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Thread: MIDLANDS MODEL ENGINEERING EXHIBITION
16/10/2019 10:37:41
Posted by Neil Wyatt on 09/10/2019 09:43:29:
Posted by not done it yet on 09/10/2019 08:25:30:

But only because the Sun is directly over the Prime Meridian, the arbitrary line which was chosen (as it passed through Royal Observatory at Greenwich - hence the term GMT (expanded) in reference to time zones)

Only four times a year... Google analemma, actually 'equation of time' might be safer if your typing is suspect.

Neil

How did you find that out, Neil?!?! surprise

Thread: Any other bowmakers on here?
16/10/2019 10:33:41

Posted by Neil Wyatt on 15/07/2019 01:42:38:

Posted by Mike Donnerstag on 14/07/2019 11:13:00:

mark smith 20: Very true, though it could really be made from something more hardwearing for practical purposes. I see a lot of old bows with lovely figured pearl slides that have been almost eaten through from the acidic sweat of the player's fingers.

The effect of acidic sweat on instruments can be dramatic!

He could certainly sweat that man- I remember seeing him in the mid '70's from what later became known as the mosh pit- every time he moved his head we got showered in it!

John.

Thread: RENAULT DAUPHINE
01/08/2019 06:00:44

Wasn't that the car that had the petrol tank right behind the front bumper?! smile o

John.

Thread: What Did You Do Today 2019
25/06/2019 05:34:55

You'll soon need a panoramic camera if you keep buying basses, Neil! laugh

My local guitar shop has an Epiphone Thunderbird going for £139. angel

John.

23/06/2019 08:27:59
Posted by Ian Skeldon 2 on 22/06/2019 20:26:41:
Posted by Neil Wyatt on 22/06/2019 19:57:25:
Posted by Ian Skeldon 2 on 20/06/2019 19:25:32:

I don't know a great deal about guitars but that bass looks great now you have cleaned it up Neil.

Thanks, it sounds good too. Very much a 'precision bass' sound If this works!):

Yep sounds very good, nice to have the skill to re-build it and play it.

My first bass was a Westone Thunder 1A, the active one, bought after I'd restored a left-handed Westone for a friend. I really loved it, but the sheer weight of it made me chop it in for a Japanese-built Fender Precision. I eventually outgrew that, and now have a '90's Bass Collection, again Japanese, but in my opinion, as good as a Warwick or a Status.

I hope that hasn't offended anybody, just my personal opinions, you understand!

I still think that the Westone looks stunning, I'm glad you didn't decide to over-restore it, Neil!

John.

Thread: Sort of like a guitar...
20/04/2019 10:33:31
Posted by Neil Wyatt on 19/04/2019 14:19:53:
Posted by OldMetaller on 19/04/2019 11:15:23:

I've just bought a bass: it's an early 90's non-graphite neck Status. I've not researched it yet but the guy in the shop knew quite a bit about these guitars. No photo yet as I've left it round at Mrs Metaller's.

The plan, as it's rather tatty and scratched and only cost £200, is to customise it cosmetically. If I actually do it I'll make a build log for on here.

John.

£200 for a status?

I thought I was doing well at £130 for the 5-string Hohner!

Neil

Yes, I was a bit shocked: I went back in the shop yesterday and he's got an Epiphone Thunderbird (cf Krist Novoselic of Nirvana) for £140! Even I wouldn't buy two basses in two days, that's just mad!

John.

19/04/2019 11:15:23

I've just bought a bass: it's an early 90's non-graphite neck Status. I've not researched it yet but the guy in the shop knew quite a bit about these guitars. No photo yet as I've left it round at Mrs Metaller's.

The plan, as it's rather tatty and scratched and only cost £200, is to customise it cosmetically. If I actually do it I'll make a build log for on here.

John.

Thread: from a 3.5 inch Gezina to 5 inch tramway Plettenberg locomotive
07/04/2019 11:19:30

Excellent work Werner! You have a nice railway. What is the first piece of music on your video, please?

Best wishes,

John.

29/03/2019 07:10:13

Wow! Amazing work Werner, that looks wonderful!

John.

Thread: 45mm Narrow gauge locomotive drawings
22/03/2019 07:36:50

Mike, another option could be the Gauge 1 Association's publications- 'Gimra' is worth a look, I have the book and the engineering described is to a high standard. You could make their wheels, frames and valve gear, then make your own design of G scale body.

John.

Thread: from a 3.5 inch Gezina to 5 inch tramway Plettenberg locomotive
21/03/2019 05:15:08

Hello Werner, I will follow this thread with interest as I love tram locomotives!

Good luck with the build!

John.

Thread: The Frrankenlathe
09/03/2019 08:07:47

Beast! surprise

Interesting website. I read the article on what to do if you get superglue in your eye. I'm normally very careful about eye protection, but realised that I had never considered using safety glasses whilst using superglue. I will do from now on.

John.

Thread: Tiffany & Co Advert with lathe
23/12/2018 10:02:06

Watching that just reminded this old Bah Humbug why he doesn't have a television.

face 5

John.

wink

Thread: Space Ship leaves Earth's Atmosphere
25/11/2018 08:35:38

Wow! That's amazing, thanks for posting Neil!

I've often watched the ISS go over, it's incredible seeing what they see when they look down!

Regards,

John.

Thread: Hot rail tracks
26/06/2018 06:39:59

Here's why:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_LoXgN1QWZM

Skip to 00:45 if you get bored. Sorry I can't post as a hyperlink.

John.

Thread: Show and Tell Event for Forum Members?
18/05/2018 13:25:31

It would be nice if the location had public transport links, I stopped driving years ago. wink

John.

(Well, driving cars...trains are another matter!) angel

 

Edited By OldMetaller on 18/05/2018 13:26:46

17/05/2018 07:21:30

Hi Neil, somehow I missed this too, although I visit the Forum every morning.

I would be interested in this proposed meet-up. i was for a few years a member of a toy steam forum, and when one of the members suggested a meet-up it was met with great interest. His idea was that we held an annual toy steam show, with the proceeds going to charity. It not only made quite respectable sums of money for the chosen charity, but we also found that, behind the avatars, there were some really nice people and some of us still stay in touch, even though the annual event doesn't happen anymore.

John.

Thread: imperial rule.
15/03/2018 08:02:11

How about an old boxwood folding carpenter's rule? You'd need to incorporate the brass hinges, but I think it would look nice.

Regards,

John.

Thread: Fred Dibnah auction
07/03/2018 11:20:01
Posted by peak4 on 07/03/2018 11:12:15:

I'd suggest that the auction valuers aren't engineers, which might help answer Neil's comments regarding the make up of lots.

Bill

They're not, are they?! 'Plyers, Drill Harbours...' indecision

John.

Thread: 3 1/2 inch small boilered TICH
14/02/2018 07:22:05

Great work Ryan, you can't beat a bit of hand filing!

Regards,

John.

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