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Thread: Help with Myford super 7 broken parts
28/10/2020 11:16:53

This guy might be worth trying for difficult to get Myford parts, I have often seen his adverts.


Edited By V8Eng on 28/10/2020 11:17:14

Thread: Milling for Beginners Book
17/10/2020 15:50:01

If anyone wants to buy either book my email says they are on an introductory offer at ARC.




Thread: Electric Smart Meters
13/10/2020 12:21:44

I think you will find that most pressure to install smart meters comes from Central Government.

I have read that there is a Government requirement for UK homes to be fitted with them within a certain time frame (not sure of years etc).

I also think companies may be liable to fines if they do not meet the required timescales.

Just as an aside to this: If you have an Electric Vehicle Charging Point installed at your house it must now be a “smart” one.

Edited By V8Eng on 13/10/2020 12:28:17

Edited By V8Eng on 13/10/2020 12:28:51

Thread: Grumpy old men
10/10/2020 19:13:24
Posted by Speedy Builder5 on 10/10/2020 16:37:41:

Since when were sockets called "plug sockets". English is easy enough, a socket is a socket, if you wish to identify it for mains use, you can call it a "Mains socket".

You plug a "Plug" into an "Socket" - simple enough isn't it ? I blame it on the ignorance of the younger generation, but who taught them this bastardisation of the English language.

And for a bit of fun:-

World plugs and sockets

Rant over, back to painting spoked loco wheels!

We cannot blame the young at all because the previous generations taught them.wink

The one I dislike is people who say “can I get a coffee” the answer should be: yes come behind the counter and help yourself!

Posted by a fully qualified grumpy old man (me).

Edited By V8Eng on 10/10/2020 19:30:26

Thread: Engineering Sights on Google Streetview
04/10/2020 15:32:15

This is at the Black Country Living Museum (great place) entrance.

Cannot remember what machinery it is because we’ve not visited for a while.



Edit: I find the link sometimes goes to plan view and needs a second try to get into street level.


Edited By V8Eng on 04/10/2020 15:38:22

03/10/2020 23:43:43

Sometimes  I find faded signage on old buildings interesting and wonder about their history (usually engineering related stuff).

This one in Stoke on Trent for instance, I have driven past it many times and now found it on Streeview.

Did Coates actually make Diesel engines?


Edited By V8Eng on 03/10/2020 23:45:02

Thread: Kerr's Minature railway closing
03/10/2020 20:58:29

Sad to hear of any closing.

There’s an active one in Hastings 10 1/4” (I think) it runs along the front near the old fishing huts, very busy when I was there last year.

Edited By V8Eng on 03/10/2020 21:12:48

Thread: White rock salt
01/10/2020 22:12:56
Posted by mark costello 1 on 01/10/2020 21:04:57:

How does One get a Duck to stay still to be milked? wink

Preferably using a method that keeps them suitable for cooking with orange sauce🤐

Thread: Red Paint
30/09/2020 12:30:19

Deleted V8

Edited By V8Eng on 30/09/2020 12:30:50

Edited By V8Eng on 30/09/2020 12:31:46

Thread: Camden Miniature Steam Services
28/09/2020 13:44:37

They still seem to be posting things on Facebook etc.

Edited By V8Eng on 28/09/2020 13:47:32

Thread: Another scam
27/09/2020 23:22:19

Also forward it to:

Obviously only the PayPal ones!

Edited By V8Eng on 27/09/2020 23:28:09

Thread: Copper Plaque Identification
27/09/2020 12:27:48

The wife’s uncle worked in printing so this trade related item may be a long shot but worth a look.


Thread: Anyone recognise these.
24/09/2020 18:53:08
Posted by Steviegtr on 24/09/2020 18:47:23:
Posted by Kevan Shaw on 24/09/2020 18:45:36:

They all look pretty boring to me


the one in your hand looks like it has a broken insert. They could be used in a boring head in a mill or in a lathe.



It does look broken but it is how the cutter is made. Seems to be a radius type thingy.


Maybe a ball nosed milling cutter.

edit: Jason types faster than me!

Edited By V8Eng on 24/09/2020 18:54:02

Thread: iPadOS 14
19/09/2020 11:28:30
Posted by Michael Gilligan on 19/09/2020 10:46:56:

I have upgraded my iPad to iPadOS 14 and am now experiencing some difficulties using this forum


Most immediately noticeable is that I have no cursor visible when composing or editing a post. The double-tap highlight works, but there no normal ‘text-editing’ cursor.

Second ... I have now tried, twice, to reply to Daniel’s post on another thread [quoting some of his text] ... On both attempts, the post has not appeared !!

Would any other users of iPad OS please make a note of any other odd behaviours.




Sorry to hear that you are having issues.

I updated mine yesterday evening, it went smoothly just as I have come to expect after using iPads for a few years now.

The cursor works as before and if this post appears then obviously that aspect works on mine.

Edited By V8Eng on 19/09/2020 11:30:56

iPad Pro 10.5”

Edited By V8Eng on 19/09/2020 11:35:13

19/09/2020 11:25:53

Forgot to quote. See next post.

Edited By V8Eng on 19/09/2020 11:29:06

Thread: P.S.Waverley
17/09/2020 13:39:19
Posted by Martin Field on 17/09/2020 12:23:21:

Is there one, Ian? What did it hit?

I know very little about it, but it was a birthday p[resent and has to be finished.


I think it hit the pier on Arran earlier this month.
Found the story now, link here:-


Thread: New Covid Rules
12/09/2020 19:07:19

The latest BBC explanation is here but I am not really sure how much it helps with the original question.

BBC Covid

10/09/2020 23:44:34

Apparently we are now to get local COVID Marshall’s on the streets, the reporter said they have no powers and will be employed by local government (but they do not have to do it).

These Marshall’s will be paid for by Taxpayers LocalGovernment.

You really couldn’t make it up even as a fairy tale!

Oh I forgot it’s Politicians making rules, so unconnected to the real world anyway.

Edited By V8Eng on 10/09/2020 23:49:39

Thread: Unusual Project
10/09/2020 13:45:49

Some reckoned it was impossible for Bumble Bees to fly but they fly anyway.wink

Thread: varifocals
31/08/2020 15:47:24

I have been wearing varifocals for over twenty years and would not have any other type now, I very rapidly adjusted to them from bi-focals.
The only time I found problems was fitting things on ceilings because you are trying to see close up work through the distance section.

Varifocals seem fine for me in the workshop but I do find myself looking head down on stairs instead of ahead.

Edited for auto spelling to bi-vocals ha ha.

Edited By V8Eng on 31/08/2020 15:50:53

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