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Thread: Newton's 3rd Law
30/10/2020 18:51:30

Who is going to be the first here to try it out?

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Mike

Thread: Virtual Meet Ups
13/10/2020 19:17:32

Yes please Neil. Thanks for getting this off the ground.nerd

Thread: Arc eurotrade missing from front page ?
29/09/2020 21:54:35
Posted by Ketan Swali on 29/09/2020 21:05:19:

Thank you Steve and Mike,

Happy to be back - advertising.

Mike: ARC used to sell BA taps and dies about ten years ago. Demand was too low for us to stock the range, and cost prices kept increasing from our suppliers. So we discontinued. Few years later, similar story developed for BSW/BSF, so, once again, these were discontinued. There are about three different sizes of BSW/BSF taps left in clearance.

Ketan at ARC

Thanks for that explanation Ketan.

M

29/09/2020 10:49:16
Posted by JasonB on 29/09/2020 10:10:35:
Posted by Watford on 29/09/2020 09:58:07:

I wonder if they will be restocking model engineer's BA and Imperial requisites once again?

I don't recall them ever doing BA or ME and they have always tended to be more Metrically orientated.

ME you are no doubt correct Jason. My mention of "model engineer's" was in respect of requisites for a model engineer!

There are clearance BSW and BSF items on sale today.

So maybe I have answered my own question. Ketan at ARC?

Mike

29/09/2020 09:58:07

At last Arc Euro are back advertising on this site.

Nice to see them back.

Steve.

Yes, indeed, plus one to that.

I wonder if they will be restocking model engineer's BA and Imperial requisites once again?

Mike

Thread: Miracles do happen
29/08/2020 18:23:15
Posted by Jager on 29/08/2020 17:27:31:

Many years ago a neighbours young child decided to look at daddys watch, took it out into the garden and promptly lost it!

A search party was mustered all to no avail and the errant timepiece declared well and truly gone.

Many years passed until one day the same neighbour was turning a flower border when he unearthed the watch.

After washing it under the tap he gave it a qujck wind and a shake - to his surprise it still worked.

It says a lot for that Omega Seamaster.

The same child whilst cruising on a foreign holiday said to the father "Is a thing lost if you know where it is?"

Rather after the manner of Captain Mainwaring father retorted "Stupid child, of course not."

" That's good " said the child, "Because I know where your watch is - I just dropped it over the side."

M

Thread: Help identifying "garter type" oil seals
12/07/2020 21:15:34
Posted by Kiwi Bloke on 12/07/2020 05:53:35:

In this application, the seal is keeping oil in, therefore the lip side of the seal should face the oil. If the aim were to keep muck out (as in a wheel hub), the lip would be on the outer face. It's not uncommon to find wheel hubs in which 'mechanics'(?) have installed the seals the wrong way round...

The oil seal in a vehicle hub is to keep the oil/grease in, when it gets warm and fluid. This saves it from escaping to lubricate the brake linings. Slippery linings are not a good thing.

'mechanic'(?)

Thread: Concrete Garages, Shelving and Catastrophe
17/06/2020 10:16:37

Never mind about you, what happened to the precious tooling??? face 5

Thread: Whats the chance.....
03/06/2020 18:01:29
Posted by clogs on 03/06/2020 16:43:50:

would it be poss to use other photos on the forum start up page.......??

must be some other interesting projects......

Plus one for that ..............yes

Thread: J.T.Slocombe micrometer very old
27/05/2020 09:50:08
Posted by Sam Stones on 27/05/2020 01:50:29:

Perhaps not of the same vintage as your Slocombe Barrie, but close.

starrett---micrometer.jpg

The micrometer is still in my toolbox.

Sam

Sam

I keep mine in my desk draw!! Does yours have 1/64"s on the reverse of the frame?

Mike

Thread: Clarkson Autolock Mystery Tool
06/05/2020 18:17:07
Posted by Michael Gilligan on 06/05/2020 17:26:11:

Aha !!

Thank you ... I will experiment this evening

[ currently on garden duty ]

MichaelG.

Splendid mental picture of Michael gardening with a well engineered bracket on the spade holding his laptop rose

Mike

Thread: MEW Special edition 2008 Cherry interview
04/05/2020 15:01:07

Is there any news of Mrs.Hill ?

M

03/05/2020 18:48:41

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03/05/2020 18:13:38

The Special Edition 'Setting up a Workshop' to which you refer was dated Autumn 2008 and had a picture of the good lady on the cover along with a corner of her workshop. She was interviewed by Geoff Sheppard over nine pages. The edition was marked as 'Exclusive to W.H. Smith. I kept it for inspiration .

Is there any news of Mrs. Hill?

Mike

Thread: Whatever happened to...
20/04/2020 15:53:00

And having said all that - whatever happened to Lyons Individual Fruit Pies?

Came in small square cardboard boxes, in several flavours, predominately apple.

No lunch break was complete without one.

Mike

Thread: Lucky escape.
16/03/2020 12:26:44
Posted by Neil Wyatt on 15/03/2020 20:13:20:

Why does this thread bring to mind the Archers?

Neil

Not sure Neil, why does it?

Mike

Thread: Electrifying Women - Cherry Hill
03/03/2020 21:27:40
Posted by Neil Wyatt on 03/03/2020 17:15:38:

Cherry is well as far as I know, I think I last saw her at Doncaster 2019.

Neil

Thank you, and very good.

M

03/03/2020 15:45:07
Posted by Neil Wyatt on 03/03/2020 10:15:25:

My phone popped up this article written by a familiar name:

electrifyingwomen.org/a-model-engineer-cherry-hill/

Neil

Thanks for the heads-up Neil.

In the days of the 'Model Engineer Exhibition' of old, the first port of call was to the Competition Models to see the latest Cherry Hinds (later Hill) offering. Always magnificent, her models were generally to a scale smaller than the blokes and always looked as if a fairy had used her wand to make the original prototype shrink to fit the glass case!

Last saw her at Brooklands, is there any news of her current welfare?

Mike

Thread: The cultural status of engineers in the UK
10/01/2020 22:14:06

It probably did not help when some jerk started calling them 'makers'.

Mike.

Thread: Ebay being clogged up by certain sellers
06/01/2020 22:34:08
Posted by JasonB on 06/01/2020 21:12:52:

Postie does not collect probably too likely to be mugged.

In the good old days of purchase tax, and two or three deliveries a day, the postie (postman then) used to collect any tax.embarrassed

Mike

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