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Thread: Aircraft General Discussion
01/12/2019 21:19:24

I had to check to see that Martin C did not correspond with Martin Baker


and we occasionally get sonic bangs when the boys in blue from Mont-de-Marsan base get it just that bit wrong on low-level sorties..
with many buildings around here roofed with Roman tiles, they do rattle a bit !

Thread: Royal Mail tracking
22/11/2019 20:37:44

If you have difficulty tracking a parcel and have the (13digit/char) tracking number, try 17track dot net.
It has worked well for me

Thread: 'Bristol Handles'
09/11/2019 16:21:24

Perhaps when one has found and fitted the handles,
all would then be 'shipshape and Bristol fashion' ?

Edited By Meunier on 09/11/2019 16:22:02

03/11/2019 15:39:10
Posted by Michael Gilligan on 03/11/2019 13:05


At the Burlesque dancers’ emporium surprise

replete with tassels perchance ?

Thread: V-belt vibration in Ajax AJ8 horizontal milling machine
31/10/2019 20:31:59

Brian, just a thought, as it is an older machine and may have sat around for some time before your acquisition, the belts may have taken on a 'set' where they sat round the pulleys and be giving you the vibration. May be worth your while replacing the belts before going further.

Thread: Rack operated tailstock
28/10/2019 19:42:33
Posted by Peter Spink on 23/02/2019 16:02:28:

Thanks chaps for all your replies, my mind is made up and I have a birthday coming up!...../

Did you eventually treat yourself for your birthday Peter and, if so, what was your feedback ?

Thread: Mike Cox's cone drills in MEW 285 - source?
27/10/2019 16:20:29

on ebay you can specify price-range and geographical areas to search on left-hand side of page.

Thread: Boxford metric lead screw fitted to imperial lathe?
26/10/2019 18:03:26
Posted by Thor on 26/10/2019 17:52:31:

Hi Dave,

I'm assuming you are thinking of Brian Woods book, Gearing of Lathes for Screwcutting?


Yes indeed Thor, that's the one, thanks for adding the title !

26/10/2019 17:50:51
Posted by SillyOldDuffer on 26/10/2019 17:26:33:

There's a helpful forum member who's written a book covering the subject but I'm having a senior moment. It's embarrassing! Can someone with a brain remind me who I'm thinking of?


Perhaps because I bought a copy rather than the brain
Brian Wood, available from ARC or even on-line. Great book and deserves a pat on the back

Thread: portable LED floodlight , power source ?
25/10/2019 20:04:50
double post - finger trouble

Edited By Meunier on 25/10/2019 20:05:32

25/10/2019 20:01:03
Posted by duncan webster on 24/10/2019 23:19:17:

Glad it's fixed, but i'd take the old ones off the bonfire if I were you, one of those going off with a bang could take your eye out, and the contents are probably most unpleasant

+1 and while the 'nominal working voltage" is 3.7V (minimum discharge voltage ) the fully charged voltage is 4.2V

Thread: Is Model Engineering in Decline
20/10/2019 20:33:12

^^ Thanks for the report NDIY but surely "Frances was" , etc ???
it's almost hypnotic to watch a lacer and some of the bobbins are works of art in themselves.


Edited By Meunier on 20/10/2019 20:34:10

Edited By Meunier on 20/10/2019 20:35:14

Thread: Anyone know about buying freehold to a house in the north
17/10/2019 19:34:13

Also, if the lease is less than approx 75yrs ( not the case in this example but.. ) then mortgage lenders are more reluctant to lend on the property if you were to sell, which could well have a negative impact on potential buyers.

Thread: An interesting repair to an Hour Wheel
13/10/2019 19:11:34

Handsome is, as handsome does.


Thread: Clock #1
04/10/2019 16:31:43
Posted by David Noble on 04/10/2019 08:59:04:
Posted by Michael Gilligan on 04/10/2019 08:42:07:

Please forgive the digression, but I thought some members might be interested in this, about Bulle [silk ribbon] Suspension: **LINK**


No digression at all Michael, very relevant and interesting, I didn't know about that.


Edited By David Noble on 04/10/2019 08:59:31

+1 thank you - I will have to make such an assembly jig after failing to do a good repair free-hand

Thread: New lathe?
04/10/2019 14:48:37

Grotto, were you successful ? winning bid NZ3170 or about GBP1625.

Thread: Water in fuel
26/09/2019 17:00:20

Just about on-topic
Mid 70's was sitting in a 747 on the ramp at Lagos airport with a guy from the company dispatch giving me a carrier bag full of broken Motorola walkie-talkies to take back to London and watching a chap with a shopping trolley equipped with a jerry-can and funnel. He was using a glass cylinder on a pole to 'dip the sump' of the fuel tanks repeatedly, examining each sample carefully for water content, dumping it into the can and taking another sample. I asked the company guy whether the fuel in Lagos was contaminated ? No, he said, the dipper guy was just being super-efficient, mentioning that the guy was one of the better-off in the villages that surrounded the airport. Naively I enquired whether his job was so well-paid. No was the reply but all the villagers cooked on paraffin stoves.

Thread: Surely it's not just me
25/09/2019 21:53:03

Can't resist, bearing in mind your other post Ron --- what thread should you have posted in , BSP/UNF ???

Thread: Part built Allchin 1.5 inch
20/09/2019 20:47:07


a low cost alternative for testing purposes - if you can lay your hands on a car wheel and tyre, bodge-up a screw that will fit tightly in the end of a plastic aquarium-type tube, flatten two sides of the head to allow air to pass and position the head of the screw to depress the pin on the Schrader valve when the tube is pushed on. You can adjust the tyre pressure to suit. Good for a few attempts to run/seal whilst you wait for a compressor.

Edited By Meunier on 20/09/2019 20:49:04

Thread: Propane regulator with intentional restriction?
18/09/2019 21:35:57
Posted by Mike Poole on 18/09/2019 19:59:11:

Will it go to 11? smiley


It might do although the aforementioned gardening mishap could be like.........

Kind acknowledgements to Windy


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