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Thread: The story behind my forum image
02/06/2020 17:45:42

That is scary, I'm trying to think of positives for TGA.... Sorry darling, I bought a new Lathe? Really don't remember laughdevil


Thread: First grandchild, which book?
18/05/2020 11:16:11

How about 'Raising Steam' by Terry Pratchett laugh


Thread: Stuart Boiler
05/05/2020 11:19:34

Bump, Anyone able to help please?


04/05/2020 19:53:51

Hi, can someone who has the Stuart 500 boiler provide me with the dimensions of the casing and chimney please? I have a bare boiler that I would like to recommission.



Thread: Delay in dispatch and delivery
21/04/2020 11:31:31

Hmmm, heros and cowards! rather strong language to use where the ability for this virus to kill is obvious and we don't know the reasons for these 'cowards read frightened' people or ones with justifiable reasons for self-isolating. I, for one, would not wish to work for such a company.

As to dispatch and delivery I ordered a psu from Banggood on 20th Feb and it's 'stuck/lost' - (2020-02-28 10:00:00 - Part of shipments were missed the flight, waiting for clearance) and they are making me waiting the full 70 days before taking action. Normally when there's been a problem they have been quick and efficient in rectification but not this time.

Not happy crying


Thread: Shiny Chrome type paint
20/04/2020 22:17:47
Posted by pgk pgk on 20/04/2020 20:08:07:

This stuff looks the business...until you see the price:


Sheesh I'd need to own a bank for that stuff! crying

Looks good though.

20/04/2020 18:34:40
Posted by Oldiron on 20/04/2020 18:17:13:

Cannot help with the link to the article sorry. Did find this product that may be of use. Chrome

Thanks, I might try that smiley


20/04/2020 15:35:52

This is what I need to make:

fairey huntsman pulpit.jpg



20/04/2020 15:29:43

Thanks, I did know about the option in the marketplace but it was this particular link I was after as I think it would suit my needs best.

I'm restoring a 34" model Fairey Huntsman and need to build a pulpit rail for the bow. my options are to fabricate out of 3mm stainless steel, silver solder or soft solder if possible and then highly polish or use 3mm brass, solder and then use this chrome paint, which has high opacity and would be quite successful (hopefully smiley) in giving the required finish.


Edited By Rockingdodge on 20/04/2020 15:36:50

20/04/2020 14:57:10

I remember seeing a comment about some chrome type paint in one of the threads and I remember thinking must file that away for further use. Only problem is the brain cell it was filed in has since retired and refuses to open up and reveal its' contents.

I seem to remember the price was around £20 for a small pot, can anyone point me in the right direction please?



Thread: New I/C diesel project - ETA15d-x2
18/04/2020 11:35:34

Look about halfway down the page, links to all 13 parts Steve.


Thread: Corona virus and current magazine publication
17/04/2020 13:56:31

I've just received my May issue of MEW but have noticed it is not on Pocketmags yet, any issues here Neil?


Thread: Aircraft Guidance Lights, Or?
17/04/2020 11:58:27

Could there be others out of sight denoting a no fly zone for the prison?


Thread: Leaving filament in printer or not
14/04/2020 11:01:45

If it's brittle it usually is because it's old stock, I have a reel of white that's unusable due to that.

I have a printer in my spare bedroom, which gets the afternoon sun, and has a one kilo roll of filament permanently loaded. This has no issues but I do run through a couple of centimetres before printing if I haven't used it in a while. I also tend to check bed level before running as well.


Edited By Rockingdodge on 14/04/2020 11:02:49

Edited By Rockingdodge on 14/04/2020 11:06:14

Thread: Coronavirus
10/04/2020 14:28:37
Posted by modeng2000 on 10/04/2020 14:22:27:

I hope they don't use this as away of reducing the population to save building more housing.

Well you never know, we just got to dig in and refuse to leave the bunkers.wink

Thread: Resin 3D Printer first results.
10/04/2020 14:25:53

That looks really good Ed, impressive 360 work and the detail is great, well done. I must get back to my Mars and start making stuff again.

I did buy the Anycubic washer/ curer to help with the post processing, most impressed with the build quality.

I keep looking at the supports required and, being a tight wad, thinking what a waste of resin. laugh


Thread: Coronavirus
10/04/2020 14:14:18

I think there's at least another 3 weeks before a relaxation of the 'lockdown' and that's only if the figures support it.

But I think that the 'wrinklies' and shielded will be the last to be paroled, maybe not until there's an effective immunisation or cure in place otherwise it will become a planned culling of the weak!


09/04/2020 16:08:14
Posted by V8Eng on 09/04/2020 15:57:42:

Something that seems to be getting forgotten in the criticism of lack of PPE stock is that things like face masks have an expiry date.. You cannot therefore just fill a warehouse and leave it all there for many years just in case.

You've hit the nail on the head, you can't prepare for pandemics when you don't know when or where they will happen, what products/ equipment you will need and in what quantity, the same as you don't keep and pay for an armed force to fight a world war.

What can be done and lessons to be learnt are contingency planning, ramping up production, production repurposing etc, really what is happening now but planned for and ready to be put in place when needed.


09/04/2020 10:40:04

Might be looking to the future, once travel restrictions are lifted, whether in part or whole then there could be a mountain of expired passports needing renewal like yesterday with the public baying for blood because they can't travel!


Thread: Corona virus and current magazine publication
02/04/2020 16:50:43

'I put this up on the 190th but no-one seemed to notice!'

Ah that's why I missed it, I'm used to the gregorian calendar that has a max of 31 days in a month Neil winkdevil


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