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Member postings for Nathan Sharpe

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Thread: Any vet's/retired vet's on the forum?
03/09/2020 11:39:22

May I express my public thanks to pgk for the advice given. Nathan.

02/09/2020 21:17:59

The PDSA does not operate in my area. It is not a case of not being willing to spend but a case of spending the money correctly. I donate to three cat/pet animal charities but none of them offer advice which is all I'm looking for. Nathan.

02/09/2020 20:40:29

If we have any active /retired vet's who will allow a PM or two, I could do with some advice before I waste money. I'm short of cash myself but wish to keep my cat healthy. Nathan.

Thread: Neowise
12/07/2020 00:23:56

We are in Mynydd Llandegai and from here it's just moving West of the Isle of Man. Fantastic views of the tail!


12/07/2020 00:19:54

Just spent 5 min outside looking for the comet. Easily visible without binos or scope. I suggest that anyone awake who has any interest should go and look, just East of North but becoming North from here in North Wales. Find the Plough and look right. Nathan.

Thread: Coronavirus
09/07/2020 20:48:15

Hi all, I have no idea where I posted first of all but must update those members who responded.. I have had a face to face with a Body movement specialist, no problems as far as he is aware. I also had a telephone consultation with a neurologist , he seems to leaning towards Cerebellar Ataxia. Do any of you suffer from or have a partner/spouse suffering from same? Can you advise on Medication etc?


Moderators, put this where it belongs please.

Thread: Photo sharing
01/05/2020 19:33:00

Can anyone recommend a free photo sharing site/app that does not require too much personal info? My other half needs to share photos taken on a photo trap/wildlife camera. I know nothing about stuff like this!


Thread: Aircraft General Discussion
16/04/2020 22:10:47

Good evening all.

Looking at FR24 I think I'm seeing more cargo to Europe and less to the UK than in recent weeks. The traffic seems to be USA/Canada to Europe. Has anyone else noticed this? I'm discounting the usual postal/ courier services from DHL/UPS/FedEx etc.

Also a fairly large increase in "survey flights".

Yesterday I noted 3 Pa 28-140 "private" aircraft take off from St Athan and fly to Belfast George Best and return a few hours later. Why?

Today it was a Cessna Grand Caravan doing the same trip and again a "private" aircraft.

Also noted a couple of RAF flights out of Brize Norton doing calibration patterns off the east coast of Scotland. Are these normal?

One "odd" plane was callsign GUASA but with no track displayed.

Any thoughts from anyone?


Edited By Nathan Sharpe on 16/04/2020 22:37:22

Thread: Which suppliers are open for business?
09/04/2020 20:11:30

Michael, my apologies for not answering your query earlier. With the glorious weather today I was outside until dinner time this evening.

Yes they are length x diameter. I have no idea of the grade of Aluminium but it turns well. Postage costs will be whatever the Post Office charge.


08/04/2020 23:30:28

Evening all,

If people are really stuck for materials I have the following which I'm willing to share amongst forum members,

300mm x 28mm cast iron.

300mm x 95mm cast iron

300mm x 90mm alu

300mm x 95mm cored 25mm PB

300mm x 28mm s/steel

I will cut and post to your requirements (you pay the postage) until the material is gone.Payment would be by Paypal and prior to payment you will receive an email showing the receipt from the Post Office to justify cost.

No charge for the metal.

It's garden time of year so I'll take my chance of survival/more stock until autumn.

We are all in this together and I hope we ALL survive.


Thread: What Did You Do Today 2020
30/03/2020 23:40:24

Stood in line for my prescriptions with many other people all spaced at the correct distance. It took 45 min with 20 min of that taken up by a 30+ YO who was asking how to manage his. He left red-faced when told the dispensing date is on his Med's and all he had to do is count and that his prescription had been ready to collect 6 days ago!

Makes you wonder.


Thread: Coronavirus
30/03/2020 23:32:36

More evidence of the madness caused by this virus.

I had an appointment to attend a neurology clinic at Ysbyty Glan Clwyd , some 30 odd miles from home. This was a first appointment to investigate the tremor I've developed fairly recently. My GP had ordered loads of blood tests and found no markers for Parkinson's or any other condition of that type. As expected, given the current situation, that clinic and my appointment were cancelled.

Today I had a phone call from the Walton Centre (the contractors who were running my cancelled clinic) asking if I could drive to Liverpool tomorrow or Thursday as the consultant can't come to me. What is going on? As I see it at present I am not a priority patient and if it is not safe for them to have their clinic here, how is it safe/legal for me to go to them? Is it just a case of the consultant needing to meet quotas set by UK Gov/ Betsi Cawalladr ( my health board) , or are they just not seeing the big picture?

I declined but asked to be kept on the waiting list until we have some reduced risk within the hospitals and general public.

I'd hate to think what is happening to older patients.

I'm only a youngster, 65 next month, but hope I've got many years left. Keeping going in the garden and coarse work in the shop, the tremor means that close/fine work is problematic.


25/03/2020 23:19:12

No paranoia as far as I'm concerned, just good sense. I would suggest that food containers that can be frozen and then cooked from that state are not likely to be a problem if you use a microwave or oven to reheat. If you are worried about essential mail you could also microwave for a FEW seconds or open outdoors or spray with a soap solution before opening.

I have cardiac problems/copd/diverticulosis/costochondritis/ possibly rhabdomyolysis or similar and an as yet undiagnosed tremor .

Needless to say my appointments are cancelled.

Did manage to shop for food/drink today so we can eat and drink!

All of us need to take care and use family to help at a distance. I f you have a thermometer use it daily on each other, spend time with each other or garden /workshop.

Just stay safe everyone. Nathan.

12/03/2020 12:26:06

With four more cases reported in Wales today it looks like it will reach us in Gwynedd fairly soon. We will do a bit of shopping and sit tight.

Thread: Basic battery charger
09/02/2020 21:21:54

Thanks for all the responses.

Jim Young 2.

Not a project, I usually have a few ex car batteries around for winter use on the power inverter for the few times we have power outages. I just left these too long before charging. This gives me the ability to run the central heating pump , all other controls are manual.


They answer my needs and have done for many years.


Neither would I but they can be useful for jumping a cold battery.


08/02/2020 23:04:26

Should have read" just less than 2v per cell. Nathan

08/02/2020 23:02:59

Do any of you know where I can buy an old fashioned non smart charger for auto 12v batteries? I have a number of L/A 12v batteries that I could possibly use for driving my emergency heating pump invertor but only have an "intelligent" charger. These batteries are showing JUST less than "V per cell. I had thought of starting the car and using jump leads to try and charge them but it seems more costly in fuel for six 12v batteries.

Any help and you have my thanks. Nathan.

Thread: Historic/Craft engineering
28/12/2019 19:49:56

Michael, I hope you find something of interest in them. On the machine based films just working out the mechanism fascinates me. I've just finished watching the water powered sawmill film, incredible ! Nathan.

27/12/2019 21:55:08

Just been watching some of series of film archive on YouTube. It may be of interest to others, German only but the footage makes the process fairly obvious .Just search for "Digital Heritage Service" on YouTube.

Tried to add a link but didn't work this time. Nathan.

Thread: Madmodder website
05/11/2019 18:28:37

Thanks Jason.

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