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: How to hold work for drilling on an ML7 using tailstock pad|
While I personally don't own a drill pad and if I did would use clamps as suggested in this thread, a quick internet image search does in fact show several instances of work being held against the pad by hand.
|Thread: ML7 Hand Crank / Wheel?|
|Thread: Skynet is Coming|
Having had to replace the dishwasher, freezer and washing machine during the past year apart from the very cheapest machines I would not choose for their quality, you seem to have to pay more for a more expensive appliance to NOT get this connectivity.
My Amazon Alexa developed a strange fault recently - If you asked it to play a radio station or a music track it would tell you it was going to do it and then there was nothing. Searching the Internet suggested it was due to overloaded wifi. So I made certain everything on wifi was switched off restarted the Alexa ad then turned wifi back on as necessary. All is now well.
Are these two things connected - probably!
|Thread: New mill vice which one|
Thanks - but worryingly it is only a couple of days until payday, so I must keep temptation in check!
Do you mean Mitee-Bites? and if so which type? They look interesting but I have just googled mite-bites and the images of mite bites were quite disturbing!
A true story!!
|Thread: Oiler from lamp Bulb|
Would a glass winemakers fermentation lock offer any possibilities, albeit more expensive ones?
|Thread: ml10 or some other?|
There is a similar machine in a dealer's ad on the back page of the latest ME magazine - £950+ VAT so you are on the money if you are buying from a dealer, but possibly a bit dear for a private sale, depending upon what accessories you are getting.
|Thread: You think you have trouble starting your car on a cold morning?|
One of the more senior members of our club was a fireman on the GWR and a driver on GWR and BR. He says that the multiple units would go flat overnight on shed so they were just left running instead!
Edited By Nick Clarke 3 on 16/02/2021 18:47:32
|Thread: Plans for updating the archaic forum?|
Purely out of interest if someone wished to compare the RCM&E site in Jason's link above with the MECH site at **LINK**
There are a lot of layout similarities once you are in a forum, but the colours could not be more different.
IMHO neither is incorrect, but I do need to set this monitor slightly differently to read each optimally.
The only reason I added my qualification and current job role was to give some context to what might appear to be unsubstantiated opinions - it is not really what we are about normally however as a matter of interest I also have my cycling proficiency certificate somewhere - must put that on the office wall
As someone who has had cataracts treated I suspect you a very aware of the affect a loss of contrast can have on vision.
It is interesting that someone with low contrast sensitivity can perform well on a visual acuity test, such as the well known eye test chart (Snellen) yet actually still not be able to see well!
|Thread: Caveat emptor|
According to an online thesaurus synonyms of procurement include obtaining and acquiring.
Could mean lost in the post, stolen while in transit, or most likely from my experience - a signed for parcel left on the step or just shoved through the door and not actually signed for which might be a problem in multi occupancy premises.
|Thread: Fitting circular windows on Large Boilered Tich ??? Best Options ???|
|Thread: 2-Part Covid Vaccinations|
Did it affect your appetite as in 'Tizer the ..... '
|Thread: Plans for updating the archaic forum?|
MichaelG's comment that this site is easier on the eye and John's about being easy to read quoted by Emmgee are not quite the same thing. Human vision depends upon contrast and so it is easier to distinguish items where there is high contrast - on a computer screen black on white or black on yellow are effective. However neither of these are particularly restful on the eyes as a high luminance (bright) colour scheme can be tiring to use.
The answer is to maintain the contrast while lowering the brightness to an acceptable level. Unfortunately this is sometimes difficult to do as many LCD screens and laptops in particular control the brightness and contrast by adjusting the backlight rather than the image displayed, even though there may be controls labelled brightness and contrast.
The current colour scheme attempts to address the issue of tiredness by reducing the brilliance of the background by changing its colour. This seems an effective and easy way forward until declining contrast sensitivity of the viewer becomes an issue due to age or visual conditions.
If you find the brightness of a site with black print on a white background difficult reduce the brightness rather than changing the background colour to grey which simultaneously reduces the contrast. On modern push button LCD monitors this can be a confusing wander through a number of menus but may need to be done as all of the LCD monitors I have come across seem to be set at 50% brilliance and 50% contrast out of the box and this is rarely the optimum once contrast sensitivity begins to decline after the age of 20 or so depending upon eye health.
Vision and text is a complicated compound of different, sometimes contradicting issues and usually one aims only for the best compromise. Two examples - a 'thin' or 'lightweight' font like the one this site uses is harder to see, but the counters or 'holes' in letters like O B and D are easier to distinguish and c & e are easier to tell apart. So Bold is more difficult, but then so is the lightweight normal! Also making print larger may make it easier to see but less is taken in at a single glance so reading, and making sense of what has been read can become slower.
The most important single piece of advice must be to take breaks from the screen. While outside the workplace the Display Screen Regulations are not policed, it is important to remember that they still offer excellent advice if you are using computers for extended times in the home.
Lead Teacher of ICT to Blind and Visually Impaired Students
Qualified Teacher of the Visually impaired
|Thread: Steam engines with electronically controlled valves|
Is the one?
2008 vol 200 Issues 4319 p197, 4323 p440, 4327 p689
Les Kerr (Australia) Self-starting single-cylinder double-acting steam engine
|Thread: Martin Evans, Royal Scot in gauge 0 - Walkerite sheet?|
While normally I would agree wholeheartedly with you, in this case the loco was designed by Martin Evans and built by Severn Lamb for a French customer in 1965 although the design was not published in ME until 4 years later.
But not by him!
This is the other half of the OP's drawing:-
As the only dimension shown is the thickness of the gasket material, one must assume that this is necessary for motion clearances.
Reasons for including it might be a. the original drawing of the cylinders was incorrect or b. that the cylinder castings, originally meant for a different design, would not clean up to the size required here.
Having read many of Martin Evans's articles I conclude he would appear not to find it easy to acknowledge a mistake and would either ignore it or suggest an 'improvement' had been pointed out to him - and at least two other well known authors would seem to not offer any corrections at all!
I would think that commercial gasket material would be best here being less compressible than my goto oiled braille paper.
Edited By Nick Clarke 3 on 15/02/2021 09:56:05
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