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Thread: Does anyone know what this is for?
27/04/2021 10:54:36

Perhaps it’s an early machine for making crinkle crisps to go into the walkers box!😉

Edited By V8Eng on 27/04/2021 10:55:46

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Edited By V8Eng on 27/04/2021 10:56:57

Thread: How can you check that DVLA field of vision machine is OK.
22/04/2021 23:37:23

Have you asked your regular optician to do a field test (mine could) for confirmation?

I cannot remember which  particular machine was used for my DVLA test so will see if I copied the paperwork.

The test seemed different to previous years but at the time I was feeling more concerned about a government department forcing me into a town centre store during lockdown.

Edited By V8Eng on 22/04/2021 23:44:14

Edited By V8Eng on 22/04/2021 23:44:27

Thread: Duff memory stick
18/04/2021 21:05:42

Not one these by any chance?


Thread: How Many Barristers Needed To Change An Ink Cartridge?
18/04/2021 14:30:32

Ordinary HP printers have a distinct advantage in that their cartridges have the nozzles built in so blocked nozzles only mean a cartridge change at worst.

Thread: Duff memory stick
17/04/2021 19:30:15

I have used a recovery program from easeUS with success on cards.

Various options are available here:-


Thread: Myford Headstock bearings
17/04/2021 18:32:34

I am not sure how far Noel has got with this  but it might be worth checking out the related thread here:-

ML7 Bearings

Sometimes Shafts and Bearings appear on eBay as well.


Edited By V8Eng on 17/04/2021 18:36:50

Edited By V8Eng on 17/04/2021 18:37:06

Thread: Bassett-Lowke
16/04/2021 20:16:31
Posted by Nigel Graham 2 on 16/04/2021 17:09:49:

V8Eng -

Your post appeared on here after mine had!

Stem-punk prose there I think, on that strange site; written by someone with an 'ology' in media-studies perhaps, but not history, and probably barely knows a locomotive from a train.

Notice it gives no meaningful connection whatsoever between W. Basset-Lowke and Hornby; and it almost seems as they are trying to ruin his reputation..

Cynical or what.

Please Note - I am in no way criticising Gauge Master, the shop Neil cites at the beginning. They are simply the retailers.

Whilst not wishing to criticise any particular person or company I do think the Tea Plantations lines (no apparent factual record of this) might cause harm as those things have apparently been linked to slavery and colonialism.

In times when things appearing on the web are taken as fact (by some) this sort of thing is very worrying.


Edited By V8Eng on 16/04/2021 20:33:55

16/04/2021 15:33:31

The only thing I can really find to criticise is the rather strange ‘About Bassett-Lowke’ page on the website
link here:- Bassett-Lowke

In amongst the fiction they specifically use his real name linking it to controversial real world stuff.

Surely an ‘about’ page should only contain factual information?

Edited By V8Eng on 16/04/2021 15:36:49

Thread: Danfoss Pressure Switch
16/04/2021 11:19:47

Just a Friday morning thought.

Might it be a flare nut fitting at 1/4” SAE?  Male = .44” OD if my memory serves well.

It’s about 20 years since I dealt with those fittings so ignore if I’m talking rubbish.

Edited By V8Eng on 16/04/2021 11:32:07

Thread: Swarf:
15/04/2021 15:24:36

Hi Anita.

You could try the contact details here for Colchester Model Engineers.


I am too far away to help personally.

Thread: Can any of you guess what this is from?
11/04/2021 23:05:02

Useful machine if you have all the other parts of it as well!

Edited By V8Eng on 11/04/2021 23:07:02

Thread: MS 'Edge' - Points and Pitfalls?
11/04/2021 16:24:08
Posted by Bazyle on 11/04/2021 14:08:48

The list will have changed by the time you look but let me know if motor brushes searches have hit the big time frown Well maybe I don't need to enter the search now if Google have read my forum entry.



Motor brushes:-


Edited By V8Eng on 11/04/2021 16:27:48

10/04/2021 20:16:30

V8Eng -

Sorry if I offended you, but I was not criticising your choice. I'm simply asking for advice.

I know Edge was written for WIN10 but works with WINs 7 and 8. I wish to know how it compares to IE, both favourably and unfavourably; and what traps to avoid ( if possible).

I was not offended but found your reply a bit puzzling as I had said that Edge works (Quite well in fact).

I moved my own computing to Apple some years ago but it is surprising the things that seem tied to MS.

09/04/2021 23:14:32
Posted by Nigel Graham 2 on 09/04/2021 20:

V8Eng - well, yes. If you buy WIN10, Edge is wrapped up in it.

Post removed, decided it’s not worth replying to.

Edited By V8Eng on 09/04/2021 23:22:20

09/04/2021 18:12:36

Came with the families W10 PC and it works.

No idea about anything else to do with it.

Thread: Recommended suppliers and services
07/04/2021 08:34:10

Chronos, Arceurotrade, RDG and Myford have given really good service to me during lockdown.

I have to give a mention to RS and their brilliant ongoing high level of service (order by 20.30 and it turns up next day). They are not specialist ME suppliers but a look at their cat will show lots of stuff for our hobby.

I have no connection to any any of these companies just a satisfied customer.

Edited By V8Eng on 07/04/2021 08:35:30

Thread: Steel Rule Graduations Re-Blacking
06/04/2021 22:38:20

If you are looking for Markal products there is a company called Walters & Walters in Hertfordshire who stock the make.

A quick search should locate their website.

Edited By V8Eng on 06/04/2021 22:39:13

Thread: Flash Steam
04/04/2021 20:19:31

Windy it’s good to know that I still have the odd memory cell working in spite of lockdown.

Inspiration went to Beaulieu unfortunately that was after my last visit there.

Edited By V8Eng on 04/04/2021 20:21:08

03/04/2021 20:59:55

You would have to do a bit of investigating on the following:-

pretty sure I saw a streamlined steam record attempt car in the Lakeland Motor Museum on holiday some years ago.
The pictures kind of rang a bell as well.

Thread: Are we being listened to on the phone
03/04/2021 10:43:31
Posted by John Baron on 03/04/2021 09:33:39:
Posted by V8Eng on 28/03/2021 23:14:25:

Apparently we might be getting listened to whilst on our phones.

Who’s listening


What ever makes you think that the UK, USA and other countries don't listen in ! We have GCHQ and have been spying on ourselves and others for years ! Mobile phones and computers just make it easier ! Why do you think that strong encryption is considered a weapon in the US and unlawful not to give up passwords here in the UK.


I just added that linked article as part of the general chat on the subject.

Being spied upon is obviously not new (who did not know that?).

I think it has been made easier with modern technology and the way people have embraced it plus many giving away personal information so readily.

Edited By V8Eng on 03/04/2021 10:44:53

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