Here is a list of all the postings mike barrett 1 has made in our forums. Click on a thread name to jump to the thread.
|Thread: Nostalgic moment|
from the DVLA site it is taxed (exempt) till 2023 so still aorund!
|Thread: Warco digital readout broken|
I will have another look at it. Although I have brought a new one I would like to fix the old one or understand whats broken.
did take the head out and cleaned everything. Couldnt check the LED as I think there are IR. Might try again using a IR receiver and a scope.
|Thread: The last Gravity Ropeway|
Lynton and Lynmouth Cliff Railway is worth a visit.
Run by water from a stream, brilliant.
|Thread: Thread on front forks on a Raleigh bike|
I have had a reply from RST Europe. No manual or spares for the original forks (no surprising) but they did send me a pdf showing all the parts in the original folks.
Glad others are keeping old bikes running, but not planning on doing any off roading!
I have a 1990's Raleigh bike which has RST suspension fronts forks. The forks have fallen apart (inside springs rusted away) and I dont think I can repair them,
Most forks are now plain with a clamp to hold the bearing. I cant find a threaded shaft version that is only 140mm long so was wondering if I could buy a plain version and then cut the shaft down to size and cut a thread on it.
The question is what thread is used on the shaft and where can I buy a die for it?
|Thread: electric wool spinning wheel|
Too easy and yes I have done that but was interested if anyone here had built one.
my wife is doing a lot of wool spinning using a traditional spinning wheel.
I suggested it need an electric motor to drive it rather than a treadle foot driven one so she has given me the challenge to build one!
So before I get stuck in to build one has anyone else every built an electric spinning wheel.
|Thread: London Model Engineering Exhibition 2020|
I think you are right (I too recently brought a cheap CNC router to play with) it needs to be change and embrace new technology ie 3D printing, CNC machining etc. There was nothing there for those users.
My wife is a keen knitter and the knitting shows are booming. We went to Wool Week in Shetland and there were people from all round the world coming to a week of woolly stuff. By the end of the week most accommodation was already booked for 2020! All the weeks courses and shows were fully booked months in advance.
BTW I really liked the little display of the welder in the engine shed (Chelmsford eng society?) someone had used a coloured LED to represent arc welding, with the colour changing from white as the arc was struck to red as the job cooled down. Not really engineering but very clever.
yes everything is changing....
I have run Triumph classic cars for ~35 years (Herald, Dolly, Stag, TR6 Gt6....etc) been going to classic car shows and over the years the number of parts dealers has gone to almost nothing. Part of it is that a lot of stuff is sold on Ebay and online and its no longer worth the traders going to shows...
I have been for the last 4 years and always enjoyed the show. But this year I found it very disappointing, a lot of the regular companies and stalls missing and I think fewer engineering clubs. Very quiet compared to last year, I left after about 90 mins.
I wonder what has changed? has the cost of being there gone up (Ally Pally or the exhibition company) that has put companies off?
Real shame as I have always enjoyed this show.... Probably wont go next year.
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