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: Reilang oil cans|
Agree - nothing exceptional about Reiling - stick to my Wesco.
|Thread: MIDLANDS MODEL ENGINEERING EXHIBITION|
I'm told the erstwhile Warco space has been filled by smaller traders. Probably a bit of an exaggeration but, for me, a move in the right direction. It's the really small companies that make the trader part of the show worthwhile for me. From experience, I can manage very well without Warco in my life - particularly the grumpy old men I tried to talk to on their stand.
That said, it is usually a good show - although I can get round it in about 90mins, including dinner. Presume Meccano will win the stand prize with their Eiffel Tower - is that really model engineering?
|Thread: citric acid|
Just a reminder
Adding a small amount of bleach fixes the mould problem for me.
Edited By Clive India on 24/09/2019 07:58:27
|Thread: Dumb question from a none driver|
Well said FMES.
However, I think you would do better to ask someone who knows, rather than asking on a model engineering blog where, although some contributors are knowledgeable in model engineering and associated matters, the knowledge on other matters is, let's be generous, variable.
|Thread: Petrol Gen for 7 1/4 locomotive|
Andy, the answer is yes. I can see the attraction - many of the generators available are compact and fairly quiet.
Work back from the power at the output to get the power you need to generate at 240 a.c. - it will not be 100% efficient but that will give you a starting point to work from. There are some quite small, relatively inexpensive pulse bench power supplies available, taking mains voltage and producing 12 or 24v, with current limiting, at reasonably high currents. These might be worth a try?
Like Clive says, a bench mock-up would be good. Be careful though, it might be just a small generator but it is mains voltage from a low impedance source, so it can be dangerous.
|Thread: Ultrasonic toothbrushes|
Like other things in this category Neil - it's only a sin if you enjoy it!
|Thread: Digital calipers made in same factory?|
I also got one with the fractions option, thinking it would be, just like Thomas, really useful.
|Thread: electric paint sprayers|
Dare I say it - use an airbrush on a "silent" compressor but buy a Badger.
|Thread: Chosing a drill grinding attachment or machine|
Just a little confusing this. Opinions range from don't touch Sealey or drill Doctor to I get on OK with them. Consensus seems to be they are OK, providing you take the time to set them properly.
If you get as far as you would like to buy one of them, the Sealey is £50, the Drill Doctor equivalent is £150.
|Thread: Boiler testers and material verification|
Can only find the following in Vol 1, 7.4, but maybe enough? Dunno! I'm not clever enough.
The Inspector shall satisfy himself:
a.That the materials used are of adequate thickness and the correct specification.
b.That, where required by the build procedure, the relevant material certificates are provided.
|Thread: Another scam|
Could give you more of a buzz than bee-keeping Clive
|Thread: Boiler testers and material verification|
Posted by 34046 on 07/08/2019 09:58:42:
I think it would be you initially as you are the owner - or your club if you were running at a club public function.
If you had done as you say, and there were no other issues suggesting negligence, then you have operated in good faith. You may have to sue the club whose inspector you used (the inspector is not legally responsible), or a contract inspector, if you were being sued yourself.
That is why we have public liability insurance.
|Thread: Electric Cars|
However, perhaps someone can explain why electricity is considered so clean when, at any time, more is produced from nuclear than from any other source. Taking the whole life cycle, isn't this the dirtiest way by far?
Taking electricity produced by nuclear and putting it into batteries (again very dirty over the whole life cycle) - is that really an improvement?
Think you're right Duncan. Time for an introduction to Timothy Taylor?
However, I have consumed the widget stuff when abroad when the only alternative was San Miguel! Both taste like dead rats, but the widget stuff less so.
|Thread: Horizontal Bandsaw - Final Thoughts|
Richard makes a good point about the rest.
From what Richard says, it looks like the Axminster is better in this respect and would be OK.
I bought the Warco because it was cheaper and I couldn't see the difference - until I put it together.
I eventually sold it and bought a Femi, which is more expensive but much better built. The rest has to be fitted each time, but it is easier.
The throat distance is also important - particularly if you want to saw sheet.
Edited By Clive India on 10/06/2019 10:16:37
Recommend this book
Edited By Clive India on 21/05/2019 15:58:07
|Thread: stamford show vandals|
Edited out - comments removed - an unsuccessful attempt to give a reason why this happened. Nobody listening.
Edited By Clive India on 21/05/2019 21:10:41
|Thread: Dialect expressions|
Calling someone un-eppen was popular in Lincolnshire.
Meaning clumsy, breaks anything - my wife is un-eppen.
|Thread: 24v dc motor powering a drill press|
11A at 24v = 264W.
and this thing produces 950W output.
Where can I get one of these motors which surely defies the laws of physics and generates its own energy?
Where is the hidden nucleur reactor?
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