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Member postings for Meunier

Here is a list of all the postings Meunier has made in our forums. Click on a thread name to jump to the thread.

Thread: Thomas from Hornby
13/06/2019 19:23:12

Thomas from Hornby is surely a Meccano or OO-related post ?

Thread: Oh bugger, I told you I was ill
08/06/2019 21:43:20
Posted by Plasma on 08/06/2019 21:28:13:

...............How am I going to cope.

Study Alibre/Fusion360 or similar with no interruptions for shop time ?

07/06/2019 19:32:35
Posted by Plasma on 06/06/2019 17:58:03:

..... I recalled him then as he was naked and covered in loft insulation when we last met lol.


Good thing you didn't reply 'oh yes, sorry, didn't recognise you with your clothes on' if there was anybody else around!

Forgot to add my best wishes for your speedy (other locos are available ) recovery.

Edited By Meunier on 07/06/2019 19:34:22

Thread: Quicksilver
04/06/2019 20:02:32

It may be an apocryphal story but was informed that the low hrs E.E Lightning in RAF Hendon museum in '70s had been retired due to mercury spillage in cockpit.

Thread: Mini-Lathe setup for an absolute beginner?
21/05/2019 20:13:27

and since you are in a flat, how about this foldable truck from Screwfix, 80kg which should be plenty and you can tuck it away when not needed. (and half the price, as you are going to be a bit spendy in a few weeks 



Thread: Help a beautiful lady
20/05/2019 20:59:08

and I had a chuckle at "most of the old snobs are rested at last" a fine ending indeed for a cobbler.

Thread: DC Treadmill Motor
20/05/2019 20:42:57
Posted by Swarf, Mostly! on 20/05/2019 10:56:55:
snip/ 48 Volts was also the voltage of the battery supply used by the old Strowger telephone exchange equipment. Lead-acid cells in glass tanks large enough to fall into!!! /snip

Best regards,

Swarf, Mostly!

...and the 48V battery racks from a BT PABX made terrific end frames with their connecting bars for my work benches, superb pink pitch pine, black painted. " do you have to check those back in at base ?' - No squire, skip job, if you can make them disappear then help yourself" And the cells from 48V would have been an improvement on the 160off cells on the 240V cell-bank on a no-break power supply when it came to monthly maintenance, not to mention the 108 cells for the 80+/-80V

Thread: Help a beautiful lady
19/05/2019 20:56:26

Michael Cox 1, or should that be Mrs MC1, good call, that is the company mentioned in AdrianR link and my post. No idea of pricing but appeared to be well organised with a good range of shoe types.

19/05/2019 20:34:49

Out of curiosity, took a look at AdrianR's link and am sure that Stew could send off for a fitment chart and measuring kit to do the necessary for M.I.L

Thread: What Did You Do Today 2019
17/05/2019 17:23:34

Related image

quite accurate at 25m - who am I kidding it was 10m


Edited By Meunier on 17/05/2019 17:25:21

Thread: George Punter of Queensland
15/05/2019 21:52:21

Hope my congrats reach you before you leave, George aka Fred, have a good trip. I wonder what your local journos - as mentioned earlier - will make of your accomplishments !

15/05/2019 21:00:43

Would I be mistaken in associating this thread's George Punter with the gent from Aus who took home the Duke of Edinburgh award at Doncaster 2019 ?


This chap had come all the way from Australia to exhibit a model Saunderson tractor.

He is taking the Duke of Edinborough award back with him as well.

doncaster exhibition 024 11-05-19.jpg


Thread: Collet blocks
12/05/2019 19:46:01
Posted by Michael Gilligan on 12/05/2019 18:23:59:

I wish you well, Dave

Mine have proved wonderful ... better than 20/20 vision now.

The only downside is that I need various optical aids for close work.


Thank you for your good wishes, Michael. I hope mine prove to be equally as good ( I already need optical assistance for close work so that will not be novel )

12/05/2019 17:28:39

I wish that photo hadn't mentioned 'cataract' since I have an appointment this Tuesday at the Clinic with the ophthalmologist for the first op. However was somewhat reassured by MichaelG's feedback.

Thread: French model Engineers
09/05/2019 21:20:48

Just as you say, Daniel, joining in is key. The village and surrounding area 2CV and 4L club had their annual rally a couple of weeks ago and the Maire, knowing I had an old Porsche told us that we had to join in. I said that a Porsche was hardly a Citroen or Renault to which he replied that it was a 3.2l so fitted in nicely between 2 and 4 ! and he expected to see us for the breakfast beforehand. 87km, around 40cars/10bikers(crossroads duty ) and a good day out for all concerned including MrsD and I.
I once asked him if I had somehow offended a certain person and he replied No, don't worry, he was like that with everybody.

Thread: 1959 Nsu quickly
03/05/2019 20:25:11
Posted by Pete White on 03/05/2019 08:44:13:
Posted by Mike Poole on 02/05/2019 17:52:58:
Posted by Jeff Dayman on 02/05/2019 17:46:13:

All kinds of good ideas and comments - but no response so far from the OP. Is he still here?

Perhaps he read the second post and hasn’t bothered to come back


snip I have a 1940 Rudge moped with the very popular 98 cc Villiers engine, lots of companies used them, James, Francis Barnet /snip

Edited By Pete White on 03/05/2019 08:46:06

Triggered the memories there, Pete - my Dad's James Comet was my introduction to motor-cycling as a 14yo on quiet backroads nr Stone, Essex, on family hols.

Edited By Meunier on 03/05/2019 20:25:50

Thread: Safety of phone chargers
22/04/2019 19:15:14

Just to add that in France, (since you mentioned colonials and foreign climes) ring mains are forbidden, MCB's are two-pole, and Twin&Earth is forbidden on the grounds that the earth wire is not double-insulated. There are both recommended and permitted numbers of outlets on each spur.

Thread: Vickers Bl 8 inch Howitzer cannon of 1917
22/04/2019 17:33:27

Thanks MickB1 and Mal for the explanation. Great work Mal.

Thread: Where's my Dykem blue gone - there's no need to read this
19/04/2019 21:49:25

'Lost the shop ? if you think that's bad, my wife tells me I've lost the plot.

Thread: Vickers Bl 8 inch Howitzer cannon of 1917
17/04/2019 19:42:22

Interesting to note from the above that the Mk VI, VII & VIII saw a range improvement of 1,800yds over the Mk I-V using the same calibre and weight of shell. Why might that be, improvements in explosive technology perhaps ?

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