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Thread: Was in Penrith and this pulled up.
15/06/2017 10:51:08
Posted by John Stevenson on 15/06/2017 10:42:18:
You would have thought that with all that money involved he could have afforded a bonnet cover?

Edited By John Stevenson on 15/06/2017 10:43:02

John, that's the engine cooling system.


Thread: Inverter Tripping RCD
30/05/2017 10:29:13

Just to add something to this old thread.

If you are having trouble with VFDs tripping RCDs, then maybe try changing, or redoing, your wiring, as a first port of call.

I had an VFD that was working without problem, when plugged into a socket on the upstairs ring main.

I temporarily used the VFD downstairs, to run a 3 phase motor on a drill press. Every time I switched the power off, the RCD tripped.

I have just moved the drill press to a new location in the downstairs room, put a new extension lead on, and redid the wires between the VFD and motor. I powered the VFD from the same ring main socket as before. The RCD does not trip at all now. Why, I don't know.



Thread: What Did You Do Today (2017)
23/05/2017 22:05:55

Posted by SillyOldDuffer on 23/05/2017 18:32:19:

Alas, although the adjusters are quite useful for centring in the early stages while the jaws are loose there's not enough leverage to completely tighten them up.


Hi Dave

Can this disaster be saved by cross drilling the knob, to accept a very short 3mm diameter tommy bar, to provide a bit more leverage; or will a tommy bar get in the way and be inconvenient. Maybe cross drill a couple of times, so that the tommy bar can be re-positioned if it fouls the jaws?

Closely following all your ups and downs laugh. Lol.


Thread: Where is my nearest or best ME club?
22/05/2017 15:29:01

There is a track and club, just a few miles up the A5, in south Milton Keynes. It is right next to the pub/hotel (the big windmill one) by Caldecotte lake. I think there is a website for them.


Thread: Is Knurling a health hazard?
16/05/2017 14:09:53

Forget the knurls. What about the handles on supermarket shopping trolleys. Ugh, I can't bear thinking about it. Think about it next time you go (and take a rag)!


Thread: TORNADO 100mph Steam train TV Program
15/05/2017 21:07:18

It is available on the BBC IPLayer now. yes

15/05/2017 18:38:21

Maybe on the Iplayer shortly after broadcast.

Thread: Cheddar Valley Steam Somerset
15/05/2017 18:21:38
Posted by Robert Thompson 8 on 15/05/2017 18:05:34:

Well after another day of failed attempts to contact Tim I have reluctantly cancelled my order with Cheddar Valley Steam and placed an order with another supplier.

I have E mailed CVS and requested my deposit be returned but quite honestly dont hold old much hope


You have my heart felt sympathies. So frustrating and annoying. I would never treat a customer like that.


Thread: TORNADO 100mph Steam train TV Program
15/05/2017 18:18:00

yesyesyes nice one.

Thread: Steve Bedair Ball Turner Build
28/04/2017 19:48:17

That's top class David. Thanks for posting it. I love the way you did the video (probably less love if you had added music!) . Very enjoyable, thanks.yes


Edit: Just realised I had the speaker volume off.

Edited By Steven Vine on 28/04/2017 19:51:13

Thread: Sudden Radio Adverts on my computer?
20/04/2017 15:32:01

I've often had the life frightened out of me with random stuff coming out of the speaker.

In my case it is due to adverts on web pages, in the browser, suddenly coming alive!!!!!!!

Have had radio waves picked up through the speakers from time to time, but usually faint and garbled, and not long lasting.


Thread: Parafin blowlamp
14/04/2017 00:48:47

Posted by julian atkins on 14/04/2017 00:13:41:

We also had a paraffin heater on the upstairs landing when I was a kid. A sort of slender pyramid affair that was as tall as me as a kid and a mica covered opening on the door.




Ah, that reminds of the Valor Valiant we had in our house. It always fascinated me as a kid ......

I came home from school one lunchtime, I must have been about 10, and the whole house was filled with black smoke. The Valor Valiant had been left on all morning, and the wick had malfuntioned. The house was covered in a black sooty residue for days, until mum cleaned it up! And that was the last I saw of the Valor Valiant.














Edited By Steven Vine on 14/04/2017 00:50:42

Edited By Steven Vine on 14/04/2017 00:56:16

Thread: Myford paint colour
08/04/2017 20:22:09
Posted by Robbo on 08/04/2017 20:14:09:
Posted by John Baguley on 08/04/2017 15:21:56:

A bit like when you dash upstairs for something and forget why!


You can dash upstairs?

Lol. Priceless.laugh

08/04/2017 11:37:22

1957 Red.

Thread: What Did You Do Today (2017)
06/04/2017 10:34:38

That's great John. The grain seems to be in all the right places.yes


Thread: down draft table
24/03/2017 14:50:11

Get a filter, or be a filter.

You want to initially collect the dust at source, i.e. via an extraction hose on your tool. You then want an air cleaner, to knock out the airborne particles.

I use the Axminster NVD750 twin motor vacuum. It is not cheap, but it does a good job. The NVD750 does not get all the particles, so I back it up with the Axminster AFS500 air cleaner. Both of these filter out to 1 and 5 microns and manage to knock out virtually all of the airborne particles. I also always use a face mask FFP2/FFP3. A throat and nose full of MDF dust prompted me to shell out. What price is your health?

Mathius Wandel does stunning stuff with wood, and he does things on the cheap. Have a look at his home made dust extractor and workshop air cleaner.


Thread: boiler design verification
23/03/2017 19:39:32

Many thanks Duncan, I'll contact the seller.yes


Thread: Reasons for Bad Cuts in Metal, With Examples
23/03/2017 18:39:14

Dave, I can't help you out. All my cuts are perfect. You will have to take my word for that.smiley


Thread: boiler design verification
23/03/2017 18:35:10
Posted by RRMBK on 23/03/2017 13:33:03:

Thanks Duncan. I, like Steven have struggled to find a copy of the codes other than by outright purchase, which it may come to.

I am after purchasing a copy. The AMBSC website listed a few suppliers in Australia, and I just wondered if I could buy a copy from somewhere more local. I bought a programming book from America once, and the import fees were almost as much as the book, which was not cheap!

Duncan, where did you buy your copy, may I ask?


23/03/2017 13:00:50

I would like to obtain a copy of the AMBSC Book1 and Book3. Has anyone purchased these, and where is the best place to get these from? Thanks.


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