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Thread: Low cost forge blower
02/06/2020 17:24:42
Posted by Michael Gilligan on 02/06/2020 15:39:56:

Brilliant video yes

... I wonder how long it will take him to invent a ratchet mechanism


As humans appear to re-invent things on a constant basis I think it is quite likely to happen!

Edited By V8Eng on 02/06/2020 17:25:18

02/06/2020 16:40:00


Edited By V8Eng on 02/06/2020 16:41:02

Thread: The story behind my forum image
02/06/2020 16:25:59

Wow that sounds a really horrible thing to happen.

My worry about getting up during lockdown then trying to remember which day of the week it is pales into total insignificance!

Edited By V8Eng on 02/06/2020 16:30:34

Thread: Aircraft General Discussion
30/05/2020 09:05:44

Some interesting news from the BBC on Nine seater Electric Flight.

BBC News


Edited By V8Eng on 30/05/2020 09:08:02

Thread: Bird (feathered variety) expert(s) wanted.
29/05/2020 23:48:34

The RSPB have a good birdsong identifier here.


Thread: Model engineering on BBC2
26/05/2020 13:35:19

Yes I saw the programme and found the steam driven Babbage fascinating to watch, very well done all those involved in it.

Edited By V8Eng on 26/05/2020 13:40:34

Thread: Watts sun and planner gear.
25/05/2020 20:14:25
Posted by Maurice on 25/05/2020 20:02:56:

Just out of curiosity, has Watt's sun and planet mechanism ever been used for anything other than its original purpose, of doubling the speed of a beam engine crankshaft?

I thought it was invented as an answer to the problem of using a crank which had already been patented by a.n. other who’s name escapes me at the moment.

But I stand to be corrected on this.

Edited By V8Eng on 25/05/2020 20:18:14

Thread: Aircraft General Discussion
20/05/2020 15:26:39
Posted by Cornish Jack on 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.




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



Maid Marian?

20/05/2020 11:53:36

Bloodt Aliens taking the pee knowing we are grounded😉

Thread: What Did You Do Today 2020
19/05/2020 20:25:38

Very good looking work there Windy well done.

Edited By V8Eng on 19/05/2020 20:26:19

Thread: First grandchild, which book?
18/05/2020 12:51:40

Don’t mess about just send a lathe, that should get them started on the right path.devil
Otherwise I am with Clive Hartland on this so they can buy their own lathe in a few years!

Edited By V8Eng on 18/05/2020 12:54:44

Thread: Large Balance Wheel Clock
14/05/2020 20:21:06

I thought the different time zones in the U.K. had been done away with when the Railways came😉devil

Edited By V8Eng on 14/05/2020 20:30:26

Thread: Tooling size for myford ml7?
13/05/2020 11:19:28

I do not have a QCTP so cannot help on that but I do find that most tools need some spacers on the standard toolpost unless you have the optional Boat type tool set.

The Maximum speed of a factory fresh ML7 was 1280 RPM when fitted with the 2 speed 3/4 HP motor and Tri Leva attachment.

Please excuse the picture quality (or lack of).

tri leva speeds.jpg

Edited By V8Eng on 13/05/2020 11:21:07

Thread: Sort of a Straw Poll
12/05/2020 22:47:34

Tell your son that Model Engineers have a reputation for longevity and that you will buy whatever you want.

If he wants evidence then quote Roy Darlington who (I think) was in his 90s and still making plans for new engines before he died, also I think Cherry Hill is about 88.

How many really know whether they will live to over a 100 or die young in a few seconds time anyway so make the most of now!

That’s pretty much my take on it anyway.

Edited By V8Eng on 12/05/2020 22:56:52

Edited By V8Eng on 12/05/2020 22:57:21

Thread: Machine handles
08/05/2020 22:05:04

Worth a look at WDS they do a range of ball handles plus lots of other useful gear.

link to their site here:-


Thread: A Big Thank You to all Forum Members
05/05/2020 17:09:00

Yes a big thank you to fellow members and all those behind the scenes keeping it going at such a difficult time.

Edited By V8Eng on 05/05/2020 17:10:26

Thread: Bayonetes
05/05/2020 17:04:57

The Wife seems to spend time watching various Antiques Programmes and there seems to be a market for Militaria.

A quick online search online might pick up some dealers.

Edited By V8Eng on 05/05/2020 17:06:13

Edited By V8Eng on 05/05/2020 17:06:54

Thread: Whatever happened to...
22/04/2020 13:37:18
Posted by derek hall 1 on 22/04/2020 12:01:41

Here is another one Angel Delight...




Well that’s still on sale!
In addition to the original it comes in Ready to Eat and (almost inevitably) No Added Sugar versions.


Edited By V8Eng on 22/04/2020 13:38:30

20/04/2020 13:37:52

Morrison’s sell rather good individual ones (IMHO) in twin packs (Golden Syrup or other flavours) Microwave for just under a minute & stand for a mouth watering minute if I remember rightly from before the lockdown.

Puddings not Sausages. Gawd that’s made me really miss them now!

Edited By V8Eng on 20/04/2020 13:51:49

Edited By V8Eng on 20/04/2020 13:52:16

Thread: Inconsistent access to MEW archive
20/04/2020 08:07:05
Posted by JasonB on 20/04/2020 07:49:43:

Likely same Flash problem but I'm not an ipad user so not sure of whats best to be able to view flash.

Pocketmags won't give access to full archive.


Yes my Pocketmags only seems to go back to issue 206.

This is not exactly a new problem to me and with so many other things going haywire I have more or less been ignoring it!

I will look into your other suggestions later thanks Jason.

Edited By V8Eng on 20/04/2020 08:14:40

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