Here is a list of all the postings J Hancock has made in our forums. Click on a thread name to jump to the thread.
|Thread: Need a lot of help from you good people|
I wouldn't give up on those motors yet, try to do some simple resistance checks first.
Maybe even a 'smell' test though rather a lot of time has passed for this to work.
|Thread: Wasp trap - suggestions please|
Very sorry JF1, if a wasp is in my air-space it has to die.
|Thread: Protecting mild steel|
From tests carried out in ME from long ago, ' Three-in-one' oil was way ahead of anything else.
|Thread: Grid Frequency [mains electricity]|
I think the real embarrassment was to find some wag's program had dumped London off line first,
as a way of saving the rest of the UK from blackout.
Meanwhile, the demolition of our coal-fired back-up generation continues.
|Thread: Is Buying a used live steam loco cheaper than building one?|
If possible, join a local ME Club, get some idea of the type/ size of locomotive you would like to run before
making an expensive 'mistake'.
Unless you are very fortunate indeed , it is likely you will need to use a Club track anyway.
|Thread: Dam Solution?|
Dams built like this one ?
The Sorpe springs to mind and it is still standing, lot more water too.
|Thread: Boiler testers and material verification|
If you have your boiler 'or whatever' supplied by the like of Bechtel I can assure you that level of 'paperwork'
will be supplied with it.
|Thread: Most difficult part first|
By far the most important is to find the drawing dimensional errors first !
Then at least you know you are not wasting your time making stuff that will never fit.
|Thread: Self starting?|
Simple answer, yes !
But, not unknown for a full size locomotive to have to 'reverse' first , before pulling away in forward gear i.e. dead
spots can exist if timing slips.
|Thread: Electric Cars|
Call me 'old-fashioned' but I don't really want to participate in this futuristic world you have described.
Reads utterly boring , like being the Mekon, sitting on that flying saucer thing it used to move around on.
Nope, 1964 ish was nirvana, downhill ever since.
|Thread: Model Engineering Overseas|
Incredible achievements under such adversity.
At the start of my career ('60's), I saw such men create, innovate and improve machines to do work they were
never designed for.
'Money' for new, was never available for 'us', meanwhile the others had discovered the 'money tree'.
The rest is history.
|Thread: Phone charger|
I applaud your curiosity but please don't do that plug trick with anything bigger than a 'phone charger !
The ' spark' is quite normal.
|Thread: Electricity Supply|
How ironic that the 'primitive' people survived, through an acceptance of 'sustainability ' being of the prime importance and we, the 'clever' ones , believe that compound growth is infinitely possible.
The Genii of the Industrial Revolution is out of the bottle, now everyone wants it and it is out of control.
|Thread: water supply|
Re; UK population.
Heard on BBC last week, there are 3,500,000 more people registered to doctors (@£150 each to the doctor ) than the official total population figure.
To Bikepete et al.
Yes, Anglian Water and I'm sure all the others.
Note, I did say 'constructively' use, interpret that as you will.
However, in Belgium , most owners are actively encouraged to store rainwater which can be used for toilet flushing, washing machines,etc which discharge into the foul effluent system at no cost.
To Barrie Lever , if you read the " terms and conditions" closely I think you will find what falls from the sky belongs to the water company, and how you use it determines whether you will be charged for it, or not.
And, to really turn the screw, you will find that if you try to collect rainwater to use it more 'constructively', you
will be charged for it !
|Thread: How to price up and sell a super 7 lathe|
I have the exact same model ,very nice lathe.
As previous posts have written, advertise here , don't sell it for a pittance ,it will only get sold on for the real price.
Anyone interested enough will do all the moving themselves. With a few accessories removed it is a two man job, after they have paid you !
|Thread: Electricity Supply|
Nice to see Cottam annd West Burton gently chugging away yesterday.
Coal, fuel of the future.
|Thread: Chernobyl TV Series|
Also, not to forget we all got a 'top-up' from Fukishima in 2011.
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