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Thread: Hit and miss engine
16/07/2021 16:31:58

Hi Michael,

I've a set of plans and instructions for 'little Angel' a hit and miss gas engine by Bob Shores sitting here doing nothing. It's a 4 stroke governer controlled 2.5 inch flywheel, no castings required. Yours for free if you'd like the plans/instructions.


Edited By Squint on 16/07/2021 16:40:50

Thread: Distorted ship's hull steel panels
13/04/2021 17:25:02

The buckling of relative thin plating, when subjected to shear loads, is called Wagner tension field. Although the plating is continuous, for shear forces it acts like a lattice girder with tensile and compressive forces at +/- 45 degrees. The parts in compression tend to buckle and produce the effect mentioned. It is very noticeable on large helicopters. It is not detremental. Apparently the same effect is used in the garment industry, although they call it drape.

Thread: Drummond Shaper Serial Numbers?
18/02/2021 15:44:22

The number 721 is stamped by the fiducial line on the X axis slide ways. I assume this is the serial number for my Drummond shaper.

Edited By Squint on 18/02/2021 15:44:49

Edited By Squint on 18/02/2021 15:46:57

Thread: Warco Lathe Query
18/02/2021 15:35:06
Posted by John McCallum 1 on 18/02/2021 13:44:42:
Posted by Andy_G on 16/02/2021 19:50:44:
Posted by Squint on 16/02/2021 17:53:30:

What's the question if the answer is cock robin?

Does it start: "Batman....?"

No, it’s “What’s that up my **** Batman ?” .......ok I’ll get my coat.....

Well thats far funnier than my tag line.

Mine was from 'I'm sorry I'll read that again'. Which wasn't very in risque back in the day.

But, what was the WARCO question?

Edited By Squint on 18/02/2021 15:36:20

17/02/2021 03:13:28
Posted by Squint on 16/02/2021 21:41:24:

Andy_G you've got it!

What's the question if the answer is cock robin?

Batman, why won't this hen lay eggs?

Now, what is the Warco question?

16/02/2021 21:41:24

Andy_G you've got it!

What's the question if the answer is cock robin?

Batman, why won't this chicken lay eggs?

Now, what is the Warco question?

16/02/2021 17:53:30

What's the question if the answer is cock robin?

Thread: Peatol Lathe
22/12/2020 23:02:41

Hi Nick Clarke 2

I've sent you a pm

Thread: Christmas Cracker Jokes .. and similar
08/12/2020 16:06:16

Why does Santa come down the chimney?

Because it soots him!

Thread: Retro Computing (on Steroids)
08/12/2020 15:54:21

Another useful programing language/aid is Excel. It already has the output screen built. And by using Visual Basic for Applications one can write a programme, see the results and get an automatic CAD output. (Not sure what CAD means nowadays, in my days it meant Computer aided Drawing/Draughting but I think that now it means Computer Aided Design, hey ho).

Micromite backpacks are very useful and make a lot of projects very easy

Edited By Squint on 08/12/2020 15:56:42

Edited By Squint on 08/12/2020 16:00:14

07/12/2020 18:52:42

I totally agree with all your comments Dave.

But we are hobby programmers, like we use hobby machines, for our own enjoyment and pleasure. We do not use industrial machines and methods (in general) for our pastime.

Our time is purely for our own pleasure. If our programme provides us with the result we want does it matter whether it is written in Basic, C++, assembler or machine code? We are in a hobby world of anything goes as long as it works.

Btw TrueBasic was originally for Dos, Windows, Mackintosh and Linux. I still have a linux installation disk, if only I could figure out how to install a tar ball. lol regards John.

Edited By John Smith 18 on 07/12/2020 19:15:08

07/12/2020 17:02:23

The problem with Basic computer language is the name. I used TrueBasic by the originators of the original basic language, a structured and improved Basic. Speed seems to be the bug bear of opponents of Basic. But what does a fraction of a second matter to a bigger fraction of a second? TrueBasic was my go to computer programming language. Later in life while wanting to programme PICs I used assembler(assembly) programming language, mainly for decoding digital calipers. Python seems a peculiar programming language in that indents are part of the essential formatting. Model Engineers like to use old machines and methods but seem to disapproved of old programming languages.

Thread: A dongle dingle
18/12/2017 16:53:07

Hi, Although most PCs don't have a parallel port socket/plug on the rear face they still have a built in parallel port on the mother board. Check on boot up the bios settings and see if there is a parallel port setting. If so all that is needed is the socket with a flying lead (Amazon or E-bay for a couple of quid). Fix it to one of the expansion slots at the back and connect (see mother board details or google it)

Regards John

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