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Thread: Repair advice, please!
27/05/2020 09:07:01

Thank you Pete. If I thought that I could produce a result half as good as that I would be a very happy bunny - sadly, I see it as very unlikely. Still waiting for a reply from Araldite but I get the sense that the adhesive companies (for obvious reasons) will be more concerned with commercial enquiries.

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Bill

26/05/2020 09:37:08

Thank you again, Adrian. That link is quite interesting and the D-W head/motor support shown is definitely intended for serious work!! Unfortunately, I have an 'Eliza's bucket' situation!! sad Even if I had the skills (very doubtful) to manufacture the item, my machine to make it is the one requiring repair!!

I note, however, on a different, current thread, discussion on the merits of Devcon/JB weld etc. which would have considerable personal appeal and which I had seen, initially, as strong (pun intended) contenders. There has been no enthusiasm on the forum, in that direction, so far.

I have emailed Araldite's website for their view on such application and await their reply.

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Bill

25/05/2020 16:54:00

Thank you very much gentlemen - all good advice and food for thought.

Nick C3 - I believe they are out of production (used to be Hemmingway kits)

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Bill

Thread: Aircraft General Discussion
25/05/2020 14:18:52
Posted by Neil Wyatt on 24/05/2020 20:36:09:

Grief,

Was I the only one who noticed that its a Victor 1a?

I know you lot aren't exactly fans of L33T but...

N31L

thinkingthinkingthinking ...dont know

For those old enough to recall Harry Hemsley on the wireless ..."What did Horace say, Winnie?"

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Bill

Thread: Repair advice, please!
25/05/2020 14:07:29

Thank you Duncan,pgk and Ian.

pgk's agri eng route has possibilities being in rural Norfolk. It would be much more feasible if I were a 'Big Cheese 'spad'.

Ian - your experience is what gives me pause for thought!

The 'quality engineering' solutions suggested above would be nice but my lifetime addiction to 'good enough for Government work' standards is urging me down the epoxy (maybe modified with small securing screws) route.

Back to thinking!

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Bill

25/05/2020 11:43:58

Many thanks, Clive, for a most comprehensive reply. On a personal level, the major caveat is that I have NEVER welded anything and mid-eighties manual skills and sight aren't the best basis for learning!!blush If we weren't still in lockdown, it would prbably be worth hiring in a competent welder. The chopped-up tube 'patch' I saw as an alternative but needing reliable high strength attachment methods - hence the 2 part epoxy thought.

Ron Moody's Fagin probably sums it up nicely ..."I think I'll have to think it out again!"indecision

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Bill

25/05/2020 10:59:35

As shown in the photos below, my D-W has developed a crack in the motor/head tube support. 'The Gods' were with me, in that I had a steel tube of a very close matching inside diameter which I have mangled into approximate shape.

Question is - which is the best/most 'do-able' fixing method. I have 2 stick welders and a Lidl's mig jobby, but have never welded anything! 2 part epoxy used to be touted as suitable to repair diesel crankcases and screw attachment would be limited by the thin underlying structure.

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Suggestions gratefully received.

TIA

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Bill

Thread: Contacts in a Parkside Charger from Lidl's.
23/05/2020 15:40:31

Re. Parkside batteries - can be problematical!! One area is recharging, where the battery can be difficult to recharge if it goes below a defined value as measured by the internal circuitry. This can be sorted, apperently, by a momentary 'tickle' (NOT trickle!) charge from a higher voltage source.

The other problem is dimensional inaccuracy. I have two replacement batteries which are unusable because they are marginally too big.

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Bill

Thread: Bumblebee behaviour
23/05/2020 09:34:45

Hornets have been mentioned. The memory bank, full, chaotic and prone to error , says that Hornets are a protected species in Germany ... yes?

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Bill

22/05/2020 10:09:41

A fascinating insight into another of Nature's essential creatures doomed by human greed. However much scientific expertise informs us of the necessity of such species in the planet's survival, the 'want more' element will continue to pollute in their personal profit taking.

Sitting on the swing seat, in the sunshine yesterday and a little, friendly 'bumble' flew over and settled for a while on my knee - a momentary mental oasis in the daily doom recital.

