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Member postings for Circlip

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Thread: micro switch
02/07/2020 12:02:33

You obviously didn't frequent surplus shops Mark. Have a couple of these as limit switches on a radio control "Servo" I made around 1960. Were scavenged from an "Aerial tuning unit" ex RAF, difference being the insulator is a paxolin stack.

Regards Ian.

Edited By Circlip on 02/07/2020 12:03:47

Thread: Yipee the F1 is back on
01/07/2020 11:42:54

Lost a lot of interest when the poison dwarf sold out to Murdocks mob (Hauwk, spit). Still watch the highlights, same with MGP since that was sold out to pay TV.

Wonder how many will loose interest now OUR national hero (H/S again) has manage to get it politicized? Eight races? There's going to be a LOT of controversy, MANY tears before bed time and forii full of Egg spurt comments and Moratoriums. Do they still use Manx Norton engines in F1???

Regards Ian.

 "The Piranha Club" an excellent read, Only difference now is more sophisticated cheating.

Edited By Circlip on 01/07/2020 11:47:29

01/07/2020 11:16:52

Two different depth "Chinese" take away containers. Curried King Prawns is a bit deeper than Sweet and sour sauce, After devouring the contents. Nice snap tops and take felt tip text. They stack well too.

Nicely replaced "Old Holborn" but have a few of those too.

Regards Ian.

Thread: Printing from Digital Archive
28/06/2020 09:49:13

And can you also post instructions on a subject that too many find impossible, the correct orientation of photos. Gets tiresome turning the screen sideways or upside down.

Regards Ian.

Thread: EN42J heat treatment
25/06/2020 09:55:41

Don't know about todays materials but EN42J was the main material used for Circlips. Basically they were passed through a gas furnace heated to red and then dropped into a "Low temperature" salt bath to quench, barrelled to clean and then tempered to "Dark blue". Can't remember the various temperatures (It was sixty years ago) but nearly sure we were "Austempering"

Regards Ian.

Thread: 2mm endmill help
25/06/2020 09:43:56

The late great Sir John made "Carriers" to allow the minimal amount of cutting length to be presented to the material to be cut. Even with super sharp cutters, long wobbly flutes bode for tears before bedtime.

Regards Ian.

Thread: Concrete Garages, Shelving and Catastrophe
17/06/2020 10:21:50

Made hangers that go over the top edge thickness (Like the ones the roof bars use) with a packer at the bottom to ensure they sit vertical. Was advised by Garage fitters NOT to drill into concrete walls as it could burst the panel. There is a difference in the concrete used for garage panels. There is a reason any holes for fixings are cast in at manufacture.

Regards Ian.

Thread: Can summer car tyres be used in winter?
17/06/2020 10:11:19

It used to be the "Norm" changing to Town and Countries in winter, deeper treads, so more grippy for snow/slush driving, but beware, some insurance companies could refuse to pay out on a claim in the event of an accident quoting that you have "Modified" your vehicle from Standard original tires fitted unless you inform them before use.

Catch 22 situation that if the originals won't grip on the road conditions, you shouldn't be driving.

Regards Ian.

Thread: My part built TICH has developed a problem with one of my Walschaert's gear :-(
14/06/2020 12:50:23

When you air tested it, the wheels were unloaded? ie. the chassis was suspended? Try air test again if successful there must be binding caused by the weight of the chassis on the linkages.

Regards Ian.

Thread: How to glue plastics
08/06/2020 09:39:36

Going to the expense of generating a Stainless Steel gear would better be served by manufacturing the rest of the finished object from a material suited to mechanically fixing the parts together. Watch wheels and pinions are a good example in this make a backplate and pulley from metal and join the two.

Regards Ian

Thread: component tester
08/06/2020 09:07:36

Wrong attitude Les. on a recent "Over the pond" forum it took four pages and sixty odd replies to get the relevant information, reply 65 solved the problem.

Much more exciting having to "Ass u me"

Regards Ian.

Thread: Tufnol - cylinder block?
06/06/2020 09:12:51

And as a reminder, NEVER use Tufnol Rod/Bar to make gears.

Regards Ian.

Thread: Belt Up
01/06/2020 10:52:37

"I've no idea what the question regarding hand turning was about,"

Possibly like watch/clockmakers do, use of a graver rather than topslide etc. to generate the crown. One of the advertisers sells a fancy version.

Regards Ian.

Thread: Frustration in taking photos using my Galaxy A20e mobile phone
30/05/2020 10:22:11

But, how good is it as a phone??? and as a camera, why is it soooo difficult to take UK pictures rather than Chinese or Australian photos.?

Regards Ian.

Sent from my laptop using a keyboard.

Thread: Motorcycle General Discussion
27/05/2020 10:13:15

"I miss the variety of quality, small capacity, motorcycles that were available in the mid '70s - compact two stroke singles, twins & triples, four stroke singles & twins and all great fun to ride at sane speeds. "

But that was a time when motorcycles were the mode of work transport before we became "Chocolate eaters" and soft.


Regards Ian.

Venom Clubman and Guzzi Le Mans owner.

Edited By Circlip on 27/05/2020 10:14:38

Thread: Stressing over numbers
27/05/2020 10:05:55

There are so many who will give up the hobby if ever liquid crystals develop permanent leaks. Probably have to revert to callipers and fractions and re learn the art of FITTING. Unless of course one is supplying the Swiss mechanical watch industry or NASA.

Regards Ian.

Thread: Repair advice, please!
27/05/2020 09:53:38

Would have been relatively easy when there was a foundry on nearly every street. High Nickel is the weapon of choice BUT, in this case, replace rather than repair. In clamping situations, there is no substitute for parent metal.

Regards Ian.

Thread: A polite note to beginners from ARC
21/05/2020 12:14:17

Never had to deal with ARC, but met Keetan once at "Arrowgate", Question, "Would you buy a used car from him"? Definitely not! (I'd probably buy two).

And for those who found Sir John an abrasive cantankerous old s*d? His history in ingineering and problem solving gave him the right to call many, "Clumsy B*****d"

From another abrasive cantankerous old Yorkshire s*d who would also describe a spade as a spade and not the "Politically correct" a device for generating holes in the ground.


Regards Ian.

Pity that one company that used to advertise on here promoted MANY pages of dissatisfaction due to lack of honesty and integrity was tolerated by non exclusion for a Looooooong time.

Edited By Circlip on 21/05/2020 12:18:49

Thread: Are subscriptions being delayed because of the lockdown?
15/05/2020 12:31:23

No, It's due to Brexit.

Regards Ian.

Thread: M-DRO Magnetic Tape / Linear Encoder
15/05/2020 12:15:38

Yes the Chinese slaves are revolting for higher wages. Glad my Dials an Mics can't read words.

Regards Ian

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