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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 ?

Thread: DRO for Boxford Lathe
01/04/2019 19:42:44

Hi Peter, unable to comment on Boxford but assume the underside of that cross slide is flat, as is the ML7 so here is a link to video of M-DRO fitting to a Super7, I seem to remember a write-up in MEW not too long ago. The mod uses an embedded scale on the underside of the cross slide. HTH


Thread: More Workshop space, shall I or not..?
28/03/2019 19:37:10

Ron, 'breaking down and 'boxing up' track, etc' . Gosh, must have been a big layout judging by the shunter left behind !

Thread: Soba rotary table
22/03/2019 20:18:04

^^^ Thanks for that chuckle, MickB1 laugh


Thread: Milling that slot
06/03/2019 21:22:29

Thanks for that one, Simon

04/03/2019 20:57:14

Thanks Martyn for the link to RC-machines. They appear to carry a wide range of stock in grades I can get my head around and hopefully less expensive on shipping to SW France than from UK.

Thread: Rack operated tailstock
22/02/2019 21:42:32

Peter, my ML7 has the Cowells rack-feed tailstock (already fitted when bought in 1973) and find it very useful. When drilling from tailstock it is easy to take 'pecks' and pull back to clear chips without twiddling handwheel and force applied is better sensed than with a wheel and possibly reduces drill breakages. With benefit of having used it, if starting from scratch today would (gulp - how much) still feel it was well worthwhile. From pics I've seen believe CornishJack/Bill has the same unit. Can't see if the Myford unit has graduated collar, mine has a resettable collar to show advance of quill in 1/8in increments. When ejecting 2MT inserts, just lock tailstock and quill and use a length of 1/4ins rod with a ball on the end and so far have not needed to resort to a hammer.

Thread: Boxford machinery auction
14/02/2019 21:53:49

Trying to describe UK govt capabilities to French neighbour, the best translation I could come up with was 'Ils ne pourraient pas organiser un concours d'Ivresse dans une brasserie' He understood that and said it was not a uniquely UK problem.

Thread: Every Tea Room needs a toaster topic...
09/02/2019 20:49:05
Posted by Howard Lewis on 09/02/2019 19:34:01:

Making toast over the old ceramic slab was still the norm in Iran in 1985.

When the element burned through, they used to locate the break and drop paperclips onto to it to bridge the gap so that breakfast could proceed!

No one mentioned Health and Safety there! If you'd been there, you would know why. /snip


Agreed Howard - last time I was there was in '77 . We always fitted quick-disconnects between line termination blocks and any electronic equipment with strict instructions to disconnect before reporting line faults to Tehran PTT, since the PTT response was to Megger the line, probably with muttered Farsi of 'that should blow the cobwebs away'
Was well pleased (later ) not to get the on-station placement in Nov '77 in view of how things fell apart

Thread: Tauco drill press
09/02/2019 19:36:30
Posted by Andrew Johnston on 08/02/2019 21:38:35:

Andrew, your pic prompts me to say "ah..where would we be without 'Old Holborn' tins".
Having moved house and sorting out an accumulation of bits and pieces, I bet they beat single use plastic for longevity, must date back to late 60's/early 70's and still going strong long after the contents went up in smoke.

Thread: Testing for isolation
03/02/2019 20:22:15
Posted by Martin Harris 9 on 03/02/2019 10:41:28:
Posted by peak4 on 02/02/2019 16:16:57:

Anyone who's worked on live telephone stuff will be able to relate to a belt from ringing current. From memory, about 70v but @ 17Hz in the UK, and you don't half know when you've been shocked.

Telex was even nastier - plus and minus 80V DC gave the potential for 160V and that definitely made you jump! The main hazard while working on distribution racks was the legendary "tag rash" - you would get a belt from an exposed tag and jerk your hand away from it, scraping the back of your hand across the exposed tags on the next block - a leather "half glove" was often worn to protect the back of the hand...

And when jumpering on distr blocks in metal cabinets it only took holding on to cabinet frame with one hand and catching back of hand on a transmitting tag to let you know what 'tingle-tongue' was like !

Thread: Getting started with gear cutting.
02/02/2019 20:00:26

Thanks for a comprehensive reply, I was looking at the Arc unit in the beginners series - appearances can be deceptive !

Thread: Tinhat warrior trademark.
01/02/2019 21:44:19
Posted by Samsaranda on 01/02/2019 19:34:09:

Not all two strokes from the 60’s era had to be smoke generators, I had an Ariel Leader 250 two stroke in that era which I ran on Filtrate colloidal graphite as the lubicrant in the fuel, I can’t remember the exact ratio of lubricant to fuel but seem to remember it was 100/1, the exhaust was clean with only a trace of blue smoke. Ah those were the days.

Dave W

Edited By Samsaranda on 01/02/2019 19:35:01

Edited By Samsaranda on 01/02/2019 19:35:15

I had the 250 Ariel 'Golden' Arrow in the same era and that ran clean also, without additives. I'll echo your 'Ah, those were the days' !

Thread: Getting started with gear cutting.
01/02/2019 20:56:08
Posted by JasonB on 01/02/2019 07:12:07:

Considering the diameter of some of the gears you have to cut you will need to pack up a smaller rotary table so may as well stick with the 6".

Debateable if you really need the tailstock, with a stout arbor and backing plate you could cut those without tailstock support.

The rotary table you have shown a few times on your mill, is that a 6" and from Arc ? It looks lower profile than the Vertex style devices. Did you obtain the dividing plates and tailstock at the same time and are they a necessity?

Thread: Issue Reading New Digital Viewer
31/01/2019 19:19:19
Posted by Fowlers Fury on 30/01/2019 22:26:15:

I can't remember whether Win 7 allowes the Ctrl and + to zoom in on a screen but if it does, try it on that 'snip' of mine above ~ it should show it's quite readable at that 1920 x 1080 resolution....snip

Win 7 here FF, hold down Control and + or use scroll wheel on mouse works to increase/decrease font.

Thread: Vickers Bl 8 inch Howitzer cannon of 1917
25/01/2019 19:52:55
Posted by mal webber on 24/01/2019 23:02:30:
Posted by David George 1 on 24/01/2019 12:20:19:

Hi Mal looks good progress but the last picture is great. Is that where you live, nice view.


HI David ,the photo is the tip of Gower Peninsula South Wales UK . yes i do live near but was out on a job so thought i would take a photo and share.


Rhossili bay Mal ?

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