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Thread: Can you identify the mystery man?
20/11/2018 20:29:39
Posted by Neil Wyatt on 20/11/2018 19:56:26:

There's a surprisingly similar company on the edge of Dartmoor in Bovey Tracey!

www.lifesize-models.co.uk/

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dont know Do they know something that I don't about Sea Horses question

MichaelG.

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http://www.lifesize-models.co.uk/product.php?id=1849

Edited By Michael Gilligan on 20/11/2018 20:30:14

Thread: Another what is it
20/11/2018 15:10:56

Well ... The brass device is a 'Watchmakers Turns' and I think the blades are from a plough plane.

Sorry, no postcard to hand

MiichaelG.

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Too slow crying 2 ... wasted time looking for that postcard.

 

 

Edited By Michael Gilligan on 20/11/2018 15:12:37

Thread: How To Post Pictures/Photographs and Create Albums
19/11/2018 17:13:12
Posted by AJW on 19/11/2018 17:08:49:
How come it's functional for JasonB?
Must put a lot of engineers off?

Alan

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See the follow-up post by his alter-ego

MichaelG.

Thread: Unrecognised Acronym on ebay listings 'UKPL'
19/11/2018 16:39:35
Posted by Ian P on 19/11/2018 15:59:07:
... One only has to look at the negative feedback of this one seller that Michael has linked to (42 negative in the last month alone!) to know that most of the eBay listing is plain lies. ...

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Yes, 42 negative in the last month looks bad ... but still we see this: **LINK**

https://www.topratedseller.com/ebay/time.ing

MichaelG.

Thread: Hi from Australia, Pick a subject for next post
19/11/2018 16:01:32
Posted by Vic on 19/11/2018 15:30:34:

Welcome Kevin.

4 Facet drill grinding jig for me.

I look forward to seeing all of them though!

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+1 on all Vic's comments

MichaelG.

Thread: Unrecognised Acronym on ebay listings 'UKPL'
19/11/2018 12:43:54
邪恶的笑脸


MichaelG.
Thread: What did you do Today 2018
19/11/2018 12:39:54

Thanks for the Patent reference, Joe

I could't find it blush

probably because I started from here: **LINK**

http://www.tciauto.com/tc/rattlerr-absorber-6-1-4-chevy-small-blockhtml/

MichaelG.

Thread: Breaking drive belts on super mini
19/11/2018 12:16:54
Posted by andrew lyner on 19/11/2018 10:53:16:

I managed to order their last two belts from Warco. (It hurt a bit). ...

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Aside from the considerable cost to you, that ^^^ must be rather worrying for other owners.

MichaelG.

Thread: Unrecognised Acronym on ebay listings 'UKPL'
19/11/2018 12:07:17

Thanks, both

yes MichaelG.

19/11/2018 09:04:55
Posted by Mick Charity on 19/11/2018 01:47:09:

It would answer the question if you were to make a purchase off eBay AND the invoice shipped with the goods also showed this VAT number.

There is a very large tax avoidance scheme currently in operation by Chinese suppliers, mainly focused on eBay & Amazon. I just about basically understand it but not in a way that I could re-explain it, if that makes sense.

UKPL might stand for UK Partner Larger, & it might be there to satisfy either Ebay or HMRC concerns?

A quick Google, this might explain the situation :

https://www.theverge.com/2018/9/4/17796118/amazon-ebay-chinese-sellers-tax-fraud-haven

https://www.ft.com/content/8fcf026e-38e0-11e8-8b98-2f31af407cc8 (Whoops, paywall)

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Thanks for that, Mick yes

MichaelG.

19/11/2018 08:59:09
Posted by Hopper on 19/11/2018 03:18:37:

As it seems to be unique to that one eBay seller, time.ing, why not ask him/her?

