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Thread: Dipping a toe into VFD stuff
06/03/2021 11:17:35

If it were me I would put it on eBay or somewhere like that and specify selling for for spares or repair only.

Any other way will probably cost you lots of time and money without a guaranteed outcome financially or operationally.

Thread: Newcomen Plans or kits - looking for.
05/03/2021 13:37:20

The imeche have lots of interesting stuff in their library/archives. Imeche

This for instance. Newcomen

Not sure if this might help you.

Edited By V8Eng on 05/03/2021 13:38:35

Thread: Train snowplough at work in scotland
20/02/2021 22:15:51

Can I drive that please mister.😀

Thread: De Walt 240V Portable Band Saw in UK?
20/02/2021 14:17:55
Posted by Bryan Cedar 1 on 20/02/2021 13:50:16:

A posting above contains the error of spelling there instead of their. This is the third posting I have seen in a week with this error. Come on chaps do check your spelling

As my granny used to say ‘people who live in glass houses should not throw stones’.

Thread: Skynet is Coming
20/02/2021 12:29:34

I just finished reading this thread when an email from Argos arrived headed “control your home from your phone”. Funny coincidence or big brother at work!

Thread: How Many People Does it Take to Change a Lightbulb on the Forum?
17/02/2021 16:40:22
Posted by Neil Wyatt on 17/02/2021 16:33:29:

On the subject of lights I just bought my daughter an air fryer.

When you switch it on the element lights up and it's so fierce it reminds me of the bit in Close Encounters where Richard Dreyfuss gets sunburn on one side of his face!


Why does she want to fry air?devil

Edited By V8Eng on 17/02/2021 16:42:06

17/02/2021 16:40:21

Edited to remove double posting

Edited By V8Eng on 17/02/2021 16:45:39

17/02/2021 13:21:11

Changing light bulbs! I thought that was a servants job.😉

Edited By V8Eng on 17/02/2021 13:22:18

Thread: You think you have trouble starting your car on a cold morning?
17/02/2021 13:13:43
Posted by Ron Laden on 17/02/2021 12:59:07:

I am surprised after switching on the start the driver got out of the cab and left it unattended, is that allowed..? I would have thought not but maybe it is.

I would not stay close to that thing let alone sit in the cab!

16/02/2021 18:37:13

Should’ve got some decent Welsh steam coal.devil

Edited By V8Eng on 16/02/2021 18:37:38

Thread: 2-Part Covid Vaccinations
16/02/2021 16:06:25

The 12 weeks system does not appear to have universal support.

This person’s view does not seem to have got very much media coverage.

12 weeks?

Edited By V8Eng on 16/02/2021 16:08:44

Edited By V8Eng on 16/02/2021 16:09:40

Thread: Model making on mainstream radio??!!
10/02/2021 16:48:03
Posted by JA on 10/02/2021 15:41:36:

I assume it was the Archers. Socially the most progressive programme on the radio. I have not listened to it for over 25 years.


First we have Model Engineering on radio now it’s bows and arrows!

I blame it all on lockdown😉

Thread: Replacing Oilite Bushes in ML7 Countershaft bracket
05/02/2021 00:00:34

This may be of interest.

Bush replacement

Thread: Looking to upgrade my lathe advice please
04/02/2021 14:24:30

I noticed Axminster Tools seem to have SC4 Lathes in stock when I was ordering

/browsing other stuff recently.

Edited By V8Eng on 04/02/2021 14:29:59

Thread: More Stolen Models
01/02/2021 15:56:16

On a related note:-

Spring is coming and some dodgy characters start breaking into outbuildings to steal gardening equipment etc.

Check your security!

Edited By V8Eng on 01/02/2021 15:59:20

Thread: ML7
31/01/2021 13:32:46

arceurotrade (advert near top right on this page) do a modification kit for the ML7 cross slide handle which makes  operating it much better.

There is some machining required to fit the parts so I’ve linked to the details here:-

Arc ML7 Mods

Edited By V8Eng on 31/01/2021 13:33:53

Thread: Myford Oilers (with less bling)
29/01/2021 18:46:52

My ML7 has the Adams Oilers I am linking to.

Material – STEEL Finish – NICKEL Sight Chamber – ALUMINIUM Bottle – PLASTIC

It’s about the third illustration down on the linked page and looks just like the one in your photo.

If you download the pdf on the page in my link you will find the units on page 5 of that.

Link to Adams drip feed unit.

Edited By V8Eng on 29/01/2021 19:01:08

Edited By V8Eng on 29/01/2021 19:04:01

Edited By V8Eng on 29/01/2021 19:04:57

Thread: Views Inside the Sieg Factory in Shanghai
23/01/2021 17:16:43

Looks like the bloke in photo 4 might have got his wallet out anyway😉😉


Edited By V8Eng on 23/01/2021 17:19:18

Thread: Disposable Gas Bottles
18/01/2021 10:35:37

Edited By V8Eng on 18/01/2021 10:36:09

Edited By V8Eng on 18/01/2021 10:37:04

Thread: Workshop Electrics
17/01/2021 14:17:53
Posted by Oldiron on 17/01/2021 13:43:47:
Posted by V8Eng on 17/01/2021 10:47:30:

If you live in the U.K. this might be notifiable work under Part P of the Building Regs maybe be best to check that out first.

Only notifiable if the work is in a bathroom, kitchen or outside wiring/sockets/lights in garden as far as I can remember. If the worshop/garage is connected in a properly installed manner with the correct protection at each end it is considered to be inside. I see no problem with moving or replacing the comsumer unit if it is done properly. I would suggest using an extension cord to power the freezer as suggested by Grinstone Cowboy.


I have not needed to look at Part P for a long time and understand that it changes, but consumer units used to be specifically mentioned as requiring notification. That’s why I suggested checking.

mgnbuk must type a lot faster than I do.

Edited By V8Eng on 17/01/2021 14:20:00

Edited By V8Eng on 17/01/2021 14:28:11

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