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Thread: Supporting Wikipedia
21/11/2020 08:23:52
 

Apologies - duplicate post. 
 

Edited By Bodger Brian on 21/11/2020 08:24:48

21/11/2020 08:23:51
Posted by Jim Butler 1 on 21/11/2020 02:11:49:

Despite being derided by some, Wikipedia is a useful resource.

It is a useful resource if one uses it as the basis for further research, as should information from any encyclopaedia.

One problem is that too many people take it as gospel. On another on-line forum, despite me quoting from a contemporary newspaper (late 19th century) about the date of a tram line being laid, someone insisted that I was wrong because Wikipedia gave another date

This is from Wikipedia itself.... “Wikipedia is not considered to be a reliable source as not everything in Wikipedia is accurate, comprehensive or unbiased”.

Thread: grease for instrument control knobs
04/11/2020 20:54:13
Posted by Michael Gilligan on 04/11/2020 20:40:58:

Posted by Bodger Brian on 04/11/2020 20:11:43:

[…]

I’m not looking for any.

The reason for asking is that I’m perplexed by the amount of people who refuse to name eBay, calling it fleabay, evilbay, ‘that well known internet auction site’, ‘you know where on the internet’ etc, anything but eBay. For a long time I’ve been asking why but not one single person has ever put their hand up & explained themselves.

eBay, eBay, eBay, eBay, eBay, eBay. I’ve said it & the world is still going round!

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Sorry, Brian ... I wouldn’t have bothered trying to help if I had realised you were just having a go at Nick.

I cannot speak for Nick, but I would assume that he was trying to comply with the ‘Code of Conduct’
... You may realise that I risked censure by naming ebay when trying to help you.

I do agree, however, that the previous nonsensical [and surprisingly widespread] practice using of silly names was ridiculous.

MichaelG.

Fair enough, although I’m still slightly puzzled. I thought it was links to certain websites that was now a no-no, not merely naming companies. I’ve just spend an admittedly short period of time looking for the rules but couldn’t find them.

04/11/2020 20:11:43
Posted by Michael Gilligan on 03/11/2020 21:24:08:
Posted by Bodger Brian on 03/11/2020 20:33:11:
Posted by Nick Clarke 3 on 03/11/2020 15:45:10:

I bought some high viscosity damping grease from you know where on the internet for use on film camera focussing helixes.

Do you mean Amazon?

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It would be futile to post a link, but: Try searching ebay for 50g high viscosity damping grease

... recommended by friends in the microscopy community, I’ve just ordered a tub for £3.65

I’m not looking for any.

The reason for asking is that I’m perplexed by the amount of people who refuse to name eBay, calling it fleabay, evilbay, ‘that well known internet auction site’, ‘you know where on the internet’ etc, anything but eBay. For a long time I’ve been asking why but not one single person has ever put their hand up & explained themselves.

eBay, eBay, eBay, eBay, eBay, eBay. I’ve said it & the world is still going round!

03/11/2020 20:33:11
Posted by Nick Clarke 3 on 03/11/2020 15:45:10:

I bought some high viscosity damping grease from you know where on the internet for use on film camera focussing helixes.

Do you mean Amazon?

Thread: Camden Miniature Steam Services
15/10/2020 13:24:28
Posted by Mark- on 15/10/2020 10:09:19:

In the meanwhile I bought the Rob Roy castings from that auction site (2 days ago) ...

Which auction site? eBay? Why the reluctance to name them?

Thread: Please Avoid Political and Partisan Issues
03/10/2020 16:05:48
Posted by Nicholas Farr on 03/10/2020 10:26:43:

no one forces anyone to read any threads or posts, so if you don't like allowable things that are discussed in the tea room, don't look at it.

That’s fine in theory, not so good in practice. If I’m reading a thread discussing something that is of interest to me & I come across a comment about politics (for instance) that I don’t like, are you suggesting that I stop looking at the rest of the thread (it’s virtually guaranteed that more comments in the same vein will follow) and miss out on reading any subsequent comments relevant to the original post?

How does one find out if one doesn’t like something without looking at it?

02/10/2020 18:41:05
Posted by Ian Johnson 1 on 02/10/2020 16:14:38

Football! Nah! It's a gentleman's game, with two opposing sides having a friendly kick about on grass with a sheeps bladder. Any disagreements are rapidly sorted out with a quick slap here or there and a swift kicking if the other side doesn't come round to their way of thinking........ and... er.... oh yes maybe you're right! laugh

I once heard football described as a gentleman’s game played by hooligans, as opposed to rugby, which is a hooligan’s game played by gentlemen.

