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Member postings for John Weight

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Thread: Clock wiring
02/05/2019 19:36:48

Hello Micheal,

Thank you for your link re the Murday clock which I found most interesting, especially as I hadn't realised until I saw it that it had a transparent glass Dial, as in the one I made to John Wildings design I had incorporated a dial made from perspex. Thanks again for the link.


23/04/2019 20:11:15

Good evening all,

Many thanks for the replies re the clock wiring all of which were helpful in pointing me in the right direction. I have not yet had a chance to check things out in the workshop and probably won't be able to much before Friday, so, fingers crossed I shall be able to sort it out then.

Thanks again, John.

22/04/2019 20:01:55

Good evening all,

Puzzling over the correct wiring of the coils into the circuit of the above design, an answer to the following query would be most helpful.

There are 4 wires from the two coils, which is the correct way to connect the wires to the supply, in series or parallel with each other.

This looks like a silly question to be asking but I cant make up my mind which would give me the most powerful result in operating the mechanism.

Thanks to any one able to help find the answer.

John Weight

Thread: Warco 918 Lathe Tumbler Reverse
13/02/2019 10:58:00

Hi Jonathan.

Re the 918 Tumbler reverse you refer to, I am pleased to say it is still in active use on my own 918 after some 27 years, I have a copy of the relative article in my file and would be pleased to copy it and forward it to you if you would like to PM me.

Regards John F.E.Weight.

Thread: I.T
04/08/2017 07:55:16

Good Morning all, Thank you to everyone for their very kind help and comments re my PC problem, I have taken the advice of those who recommended Libre Office and downloaded the programme, as mentioned it is very similar to Microsoft's Office and will be most suitable for my needs, again many thanks and what an amazingly helpful group of people you all are. John

03/08/2017 17:04:54

Good afternoon all, I have a problem with my PC in that having reset it to an earlier time I have lost my early version of Microsoft Office. Unfortunately windows 10 will not allow me to load from my disc as the version is no longer supported. They tell me I can download windows 365 for an annual fee of around £ 60.00 which I don't really want to get into. The question is has any one on the forum any suggestions as to what I can do as I cannot writte anything or produce spread sheets or documents, any help would be much appreciated, thanks. John.

Thread: power for a wiper motor
23/06/2017 20:28:09


olutionGood evening all, Many thanks to all those who took the time to assist me with my recent call for help under the above heading. I have decided to go with the suggestion from " Petrolhead" which appears to fit the bill perfectly. All the replies were most interesting and worth reading and no doubt would have fitted the bill the one chosen seemed the simplest solution, again many thanks to everyone. John.

Thread: power for a wiper motor
22/06/2017 20:46:39

Good evening gentlemen, I am looking for a suggestion on the best way to supply power to drive a 12 volt windscreen wiper motor other than using a car battery. I'm thinking along the lines of using maybe something like one of those 3 pin plug type gadgets that are used for small electronic gismos, but really have no idea whether this is feasible, any suggestions or other ideas would be most appreciated and gratefully received. many thanks, John

Thread: Drill sharpening
26/03/2017 12:18:21

Good morning all, I am interested in the above device but don't seem able to find any measurements for it, if there is anyone able to point me in the right direction, I have the book but there are no indications that I can find there. It would be much appreciated, Thanks. John.

Thread: Members albums
09/03/2017 16:56:42

Thank you to all who replied to my query on accessing members abums.



Edited By JasonB on 09/03/2017 18:35:52

08/03/2017 19:31:47

Good evening

I have often noticed in forum posts, members sometimes refer to their albums to see more pictures. How does one find and access these albums. Thanks.

John W

Thread: Help needed
19/02/2017 15:52:21

Hi Neil, Thanks for your reply, I have now found the article it was in the February No..251 issue. Can't understand how I couldn't see it. Far too many Birthdays I suspect. Re starting a new line one line lower e.g for a new paragraph the enter key just takes me back to the start.

Ha, I've sussed it out I think a space after the last letter or full stop is first needed, before using the return key. I​'m using Windows 10 on a desktop, Incidentally M.E.W is an excellent mag. congratulations and many thanks for your help.


19/02/2017 11:53:09

Good morning all, I am looking for an article by Michael Cox published recently concerning a device to apply forward movement to a drill grinding jig. I think I have gone "article blind" as a search of all my recent copies of M.E. & M.E.W have proven to be unsuccessful. If anyone is able to point me in the right direction I shall be most grateful. John. P. S how does one move down a line on this site?, Thanks, John.

Thread: Advice wanted on long case clock design
10/01/2017 11:21:53


Hi Mike, I have made(about 25 years ago) and was very pleased with the result, Alan Timmins long case clock and would recommend it . It is quite conventional in design and still keeps good time, I think the book is still available from people such as John Wilding and Ian Cob. I have no experience to offer on the others that you refer to, but no doubt others on here will be able to advise. regards, John

Thread: Lathe belt broken
24/05/2016 20:02:50

Hi Robert,

Bearingboys also do them but including postage they still work out at over £ 21 ea. Whilst I am on here, the trouble I have on the 918 lathe is that, on the lowest speed the belt turns over in its v groove when the lathe is running and then eventually becomes very misshapen, any one any suggestions?

Thread: Adding photo's to my album
19/05/2016 20:54:02


I've forgotten how to add more pictures to my current Album, a reminder would be appreciated, many thanks. John

Thread: Back Issues cont'
12/05/2016 19:26:32

Many thanks John for the link I have ordered the magazine and await delivery, thanks again for your help. John

12/05/2016 16:19:35

Hello everyone,

Further to my post of yesterday asking if any one could lend me a back issue I realised too late that folk may not be prepared to take the chance that their copy may not be returned so I will try a different approach. Is there anyone out there who would be prepared to copy Part 3 of Anthony Mount's instructions on building Benson's Vertical Engine, it is contained in Volume 177 (1996) issue No. 4024 I shall be happy to reimburse any cost involved, Many thanks, John

Thread: Back Issues
11/05/2016 16:07:52

Hello everyone,

Does anyone have the following copy of Model engineer that the would be willing to loan me I need to copy a particular article from it , it's the only one I have lost from my collection, I will return it immediately and cover all postage costs. The copy required is Volume 176, issue No. 4024. from mid August 1996.

Many thanks. John

Thread: Lang Bridge Double Diagonal Engine
16/02/2016 19:23:06

Good evening to you both, many thanks for your very helpful replies to my question re the Langbridge engine.

I had not picked up on the fact that one side of the eccentric rod was permanently fixed to the strap as you have shown me. I have now remedied the matter and the engine is running very sweetly on a quite small amount of air. It now remains for me to make a number of finishing touches to and paint it up, when it is complete I will put some photos up to show the result. I had spotted your engine Ramon on the net and watched it running beautifully, I offer my congratulations it looks well, I can only hope mine will look as good. again many thanks to you both for you help.


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