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Thread: Wind - trivia
17/02/2022 21:03:30

I see that a Wind Turbine collapsed in Wales during very high winds this week.


Wind Turbine

Edited By V8Eng on 17/02/2022 21:04:39

Thread: Yesterday channel at 21.00
15/02/2022 12:08:47
Posted by Bill Phinn on 15/02/2022 11:45:16:

I seem to remember Fred's personal health and safety protocol consisted of running away very quickly whilst sounding a klaxon and shouting "It's goin', it's goin'."

The past is a foreign country; they do things differently there.

I notice frequently warnings are shown on screen about the language and attitudes prevalent in older programmes, perhaps Fred will become a victim of that soon.

I found most of his series entertaining and amusing.

15/02/2022 10:55:25

Watched it last night, not overly impressed so hope it improves next week.


Edited By V8Eng on 15/02/2022 10:59:36

14/02/2022 20:43:53

At 21.00 tonight there is a the start of a new series called smoke & Steam.

The listing in my tv mag says it will examine engineering marvels across the world.

Freeview 27. Freesat 159. Sky155. Virgin 129.

Thread: Plasma cutter at lidl
13/02/2022 14:15:07

The warnings about electrical interference make interesting reading!

Thread: Question to North Somerset members
10/02/2022 20:16:03

No worries Fusion power is just around the corner.😉


Edited By V8Eng on 10/02/2022 20:17:47

Thread: Right to Repair
10/02/2022 19:56:08
Posted by Robert Atkinson 2 on 09/02/2022 17:44:29:
Posted by Hopper on 09/02/2022 10:03:35:

The next generation of electric cars will have quick change battery packs that you just pull into the service station and they yank out the flat battery and drop in a charged one about as quick as filling up a petrol tank, maybe quicker. They are already doing it on long haul electric trucks in Australia, with the battery change stations at the drivers' fatigue break stops. And motorcycle manufacturers are already working on a standard changeable battery pack across all makes and models. Car manufacturers are not far behind doing the same.

But yes, will need a lot of windmills and solar panels to power it. But we are already well on the way with solar in Australia, to the point that power prices are forecast to go down in the very near future and coal power stations are closing down ahead of schedule.

But of course we have the almost limitless space and sunshine for massive solar "farms". And suburban rooftop solar is so ubiquitous it is threatening grid stability with an oversupply of power at times. If only you guys could capture rain power instead of solar!! laugh

Hmm, I don't think so. Cars need custom battery packs due to space constrints. Unless they are all going to look the same. Commercial vehiles aere a different use case.
Do you have any examples of cars with quick-change battery packs?

Robert G8RPI.

Cars with swappable battery packs:

maybe a potential candidate here;-

New Ecar

Thread: Question to North Somerset members
10/02/2022 09:01:23
Posted by Mike Hurley on 06/02/2022 10:16:40:

Thats quite elegant in my opinion, with a bit of thought they could have made it a bit bigger, stuck some blades on it and made it wind turbine at the same time - so dual purpose!

By the time the pylon has been redesigned and (probably) massively strengthened plus the likely issues of maintaining/repairing the turbine are taken into account I guess it might be better to put turbines up nearby?

Edited By V8Eng on 10/02/2022 09:02:37

Edited By V8Eng on 10/02/2022 09:03:59

Thread: The RSME spring live steam meet
08/02/2022 10:24:54


I rarely bother with the credits.

Edited By V8Eng on 08/02/2022 10:25:44

08/02/2022 08:49:20


Sorry but I do not know what RSME stands for?

Edited By V8Eng on 08/02/2022 08:51:35

Thread: My 80th birthday present from Boris.
04/02/2022 15:57:31

Four weeks savings to get a bag of wine gums now.

Happy Birthday anyway enjoy!

Thread: spell checker
31/01/2022 09:17:31

My iPad can auto correct have to watch it carefully though or a mistyped word can become something unexpected.

Edited By V8Eng on 31/01/2022 09:21:05

Thread: How to keep Paint Fresh?
30/01/2022 13:50:22
Posted by Mike Poole on 30/01/2022 08:51:35:

. I have a bin full of paint tins with varying amount of paint after clearing my mothers property, try finding somewhere to dispose of them responsibly.


Our local council tip (recycling centre) will accept up to five litres of paint.

I can’t help with suggestions for storing paint though!

Edited By V8Eng on 30/01/2022 13:55:11

Thread: What are the yellow fittings please
29/01/2022 23:26:05

Having seen the speed that some modern trains travel through bends at I do not find it surprising that devices like that are needed!

Edited By V8Eng on 29/01/2022 23:26:48

Thread: Information sought on radio controlled gas fired 5" gauge locomotives es
17/01/2022 19:58:52

You could look into the Gl5 organisation/club. Link to homepage here:


Thread: Digital Caliper - again, sorry
03/01/2022 13:48:51
Posted by Andrew Tinsley on 03/01/2022 13:12:13:

Anyone found an inexpensive left handed caliper. Most seem to be north of £50 which is a lot for limited use on a lathe.

Happy New Year.


Happy New Year.

Machine DRO have a left handed 150mm version on special offer at £31.88.

I am very tempted - link to the page here:-


Edited By V8Eng on 03/01/2022 14:12:15

Thread: roller bearing balls
01/01/2022 10:30:14

Ah the well known golden balls!

Happy. New Year. beercake.

Thread: A Merry Christmas to All
25/12/2021 00:54:34

Merry Christmas everybody.

Thread: Mamod Locomotive Rebuild
23/12/2021 12:29:51

Deleted V8.

Edited By V8Eng on 23/12/2021 12:35:24

Thread: ola (hello) from portugal
21/12/2021 12:16:44

Hi Paulo welcome to the forum.

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