Here is a list of all the postings mike T has made in our forums. Click on a thread name to jump to the thread.
|Thread: Midlands Model Engineering Exhibition|
Totally agree. Both the organisers and the exhibitors need to lean how to work more closely if there is to be a future , otherwise there will be no tango
We could always admire the organisation team if there are no exhibits
Derek, you would not believe how difficult the show management make it for an exhibitor. If they decide to accept your request to exhibit a model, they insist on the exhibit being there for the full duration of the show. If you do not live locally, that can mean four nights in a hotel on top of your fuel and food bills. They do give you two entrance tickets, you are expected to buy the tickets for other two days. That's not much of an incentive for an exhibitor.is it?
Edited By mike T on 21/10/2018 22:24:43
|Thread: ME Shows in UK for private exhibitors|
Now that the Bristol Show has gone, like so many other shows; you and I and some others are all looking for somewhere else where we can have our own table and a chance to run engines.
|Thread: Roy Darlington|
Very sad news indeed. Roy was always a perfect gentleman and a pleasure to talk too. He will be greatly missed.
|Thread: G-Code editor with back plotting|
I have been using DesKAM 2000 by Carken for the last 18 years and would not change it. DesKAM 2000 creates G code toolpaths with a backplot from a .DXF file. It's old software which runs well on my Win XP machine. If, you can find a download of this rather old software you will not be disappointed.
Edited By mike T on 02/10/2018 17:08:11
|Thread: Mystery French Medical ? Item|
I was once clever enough to flatten my thumb with a hammer blow, made a right mess of the thumb nail.
A medic at the local RN base treated my injuries. He had a small glass bottle of chloromethane which expelled a jet of the liquid as the liquid inside the bottle boiled off. The medic directed the jet ot liquid chloromethane at my damaged thumbnail. Intensely cold at first but I soon lost all sensation, moments later he removed the complete thumbnail. All over and done within a few minutes, I did not feel a thing.
He said I was lucky, in a previous era I would have been given a piece of wood to bight on instead.or perhaps a tot of rum.
|Thread: Ring Light for mill/drill|
This is what I use on all my machines
I use the 120mm diameter version and drive it with a 12 volt 'wall wart' power supply. I glue on some aluminium brackets and magnets.
|Thread: Doncaster show|
Thanks for your uninformative post.
You had a problem, now you and Gary have fixed it.
|Thread: Cnc conversion of WARCO WM18|
I have used this company several times when I have upgraded my Emco F1 mills.
They supply all the necessary electronic components as CNC kits which contain the steppers, controllers PSU's and the all important 25 pin breakout board. The kits contain almost everything you need for the electronic installation other than the wires.
Very pleased with their service and the equipment has given many years of reliable service.
|Thread: RC Tanks|
Here is a video of my 1/6 scale STUG 111, a German anti-tank self-propelled gun.
You will need to cut and paste the address into your browser
The gun uses 50 cal cartridge cases. The gun made to be incapable for firing live rounds or blanks,(Home Office Rules) so the simulated firing is achieved with compressed air (or CO2) and a small quantity of baby talcum powder. It smalls sweeter than cordite. The recoil and recuperation are also powered by the compressed air supply
Edited By mike T on 27/12/2017 16:18:08
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Edited By Neil Wyatt on 27/12/2017 16:35:29
Edited By Neil Wyatt on 27/12/2017 16:36:28
You are more likely to find infra red combat systems fitted to the smaller 1/16 scale Tamiya plastic tanks sold by model shops and toy shops. The large 1/6 scale, all metal, tanks you would have seen at Bovington are made by a British company called Armortec. They cost between £5K and £10K on the road. I don't know of any which are used for 'battle system' games
|Thread: Tank Cupolas...|
Neil you have a PM
British tank crews normally wore woolen berets, not tin hats during a fight. If you were hit by an anti-tank round, you never heard it coming and it did not matter much whether your head was inside or outside the turret. Small arms fire was all you protect yourself from, the rest of the time the commander was 'head out' and looking everywhere.
Mike the tank
In the years leading up to and even during WW2 it was normal (the done thing) for the tank commander to have head and shoulders outside the turret or cupola at all times. That was the only way he could have 360* vision and situation awareness of the battle going on around him. If you could not see your enemy or your target, you would soon be dead.
If the tank came under direct small arms fire or a concentrated mortar bomb attack, then the commander could duck down inside. He would still need to put his head outside from time to time to identify his attackers and return fire.
A fixed cupola aligned with the main guns would have worked. Perhaps the cupola could be unlocked and rotated but straight ahead would be the normal position for it.
Mike the tank
|Thread: Duplicate Articles?|
Neil, We have only had one MEX in the last three years. Are there any plans for another?
EiM are said to be in decline, yet they run the majority of the remaining model engineering exhibitions.
ME and MEW claim to be doing well but seem to have given up on the once presdigious MEX
Edited By mike T on 22/11/2017 21:32:13
Edited By mike T on 22/11/2017 21:32:33
|Thread: John Stevenson|
The world of model engineering has sadly lost one of it's truly great characters.
Big John, you will be missed by us all.
|Thread: Which Bandsaw Blade should I buy to cut aluminium plate?|
I find 14 TPI is a good all round compromise for most metal types. Good for thick aluminium plate and does not clog the flutes.
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