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Posted by Michael Gilligan on 18/11/2018 09:54:41:

[ it features on quite a few ebay listings, not just that one ]

and, later:

if you simply search ebay for UKPL you will see what I mean

 

Edited By Michael Gilligan on 19/11/2018 09:01:00

Thread: Help with Clarke CL500M Milling Aluminium
19/11/2018 00:20:50
Posted by Neil Wyatt on 06/11/2018 11:49:14:

Whatever you do, Simon, post a picture of the finished clock! (I have a soft spot for nixie clocks!)

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NewsFlash for nixie fans: **LINK**

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-humber-46252838

MichaelG.

Thread: Unrecognised Acronym on ebay listings 'UKPL'
19/11/2018 00:09:28

Now that everyone has had their fun ... I think I have the answer

Although I still don't know exactly what UKPL stands for,

it might be United Kingdom Private Limited [Company]

... I checked the Seller's legal information, and they show a GB VAT number, which I then checked here: http://ec.europa.eu/taxation_customs/vies/vatRequest.html

http://ec.europa.eu/taxation_customs/vies/vatRequest.html

Sure enough, they have a registered office in Manchester.

MichaelG.

 

 

Edited By Michael Gilligan on 19/11/2018 00:11:38

Thread: Model Electric Motors?
18/11/2018 20:55:56

Jason has sparked some interest with this little model [sorry for the inevitable pun]

Whilst I wouldn't presume to set the Rules, I think it would make an excellent subject for an 'Efficency Competition' ... maybe something along the lines of 'who can get the most mechanical work out of two AA cells ?'

Any interest ?

MichaelG.

18/11/2018 14:29:25
Posted by Ron Laden on 18/11/2018 13:15:13:

Excellent Jason, it certainly gets a move on at full throttle but I,m really impressed at how controllable it is, I didnt think the speed would be that adjustable but it clearly is.

Great stuff.

Ron

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+1

Very impressive performance.

MichaelG.

Thread: Unrecognised Acronym on ebay listings 'UKPL'
18/11/2018 11:38:57
Posted by Michael Gilligan on 18/11/2018 09:54:41:

[ it features on quite a few ebay listings, not just that one ]

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@DMB

Thanks for the thought, but, if you simply search ebay for UKPL you will see what I mean ^^^

MichaelG.

Thread: ground silver steel round bar
18/11/2018 11:33:14
Posted by ega on 18/11/2018 11:19:44:
Posted by Michael Gilligan on 18/11/2018 09:37:43:
Posted by ega on 18/11/2018 09:26:57:
One gotcha used to be that the SS was "tri-lobate" so that out of roundness could not be detected with a mic.

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... as mentioned here: **LINK**

https://www.model-engineer.co.uk/forums/postings.asp?th=57958

angel

Thanks. It had not occurred to me that PGMS might be prone to the same fault; presumably, they are both centreless ground.

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blush Sorry if my attempt at clarity failed ... In that previous thread I was actually trying to distinguish between Silver Steel being 'centreless ground' and PGMS being 'precision ground' [i.e. implicitly ... ground between centres]

MichaelG.

Thread: Unrecognised Acronym on ebay listings 'UKPL'
18/11/2018 11:05:51
Posted by Bodger Brian on 18/11/2018 11:02:54:

Why not ask the seller? Mind you, that’s not so much fun as speculating laugh

Brian

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Exactly, Brian

That's why I thought I might ask my friends in the Tea Room

MichaelG.

18/11/2018 09:54:41

I have been looking at metal lens-hoods, as a convenient source of threaded tube

This one, for example, has 52mm male, and 58mm female threads:

**LINK**

https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Screw-Mount-52mm-Standard-Metal-Lens-Hood-for-Nikon-Black-UKPL/273053252049

So far, so good ... But could someone please decipher 'UKPL'

[ it features on quite a few ebay listings, not just that one ]

dont know AcronymFinder suggests : United Kingdom Paintball League

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MichaelG.

Thread: ground silver steel round bar
18/11/2018 09:37:43
Posted by ega on 18/11/2018 09:26:57:
One gotcha used to be that the SS was "tri-lobate" so that out of roundness could not be detected with a mic.

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... as mentioned here: **LINK**

https://www.model-engineer.co.uk/forums/postings.asp?th=57958

angel

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