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Thread: Poor Quality Scanned Images ME
01/03/2010 00:15:06
The articles published on the website fall into 2 categories. Those produced for digital reproduction ( MEW / ME digital archives ), and those that are published for free, or as part of the subscription article series.
Neither David or I have any control over the first category ... but I am sure that your comments will be passed on.
As for the articles eg, Minnie and G H Thomas, well.... the amount of time allocated to maintaining the website dictates that sometimes we have to use scanned images from sometime ago, as opposed to re-scanning articles freshly. To reproduce the "Minnie" article from afresh, in terms of producing 11 magazines re-scanned to suit your requirements would mean an inordinate amount of time allocated, and hence a much higher cost. Further there are 41 magazines in the series.... to be published over the next for weeks. Rescanning is NOT a practical prospect,
The articles are not meant to replace proper printed magazines, or books. They are provided purely as reference material. Having checked most of them myself in my PC I feel that for the effort spent they are legible, and the drawings can be read. If you require the proper full size drawings they can be purchased on the website. The web traffic on the site is phenomenal, and hence PDF sizes also have to be cut down, this also reduces quality.
Whilst I appreciate your comments, we are doing our best with limited resources to provide you the members with material ( mainly for free as well ) that is popular as well as relevant. We do strive to do better. However, in this economic climate I feel certain that no additional time or resources will be put into rescanning articles.

Edited By Richmond on 01/03/2010 00:21:47

Thread: Making a screwcutting tap
20/02/2010 15:27:14
Due to a duplicate thread, I am going to lock this one. No more additions will be able to be made here. Unfortunately, I am unable to merge the threads. So, my sincere apologies.
Please use the alternative thread.
Thread: Link to Model engineer 3650 Part 2 wrong
19/02/2010 12:39:03
Fixed now
Thread: Model Engineer 3546 Part 2 is a duplicate of Part 1
19/02/2010 02:36:03
Apologies, this has now been fixed
Thread: Latest uploads of ME
17/02/2010 12:21:04
I have fixed the link
Thread: Lusus Naturae - Drawing Revisions
09/02/2010 20:05:23
Tthe new drawing has been uploaded as per David's request
Thread: Latest article
09/02/2010 13:38:48
I have resolved the issue. Thanks for letting me know.
08/02/2010 16:04:02
I have fixed this now
Thread: cutting 6BA thread on bronze bar
21/01/2010 12:27:32
The other possibility is that your tailstock is out of alignment ??
Thread: Problemswith new downloads
20/01/2010 22:32:21
I have tried on 2 seperate machines to replicate download errors, and I cant find a problem.....can you message me with more ( as much )  details please.
20/01/2010 17:22:21
Issues should now be resolved
Thread: Ferris Wheel Clock
14/01/2010 15:21:49
HI Gents,
I have just updated the Ferris Wheel Clock article to include the DXF files compressed into zip format.
This should enable those of you with CNC equipment to make the required parts " in house".
Thread: Myford Super7 Leadscrew Accuracy problem
29/12/2009 20:19:48
Accuracy repeatability are issues.
I beleive that in fact for repeatability ( as in open and close the scale to the same point repeatedly ) it is something like 0.1mm whereas resolution is 0.01mm.
This info is rarely mentioned  in the sales blurb for ANY capacitive scale...... which in essence is the standard digital caliper.
I have no clear info on accuracy, but an extension is that infact a measument could deviate by upto 0.1mm from norm..... so in theory not that accurate at all.
Thread: Choice of small milling machine
21/12/2009 00:38:17
As with all things model engineering wise, buy the largest that space and money will allow.
Rigidity and mass are usualy king.
Other than that, personal preference, and the type of things you want to do on a mill ( models likely to be made ) should be the things that influence you.
Also spare a thought for tooling..... most people forget to make tooling interchangeable between lathe and mill. This can save a LOT of money.
Collect chucks, ..dividing heads, rotary tables, angle plates etc are all areas that you can make your own and would be a good start for doing your own projects.

Edited By Richmond on 21/12/2009 00:41:21

Thread: Just bought myfirst lathe now what?
21/12/2009 00:12:37
to my knowledge the csb is similat to most southbend derivative lathes.
Look on for more info. Spares for boxford lathes are often available either here, on EBay, or from dealers.
There are several options regarding a milling head.....however, it depends on space.
If you have space then buy a milling machine.......... otherwise, you can buy a small milling head, and adapt a column as per the Emco lathes that can have a head fitted......or BF65 milling head ..... which derivatives of which can be found.
Thread: Missing pages from back issues of Model Engineer
20/12/2009 13:49:41
We have sent forwarded these issues to management, and they will hopefully be rectified soon. Please bear with us, unfortunately this work was carried out via a different team, and was not under the editorial teams control.
However, rest assured we will do all in our power to have these problems rectified as soon as is praticably possible.
Our sincere apologies.

Edited By Richmond on 20/12/2009 14:04:03

Edited By Richmond on 20/12/2009 14:04:18

Thread: Hydrogen embrittlement
19/12/2009 11:46:00
This sounds more like a yorkshire household........ mind you, cant have blue dripping onto your yorkshire pudd being kept warm .... waiting for the jam to be added. *smiles*
If David could actually get the wife to go out he could learn a whole new skill.... operating a new ( domestic ) ... and then realises he needs to find the manual..... remember, a real "man" reads the manual as a last resort 
Ponders whether Ian uses the oven under domestic supervision.... Elfin safety etc etc etc
Thread: Thread cutting on the lathe
07/12/2009 00:32:19
I never seem to have this problem......when I first logged into the site, I clicked on the "remember me" button. Even when I have cleared the cookie cache in IE8, and have relogged in, I have never been logged out, unless..... I have logged in on another PC that is on a different IP address.....but then again I use a router.
Basically, what Im saying is that the website, to my knowledge, doesnt log you out after a set period of inactivity. It is more likely to be something perhaps related to the users internet connection......some USB modems automatically log off from the ISP after a few mins of inactivity, and when they log back in they are given a different IP address.......the nett effect being that the website will clear the previous session..... and a "member" will loose any unsaved posts.
I beleive it IS possible to change settings on USB modems to prevent this...... but to give specifics is beyond the scope of this site.
Thread: World of Model Engineering
04/12/2009 13:24:50
I have checked and these appear to be ok.
29/11/2009 21:18:34
Files are now modfied, and will be live in a few minutes.......The pages were stuck together in issue ! and I missed that
Although I wonder why would an advert page in issue 2 be of value.
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