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Thread: Printing from digi ME and MEW
14/02/2016 13:15:12

I assume you mean the ME/MEW Archive from the ME Web Site.

I have just printed a random page from the latest ME and it printed A4 with no issues.

Have you changed your printer settings to print A5 by any chance?



Edited By Steambuff on 14/02/2016 13:15:48

10/02/2016 17:26:08


Yup I am getting the same. (Windows 7 - 64-bit + Internet Explorer v11)


Thread: non delivery of magazine
04/02/2016 19:58:38

Just noticed that the archive version of ME has appeared (20:00 Thursday)

Thank You


04/02/2016 16:25:34

Mine has not arrive yet ... and the digital archive copy is not available yet either.

But it was available on PocketMags last Friday/Saturday


Thread: chinese sellers refunding rather than supply
04/02/2016 14:20:52
Posted by Harry Wilkes on 03/02/2016 22:13:41:
Posted by Ady1 on 03/02/2016 10:53:29:

One theory: If you give crappy feedback or get on a negative customer list for any reason then you may find yourself being avoided

Andy this is what you get when you leave negative feedback I dared to give negative feedback to a well know tool supply company who also own the manufacturing right to a well know lathe

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If this is who I think it is .... they are the company who got eBay to cancel every listing that contained the word <their well known lathe> .... even the genuine items.

I have refused to deal with them ever since!


04/02/2016 14:18:44
Posted by Cornish Jack on 04/02/2016 11:52:38:

Not limited to Chinese sellers.

Bought a bound ME volume from a UK seller. Postage charged was TWICE the amount from another seller for similar item. Negative feedback was limited to the postage but two further purchases were cancelled by the seller as "out of stock". Some sellers appear to believe that all they have to do to get 5* ratings is deliver the goods when THEY feel like it and at whatever charge they wish to make. As far as I'm concerned, 5* means EVERYTHING was perfect ... and there aren't many of those!!



I assume that you knew what the postage was before purchasing the item(s). So I think it was unfair of you to leave negative feedback. (Also when the goods arrive, did you see what the actual postage was? - Some people blame the seller but in reality it is the Royal Mail who are to blame for their excessive charges)

I would have contacted the seller prior to purchase to clarify the delivery cost.



Thread: Overseas Subscription Not Being Delivered
05/01/2016 11:51:18


Just to comment on 1 of your points .... Just because something comes in a 'Amazon' box/envelope does not mean it has come from Amazon. I reuse/recycle Amazon boxes and envelopes, so the contents could be anything or from anyone.

If anything arrives damaged, I photograph it and make a claim against the sender. (Who then no doubt claims from the carrier.)


Edited By Steambuff on 05/01/2016 11:53:05

Thread: Digital subscription?
29/12/2015 18:42:25

Hi Steve,

What tablet are you trying to use? Also how are you trying to view the archive? (Browser or app)


Thread: Beginner Making A Boiler
10/11/2015 10:13:21


The GLR boiler articles published in ME would make a good read for you .

You can purchase a copy of the articles here as a pdf download - **LINK** (If you do buy this, check it has all pages, mine had a few missing which they emailed to me - hope error is corrected)

If needed you can also buy the kit from GLR. **LINK** (I suspect postage would be expensive to the US)


Thread: 16mm IDRIS
07/11/2015 15:07:55


Is the gas valve on the top of the gas tank and pointing vertically upwards?

When filling the tank the cylinder you are filling from must be vertical and upside down (Filler at bottom)


Thread: Change in Subscription Bureau
06/11/2015 17:32:20
Posted by Ray Lyons on 06/11/2015 16:14:35:

And I thought it was just a gremlin. Last week I had an EMail telling me about the latest edition of the magazine so I logged into the digital site, only to be advised in RED that my subscription was about to run out.


I think this is normal, I pay by Direct Debit ... with about a month to renewal date I get the warning that my subs are about to expire .... this counts down to a few days before the renewal date, then the payment is taken from my account and the message disappears.


Thread: Loco 1831
06/11/2015 08:59:26

Take a look here **LINK**

They have supplied me with back issues in the past. (I have no connection with them, just a happy customer)


Thread: drawings
31/10/2015 17:02:14


Did Diane get back to you on this?


Thread: login
13/10/2015 19:00:57

No problems here .... did you tick the "Remember Me" box

Thread: Conjunction 9 10 15
09/10/2015 10:21:07
Posted by Michael Gilligan on 09/10/2015 09:28:35:
Posted by David Clark 1 on 09/10/2015 09:22:20:

On latest posts it said Conjunction 9 10 15

How are we supposed to know what that is?


... use the full page instead of the little list in the right-hand column.

dont know

Because on a Multi-Page post it will always take you to the first post on the first page .... whereas the list on the right hand side of the screen takes you to the last page.


Thread: Harrogate2016
18/09/2015 08:45:31

I don't think is was the 'Show Ground' people pricing themselves out ..... I don't think the hall was available this year due to major redevelopments on the site. *They will be opening a new refurbished 'Hall 1' at some point ..... then I suspect the prices will go up or impose restrictions on what people can do.


17/09/2015 23:59:54

From discussions on the Sweet-Pea Yahoo group its the 20/21/22 May 2016 ... but it is at DONCASTER Racecourse and not in Harrogate


Thread: Digital subscription query
15/09/2015 18:29:35

NO ... The magazine archive accessed via the "magazines" tab are NOT PDF's and can't be read by a pdf reader, nor can they be downloaded. These are ALL the issues from 2002 onwards.

They need a web browser to read them i.e Internet explorer, Firefox, Chrome etc. I'm not sure if there is a sample anywhere.

A few of the very old issues/articles have been scanned and these are available as pdf's.



Edited By Steambuff on 15/09/2015 18:30:32

Thread: New lathe arrived today : The ongoing saga
14/09/2015 15:10:56


€160 postage does seem a lot .... I would find out the dimensions of the box and its weight and see if you can get someone in Germany (or Europe) to deliver it to and then pay them to ship to Oz.


Thread: Failure of App on iPad
13/09/2015 09:14:51

I use the Pocketmags App on my iPad and not the Apple Newsstand and I have not had any issues. (I do keep my ios and apps up todate)

Just to clarify, are you using the 'Pocketmags' app or the 'Newsstand' app? (If the latter, perhaps you can try the former)

Also which iPad model are you using and what version of ios?


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