Thread: Best way to remember Mill movements when turning hand wheels
18/09/2020 18:48:41
Posted by mechman48 on 17/09/2020 16:15:01:

If you remember the adage.. 'Righty tighty.. lefty loosey for nuts, screws etc;

I’ve never understood the logic of that, in that right & left are linear directions and clockwise & anti-clockwise are rotational. Try putting a spanner on a nut so that is vertically positioned below the nut, then push it to the right. What happens? On a conventional RH thread, it’ll loosen, the opposite result to what your adage suggests.

Thread: Scaling back forum activity
10/09/2020 21:24:39
Posted by Vic on 10/09/2020 10:30:48:

The actual moderation on here doesn’t seem to bad although I must admit I dislike the attitude of both Neil and Jason. In fact I felt it necessary just recently to add Jason to my ignore list.

I have to say that this surprises me. I can’t comment on the moderation, as I assume a lot of it goes on in the background, but Jason has always struck me as one of the most helpful & unjudgemental posters on this forum. I could name a couple of other regular posters that definitely deserve to be ignored but that‘s not the point....

Thread: Copper boiler plate flanging, or not?
09/08/2020 20:01:02
Posted by Bob Worsley on 09/08/2020 16:22:33:

My point about the 5 thou is that it is important. Bend a leg on a chip with lots of legs and it will work on the conductive flux, for a while

I design PCBs in my day job. Even on a fine pitch device, 5 thou is nothing. I don’t have any datasheets to hand but off the top of my head but I think that is normally less than the manufacturer’s tolerance for leg position. If it isn’t, a properly designed footprint will allow for it. Even if you’re talking about 5 thou off the surface of the PCB, a correctly applied solder joint will cope with it.

Brian

Thread: c-clips & e-clips
19/07/2020 19:40:45

I have heard the terms c-clip & e-clip used for the same type of fastener, ie a sprung open washer with internal tabs, which locate in a groove on a shaft. Are they the same thing, with different names, or is it a case of minor differences such as the number of internal tabs?

Brian

Thread: Mild Steel Rod in Metric Sizes
16/06/2020 16:47:36
Posted by Brian Oldford on 15/06/2020 09:20:21:

Lots of sellers on that well known auction site.

Do you mean eBay? If so, why not say so? I'm puzzled as to why people continually say things like 'that well known auction site', 'fleabay', 'evilbay' etc.

Thread: Whats the chance.....
03/06/2020 19:18:32

What photos? I don’t see any, apart from adverts...,,

Brian

Thread: Wilding’s tower clock
26/05/2020 21:28:40

Thanks for the helpful comments, chaps. At the moment it’s a long way in the future but it looks as if it’s not unachievable - I like the idea that the wheels are a reasonable size & not in watchmaker territory.

Incidentally Gerry, I couldn’t agree more about imperial fractions!

Brian

25/05/2020 20:04:34

During the current lock-down situation, my mind has been wandering on the subject of ‘one day in the (far) future’ projects.

Tower/turret clocks have always interested me & I’m wondering if John Wilding’s small tower clock is suitable for a total beginner to the world of clock making who has never even cut a gear, or is it similar to someone choosing a 7 1/4” 4-8-8-4 Big Boy as a first foray into loco building?

Thanks

Brian

Edited By Bodger Brian on 25/05/2020 20:05:08

Thread: Repair on cast base.
25/05/2020 19:47:05
Posted by JasonB on 25/05/2020 19:42:33:

It's the one with "original" on the packet and the red & black tubes. The Kwik and Marine are not as good particularly if you want it for it's heat resistance. Details

Ok - thanks for the explanation. I don’t need any now but it’s a useful thing to file away in the brain for future use.

25/05/2020 19:38:46
Posted by JasonB on 25/05/2020 19:05:13:

If structural then JB Weld but make sute it is "the original" formula.

Sorry for the ‘stupid’ question but how does one tell that it’s the ‘original’ formula? What’s the difference between the old & the new?

Brian

Thread: Somerset and Dorset Railway Trust, Washford
11/03/2020 22:00:37

In case anyone wants to hear both sides, this is the position of the West Somerset Railway.
https://www.west-somerset-railway.co.uk/news/detail/west-somerset-railway-board-statement-regarding-washford

Link

Brian

Edited By JasonB on 12/03/2020 07:06:50

Thread: Ebay being clogged up by certain sellers
05/01/2020 19:15:12

How are they making life difficult? If you don’t their prices (or anyone else’s for that matter), don’t buy from them.

i don’t see what the problem is.

Brian

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