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Thread: Pocketmags issues out before ME?
16/10/2021 20:03:32
Posted by Peter Seymour-Howell on 15/10/2021 15:35:27:

I just tried to find how to link myself via the Pocketmags site, I think I've found a page under 'my account' (evidently I opened an account some years back for some Porsche mags) then in 'my library' and then 'activate subscription' i then get stuck when it askes for an 'order number', I tried entering my subscription number but that didn't work?


Hello Pete.

Sorry for the delay in replying (lots went wrong) and my how to memory would not function.

I found this editorial page right here on the ME website.hope it’s the right one.


Regards V8.

15/10/2021 13:49:50

Hi Pete.

If you have a MyTimeMedia account on here it can be connected to Pocketmags (second subscription not needed).

You can look at purchased digital issues but I do not think the back issue facility is available on Pocketmags (not 100% sure on that).

It is about 8 years since I linked my subs into the Pocketmags APP so now desperately trying to remember how it works!

I think it involved the ME subs number and my email address.

I am taking the Wife for an appointment now so will try and work it all out later unless some kind person comes along with the method before them!

regards. V8.

15/10/2021 11:38:36

I was also a little surprised to see ME 4676 & MEW 309 on Pocketmags before here.

I am a digital only subscriber for both on MyTimeMedia to get access to the back issues with the account linked to Pocketmags as well.

Edited By V8Eng on 15/10/2021 11:42:48

Thread: Hornby on TV
09/10/2021 20:54:42

Yes that’s right, I am on the Hornby mailing list and am linking to relevant info here:-


Hope this helps.

Edited By V8Eng on 09/10/2021 20:59:23

Thread: Workshop lighting / energy costs
05/10/2021 11:07:57
Posted by J Hancock on 05/10/2021 10:59:46:

No mention of the fridge/freezer by anyone .

Got a Chest freezer one side of my workshop (helps keep the temp up a bit in winter).

Something that did rather surprise me is TV sets. We have a three year old one without an on-off switch and one about 7 years old with an on-off switch and green energy compliance label (same make).

Never bothered to measure the house consumption being frugal we switch stuff off as we go.


Edited By V8Eng on 05/10/2021 11:27:45

Thread: Saving the Planet … or is it ?
04/10/2021 11:55:05
Posted by roy entwistle on 04/10/2021 11:49:32:

Boiling water is not easy is it ?


Edited By roy entwistle on 04/10/2021 11:50:33

Certainly difficult to make a decent hot cup of tes up on a high mountain top!

Edited By V8Eng on 04/10/2021 11:55:40

04/10/2021 11:42:00
Posted by Michael Gilligan on 04/10/2021 09:35:05:

Interesting little News item from the BBC : **LINK**

… complete with the typically crass aside : Plus, classic car insurance is typically cheap, at least if the vehicle does not do much mileage. However, rates may rise sharply if you tell your insurance provider that there is now a Tesla engine under the bonnet that has made the vehicle significantly quicker.


Uninsured vehicle if you don’t tell them though!

Thread: Has anyone heard of this before…dopey dogs…
23/09/2021 23:53:27

Clever dog letting you know the cable was not buried deep enough!
Not so clever risking electrocution though.

Thread: A Couple of Questions about Pipe?
18/09/2021 20:22:14
Posted by Russell Eberhardt on 18/09/2021 19:53:11:

Just be careful how you ask for pipe in France! devil


Ha Ha yes.😊

Thread: Saving the Planet … or is it ?
17/09/2021 21:25:26
Posted by Bazyle on 17/09/2021 20:07:38:
Posted by V8Eng on 16/09/2021 23:17:24:

Winter is nigh I must check my generator out and get some fuel!

Edited By V8Eng on 16/09/2021 23:19:30

Don't forget that from reports in the USA wrt overwintered small equipment the new improved E10 fuel doesn't store well.

Thanks for that info Bazyle have to watch that one as I have petrol for various garden machinery as well.

Perhaps I will investigate the preservative additives.

16/09/2021 23:17:24

Apparently the French inter-connecter has caught fire and likely to be out action for some time possibly with only half power at some stage

Of course predictions suggest consumer bills will rise.

Winter is nigh I must check my generator out and get some fuel!

Edited By V8Eng on 16/09/2021 23:19:30

16/09/2021 16:13:40
Posted by Brian G on 16/09/2021 15:40:14:

Could anybody please explain why it is considered sensible to turn productive farmland over to "solar farms" instead of installing the panels over supermarket parking spaces? My suspicious mind wonders whether once the panels age and fail they will be removed leaving a brownfield site that can be used for housing.

Brian G

So many massive warehouses seem to be getting erected they could become solar generators if the roofs were covered in panels.



Edited By V8Eng on 16/09/2021 16:14:12

Edited By V8Eng on 16/09/2021 16:15:23

13/09/2021 23:18:10
Posted by Bazyle on 13/09/2021 23:07:37:

Wondering, if I wasn't now able to work from home, whether I would still be stuck on the M25 today ........ my pre-covid commute.

I wonder how much additional pollution that lot caused today!

Edited By V8Eng on 13/09/2021 23:27:08

Thread: UK fires up old coal power plant as gas prices soar
07/09/2021 08:51:35
Posted by Ady1 on 06/09/2021 23:08:25:

ho hum


Even that may not be possible in a years time.

Coal station closure

Thread: Aging fingers
25/08/2021 23:45:44

On the subject of carpal tunnel problems: my wife had both hands/wrists done about 7 years ago and was really amazed at the great results


Edited By V8Eng on 25/08/2021 23:47:40

Thread: Hello everyone
18/08/2021 23:16:39

Sorry to hear of your loss always a difficult time.

A possibly similar model Warco sold on eBay in May for £690 it looked nice in the photos.

No guarantee what another one would fetch but I have included a link here so you can check it out model wise etc.

Warco mill


Edited By V8Eng on 18/08/2021 23:18:45

Thread: small toothed belts
18/08/2021 21:59:52 are worth checking out for those.

Thread: Dividing this would have been an interesting exercise !!
16/08/2021 10:32:41

Not my field at all but the function section in Michaels original link describes it as follows:-

This form of diffraction grating would be put on the end of telescope and produce a spectrograph of whatever was observed with the telescope.

The distance between the wires (about 1.5 lines per mm) suggests it was used for microwave or infrared radiation.

Edited By V8Eng on 16/08/2021 10:33:18

15/08/2021 18:43:32

I notice that bare copper wire is specified and that the device goes over the end of a telescope.

I have observed that bare copper oxidises gradually would said oxidation affect the long term operation as a Spectrograph?

Edited By V8Eng on 15/08/2021 18:44:11

Thread: Steel Prices
12/08/2021 20:19:55

Apparently commodity prices are soaring worldwide and shortages are the order of the day.

Lets hope it all stabilises.

Edited By V8Eng on 12/08/2021 20:26:52

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