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Bill

Thread: Which Digital Compact Camera?
20/05/2020 21:24:59

Steve - I could be wrong but I read Old Mart's reply as being sincerely helpful - as would anyone who has tried to use a compact camera in broad daylight. There exists an aphorism about mouths and feet which might be appropriate!

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Bill

Edited By Cornish Jack on 20/05/2020 21:25:54

Thread: Aircraft General Discussion
20/05/2020 13:42:43

Bananas to Mike and Martin and ... Andrew, the version identifier is specific!

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Bill

20/05/2020 12:26:43

Ref. Plasma's windvane 'Tomb', aircraft are, obviously ideal subjects.

I have just completed a similar item to give to our neighbours, who have been absolutely splendid in doing shopping for us. I asked the lady of the house whether she preferred a windvane or a desk version and she couldn't decide - so I did both. Ideally, if the windvane version prevails, the sub-base should be removed and the attachment made directly.

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Today's Quiz question - What is the lady called?

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Bill

Thread: garden chair, wooden slats broken.
19/05/2020 09:35:21

Part of the lockdown anti-boredom 'activity' has been watching a number of boat-building Youtube videos. Almost all rip their frames and planking from very large milled pieces and I would have thought the offcuts from these would have been ideal for the repair needed. Local boatyard, perhaps?

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Bill

Thread: Sort of a Straw Poll
12/05/2020 22:15:17

I'm with Mike Poole and pgk and one or two others in viewing their workshop contents. Put simply, it's all STUFF!!! I see it as very odd that outlay on this hobby is regarded by many as quite different from what they spend on (for instance) holidays. That would be spent and would have offered (possibly!) a short period of enjoyment and the outlay would be gone. Workshops and machinery provide continuous enjoyment (and frustration) and still that is not sufficient unto itself for some, there is this additional wish to recoup outlay. Indeed. for quite a few the monetary value outweighs the usefulness, or otherwise, of the machines! Do golfers tot up the cost of their clubs and shoes and funny trousers as a measure of their hobby enjoyment? Do gardeners worry over who is going to inherit their latest ride-on mower?

At 85, I'm never going to be anything other than a workshop 'bodger' (not the chair making variety) and I buy what I can afford - mostly second (or more)hand and get huge enjoyment, frustration, relaxation and hypertension from 'messing about' in the 'shed'. There are several (by ME standards) 'valuable' machines and accessories and they will be available, for the taking, to any a of few similarly interested friends who can be bothered to collect them. The rest will give a shed clearance man a good luck day. One thing is for certain sure - I'm not going to be concerned!

Such arrangements as are necessary have been taken care of - see below (2nd class single, of course)

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Bill

Edited By Cornish Jack on 12/05/2020 22:18:34

Thread: One to watch
10/05/2020 14:20:33

Undoubtedly much on-line watching taling place at the moment. One site which I find particularly informative (very picture intensive) in 'One Guy from Barlick' - **LINK**

Small shed, well equipped and excellent basic procedures demonstrated by a 'hands-on' old-style fitter. Lots to see.

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Bill

Thread: King George VI
08/05/2020 22:10:36

Fairly sure that George V1 was very much into stamp collecting and had a world class collection.

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Bill

Thread: VE Day - 75 years on
08/05/2020 21:48:24

Danny M - if you haven't already, I would highly recommend doing some research on the role of Polish airmen during WW2, particularly the pilots of 303 Squadron. Quite inspirational and eye-opening for the recorded fact that the highest scoring fighter Squadron in the Battle of Britain was, by far, 303. They were exceptional pilots, highly motivated and individualistic. They ignored the RAF's gunnery tactics of firing at 400 yards range, instead, closing to the highly dangerous, but more successful, 100 yds before opening fire. Their role as a major factor in winning the battle of air supremacy was given the most disgraceful treatment at war's end with Churchill giving way to Stalin's demands on Poland's future. Ther was NO Polish contingent allowed in the Victory parade and their sacrifices on our, and their, behalf have been almost entirely ignored.

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Bill

08/05/2020 21:29:30

Mike Poole - your Dad's logbook page features an airfield in Northern Burma (Myanmar)- Myiktila. I flew in there in the middle 60s - probably little changed from your Dad's time, other than the operating conditions.! A fascinating country, like so much of our one-time spheres of influence, potential wasted

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Bill

Thread: Machine handles
08/05/2020 21:12:02

Try 'balanced handles'

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Bill

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