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Thread: Hubble Telescope
24/04/2020 16:01:29

Thanks smiley

Thread: Aging rubber and plastic
18/04/2020 14:15:26
Posted by Howard Lewis on 18/04/2020 12:48:00:

have a wind up LED lantern and that is getting sticky and horrible. Works fine, but terrible to touch.

Probably caused by a loss of plasticiser?


I have a pair as well. On doing a test crank, one worked and the other broke it's drive mechanism.

Too sticky to open up and repair.


Edited By modeng2000 on 18/04/2020 14:16:04

Thread: Coronavirus
10/04/2020 14:22:27

I hope they don't use this as away of reducing the population to save building more housing.

Thread: Ink jet printer woes
30/01/2020 19:52:18

Thread: ME Jubilee Clock
07/11/2019 11:23:02

I'm not really sure how to go about this but I want to dispose of my ME Jubilee clock. Having been made by me, it is difficult to place a value on it for selling purposes but I don't really want to just give it away.

The clock has not been used for a while but when it was working it kept good time and it was nice to hear it's 'tick' or perhaps that should be 'clonk' as the pendulum is impulsed. It will have to be set up again to give best operation and I have the set of construction and adjustment notes as printed in Model Engineer 2nd October 1992. The oak case is glazed on the top and three sides.

I can email photos of the clock. Any ideas or interest would be welcome.


Thread: Jim Al Kahlili : Revolutions
01/08/2019 06:52:04
Posted by Michael Gilligan on 01/08/2019 00:01:20:
Posted by ega on 31/07/2019 23:29:57:

He covered essential elements like the wheel, axle and roads but did not mention that the development of the last was driven by the cycling boom of the late 19/early 20C.


Funny, that ... perhaps he thinks of cyclists' use of the roads as being parasitic devil


It often isdevil

Thread: What Did You Do Today 2019
09/07/2019 19:55:25

Sneak it back into her shed when she is not looking smiley

Thread: Basic questions about wax chucks
29/05/2019 11:48:45

Here is a thread on wax chucks **LINK**.

Thread: Christmas disaster
25/12/2018 21:22:17

We replaced ours just in case it decided to not cook our christmas dinner. As you say Duncan, too complicated for such a simple process.

Thread: Automata Magazine
09/10/2018 06:51:45

Mark Horovitz is in the process of starting an on-line magazine for readers interested in automata. Things are at an early stage and Mark is working on a rudimentary website right now. When he has got something up and running, he'll send out a much more comprehensive letter, explaining where he'd like to see the magazine go and how.

If you are interested, send Mark an email to


Thread: Hum on phone.
26/08/2018 07:19:33
Posted by Mike Poole on 26/08/2018 01:11:02:
Posted by Don Cox on 25/08/2018 23:49:33:

If one night your house catches fire one of the first things to go may be the mains and with it your cordless 'phone, how are you going to call the fire brigade then?

On your mobile?


Assuming it is charged up!

Thread: modeng2000
28/06/2018 08:04:10

Hi James,

Sorry to have to say that this is nothing to do with me.

I hope you are able to sort it out, I don't like mysteries.



Thread: hobbymat motor question
27/05/2018 15:07:07

Good luck Ross.


27/05/2018 07:29:00

When I had starting switch problems I replaced the switch with a timed relay that switched out the start capacitor after approx two seconds or so giving time for the motor to run up to speed. No more problems smiley


Edited By modeng2000 on 27/05/2018 07:30:03

Thread: WIN 10 again!
09/04/2018 10:28:22

My laptop with W10 Home boots up in under a minute. Perhaps it isdue to the solid state drives.

Thread: April fools 2018
01/04/2018 14:26:57

Re-opening under new management!

Thread: What did you do Today 2018
15/03/2018 19:52:02

She is not alone, this often happens to me.

Thread: LED lamp failure
16/12/2017 14:53:49

Me too!

Thread: Small fly press?
14/12/2017 15:33:10

Here are other views of the fly press.

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Edited By modeng2000 on 14/12/2017 15:34:09

Edited By modeng2000 on 14/12/2017 15:36:05

Edited By modeng2000 on 14/12/2017 15:36:39

14/12/2017 07:34:11

Thanks for the replies folks, I'll get round to adding an extra photo or two.

Thinking of putting it on eBay as I don't have a use for it.


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