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Thread: Laptop with a SD card slot
12/04/2021 17:13:00

Another +1 for PCSpecialist. Last week my 550W power supply gave up on my PC. As the PC has a lot of addons I opted for a Corsair 850W modular P/S. Arrived next day. Excellent service.

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Thread: Steam whistle
11/04/2021 19:54:28

Posted by Andrea Wilkinson on 11/04/2021 19:19:42:

Oh I’m sorry, apologies... I’ll try again

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No need to apologize. Happy to help. I think it should be worth in the region of £60/£80 at least IMHO. Singles fetch around £30/£40 on Ebay. Looks ideal for a steam launch.

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11/04/2021 18:17:17

Yourr opicture is not showing. Go here to see how to add pictures >>>> Posting pictures

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Thread: MS 'Edge' - Points and Pitfalls?
10/04/2021 22:48:58

Nigel Graham 2 " but IE is my e-mail programme." IE uses Live.com ie Outlook. This can be used seperate from IE.

Posted by DiogenesII on 10/04/2021 19:07:36:

Nigel, for e-mail, one can use Thunderbird - it's free and from the same developers (Mozilla) as Firefox...

I use both, very happy with them.

I use Outlook & Gmail for email alongside Firefox not tried Thunderbird yet so one to investigate.

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Thread: "TINKER" tool & cutter grinder
09/04/2021 21:58:47

Sam, do you not have any contacts in the USA that could get the plans for you. Maybe even a member on the forum from the US may be willing to help. I used to get my brother to get me items from the US and ship them for me but unfortuanatly he passed away last year so I cannot help.

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Thread: Sky tv controllers
09/04/2021 21:53:18

I have bought several for customers from kents satelite on Ebay. All genuine and never had a problem. They are £15-95 each.

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Thread: Replacing a Canon printer with a Brother Laser?
09/04/2021 21:47:43
Posted by Nigel Graham 2 on 09/04/2021 17:27:40:

Its main drawback is that it won't take pattern and refilled cartridges. If I try, it accuses me of fitting counterfeits and although it goes through the motions, it will not put ink on paper.

This should help. regards

From inkntoner website:-

How to turn off HP Cartridge Protection Setting!

You can turn off the HP cartridge protection setting in a few simple steps.

If your Hewlett-Packard printer does not have any internet features you can simply go into your printer settings which can be located on your printer menu and you will see the option to disable the HP cartridge protection. Just select the disable option and click Apply and Save if necessary.

If your printer has internet features:

  1. Open up a web browser and enter your printer’s IP address on the web address. Your printer’s IP address can be found on your printer settings by navigating your way to network setup options.
  2. This will open up the printer’s Embedded Web Server, click on the Settings option and to the left hand side select HP Cartridge Protection.
  3. Make sure you select Disable HP Cartridge Protection and click Apply or Save.

Edited By Oldiron on 09/04/2021 21:49:01

Thread: MS 'Edge' - Points and Pitfalls?
09/04/2021 21:38:31

Edge works well on all Windows platforms from 7 up to present versions.

I personally use Firefox as it supports Adblocker+ better than all the other browsers.

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Thread: Chinese junk
31/03/2021 17:41:20

Oh and I thought this was going to be a sailing thread.

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Thread: Hi from Cambridgeshire
28/03/2021 11:27:49

Hi Mark. Welcome to the forum. Huntingdon born & bred many moons ago. Now living in Northamptonshire.

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Thread: There may be a delay in some deliveries ...
27/03/2021 11:24:42
Posted by Oldiron on 25/03/2021 10:07:54:

From the reports anyone wpuld think that the canal is totally blocked. This is not so. The ship is stuck in one of the 2 parallel navigation channels. The old route is still open for navigation. There are also a couple of crossover channels between the 2 canals to allow for such incidents. I think that only the biggest of the new super freighters will be held up. As they make up less than 10% of the freighter fleet, the situation is not as bad as portrayed by the sensationalist media.

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It appears that the original reported position of the ship was incorrect. The ship is located in the canal between the Great Bitter Lake and the dualed section so my above statement is not valid. I stand corrected.

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Thread: 1960's Car Steering Wheel Taper Angle
26/03/2021 14:05:31

Hi DR-

Measure both diameters with your vernier caliper. Subtract smaller dia from larger dia & this gives you the taper per inch.

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Thread: There may be a delay in some deliveries ...
25/03/2021 18:09:54
Posted by old mart on 25/03/2021 17:55:56:

You would think that GE imagery marked copyright 2021 would be up to date.

Apparently some of the images on GE are the original ones first used in the first release of the software. They are areas considered to be of little importance or of military interest after release date so are not updated.

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25/03/2021 17:24:21

The new part was opened in 2015. You can see it clearly on Google Maps. Suez

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25/03/2021 10:07:54

From the reports anyone wpuld think that the canal is totally blocked. This is not so. The ship is stuck in one of the 2 parallel navigation channels. The old route is still open for navigation. There are also a couple of crossover channels between the 2 canals to allow for such incidents. I think that only the biggest of the new super freighters will be held up. As they make up less than 10% of the freighter fleet, the situation is not as bad as portrayed by the sensationalist media.

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Thread: Boxford spindle runout
22/03/2021 22:25:25

As said by Hopper :- " If turning between centres the usual way to ensure precision is to use a soft centre in the headstock spindle and machine the 60 degree angle on it in situ every time it is used, to guarantee the centre is running perfectly true."

This is really the only way to ensure any lathe runs true between centres.

Being 1949 vintage your spindle may be 1.5 x 8tpi 60 degree as some very early Boxfords were imported SouthBends and rebadged. I have only ever seen one with a 60 Degree thread. Worth checking before you mess up the spindle or a backplate.

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Thread: First assembly of a Stuart Beam built during lockdown.
21/03/2021 20:26:23

Very nice. The Burgundy & Grey go together very well. Look forward to a video of it running on the steam plant.

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Thread: High speed grease!!!!
21/03/2021 20:20:41
Posted by Andrew Tinsley on 21/03/2021 17:06:34:

Hello,

Thanks everyone, that gives me a fair choice, although none of them is easy to find and they seem a touch expensive if you can find them!

Martin, the drill came from the old BTH shadow factory in Leicester (It even has the air ministry plaque to prove it) The factory later became Thorn Lighting. It was painted in Air Ministry blue to make sure that people knew who it belonged to!

Andrew.

If I recall correctly that site now hosts Sainsbury's superstore & petrol station.

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Thread: Broken Electric motor Junction box
21/03/2021 17:38:35

Most of the older motors had metal boxes. I would use the diecast box you have and make sure that you use insulated standoffs to keep the magic smoke contained in the box. You could line the box with an insulator if you wish too.

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Thread: Know more about Henri Hauser milling machine
15/03/2021 17:17:48

There may be some info on your mill HERE

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