Here is a list of all the postings Richard Marks has made in our forums. Click on a thread name to jump to the thread.
|Thread: Poor websites|
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|
|Thread: Free inserts.|
Me too Mr Stephen Sir.
|Thread: Jim Cox's books on Electric Motors|
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.
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.
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|
I get the same Excellent service from EKP.
Thank You EKP
|Thread: Cleaning emergency !|
Go to a Good tyre dealer and ask for their advice, ( not Kwik Fit )
|Thread: Martin Cottrell|
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.
He's been offline since the 15/04/20, does anyone know why?
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 aol.com 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 firstname.lastname@example.org I would appreciate an answer asap.
|Thread: Press Button Oilers?|
6mm from ArcEuroTrade
|Thread: What Did You Do Today 2020|
|Thread: First grandchild, which book?|
Trustee from the Toolroom by Neville Shute
|Thread: Speedometer Ratios|
Many years spent as a Speedometer engineer and Calibrator of all models and Police instruments in the 60s means I should know a little bit about them, as I said before run it at 800 rpm and note the results to see if it is accurate, if not send it to a calbration company to get it checked.
Odo and speed indication will be matched by internal gearing, so if you drive the instrument at 800 revs it will show 60mph and one mile will be added to the odo in one minute.
Calibration is 800rpm to show 60mph, speedo should indicate 60mph at 800 revs cable speed.
|Thread: Old Computers - why do people bother|
Unfortunately modern vinyl is no better than a cd as it would be made in a digital form
|Thread: Additives to kerosene for degreasing?|
Brake cleaner from toolstation removes everything well almost.
|Thread: Surely it's not just me|
EKP have 6ba x 3/4" SS bolts advertised in their catalogue but not on their website, maybe I should get some of those and get the rotary table out and reduce the heads in the mill hopefully.
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