Here is a list of all the postings Watford has made in our forums. Click on a thread name to jump to the thread.
|Thread: Merry Christmas|
An absolutely splendid Christmas to one and all.
|Thread: Best way to turn long, thin brass job|
If you can get to the above it might just be helpful.
Edited By Watford on 21/12/2018 18:17:05
|Thread: Gatwick Drone 'Attack'|
Drone(s) not shot down because of the risk of a stray bullet, we learn. Who ever does these 'risk assessments' and then allows armed police with (presumably loaded) weapons to roam around the very crowded concourse just a few hundred yards away?
Whoever it is has shown that it is possible to get away with it. Where to next? Westminster, with a load of Salisbury juice?
|Thread: Unnecessary waste of paper|
Not just the banks. Just renewed my car insurance. Two large envelopes received, one to invite renewal, and the second to send the insurance certificate. Counting the total sheaf of papers that this involved I found that they had sent thirty-nine sheets of A4.
My input was a solitary bank transfer.
|Thread: Lead Bearing Solder is Banned|
Would that be the Lewis of Morse fame I wonder?
|Thread: DIY Epoxy Frame based CNC MILL|
Absolutely and completely fascinating.
Thanks for all the effort.
|Thread: Nickel plating|
Go to Plating Kits
Heard good results from vintage motorcycle restorer.
Edited By Watford on 13/11/2018 22:36:43
|Thread: A New Golden Age of Model Engineering Exhibitions|
Mike Poole makes perhaps a very valid point in his long appreciation of the situation. May be the diversification of modelling titles has led also to the diversification of shows.
I went (was taken !) to my first Model Engineer Exhibition immediately after the war, in 1946, at the tender age of ten. Things were then very much as Mike has posited. Pretty much all branches of modelling were represented, and whilst the level of my pocket money precluded much more than a tube of balsa cement there were many trade stands. In the following years the show spread to both Horticultural Halls and you got a pass out to cross the road to yet more exhibits. I was a regular attender until the Queen insisted that I go and play with her other troops for a couple of years. Later, at Seymour Hall, we even had the benefit of a splendid swimming pool for the boats, though a portable pool was usually set up elsewhere. Usually there was live steam along one side of the hall at most of the venues. Model Aircraft were not left out with a cage for control line flying, and RTP cars used the same area. There were many aircraft models on display, and associated trade. The clock-makers were there in force.
Enough of this nostalgia !!! And I have only got to about 1976. But I just wanted to emphasise Mike's point. regarding the many branches of our hobby vis-a-vis the half dozen or so My Time Media modelling titles. Perhaps by bringing some or all of these together in a good suitable venue the rot could be arrested.
This would no doubt require some sanction from a high level but I believe that Mr Owen Davies to be a very reasonable guy and might very well see that this could be a useful venture. Perhaps the various title editors should talk to one another on the subject and ask for a meeting.
Edited By Watford on 22/10/2018 22:39:47
Edited By Watford on 22/10/2018 22:40:38
|Thread: Fruit pickle......|
Having purchased some brick cleaner, as mentioned in previous posts, it worked well. However a word of warning I had it in an open tray, and without giving it a thought left it on the bench for a couple of weeks. Imagine my horror to discover that many nearby items, including my apprentice scribing block, had all been attacked by the fumes. Fairly serious de-rusting and clean up job was the result. A cautionary tale perhaps.
|Thread: Doncaster show|
Leaving a line .............
That would be the next ME/MEW show would it?
|Thread: Songs for the Workshop|
Also from G&C., from the Mikado.... " Now here's a how-de-do " . Probably to be sung after a major parting-off dig-in.
From Gilbert and Sullivan's Pirates of Penzance - " I am the very MODEL of a modern Major General "
|Thread: Am I getting an irritable old git?|
I know that it becomes progressively more difficult to be a grandfather of 82 years. Particularly when one comes from an age of capstan lathes in the factories, steam engines on the main line, direct current coming out of the wall, petrol-engineed cars with points and a condenser, busses with a platform on the back, being able to purchase ether at the chemist (to make diesel fuel) at age twelve without any questions, and 'proper' apprenticeships.
Oh! I nearly forgot. Two years National Service. In hind sight....quite splendid.
Edited By Watford on 03/07/2018 19:39:48
|Thread: Lost and Found|
Then there was the old bicycle thing. Park cycle outside the model shop with pedal on the kerb, gaze in wonder at something in the shop window, turn and get back on bike - not your bike!!!. Whoops.
Now a-days the youngsters just drop their bikes on the pavement - bad for bike and bad for the elderly on foot.
|Thread: What is this for? Mystery object|
Is it the part of a cash register which rings the bell when the drawer pops out?
|Thread: EDGWICK 20" SHAPER|
+1 for that sentiment! Sad that there are none coming on behind.
|Thread: Department of Work and Pensions|
Brian, Do remember to recycle the cup.
Edited By Watford on 19/04/2018 19:28:45
Edited By Watford on 19/04/2018 19:29:35
|Thread: Machine painting|
With signwriting like that you should be able to depose Foggy Dewhurst in Last of the Summer Wine.
|Thread: What did you do Today 2018|
Work is supposed to be horrible - if it isn't horrid then it isn't work
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