Thread: Cable Gland|
Will this do it perhaps?
|Thread: Drill sharpeners|
Thanks very much.
I have always used 118°
When would I need to use 135° please
|Thread: Delays in Shipping from China|
I often have PCBs made in China.
From sending layout gerber files by email to having PCBs in my hand - 6 days.
Delivery by DHL. Arrived today.
No problems there methinks.
|Thread: Old Computers - why do people bother|
Am I alone in just wanting to buy a computer and use it and for it to work all the time without re-booting.
I don't want to partition drives, use Linux in it sometimes and switch this and that. I don't want some smart-arse to tell me to put in *FX15,1 and all will be marvelous - I just want one that works without any intervention from teccies.
As someone said - like the wife. Like the car. Like the TV.
|Thread: Why does everyone disagree with you|
Transmitter cooling systems sometimes have a sacrificial anode. This is often made from a lead/antimony alloy. It wears away, instead of the active components, and gets replaced - easier and cheaper.
Is this thread the sacrificial anode for the forum as a whole?
I ask this simply because I can't figure out the value of the thread - I know I don't have to read it, but I get curious
|Thread: Merry Christmas Everybody!|
I really hope you are getting on allright Ian, now you are home.
|Thread: Can we have a really clear distinction between Silver Soldering and Brazing|
Nice one. I agree, providing the correct glue is used for the job and the application notes are followed. No good just trying anything - research the most suitable, they did all that with your car!
I agree - but it was good to watch the willie-waving!
|Thread: Ally Pally Exhibition|
Grateful for the pictures of posters of a bygone era - but no pictures of 2020 AP?
Did anyone take pictures? Could we see them?
|Thread: Only for Myford lathes|
Regret not - so nearly as good as it gets!
My story. About 5 years ago I was in the position where I had a Myford Speed 10 which I had bought to get me started in the hobby. I decided to upgrade and wrote a list of where I was trying to get to.
This list was a Myford Super 7, gearbox, industrial stand, 2-axis DRO and variable speed.
I found one which had the ind. stand, 3 phase motor, gearbox, but was long bed, advertised in ME and bought it.
I added speed control first which enabled me to power it from single phase. I then added the DRO and, eventually, a tailstock read-out.
Thus, it's about as good as it gets with a Super 7. It copes with all I need to do in model engineering. Occasionally I dream of getting a Harrison 250 or 300, mainly because it's a "Big Boys Lathe" and I used a Harrison at school 60 years ago, but then I realise I can do everything I need to with what I have. Incidentally, it's a whole lot easier to find a Myford in good nick than it is a Harrison, which are mostly very much factory-worn.
Edited By Clive India on 13/01/2020 09:09:11
|Thread: Ebay being clogged up by certain sellers|
Good advice Mr. Fizzy. They are getting slowly more adept at this illusion. There seems also to be a half-way-house where they actually do have an address in the UK and seem to be able to get the stuff within a week. It is easy to think the goods are in the UK when buying, but it becomes apparent afterwards when you get something in Chinglish like "Very much it is we want to make you happy"
It is particularly annoying when you want something quickly and find it is not going to be like that - OK if you can spot it and take delivery time into account. I mostly want my stuff to come Royal Mail First Class but that gives way to free by some other method and no first class option on the assumption price is everything.
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