Here is a list of all the postings Simon Robinson 4 has made in our forums. Click on a thread name to jump to the thread.
|Thread: What’s best glue for joining wood to PVC pipe?|
What glue would you recommend for joining wood to PVC pipe? Also what is the best primer to paint on the PVC so the paint does not scratch off?
Also can I use epoxy resin to smooth the join between the PVC pipe and wood?
Edited By Simon Robinson 4 on 21/06/2020 14:47:00
|Thread: Can summer car tyres be used in winter?|
Today I got a set of 4 new tyres fitted. When I phoned to book the car in I was told they were mid range tyres rather than budget tyres so I paid the extra so I chose them. Got them fitted and when I got home nearly £200 lighter my neighbour told me they were summer tyres.
To be honest I was not aware that there was a difference or that there were tyres for different seasons. I thought winter tyres had tiny steel studs in them and they used them in places like the Alps or Alaska. Nobody I know in Britain changes tyres at end of each season.
I don’t know why the tyre place fitted them rather than all season tyres or tell me they were summer tyres. I didn’t ask for summer tyres either.
Will it be ok the use them in winter? I live in the South West England so we don’t often get snow.
Also the side walls feel quite soft when I push my thumb into them despite being fully inflated. Is that normal with brand new tyres? Perhaps the rubber is more supple?
Edited By Simon Robinson 4 on 17/06/2020 00:20:55
Edited By Simon Robinson 4 on 17/06/2020 00:24:32
|Thread: Lawn weed and feed. How much is 35g?|
Thanks that seems about right
I have some Evergreen 4-1 lawn weed and feed. It says use 35g per square metre, but doesn’t give any idea how much that is. I don’t want to use the kitchen scales to measure it as it contains weed killer. So approx how much is 35g? How many table spoons? Or what kind of container would 35g fully occupy.
Id thought of measuring 35g of sand but it’s a different density.
Ps My lawn is too small to warrant getting a spreader.
|Thread: Shoe repair glue advice?|
I tried the parkside glue gun method it sticks really well to the foam bottom of the shoe but just peeled off the rubber sole. Maybe not hot enough?
They are walking boots but fortunately I only wear them when working the garden and in the shed. So not sure how much wear and strain they get digging over the veg patch or chopping logs.
The entire rubber sole has come off one of my Peter storm boots. You have to apply to both surfaces before sticking together. Is a 30ml tube enough to stick down the full sole?
Boot Size is 12 and the glue I’m thinking of ordering is Klebfest which has good reviews.
Edited By Simon Robinson 4 on 17/04/2020 13:50:51
|Thread: Help with Maths ratio problem?|
Thanks that makes sense
Thanks that makes sense
My nephew has been sent a maths ratio problem. Would be great if you could show the method to working it out for me to explain to him.
Paul wants to make a fizzy drink. His recipe says it needs:-
5 parts lime juice
3 parts lemonade
He thinks he has 300ml of Lime juice and 200ml of lemonade.
if that’s right then what is the maximum amount of fizzy drink he can make from this?
|Thread: Is Buying a used live steam loco cheaper than building one?|
I’ve just had a look and they look really good and relatively cheap for a 5” gauge loco kit. It would be the best of both worlds! The enjoyment of building it but without need for lathes and milling machines and a running loco in a relatively short time.
For many years I’ve been interested in either buying or building a coal fired live steam loco. Either 3.5” or 5” gauge mainly for personal use but might consider running it at shows.
While eBay can be quite expensive if you are lucky it’s possible to get a used 3.5” live coal fired loco for around £2000 as a buy it now with some work required to get it going and boiler certified. Quite a bit more for a 5” gauge.
As for building one as a beginner I do not have a suitable lathe or milling machine and you can easily spend at least £1000 for a reasonable used lathe suitable for 3.5” gauge and able to machine ferrous metals and probably the same price for a milling machine. Then you need to learn to use it and have plenty of space to accommodate the machines. The sheet copper suitable for a 3.5” boiler can probably cost over £150. Then there is time to build the loco which can run into years.
So I could imagine by the time you have bought the machinery, plans, materials like copper, silver solder, brass etc you’d not have much change from £5000.
Any thoughts on this?
|Thread: How much is a Chinese made GWR 5” gauge 14xx loco?|
I was watching an interesting YouTube video on modifying a 5” gauge GWR directly imported Chinese made loco (14xx). The YouTuber has kept the price a secret.
The build quality is good but there are some areas for improvement hence why it’s being modified.
Any ideas how much one of these would cost? I have looked all over google and can’t find it. I know Silvercrest does them but they are quite expensive and directly imported ones are cheaper.
|Thread: What is the cheapest coal fired live steam locomotive?|
I was thinking of 3.5” gauge but of no particular region and either standard gauge train or narrow.
Whats the cheapest new coal fired live steam locomotive I don’t mind Chinese built locos? Any gauge will do just the cheapest.
|Thread: Slot Machines: How does a mechanical one arm bandit mechanism work?|
I know a little about how a one arm bandit works, you pull the lever it sets off a clock and releases the brake holding the wheels. Let go of the lever and the spring activates the ‘kicker’ which sends the wheels spinning.
My questions are:
1) The 3 payout disks correspond to each wheel and are located to the left of the 3 wheels. How does each payout disk connect with each wheel. For example. How does disk 1 connect to wheel 1 when the other two disks are between it and wheel 1?
2) How does the kicker spin the wheels and do the wheels rotate around the axle independently while connected their relevant payout disk?
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