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Member postings for Springbok

Here is a list of all the postings Springbok has made in our forums. Click on a thread name to jump to the thread.

Thread: New material for nuts and bolts
04/12/2013 14:49:09

well it is comeing up to christmas


Thread: Boiler screws
04/12/2013 14:44:31

Strangly I was haveing a chat with one our boiler inspectors and he reccomended bronze bolts

Edited By Springbok on 04/12/2013 14:45:18

Thread: A close shave!
04/12/2013 14:40:12

Well D I would be surprised if they do anything this company for years have just shipped boxes in and out. Was different in old man Warrens time.


Thread: 3D Printer at RS for 500
04/12/2013 05:10:35

I am very interested in this new technology but feel that I want to wait untill it has settled down, consumables seem a bit pricey, and as john says lots of unanswered questions.

Thread: bakerlite substitute
03/12/2013 20:52:45

Well young Oompa Lumpa the same to you I was only trying calm down the thread... and bring the issuue back
good luck in your modeling endevoures

03/12/2013 20:36:39

Well Oompa Loompa and as we we say in Glasgow stick it up your jumper. thought you were a bit harsh,this forum is for helping people not critical path analysis. so Frank if you want to tke my offer it the only cost to you will be postage



Thread: Vickers 8" howitzer complete
03/12/2013 14:14:02

Hi Peter,
Think that this is a lovely model and we would be most pleased for it to be shown at the BSMEE exhibition at Thornbury Bristo next year.l

Thread: bakerlite substitute
03/12/2013 13:43:28

I was sadly buying up some of the contents of an engineering firm in Cheltenham and the chap kept throwing into the back loads of black plastic saying you can have this lot free. mainly Akulon PTFE PP6 Din 16980. loads of black.
Now the next big Q is have you got a lathe and able to do ball turning, correct taps if it an old car think baybee BSW or BSP. if not send me a drawing, as I am in now my 70's will need to sneak into what was my/business/ workshop when my lads are gone.


Thread: This website and windows 8.1
02/12/2013 13:46:04

There must be better forums to discuss these problems, this is a ME forum not a computer software forum.


Thread: TiN coating
29/11/2013 14:37:00

not a clue but would be very interested in replys


Thread: Help with wheels
28/11/2013 20:12:31

Hi Ian have you got silvering or braising facilitites if so braise the cracks they canbe turned sgain and after painting will not be noticed.

Next ream out your holes for your crankpins
Push push them in
Then get a very small drill ensuring you have the correct wire available apart from loctite or similal will give a very solid fixing. do them in the rear and thry will not be spotted by tne rivet counters.

Thread: ME4470
26/11/2013 12:14:17

And I would say do not exagerate you have never said that to me before. and I think you should get off your desk chair and get back into your workshop and business.
Oh ps.Diane apologies for spelling your name wrong was thinking of an old 60s record.

regards to all

25/11/2013 19:33:37

Dear Diana,

I am deeply despondant that 35 pages plus a few half pages were adverts and only 41 pages were articlres, and 4 of of these were so full of maths of no use to man or beast. so are you hard stuck for articles....

Thread: eBAY Charges
22/11/2013 16:38:33

Yes there is a lot of scammers out there on Fleabayt,he fareastern people seemed to have moved into this. sent an item to a buyer, reported me for not delivering and he wanted to have a replacement, sent that created because he had nor got that wanted another one, but had done a signed for for the second one. stitched him up.
Ebay could not care less as far as I can make out. it just want the UK dosh sod us....


Thread: Silver soldering problems
22/11/2013 14:16:44

Go onto the CupAlloys site you will find everything you need


Thread: What did you do today? (2013)
15/11/2013 12:24:14

not a lot got slightly pissed with some of my mates damned good cider the landlord has brewed, then walked home to my cottage..

Thread: Delay in availability of SIEG machines from ARC
15/11/2013 12:18:23

Well done Ketan I am pleased for you


Thread: Stolen Loco
14/11/2013 09:01:04

Hi everyone I am a member of the BSMEE and spotted the posting, This was a copy and paste of the message.
But I know how I would fell if it was one of my Loco's
Eyes down everyone and lets try to recover it
Bob Thomson

14/11/2013 08:47:05
You can contact Peter by visiting our website On the home page you will find a copy of this message with a link that enables you to contact him.
Dr. Martin W. Baker
Southern Federation of Model Engineering Societies
IT Manager the Management Committee
Day-time: + 44 1737 218044
Mobile: + 44 7986 297498

Read more: **LINK**
14/11/2013 08:45:22
A member of Reading Club has had their loco removed from the storage facility by persons unknown.

The model is a 5" gauge Maid of Kent in LMS livery with the number 1425 on the cab sides. It is believed it went missing after club running on Saturday 12th October 2013.

Please can you can distribute this information amongst our members

If any information comes to light, please can contact Peter Harrison, Secretary of Reading Club who would be most grateful.

You can contact Peter by visiting our website On the home page you will find a copy of this message with a link that enables you to contact him.
Dr. Martin W. Baker
Southern Federation of Model Engineering Societies
IT Manager the Management Committee
Day-time: + 44 1737 218044
Mobile: + 44 7986 297498

Read more: **LINK**

Edited By Springbok on 14/11/2013 08:51:55

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