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Thread: Who uses airbrushes?
23/05/2021 21:30:57
Posted by Speedy Builder5 on 23/05/2021 13:15:14:

JA - Pm sent with web site address

another request for details please Bob

Thread: Ballaarat construction series
21/05/2021 19:25:12

...and no problems with having to remove the cab roof !

Thread: I honestly canít think of an suitable title
21/05/2021 17:09:33
Posted by Michael Gilligan on 21/05/2021 05:31:51:


With some satisfaction ... I read this today: **LINK**


Thank you for that link MichaelG, I share your satisfaction.
In recent developments, living in France I look at the BBC's news offerings ( ) to keep me informed. now asks for my permission to share my data with their 'partners' to allow targeted ads. This requires me to scroll down and de-activate seven fields of 'legitimate interest' and unlike more user-friendly sites who ask the same permissions, they do not offer a 'refuse all' button.
A 'nag screen' I believe, hoping that users will 'accept' out of botheration. I will continue to be 'bothered'

Thread: me august 1961
12/05/2021 19:31:09

According to my records, august 1961, 4issues, contained only 100 and 200-series page numbers, not 716.
Can you clarify ? which loco ?


Thread: Which type/brand of razor blades stay sharp longest? (cutting card/greyboard)
29/04/2021 19:01:57
Posted by Dave S on 29/04/2021 17:47:22:

.../ and take a sharper edge because the grains are smaller.../...

Is that because 'graded grains make finer flour carbide' ?

Probably an age-related advert thing.

Thread: "Time For A Display" - Greenhill Floral Clock
25/04/2021 14:52:27

Brings back memories as a youngster of a floral clock in Stanley Park in Liverpool, sometime around 1949/1950, had no awareness at that time of any associated movement.

Sadly, it appears from L'pool blog posts that it has since disappeared into the mists of memories.

Thread: Lathe DRO
20/04/2021 20:59:21
Posted by JasonB on 20/04/2021 19:22:58:
Posted by ChrisB on 20/04/2021 19:17:10:

where the carriage can move further to the right and touch the headstock smiley

Edited By JasonB on 20/04/2021 19:28:19

I think your right and left have become confused after SOD's tailstock episode.

Thread: An odd ball
15/04/2021 16:56:45

Also found similar use in older ink-jet cartridges to plug new hole when re-filling completed.

Thread: Low Tech Magazine
15/04/2021 16:15:11
Posted by Frances IoM on 14/04/2021 22:29:10:
/... we were put up at the nominally best hotel in Delhi -.../

Ashoka hotel perhaps ?

Thread: Using two torches
06/04/2021 15:34:50

Another (desperate ) solution at the last knockings on a Maid of Kent boiler and the gas bottle is freezing up, is to enlist a helper to grab hold of the top of the bottle and give it a continuous good rocking. (from experience )

Thread: Digital back issues
04/04/2021 21:21:13
Posted by Bob Mc on 04/04/2021 20:39:20:

.... (James)... its a Scottish thing.....

a Scottish King, surely.

Thread: Flash Steam
04/04/2021 20:59:07

Better as PDF, sorry no linkies


04/04/2021 20:20:20

Here is the article from May2000 ME4119

See my album Steam Car

Edited By Meunier on 04/04/2021 20:21:09

Edited By Meunier on 04/04/2021 20:56:00

04/04/2021 17:11:37

Purely by chance, I had been reading ME from 2000 and there is an article with diagrams of this very car.
Will check if OK to scan and put the pages in my album (copyright and all that ).

Thread: There may be a delay in some deliveries ...
29/03/2021 19:11:31
Posted by larry phelan 1 on 29/03/2021 13:51:15:

I wonder is the Captain reading "Situations Vacant" ?cheeky

I assume that, just as when entering ports worldwide, the ship is under the command of the local pilots, who instruct the ship's crew..

Thread: Low head Cap Screws
29/03/2021 15:40:25
Posted by Mike Poole on 28/03/2021 15:40:22:

/.... Big end bolts on a performance engine are usually close to the limit of their specification and the advice to replace during a rebuild is not to be ignored..../


Something which caught me out on the starter-motor on MrsD's mk1 Cortina in the early '70s. Go to start and Brrrrrp/Brrrrp/Brr-engage and start. I became quite adept at replacing the Bendix gear on the motor, 20mins job.
Wasn't until many years later I read a piece which mentioned that the motor-mounting bolts were 'stretch-fitted' on original assembly and after removing/re-using could not be relied upon to not stretch further in service.

Thread: Boxford spindle runout
24/03/2021 19:42:40
Posted by AJAX on 24/03/2021 17:10:30:

I thought they were one and the same thing, but I'm probably using the wrong terminology. This is what I have

No, that's great for marking metal for layout/scribing/cutting lines/ centre-punch dots etc.

I have had the tube of this for 50yrs and not used up yet. marking blue, generally available from various suppliers.
The slightest coating of this on one part and move the two parts together and see where the blue has been removed from one part, this is the 'high spot' that needs attention.

edited to add - confirmation to keep off fingers - use a cotton-bud or similar

Edited By Meunier on 24/03/2021 19:44:14

24/03/2021 15:48:22
Posted by AJAX on 23/03/2021 22:10:17:
Posted by old mart on 23/03/2021 17:43:20:........

I have a good taper and layout blue.

Just picked up on your comment, you don't want 'layout blue' you need engineers/marking blue


Thread: watchmakers lathe accuracy
17/03/2021 13:47:19

Slightly different, 'what's my line' and wonder if there are any remaining "sagger-makers bottom-knockers" still working in the Potteries ?

Ligne also = French/Swiss measure of diameter of watch movements, also 'French Inch'


Thread: Antikythera solved ?
12/03/2021 20:43:21

Perhaps MichaelG, Neil and others may be interested in this piece from BBC today.



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