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Member postings for Watford

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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

Thread: Silver booty
20/12/2016 19:27:01

try 2401


Thread: Apparantly I'm a spammer!
01/11/2016 21:14:14

There's a bit of a ring here.

Thread: Air casters
30/10/2016 19:24:58

Circlip, I think your solution would not be an option. John wants his wife to be able easily to move the printing press away from the wall on occasions when she needs to use it. A pallet truck perhaps would not be acceptable in her workplace/studio.

To make a positive suggestion how about half a dozen or eight steel plates fixed (glued?) on the base, each with an escape hole(s) below and a piped entry on the side. All six to be connected together and fed from a remote compressor. Fairly easy to achieve but may still be too expensive.

I believe that expense was among Sir Christopher Cockerell's problems


Edited By Watford on 30/10/2016 19:26:27

Thread: Precision layout & machining?
22/10/2016 15:28:29


If you are really going for gold then may I suggest "Accurate Tool Work" by C.L. Goodrich & F.A. Stanley.

Original copyright by Hill publishing Company 1908, and reprinted 1988 by Lindsay Publications Inc

Old it may be, but for layout it does tell the whole story. An interesting read for anyone interested in engineering.



Thread: updating profile email address
05/10/2016 15:22:26

You're 'avin a larf! This gets more complicated by the moment.

My saved log ins are in the wood shed.

Whatever next???


04/10/2016 20:00:08

I am suffering exactly the same problem as Jason. I was forced to change my provider after the demise of Demon email, and advised the IT lady accordingly. It now seems that the details have been changed as I get communications like the MEW advisory on Monday. However I am unable to log on to this forum to post without going through the rigmarole of typing in new address and then requesting new password.

Mystic Meg - if it be she - mentioned that I would have difficulty like this, when she responded to my original email.

Perhaps the matter could be taken a little more seriously by those who know about these things.


Thread: Catering at shows
27/09/2016 19:04:25

After past experience of Brooklands catering I was sceptical of the prospects at MEX. In the event we had very good cottage pie served on a warm plate, and found a table at which to eat it. Well done Neil and associates, and I take back what I said.


Thread: MEX Photos for those that stayed home
18/09/2016 18:45:00

Would it be possible to have a listing of the awards winners please?


Thread: Its a what ???????
27/08/2016 19:48:56

That's a clever bit of moderating


Thread: Setting Up a Workshop Special
12/08/2016 10:44:08

'Taming of the Screw' ??


11/08/2016 21:20:29

Then there is that book on coil spring manufacture called 'Gone with the Wind'.



Edited By Watford on 11/08/2016 21:21:06

Thread: Polishing Brass - or where to get P5000 paper
30/07/2016 13:09:29

Good old fashioned newspaper (newsprint) works pretty well. Just a drop of Brasso for lubricant.


29/03/2016 21:15:01

Apart from the mechanicals, about which there seems some debate, Guy Martin was pretty good too.

Brave but mad !


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