Here is a list of all the postings Circlip has made in our forums. Click on a thread name to jump to the thread.
|Thread: micro switch|
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.
Edited By Circlip on 02/07/2020 12:03:47
|Thread: Yipee the F1 is back on|
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???
"The Piranha Club" an excellent read, Only difference now is more sophisticated cheating.
Edited By Circlip on 01/07/2020 11:47:29
|Thread: TOOL BOXES|
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.
|Thread: Printing from Digital Archive|
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.
|Thread: EN42J heat treatment|
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"
|Thread: 2mm endmill help|
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.
|Thread: Concrete Garages, Shelving and Catastrophe|
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.
|Thread: Can summer car tyres be used in winter?|
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.
|Thread: My part built TICH has developed a problem with one of my Walschaert's gear :-(|
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.
|Thread: How to glue plastics|
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 case.ie. make a backplate and pulley from metal and join the two.
|Thread: component tester|
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"
|Thread: Tufnol - cylinder block?|
And as a reminder, NEVER use Tufnol Rod/Bar to make gears.
|Thread: Belt Up|
"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.
|Thread: Frustration in taking photos using my Galaxy A20e mobile phone|
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.?
Sent from my laptop using a keyboard.
|Thread: Motorcycle General Discussion|
"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.
Venom Clubman and Guzzi Le Mans owner.
Edited By Circlip on 27/05/2020 10:14:38
|Thread: Stressing over numbers|
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.
|Thread: Repair advice, please!|
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.
|Thread: A polite note to beginners from ARC|
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.
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?|
No, It's due to Brexit.
|Thread: M-DRO Magnetic Tape / Linear Encoder|
Yes the Chinese slaves are revolting for higher wages. Glad my Dials an Mics can't read words.
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