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Thread: Delay to Issue 299
08/12/2020 21:04:31

Still no issue 299 here either Chris, maybe tomorrow ?


Thread: Jim Cox's books on Electric Motors
10/11/2020 10:52:24


I always use a high value resistor to discharge my capacitors, much better for the capacitor too. I use crock clips being careful to only touch one terminal with my hand at a time to avoid a shock. If you leave the resistor connected then the capacitor can't recharge itself later as mentioned by Andrew in an earlier post.


Thread: missing magazine?
27/05/2020 19:24:02

Model Engineer mag came late, but no problem. ME number 4639 cover date 22nd May arrived yesterday 26th May, 4 days late. As a subscriber mag usually comes 4 days early so does that make it 8 days late ? Haven't got MEW June yet either, but doesn't matter I'm sure it will come soon and I'll have a good read. Cover date for MEW is 29th May according to the advert in May issue on page 52, so not time yet.


North London

Thread: Myford Vice for Vertical Slide
13/07/2019 00:23:18

I have heard of Arris Rail as in fencing. (A length of wood cut diagonally to form a triangular shaped end cross section). If the bottom jaw had this shape, in a much reduced form of course, then as Mike says, it would push the work out of the jaws.


Thread: Single to 3 phase invertor and smart meters
10/02/2019 15:37:37

I didn't know you could get electricity for 12.33 p/kWh, I'm paying double that, but at least I'm 54p a year better off than John as I don't have a smart meter. frown

I have the same policy as Peter and Vic, it's only plugged in if I need to use it and nothing on 'standby'.


Thread: Tornado Recent Failure
05/06/2018 22:28:29

Thank you David.

05/06/2018 21:14:49

What actually went wrong with it then ?

Thread: Try Model Engineers' Workshop or Model Engineer for 1
04/08/2017 18:22:18

Yes, me too on my Mac.


Thread: ME 4517
19/09/2015 14:52:37


17/09/2015 08:49:54

No. (North London)

Thread: Source of small quantities of spring steel
25/12/2012 02:35:58


Look inside an old VHS type video cassette. Turn cassette over on bench, remove five crosshead screws, separate top and bottom halves of cassette. Flat spring is in top half of cassette, carefully prise off. It is there to hold the tape reels down so that they don't ride up and lift off of the turntables below. Might be useful.



Thread: The 2012 Model Engineer Exhibition at Sandown Park on the 2nd, 3rd and 4th of November
30/10/2012 22:58:53


If you have MEW number 195, there is a free show guide pullout in the centre. The first page of this pullout shows the times. If you don't have it, ask and I'll tell you what it says.



Thread: Late delivery of magazines due to adverse weather
04/01/2011 23:11:55
MEW 172 arrived today.
01/01/2011 12:44:04
I received ME 4393 yesterday but no MEW yet.
I noticed that ME 4394 is on sale in my local WHS.
Enfield. EN1
24/12/2010 14:55:22
Sadly, I've not had ME 4393 or MEW 172 yet. I keep looking at the doormat with a long face. I'll be annoyed if they are 'lost in the post'. : (
Enfield, North London. EN1
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