Here is a list of all the postings Nick Clarke 3 has made in our forums. Click on a thread name to jump to the thread.
|Thread: AA batteries|
Naming an offender IKEA yellow AA batteries will not work in my Worcester Bosch wireless central heating controller for just this reason
|Thread: Myford Gear Spacers|
I think you are out by about 150 years - see this timeline for metrification UK Metric timeline
|Thread: Warco WM180|
Watch the youtube vids and see if a drawing is really necessary. The only dimension that matters is the spindle bore which is apparently 21mm - I made one for my Sieg SC3 which like many other mini lathes has a 20mm bore so I used a bit of 20mm o/d x 2mm steel tube for the main body - you will probably have to turn something to fit;.
Quite agree - and if fast electric chargers are to be installed all over the place the electric infrastructure may well need upgrading anyway.
Any change away from current technology will demand changes and this film shows me that the choice lies between battery electric, hydrogen and hydrogen fuel cell electric. The first demands resources that could well be limited in availability and very expensive while both of the others demand pipes, tanks electrolysers and tankers - all current technology and no resource implications. Thereafter the cost difference between fuel cell and direct hydrogen combustion sells it to me.
Edited By Nick Clarke 3 on 22/07/2021 14:18:45
|Thread: Vehicle reversing sensors|
That sounds like the blind skydiver who knew it was time to bend his knees for landing when the dog's lead went slack!
|Thread: Man management|
Why am I reminded of one of the Dilbert Principles where someone is promoted higher and higher until their incompetence no longer affects the rest of the organisation. Like much of Dilbert it is clearly tongue in cheek - until you think about it! ................
|Thread: Metal Suppliers|
Not quite in the shadow now, but still there - and they produce a catalogue that is available online Edwards Metals
|Thread: Change Wheel Programme from MEW|
I do recommend BASIC for beginners, but only in a special set of circumstances. Until I retire later on this year I teach blind and visually impaired students and the ability of the code to be read by a screen reader is important.
Leading whitespace is ignored by screen readers so its use to block sections of code, as in python is difficult.
Improper punctuation such as full stops in the middle of statements or function names are also ignored.
As a result while those with a flair for programming can pick up the need for things that are not spoken to them, and many successful programmers are blind - using any or all of those languages Dave has mentioned, those just dipping their toes in for the first time find a traditional BASIC far easier to succeed in, in the first instance.
As a sometime C programmer IMHO it is obviously the best one to use - but after writing out the changewheel program in C I could not understand my own syntax
|Thread: The Workshop Progress Thread 2021|
But honest dear - lathes and milling machines are expensive because they come with all the accessories and materials you will ever need!
Even I couldn't make that seem plausible!
|Thread: 0-4-0 Gemma 7.25"|
7¼" Tich from GLR Kennions?
|Thread: What Did You Do Today 2021|
While a long time ago, if you have access to them through a club or local library, the articles in the 1920s and 30s by Herbert Dyer (also writing as H Dyer) are excellent - see the ME index for more information.
|Thread: Which was the better design of Airship: R100 or the R101?|
Unfortunately the USA had a monopoly in helium and it was far more expensive than hydrogen that could be produced anywhere. Helium produces less lift than hydrogen and lift is what the R101 appears to have been short of. Therefore the decision to follow the standard practice and experience of the time by using hydrogen makes sense. Using helium does not.
Neville Shute (an aeronautical engineer and keen model engineer as well as a novelist) described his time as Chief Calculator for R100, no 2 to Barnes Wallis, in his autobiography 'Slide Rule' which also includes comments on the R101
Edited By Nick Clarke 3 on 11/06/2021 14:41:03
|Thread: Brazing Hearth|
Or a hole in the metal or whatever base and suitably shaped firebricks to allow the tubeplate or backhead of your boiler to poke through from below.
|Thread: The Workshop Progress Thread 2021|
I wonder just which shop you will end up in?
Only joking Ron - I had a card-ectomy (the forcible removal of money from a debit card) on Friday for some new glasses myself. I usually reckon I need them when they start printing the clues for the Telegraph crossword in grey fuzzy type - a new pair of glasses and they start using black print again!
|Thread: Air tools|
Sadly +1 I'm afraid
|Thread: KENNIONS MODEL ENGINEERING SUPPLIES|
There were some errors in drawings for one of their own designs and when they became aware of this they commissioned corrections and sent out the corrected ones FOC to purchasers. IMHO this is very rare, if not unheard of.
Fast service, reasonable prices and quality goods and materials.
|Thread: LBSC Gert Drawings|
Gert was a LBSC design produced exclusively for Reeves and was not published in ME certainly, and I suspect not in any other magazine either, so they may be a source of information provided it has been passed on through the various changes in ownership.
This and the 3½" version Daisy, do not even make it into Brian Hollingsworh's book on LBSC.
|Thread: Elmdon MES Spring Bank Holiday|
This weekend is the reopening of the Elmdon Miniature Railway at the Wythall Transport Museum near Birmingham.
Public running 12:00-2:00 Saturday May 29th and 10:00-4:00 Sunday 30th and Monday 31st.
Wythall transport Museum has collections of buses and electric vehicles and also offers vintage bus rides.
|Thread: New use for a slide rule|
Depressing but another good read IMHO
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