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Member postings for JC54

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Thread: Unusual problem with 3D printer
15/06/2020 20:52:41

First skin your cat. There are lots of ways to do this.....wink

Thread: Villiers midget carb query
14/06/2020 20:53:29

The Allen Scythe could be a right B*****d they did have a habit of digging in on uneven ground. My Grandfather broke his leg with one that dug in. Health and safety would go ballistic at one nowadays but still a great tool for clearing a rough area of undergrowth.


Thread: Apropos of Nothing
03/05/2020 19:42:14


Thread: Set a Status
19/04/2020 20:18:06

As found on another forum "I used to have a friend but the string broke and he ran away"


Thread: Coronavirus - How To Register as Vulnerable
11/04/2020 10:44:25

I could not contact Tesco either. I have had deliveries from them for over 5 years and am on the gov vulnerable list. My daughter managed to contact them on Twitter gave them my details and 2 days later got an email from Tesco offering me priority slots. I also am registered with Asda and yesterday got an email from them offering priority slots and the option to book a regular weekly/ fortnightly slot in advance. I have booked a regular slot with Asda as it saves having to keep looking for vacant slots. If you use twitter or have someone who has give Tesco a Twit???? if you are already a customer and on vulnerable list. John

Thread: Homemade Lathe Tools
06/04/2020 20:12:21

A tool that I have made for the lathe is this "centre pump" .dscf1010.jpg


Easy to make and a good practice piece for us beginners. John

Thread: 3D printer recommendations
03/04/2020 21:22:20

Good evening Tony many thanks for the links, but when I go to them I have to register and the first thing they want is access to my contacts..... No Way... I searched google and think that I have found the same frames stacked up. The files show you can print 2, 5, 10, items on top of each other. I have tried slicing a couple of the files with Cura using my machine settings (slow) and 5 frames in 5 hours 10 frames in 11 hours. I will try printing 5 out tomorrow and see what I get...If the stl. file works I will try to upload a non invasive link. John

03/04/2020 13:47:13

Top marks Tony, is it possible to put a link to your faceshield file on the forum or have I missed it? I have looked at the one on another thread but my printer is not big enough to get it on. Many thanks Johnyes

Thread: A well known song change to suit today situation
28/03/2020 16:25:27

yeslaugh John

Thread: View Models
24/03/2020 21:03:37

I tried contacting this site/person for last month but no reply either. John

Thread: Positioning of workshop lights
23/03/2020 23:27:29

Evening EGA, I mixed old type and LED in the workshop with no problem, couldn't afford to replace all at once.


Thread: Do your bit and help each other
22/03/2020 21:58:21

.Hi Bill, no need to wait to sign up. The membership fees are two toilet rolls and a tin of tomatoes..wink


21/03/2020 20:35:53

I am a carer for a disabled wife , I suffer from COPD after pneumonia and have really been amazed at the offers of help (via phone and email ) that I have recieved in the last couple of weeks. Many thanks to those caring neighbors.

John, (founder member of the grumpy old gits society).

Thread: Could bigfoot be real?
21/03/2020 20:00:07

laughyes Nice one Hopper. John

Thread: How are your clubs responding to Coronavirus
18/03/2020 18:51:49
Posted by Nigel Graham 2 on 17/03/2020 23:02:15:

Ah well , as JC54 says, there are the other halves of all those projects...


I've been pondering the likely effect on our valued suppliers. They of course have to consider closing to protect the health of their own staff, but if their wholesalers can still operate, being mainly mail-order retailers in a specialist trade they may be all right. Let us all hope so, for their sake as well as ours!


As another thought if we are getting on with all those projects, are we going to see hoarding of materials?blush Will our regular suppliers have to follow the supermarkets lead? Sorry only 3 nuts and bolts, only 3" of that brass rod sir. smiley John

17/03/2020 20:07:00

At Melton Mowbray and District Model Engineering Society we have decided to cancel any meetings until further notice. The Boiler testing will proceed this Saturday. Work parties on the track extension is left to the choice of each individual. I decision on the June Gala will be made at a later date.

If this self isolation comes in at least it will give us an excuse to finish all of those projects that are half donesmiley. John

Thread: Coronavirus
07/03/2020 19:05:00

Wasn't Izal one step up from John Wayne paper? Rough, Tough, and didn't take no *^&( from anyone?

I was just leaving....

Thread: D H Gipsy mk1
02/03/2020 15:34:37

Many thanks for the explanation David. Just need to dig in the useful box for some alloy of suitable size.


Thread: Spring's a-coming
01/03/2020 21:10:05

pgk laughsmiley

Thread: D H Gipsy mk1
01/03/2020 21:00:31

Enjoying your posts David. Could you please explain how the holder for the shop bought gear works please? I am still very much a beginner and have some gears to alter for a clayton steam wagon differential. Many thanks John

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