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Thread: Beginners book
22/11/2016 11:26:02
Posted by Steven Vine on 22/11/2016 10:52:47:
Posted by Ady1 on 22/11/2016 09:58:23:

+1 on Spareys "The Amateurs Lathe", less than a fiver too

Hi Ady

Under a fiver, did you buy that recently?. The cheapest I could find was click and collect at W H Smiths £6.26.


Currently there are a couple on Ebay (Buy it Now) for £2.79 inc UK Postage


Thread: Savage Aggressive big files
19/11/2016 10:52:16


Just to let you know that my file arrived save and sound this morning.

Many thanks for making these available ... I would certainly like another if you get any more.


15/11/2016 20:15:44




15/11/2016 00:35:17


I would like a couple ... just sent you a Private Message


Thread: Downloading Digital Issue
29/10/2016 08:24:39

If you have downloaded the files, using the offline reader I do not need to be connected to the internet to read the magazines. (I use Windows 7 and a iPad)

Also I do not need to sign into Microsoft either. (This may be needed if you are using the app (Win 10) and not the program.)


Thread: Do you go to the scrap metal merchant
20/09/2016 10:45:33

I buy new from known and trusted sources ... you never know what you are getting from the scrappy.

I would never ... ever ... buy material for a boiler from a scrappy, no matter how much cheaper it is!


Edited By Steambuff on 20/09/2016 10:45:48

Thread: magazine
11/09/2016 22:47:33

I had to re-activate my subscriptions to see the latest issues....this is the second time I have had to do this in the past two week.

Uninstalling the app on my PC is not an acceptable option, as I would have to re-download over 200 magazine issues.

Can try to remove and reinstall on my iPad when I get home next weekend.


10/09/2016 12:55:15


I can access ME4542, but I had to re-activate my subscription at PocketMags.

I cannot see MEW 246 on PocketMags (I have reactivated my subs)


06/09/2016 08:19:33

Both my ME and MEW subs are showing as in-active in Pocketmags.

How do I reactivate them and ensure I do not miss any issues, I do not have a Order Number as one is not sent out when you renew.


05/09/2016 22:41:25

I am also a paper+digital ME subscriber. I renewed in August, the direct debit was taken from my account.

I am now also being told by PocketMags that I must pay for the latest edition of ME (4542)

Can someone please sort it out for me



Thread: PocketMags Account
09/08/2016 23:21:58
Posted by Bandersnatch on 09/08/2016 22:45:44:
Dave, the question as I see it is whether the PM reader will accept that code in addition to the one it already has for the earlier subscription or whether it will replace it. In which case I may not see the earlier mags ..... or I may see them anyway, if PM displays whatever it already has my machine no matter what code it's currently working under.

I have had multiple subscriptions of the same mag, and have had no problems accessing the current and the old issues.


09/08/2016 18:38:08

You should be able to sign in, then register a new subscription and enter the code in the email. That worked for me.


Thread: What Makes a Good Model Engineer?
19/07/2016 16:24:17
Posted by Dusty on 19/07/2016 15:29:20:

Bert, I want a 'T' shirt like that, where did it come from.

Amazon sell them ...

Thread: Microbit
09/07/2016 12:32:09

Amazon are quoting 26th July Release Date


Thread: Question on gas bottles
25/05/2016 21:02:05

I purchased a second hand Calor bottle (empty) and I have had no problems having it filled (exchanged) - No questions were asked.


Thread: message board unusable currently
25/05/2016 20:58:01

Everything is OK for me .... Win 7 (64 bit) with IE 11 (64 bit)


Thread: What is the difference here? Subscription Costs
09/05/2016 23:28:30
Posted by mechman48 on 09/05/2016 23:07:26:

There seems to be crossed messages here, as stated previously I have just renewed, in Feb, by credit card, for TWO years for the total price of £97.80.

My renewal notification & notes I took when renewing over the phone...

mew renewal 2016.jpg

... and yes I can still get into my digital archive, have just opened issues # 241 & # 1 to check.


George ... Your screenshot was for MEW. the original post was for ME


Thread: CE Marking ( again)
08/04/2016 10:44:19

Its also possible that it is not a original Polly boiler .... it could have been changed by the previous owner(s) for a home made one!

Also are you sure the boiler was made after 2002?

I would be surprised if a Polly boiler was not stamped with a CE mark, serial number and boiler working/test pressure.


Thread: Subscription expiration date?
19/03/2016 06:14:05

You should be able to see the subscription expiry dates under 'Settings', scroll down and look under Subscriber Number.


Thread: MacBook Proo access to digital magazine
18/03/2016 19:51:39

I think you will only be able to access the digital copies through this website (The archives via the Magazine Tab). You will need to login using the email address used for renewing. I am assuming that you renewed through this page or directly with ME.

You will have to wait for a day or so for a email giving you the 10 digit subscriber number, which you will need to enter through the Account Settings.

You will not be able to download any issues but you will be able to view the archive issues.


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