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Member postings for Richard Marks

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Thread: Always confused over threads and tapping
20/02/2022 11:31:14

Tracy Tools Torquay can supply you with all you need, phone them and get next day delivery.

Thread: roller bearing balls
01/01/2022 13:52:33

When I was a youngster in London in the 50s I was near a scrapyard and I asked a coloured bloke there whether he knew where I could get Iron Marbles, he disappeared for a moment and suddenly there was a Big bang then he came over and gave me a few Iron marbles, I assume he broke a roller bearing to get the balls out.

Thread: Sea level rise
10/11/2021 21:10:29


I see that you like others believe that things like calculation as you say give us the answers, did experts know how to calculate prior to the invention of the computer, as the computer is basically an adding machine it can only give results to what is entered whether that is the truth or what people think.

10/11/2021 18:02:52

It appears that the experts are saying that the Earths Temperature about 40,000,000 years ago was a lot lower than today, I have a question for those that are involved, how did they know the temperature? did they have THERMOMETERS in those days?

Thread: Hermes. A Company in Total Confusion!
05/10/2021 21:54:36

I sent a chop-mitre saw to a buyer through Hermes and he came back to me with a photograph of the saw all smashed, It was packed OK by me so I can only say that it was VERY BADLY HANDLED by the company, I tried contacting them through their website but they said the tracking number and the postcode don't match anything on their site so I shall be ringing them to tell them I have a photo and to contact the buyer so that we can get it sorted Hopefully.

Thread: Warco wm250v
06/08/2021 09:45:18

Check the brushes in the motor, they may be sticking due to wear and carbon build up inside the motor,

Thread: Talking Pictures
08/07/2021 10:39:15

Freeview channel 81 Talking Pictures Tv

Thread: Anyone know what is going on at Homeworkshop?
05/07/2021 16:01:52

If you are using contacts on a favourite list that is a few years old you might find it easier if you delete the site address from the list and reload the site from the web and rejoin the site, something to do with chrome issues.

Thread: Into the darkness
09/06/2021 18:00:32

Company called Dazz Led worth looking at.

Thread: Poor websites
26/01/2021 21:07:50


Look on youtube for a steam raising blower and there is a video of how to make one, I made one roughly following his plans and it was not diificult and I had most of the bits in the junk box.

Thread: Drawing for a whistle
12/01/2021 15:10:57

Try Kennions

Thread: Free inserts.
12/12/2020 14:16:56

Me too Mr Stephen Sir.

Thread: Jim Cox's books on Electric Motors
10/11/2020 21:52:35

When I was an apprentice back in the early 60s I would have the job of disposing of all the unrepairable and scrap tvs etc, the shop was next to an old bombsite so on a saturday afternoon there was an enormous bonfire of cabinets etc and all the tubes were lined up against the far wall screens facing forward and a few rocks made a mess of them, nobody complained or said anything as it was where everybody dumped there rubbish. eventually in the late 60s it was made into a car park fortunately the shop had closed by then and I had moved on so they didn't have anyone to blame for the piles of junk. just a thought, does anybody remember the horrible smell of a burning horsehair mattress, absolutely evil stink.

10/11/2020 17:08:04


An engineer I worked with was working on a set with one these and he left the shielding off as he worked, the next thing an ambulance was called and he was taken to hospital with severe radiation around his mid section, although he survived he was unable to perform with his wife afterwards, I had to go and sort out the TV out and the fault turned out to be a fault in the focus circuit.

10/11/2020 13:42:01


I remember the days when I would change a 26" CRT in the front room of a customers house, fortunately my car was big enough to fit the boxed tube on the back seat, does anyone recall seeing a car go past with a white thing tied to its bumper because it wasn't allowed inside the car because of the stink from it, it was the EHT tripler which powered the tube.

Thread: Thank you Arceuro
27/10/2020 15:55:15

I get the same Excellent service from EKP.

Thank You EKP

Thread: Cleaning emergency !
02/08/2020 13:56:01

Go to a Good tyre dealer and ask for their advice, ( not Kwik Fit )

Thread: Martin Cottrell
25/07/2020 16:42:40

NO replies, NO info, NO chainsaw, I looked on gumtree and there was a similar electric chainsaw for sale, second hand, blade needs sharpening for £10 not far away from where I live so I bought it and it will do the job.

22/07/2020 10:33:35

He's been offline since the 15/04/20, does anyone know why?

21/07/2020 13:38:20

Back in April this year I got an offer from a member named Martin Cottrell who lives in West Somerset of a free Electric Chainsaw, due to the current lockdown I could not collect it, I replied to his email through the Model Engineer site but heard no more, I have sent emails to his personal address of but have had no replies, I shall be in that area soon so I need a telephone number and address to collect it,I can be contacted on I would appreciate an answer asap.

Kind Regards

Richard Marks

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