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Thread: Model Engineer Exhibition 2017
13/09/2017 09:05:57

Am I correct in thinking that there is no ME exhibition this year? If so are there any future dates yet confirmed I wonder?


Thread: Raw black rubber
31/08/2017 18:50:01
I have had success with cold casting rubber.
From MB FibreGlass the variety I used was 'Polytek PT-Flex 85 PU Casting Rubber'.
There is a range of hardness's, 85 being at the hard end and equated to trolley caster wheels.
I was/am restoring a very vintage typewriter and need a new roller. I have had a trial run on a short roller which went O'K.
MB FibreGlass is worth a look as they have a vast range of such products.

Thread: What Did You Do Today (2017)
18/08/2017 19:57:52


Always sad to loose a pet who has given such pleasure.

Thoughts are with you.


Thread: Those were the days
01/08/2017 12:20:21

Remember seeing mother ironing on the kitchen table with the flex plugged into one of those two-way adaptors that was itself plugged into the light socket. All swinging about on some ropey silk-covered twisted twin. secret


Thread: Compass
30/07/2017 10:26:13

Thanks Swarf.smiley You are a star.

I was off down completely the wrong path, it is good to know what it is at last. I saw it on a stall at an autojumble and it looked a 'very nice' thing; particularly for a single pound! I cleaned it up - it was pretty grotty - and have wondered ever since.


29/07/2017 21:40:30

Found this strange compass in an autojumble a while back, for a quid.

Strange in that it is scaled 0-90-0-90 rather than 0-90-180-270.

Suspect that it came from some piece of surveying equipment but do not know what. I would love to know. Any suggestions.

Thanks in anticipation. frown



Thread: Kilogram to lose MASS appeal
28/07/2017 16:24:07
Posted by Speedy Builder5 on 28/07/2017 14:21:21:

... the metre bar - also made of the platinum-iridium alloy - which from 1791 until 1960 was the physical official definition of the length of a metre.

How did they do that in 1791? Is there any literature on this - would be interesting.


Thread: What Did You Do Today (2017)
21/07/2017 17:49:03

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Found in my travels, don't know where nerd



Edited By Watford on 21/07/2017 17:49:51

Thread: Looking for a light fitting
19/07/2017 19:51:27

Have used an aluminium pudding basin very satisfactorily in the past. Plenty on ebay.


Thread: No respect. :(
17/07/2017 19:35:43

A mate of mine has purchased a very nice condition Myford Super 7 c/w screwcutting gearbox that he gave a widow from Lymm (Nr Warrington) £100



In view of the intended fate of this particular lathe would he not be prepared to swop it for one of lesser quality which would actually look the same? Perhaps a cash adjustment of say £150????



Edited By Watford on 17/07/2017 19:52:22

Thread: Corrosive liquids. ...................................
15/07/2017 18:30:04

Surely the miscreants would not purchase the stuff with their precious drug money, they would just nick it. So what would be the point of the legislation anyway?


Thread: Wot a shame !
30/06/2017 11:58:31
Posted by Robbo on 29/06/2017 22:50:40:
Posted by Ady1 on 29/06/2017 21:43:35:

Just pop them into a doctors/dentists waiting room

They make a pleasant change to national geographic and Hello magazines

We no longer have magazines of any age in our Surgery waiting area - this as a result of their "Cleanliness Review".

But still plenty of patients coughing their infections into the air!

The real issue is probably the signing-in screen which everyone contacts after picking their nose!


Thread: Congratulations
16/06/2017 09:51:52


Many congratulations on your Ten Thousand Postings smiley

And many thanks also for all you do to make MEW such a good and useful read each month.


Thread: Ouch... electric car crash
10/06/2017 23:33:01

Puts a whole new slant on battery powerer cars.

All those amps and red hot wires all over the place.

So much safer than petrol. sarcastic 2


Thread: Model Engineers Workshop Lost The Plot
10/06/2017 18:27:58

Pistols at dawn. Has it finally come to that?

Meanwhile edition 256 is another splendid issue. What a particularly well-writen piece is the first part of the methodology for building a flute, together with some of the pitfalls and a lot of the background.

Never mind the typos Neil, just keep up with the current quality of the magazine. smiley


Thread: Metallurgists
30/05/2017 21:24:17

It would have been of interest to see the other end of the chain, the roller section, and any marks on that. Are there any such pics?


Thread: Cheddar Valley Steam - is there a problem?
19/05/2017 09:58:19

A quick Google on Cheddar Valley Steam website indicates a postcode of BS26 2RH. However this is not the post code for Unit 4, Castle Mills Industrial Estate which has a postcode of BS26 2RE. 2RH is actually half a mile up the road at another "industrial" looking shed!

Enquiries of J.Puddy Body Repairs 01934751319 or Castle Mill MOT Centre 01934 750663, both adjacent units on same Castle Mills Estate might provide information..

Has anyone tried his mobile 07789 681977 ?

And I don't even do steam rose


Thread: BA thread mnemonic
03/04/2017 18:25:29
Posted by NIALL HORN on 03/04/2017 16:14:34:

There's always "Senior officers have curly auburn hair 'til old age" for trig functions


Never to forget that "Percy Harris Broke His Push Bike" !!! A fact that has lived with me since the third form.


Thread: Machinery's handbook
26/03/2017 19:05:55

To paraphrase Ettore Bugatti (having been shown a type 35 with a Ford V8 engine installed) ...........

"When I am the Dictator the man who did this will go to the guillotine!"

Thread: SMEE Website
08/02/2017 19:07:18

May I remind forum members of the SMEE website:

If you haven't visited for a year or three it's been brought bang up to date.



Are we sure that they keep their server switched on I wonder?

Currently dead in the water for me also.



Edited By Watford on 08/02/2017 19:14:20

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