Here is a list of all the postings Diane Carney has made in our forums. Click on a thread name to jump to the thread.
|Thread: R Jarvis model of Robt. Davidson's 'Galvani'|
This is an enquiry about a model made by a retired electrical engineer, Mr. R. Jarvis that was featured in the 'Engineering Science and Education Journal' (no longer published) in December 1996.
Any assistance will be welcome.
|Thread: Quartering query|
We might start a new feature: 'One Man and his Quartering Jig'
Duncan, we don't 'insist on redrawing everything' for the sake of it, I promise you! Drawings are redrawn to bring them up to publishable standard. In fact, 'redrawn' probably isn't the correct term; 'copied' or 'traced' would be more correct. Original drawings are hardly ever changed in essence unless we spot an obvious error. As proof readers we tend to check primarily for faithful reproduction.
I will ask TH to have a look at this and report back.
|Thread: War and Peace|
It was nice to see that having a lathe in the living room is nothing new then...
|Thread: Why not Write for Model Engineers Workshop in 2016?|
In reply to Ketan:
So why are these articles increasing in the ME? Does that magazine not have enough articles to stand on its own?...
'These articles' are not increasing. As you acknowledge later in your post, there has always been a scattering of Workshop Topics in M.E. Model Engineer readers practise the craft in their workshops and are interested in advice and tooling that will help them along. They may find MEW unpalatable (no disrespect inteded, Neil) because their passion is for making models but would be interested in anything that may improve their tool grinding capabilities, for instance. There is room for such features in M.E and there always has been.
As a side note: There happens to be an article on a CNC machine in the latest issue of ME..another beginners experience. It is in the wrong magazine, and it could have done with a bit of editing.
It isn't in the wrong magazine. Very few MEW readers are at the level this article is aimed at. This is very clearly written for model makers who have heard about CNC - maybe even read about it - but found it to be completely alien and yet they are interested in finding out what it's all about from a complete standing start. As the article develops it describes how to use CNC for ... model making.
... which needed clarification, correction in certain places as there are mistakes, and shortening in certain areas (this bit is matter of opinion).
The editor's decision was to leave it more or less as written simply because the readership for whom it was written are those who know nothing about CNC and what goes before it. If it needs correction the editor (who knows nothing) would be happy to recieve it.
I would respectfully request that editors try to consult effected seller/s of such products (such as me) for clarification of facts, before publishing.
Hmmm. Shall I send you the next instalment for proof reading? By all means send me your comments and if there are serious concerns, Ketan, I am happy to publish them. (I have already had an ear bashing from JS!!)
I am aware that when David Clark was running the show, he was overwhelmed with a variety of duties, and inundated with emails in addition to his illness, which resulted in a lack of or haphazard response to many potential responders to the call to action. I would suggest that such responsibilities are better shared now, so that the response - yes or no will be there from the editors concerned.
Believe me ... the editors have a lot more on their plates now than they ever did - but that's just the way of the world, isn it? It is certainly working better having one editor responsible for each title but the workload is ever increasing. (There's a clue on the contacts page at the front of the magazines. How many phone number do you see?)
|Thread: Dave in Lincolnshire|
The little Pacific looks lovely, Dave. Did you manage the lining okay?
|Thread: Tidman Organ Engine Completed|
Beautiful workmanship as always Jason. A lovely engine, nicely photographed too. I very much look forward to seeing it at Brooklands and to starting the series.
|Thread: Moderators powers and duties|
I love it when people are perfectly happy. Thank you
|Thread: Doncaster loco green?|
This must be about the most unscientific science there is becasue LNER Apple Green (or whatever) only exists in a few people's memory (and getting fewer!). The pigments no longer exist, the colour photographs of the day are extremely rare and are now not at all representative and, as others have stated, there were many different Apple Greens. If I were painting an engine in LNER Apple Green I would paint it to look how I think it probably should have looked and if I liked it - it'll do.
|Thread: Moderators powers and duties|
Why do you ask, can I ask?
|Thread: What is the most useful workshop tool that you have made?|
An opportunity, perhaps, to remind everyone that we pay £50 per printed page for your designs and ideas. If you have designed/ made something that has not been published before or is an adaptation of an existing design - be it a small item of tooling or an unusual attachemnt for a machine tool - why not share it with Model Engineer readers?
|Thread: BBC 2 - Looking for Backyard Engineers|
I have just received an communcation from BBC Two. They are researching for a brand new BBC Two series called Britain’s Most Spectacular Backyard Builds, which is celebrating Britain’s most passionate inventors, makers, engineers and tinkerers.The text of the email is copied here:-
We’re looking for a variety of people to take part. This is a programme for anybody who loves to create their own inventions, whether that be an 8 year old science fanatic, or an 80 year old hobbyist inventor, we want to find the most passionate and creative backyard builders.
As always, I'm not sure the BBC quite understands real model engineering and that might not be quite what they are looking for - but it might be an opportunity for someone to showcase some real craftsmanship. I would encourage anyone willing to give it a go to contact them - or if you would prefer to go through me, drop me a line. I would be happy to help.
Email the team on firstname.lastname@example.org
|Thread: The Ass is out of the stables|
Following some research today there will be a comment about this in Smoke Rings, issue 4521 (30th October) but in light of this discussion I may post something earlier than that on this thread.
|Thread: Potty:- Helping Dad Grasshopper Engine|
Without a doubt this engine will be featured in the pages of Model Engineer! We will let you know, on this thread, when it is due to start.
All Stew's models are a great asset to the magazine and are appreciated by many readers.
There has been a lot of interest in this article and I am please to say that there will soon be a follow up article that will, we hope, give more of the details you are looking for.
It led me to thinking about the possibilities of a full size Rosebud grate for a Sentinel ...
|Thread: Universal Grinding machine construction series?|
John's excellent article is still with me. There are several options availalble to us regarding publication - these may involve publsihing some of the drawings in PDF format on the website - which I still have to discuss with John.
There are currently eight multi-part construction series running in Model Engineer plus three further multi-part series not dealing with construction - and several waiting in the wings - so I will defer planning the start of another until some of these are complete.
|Thread: where is geoff|
I have sent Geoff an email. Hope this helps.
The person who writes the cheque.
There is indeed, Roy. 27/28 February at MIddleton Arena. **LINK**.
|Thread: We're Moving|
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