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Thread: Wasp trap - suggestions please
20/08/2019 09:32:39

Nice pictures Neil. Is it a special phone that has an orientation programme built in or is it an app?

Regards Ian.

Thread: Locking Levers
05/08/2019 10:35:07

" RS have always retained lines with a good quality label and dependable supply"

Didn't infer that they did sell cheap goods, just that in many cases, going to the original equipment manufacturer, the same goods are cheaper. That's if OEM can be bothered to sell to individuals.

 WDS were the first iirc to show "Kipp" handles for retail supply.


Regards Ian.

Edited By Circlip on 05/08/2019 10:37:12

Edited By Circlip on 05/08/2019 11:02:17

05/08/2019 10:00:34

RS always have been at the top of the cost tree. Even when the RS "Catalogue" was a few sheets of paper folded and stapled together, a 1d resistor was 5d from them. Of course, no Tinternet then or "Where can I buy" instantaneous demands.

Regards Ian.

Thread: Dam Solution?
03/08/2019 11:01:01

idea they should have configured all the loos in the town to be fed from the reservoir.

Extra water supply pipes to each household? Who wants to be a plumber, Yipeeeeee.

Regards Ian.

Thread: Removing felt lining from wooden boxes......not animal hide glue.
03/08/2019 10:32:45

Chances are a modern glue would submit to acetone (contact adhesive) and a scraper.

Regards Ian.

Thread: Upgrading to fibre optic broadband
03/08/2019 10:18:56

Problem was generated by TT's "Installer" not putting BT socket where required. Connection to modem had to be from new BT supply socket via an extension cable that had originally supplied an extension phone in the opposite direction. Initial problem was that the TT "Micro filter" had to be plugged in DIRECT to supply socket as ANY telephones had to be supplied from micro filter output, or if you connect a double adaptor to the BT socket and then connect a phone to one and the MF to the other, (MF then connected via ASDL cable to router), incoming telephone calls then kill broadband. When call ended, router resets itself and broadband resumes.

Complication occurred because BT socket is in an upstairs room with modem/router in a downstairs room and this is because I want to be able to see the four lights on the router which I can't if the router is connected in t'other room. Original installation by Yorkshire cable/Telewest/Virgin had telephone socket in downstairs room which fed downstairs phone and upstairs phone via extension cable. Modem/router fed from co-ax connection. Problem with TT is not having local technicians, everything is "Solved" or not Via technicians in Karachi/Mongolia or Afghanistan and a local would cost to send out.

Hopefully will use TT again cos it's cheap (Yorkshire frugality.)

Edit. Reason for router question was that neither the Virgin or TT routers give the same signal strength as my Netgear one did to the locations in the house of other computers with same router location. 


Regards Ian.

Edited By Circlip on 03/08/2019 10:50:25

02/08/2019 10:33:52

" but it seems complex process of sending engines north to the Clyde and cars back south was put in place."

Check Bernard Mathews poultry business, Chicken/Turkey bits from middle Europe and sending dead birds there???

Regards Ian.

Thread: Upgrading to fibre optic broadband
02/08/2019 09:45:10

Yep, still here Robin, thanks for your and Howi's reply confirming the router question. Yes trying to Talk to Talk Talk makes you feel like slashing your wrists after the first twenty minutes of jumping through hoops confirming who you are. Seriously thinking of letting the present contract lapse and then becoming a "New" customer. Had a slight problem initially with broadband dropping out when landline was used but that down to plug and socket problem I sorted. Latest occurred a couple of days ago when we had an instantaneous flash and bang (thunder storm) which seems to have screwed the telephone output from their "Micro Filter" and also the telephone connected to it but NOT the DSL to the router?


Regards Ian.

Edited By Circlip on 02/08/2019 09:46:38

Thread: Bits and Pieces in old magazines
02/08/2019 09:30:57

Only part of the site devoted to helping modellers world wide, Good on yer Steve.

Regards Ian

Thread: Is it a tool post?
02/08/2019 09:14:19

Thank heavens the phone/cameras or camera/phones are all made in China. If they were made in Australia we'd have to turn our computers upside down to make sense of the pickies.

Regards Ian.

Thread: Upgrading to fibre optic broadband
31/07/2019 07:36:50

Existing contract with Talk Talk due to end in Sept. Looked at their "Faster Fibre" offering with "Free" souper dooper rooter, NO, £30 extra if you're an existing customer, not sure if that is essential with FF? Are Routers ISP dependant? - will my own Netgear router work with any ISP?

Regards Ian.

Thread: Another scam
29/07/2019 10:03:06

Just got one "I'm ringing to check about nuisance calls on your phone"

Yes and you're one of them P*** orf.

Regards Ian.

Thread: Kit Cars
29/07/2019 09:46:39

Had an AKS special back in the late sixties, Ford ten chassis, E93A engine with an AKS fibreglass body. Looked like an Alfa and the shell molding was probably "Lifted" from an Alfa. Two seater with a hard top but NO side windows, caused hell with the local road tax office obtaining replacement tax discs cos of the light fingered gentry reaching in and nicking same. Couldn't take it out cos the local constabulary insisted it be displayed at ALL times. Used to get waves from GENUINE Alfa drivers.

Regards Ian.

Thread: Dehumidifier project
22/07/2019 09:38:41

'Bout time the soft/hard ware sorted the upright version of picture posting angry 2

 Not sure if it is electronickery problems or laziness.


Regards Ian

Edited By Circlip on 22/07/2019 09:42:29

Edited By Circlip on 22/07/2019 09:43:12

Thread: Plan/Design for spanner roll?
17/07/2019 13:26:47

Luxury tapered roll would be laying smallest to largest spanners side by side centralised on a horizontal line. Top and bottom limits can be drawn as straight lines (equi-wedge shaped), straight sewn pockets and layover flap on one edge, roll smallest towards largest. Luxury but you make it once.

Regards Ian.

Thread: Yet another "parting off grief" thread ;)
17/07/2019 13:19:11

Rather than tailstock, put a rule flat against the face to be cut and run tool up to it, it should be obvious if the tool is high/low by tilt of rule.


Regards Ian.

Edited By Circlip on 17/07/2019 13:19:37

Thread: Any other business?
16/07/2019 10:39:52

"The actual solution is a complete, undeviating adherence to check lists - nothing from memory!"

Pity the operators at a local chemical company didn't do this, despite the manager informing us at a residents liaison group meeting that ALL manufacturing processes had an "Idiot" sheet for the operators to follow. A fire resulting from one such "Standard" non experimental process had to be extinguished by the site fire brigade. On deep questioning, the process managed admitted it was due to "The non timely turning on if a cooling fan" Red face when I commented "So much fir the idiot sheet???"

Used to attend these meetings (three monthly) for twelve years before boredom set in listening to feeble excuses for "Occurrences"

Regards Ian.

Thread: Supaburner's for Model & Toy Steam Boilers Explained
12/07/2019 12:58:00

Aren't glass fibre raw materials IE woven cloths and roving's pre coated?

Regards Ian.

Thread: Electric Cars
12/07/2019 12:52:48

"Garages obviously can’t charge £40 for five quids worth of oil anymore "

Hey, that's cheap, a mate has been quoted £1000 to change his diesel particulate filter. (Perhaps it's because it's a "people's" car).

Regards Ian..

Thread: Forging brass; how easy would it be?
10/07/2019 11:02:14

Turn it. If the turnings come off as a spray, go to Metals4u and save the planet from greenhouse gases.


Regards Ian

Edited By Circlip on 10/07/2019 11:03:14

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