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Thread: Metre Maid
11/10/2018 18:53:08

I believe Blackgate's have the drawings for sale


Thread: A tale of two suppliers
04/10/2018 17:57:32

As Harry said ... the comparison is not really valid as the products were totally different.

Item B was off the shelf ... just pick and pack .... While Item A might have to be cut from a larger piece. (With all the set up that takes)

Delivery time cannot be compared on cost as both might have used different company's

Also assuming the order methods were the same ... both via email or both by supplier order page!


04/10/2018 16:04:35

Supplier A, if a metal merchant could have to cut your piece of brass from a larger piece, time taken to do this would depend on their work load.

Tracy would just go to a tub take your bits and pop into a Jiffy bag.

Delivery time depends upon the method used ... so can't blame the supplier for that.

Jason's point is also valid ... people don't work weekends.


Thread: A Big Treat coming for Readers of MEW
02/10/2018 22:01:47

Does anyone know how Atom3D compares with '3d Systems Cubify Design'?

Looking at the history they both seem to have the same origins.

Is it going to be worth £200 to upgrade? In fact is it going to be worth me downloading the trial? Are MEW subscribers going to get a discount when the trial period ends?


Thread: Best type of material to use for beginners
03/09/2018 13:44:15

What do you want to make?

Thread: Mobile Networks
30/04/2018 23:16:37

I'm with O2 (Contract) and have no problems ... my wife is on PAYG with O2 (Classic PAYG Tariff) which is a standard real PAYG


26/02/2018 18:06:58

Dougie's profile says "I live in West Calder in West Lothian"


Thread: Magzine reader now not working?
05/12/2017 18:27:09


I can access the archive (ME + MEW) on my desktop using Windows 7 + Firefox.(Version 57.0.1 64-bit)

I had to activate Flash the first time I tried, there is about a 5-10 second delay before the cover is displayed but I can read the issues OK (Well I only tried the latest 2-3 of ME & MEW)


Edited By Steambuff on 05/12/2017 18:29:13

Thread: MEW-261
04/11/2017 22:19:23

Hi Neil & Kate

Many thanks for this on a Saturday evening. It is appreciated. I didn't really expect anything till Monday.


04/11/2017 20:56:06


Can you also enable ME 4572 as that is not there either! (4571 and 4573 are)



04/11/2017 16:46:31

But it is not in the magazine archive on this site.

(Can't use PocketMags as they withdrew support for Win 7 sometime ago)



Edited By Steambuff on 04/11/2017 16:46:51

Thread: Pocketmags withdraw Windows 7 and 8.0 Support
05/06/2017 08:51:46


In my case, I did nothing, one weeked it worked the next week it did not.

The only change was that Windows 7 had loaded the latest security update, so I assume that this broke it.

The issue seen is that when the offline reader loads instead of seeing the covers of the magazines I just see a grey screen, with the usual dropdowns at the top.

Thanks for looking into this.


04/06/2017 20:06:52
Posted by JasonB on 04/06/2017 18:52:13:

I think about 150 is the most anyone could have, I have ME from when Pocketmags was first used by MTM and there are 99 mags there, so add about 50 MEWs and thats hardly 100s.

If you change machine, the old one goes bang or you want to view the mags on another device then you will have to download them again. So unless anyone intends to use one machine for the rest of their life that won't go wrong its a fact that you are going to have to download all your mags every so often.

Edited By JasonB on 04/06/2017 18:55:33


If you know what you are doing, you can copy them to another PC, I have successfully done it with no issues.

It's not the fact that I have to re-download them that is the problem .... Under Windows 7 currently you cannot read anything you have downloaded nor can you re-download old issues or download new issues.


04/06/2017 17:58:31


Many thanks for looking into this ... I have 100's of issues of ME and MEW on my Laptop's Hard Disk which currently are useless. As I initially stated I do a lot of travelling and therefore do not have access to the internet all the time so rely on the offline copy. (i.e. on a trans-Atlantic flight!)

If you remember back ... One of MyTimeMedia's big selling points when they had a large increase in digital subscription rates was OFFLINE access for life.

Since I purchased my subscription from MyTimeMedia they have the legal responsibility to supply this service, not PocketMags. MyTimeMedia subcontracted the service but my contract is with MyTimeMedia.

I will wait and see what happens next week.


02/06/2017 18:40:33


My Pocketmags offline reader has just stopped working, it will no longer display the covers of any magazine that I have downloaded, therefore I can't read them.

I am running the latest version of Windows 7.

I reported this to Pocketmags and their response is below. (If this is not resolved I will be terminating all my digital subscriptions as I do a lot of travelling where I have no access to the Internet, so I rely on the offline reader.

I am sorry to hear that you are experiencing difficulties!


Unfortunately, the offline reader has had a number of issues with recent Windows updates, and so at present we have removed the support, because of the problems inherent in maintaining it across so many versions, which only cause more frustration for the reader.


If you have Windows 8.1 or 10 on your computer, you can download the Pocketmags app, which allows offline reading and works perfectly. In addition, there are Pocketmags apps available for most mobile and tablet devices if you have one.



Therefore I think this needs to be addressed by MTM




Edited By Steambuff on 02/06/2017 18:41:05

Edited By Steambuff on 02/06/2017 18:41:45

Thread: New home for model train
28/05/2017 10:44:33

Why not leave it where it is and sell it as a feature of the house?


Thread: Attaching Hornblocks - 5" Charlatan
18/05/2017 00:07:41

There are a couple of images in the Station Road Steam archive ... It looks as if they are on the outside, so the head of the rivet is on the outside.


Thread: Cheddar Valley Steam Somerset
15/05/2017 18:46:36


If you get no joy from your email requesting your deposit back, I would write to them (By recorded/Signed for).

How did you pay your deposit? (Cheque or Credit/Debit Card etc.)


Thread: Mystery Locomotive castings? Anyone help
02/05/2017 18:08:08


Take a look in the Blackgates catalogue, the last 4 or so pages gives the details of the wheels they sell. (It also contains details of all the loco's that they provide parts for)

You can download the catalogue off their web site.


Thread: Miniature Hand Rivet Squeezer suppliers
10/04/2017 17:28:20
Posted by John Flack on 10/04/2017 15:08:03:

Following the Paul jervis link to a Swiss company. Having triggered BREXIT can we now order VATfree from that source as a non EEC country??????

Even if it was shipped Tax free .... The UK customs would intercept it and charge you 20% VAT + a handling fee + maybe Import duty. It would be treated as if you ordered from the US or anyother non EU country. So you could end up paying more!


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