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Thread: moving machines
24/07/2021 00:00:14

Better get your skates on for that job🙂

Sorry but somebody had to say it🤐

Edited By V8Eng on 24/07/2021 00:00:43

Thread: E10 Petrol
21/07/2021 12:41:29


Edited By V8Eng on 21/07/2021 12:42:07

Edited By V8Eng on 21/07/2021 12:42:20

Thread: Shock at low pay for high skill
09/07/2021 15:54:46

Seems to me that making real money at present involves becoming an Internet Influencer (not seen a job spec though).

Edited By V8Eng on 09/07/2021 15:57:36

Thread: Uncertainty of Measurement [Global Warming]
07/07/2021 14:50:16

Wouldn’t we still be in an Ice Age without global warming?

Edited By V8Eng on 07/07/2021 14:53:11

Thread: GigaFactory
05/07/2021 12:09:03

I recently did some checking for EV mileage on a few cars using the range calculators on manufacturer’s websites.
Altering speeds temperature etc could make some surprising changes to potential distance capability.

Thread: Roof insulation
02/07/2021 17:07:09

Might pay to read the relevant parts of this from the IET:-

Foam & cables.

Edited By V8Eng on 02/07/2021 17:10:10

Thread: So, you know about clocks!
23/06/2021 09:29:19

From personal experience I can recommend the Clock Workshop in Witney (Oxon) it was first recommended to me by a friend.

May be a bit far south for you though?

Thread: Aircraft General Discussion
20/06/2021 23:13:49

As an occasional airline passenger (pre pandemic) all this has just about put me off ever flying again and made me glad the flight paths are not directly over my house!

Thread: Barbeque Time
15/06/2021 18:52:00
Posted by Brian H on 15/06/2021 18:11:36:

BBQ and football; what a gastly combination. As you can tell, I'm not a fan.

Pretty much my view of it as well!

Edited By V8Eng on 15/06/2021 18:52:37

Thread: Another Stolen Loco
11/06/2021 11:18:13


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Edited By V8Eng on 11/06/2021 11:22:51

Thread: Stuff you forgot you had
06/06/2021 23:42:54
Posted by Martin Kyte on 06/06/2021 21:56:45:

You don't clear your sheds when they are full you just start another one!

regards Martin

One has a leaky roof with a temporary cover and both are stuffed full it’s interesting finding stuff you thought was lost.

Most importantly the boss says no more sheds we have enough already!

06/06/2021 21:37:55

I have two 8*6 sheds to clear out this year that should be interesting!

Thread: Cyclemaster engine rubber bushings
06/06/2021 21:34:12

You could try emailing the National Motorcycle Museum for advice, I think they use various restorers.

Edited By V8Eng on 06/06/2021 21:34:46

Thread: Lest we forget
06/06/2021 10:34:02

Getting coverage on the BBC TV since early today and some current stuff on BBC News Channel.

I’ve been out most of the morning so missed much of it.

2 Minutes silence at 11 I think.


Edited By V8Eng on 06/06/2021 10:36:01

Thread: The worst 'upcycling' tragedy ever?
02/06/2021 09:56:46

Does the boat light up?

I seem to remember using those separators (regulators?) and that they worked well.

Edited By V8Eng on 02/06/2021 09:57:42

Thread: Amnesiac Remember Me?
01/06/2021 12:19:28

Before I retired we had to change login passwords regularly and a reminder appeared on screen.

Anyone found logged in and nowhere near the PC found themselves having a chat about security with their manager.

Edited By V8Eng on 01/06/2021 12:20:56

Thread: Strange mini "turret" lathe?
30/05/2021 23:37:39
Posted by Michael Gilligan on 30/05/2021 22:38:49:

Drat and botheration crying 2

I was outbid

Did anyone here buy it ?


Not me either but I reckon somebody got an interesting bargain at that price.

Edited By V8Eng on 30/05/2021 23:38:10

29/05/2021 11:51:39
I’ve watched a couple of The Yorkshire Vet episodes nothing makes me squirm after that. The eyes do occasionally water when they’re dealing with such things though.

Edited By V8Eng on 29/05/2021 11:53:34

Thread: The worst 'upcycling' tragedy ever?
27/05/2021 09:45:39
Posted by Diane Carney on 27/05/2021 09:36:58:

Does this count as good upcyling? The piano has been in my family since about 1920 and I learnt to play on it, but after two house moves it had become useless as a piano as it was untuneable (despite the est efforts of several highly regarded piano tuners). I didn't want to scrap it so I have 'repurposed' it! It still contains the fully strung harp which still 'sings'. I have since done away with a very cumbersome desk. So liberating...!


That’s what I call good upcycling.

Do the foot pedals work as mouse buttons?😉

Edited By V8Eng on 27/05/2021 09:46:38

Thread: Remote Compressor Drain Tap
26/05/2021 14:34:57
Posted by Thomas Cooksley on 26/05/2021 13:56:08:

I thought the point of the drain cock being on the bottom of the receiver was that is where the water collects. The tubing should run downhill all the way from the drain point, taking the tube up above the receiver is like a trap on a sink or toilet it will never drain completely. Tom.

I bought a cheapo one some years ago and had to tilt it sideways slightly to drain because the drain cock was not really at the bottom!

Edited By V8Eng on 26/05/2021 14:35:26

Edited By V8Eng on 26/05/2021 14:35:59

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