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Neil Wyatt01/01/2015 17:16:36
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HI Martin,

I'll start a new how to post pictures thread...


fizzy01/01/2015 17:17:45
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STAYED IN BED TIL 5.15 PM !!! Bliss.....

Bazyle01/01/2015 17:24:59
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Posted by Neil Wyatt on 01/01/2015 13:57:05:

DiMarzio stacked humbucker for the bridge pickup on my Squier Tele, and work out a decent wiring scheme for a 5-way strat pickup switch. Neil

er which language is this in? I heard some place just adopted the Euro on the news but didn't know some new country had joined the EU modelling fraternity.

Took mouse for a walk, probbly not far enough so will see if it returns in a few days if the owl doesn't feel like dinner. Spent the morning in the Community Cafe in the village hall which was not getting any tourist custom, just the villagers so we stayed open a bit longer then packed up. When all the tables and chairs were stacked 3 tourist families came in so an extra £20 for funds.

Now it is cold, dark and wet I can sit by the fire and do my "age of steam" jigsaw.

martin perman01/01/2015 17:31:13
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A4 Bittern on her final main line run before removal for her 10 year ticket renewal, she will run on a preserved line for a while and then stripped for her overhaul.



Edited By martin perman on 01/01/2015 17:32:16

martin perman01/01/2015 17:35:00
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thanks for the thread link, I've just posted the result in last post, still didnt work

Never mind wasnt that interesting.

Martin P

JasonB01/01/2015 17:39:50
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Martin as you are using photobucket you need to copy the direct link from there and then in your post click the "landscape" image icon, paste the Potobucket URL in the top box of teh window that comes up then tab down and make sure the width is less than 650.



Edited By JasonB on 01/01/2015 17:40:54

Les Jones 101/01/2015 17:42:42
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Hi Martin,
Is this the one you wanted to post ?


martin perman01/01/2015 17:53:52
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that is what I did, the url I used was the main picture and posted it into the required box.

Les, Jason posted the correct picture.

Martin P

Neil Wyatt01/01/2015 17:56:52
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Here's tonight's homework:

Posting images


martin perman01/01/2015 18:20:16
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Still couldnt down load from Photobucket but managed from my album.

Bittern on her final main line run, before her boiler ticket runs out, on her way to Lincoln.

Neil, lesson half worked smiley


Martin P

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Raymond Sanderson 201/01/2015 22:25:43
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Spent New Years Day afternoon sitting back reading the last 4 issues I have of MEW now awaiting the most recent to arrive in the mail possibly this week. Glad I can read it online before it gets here still prefer sitting back with a cuppa and relaxing.

Ian Welford01/01/2015 23:12:17
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Well started with a blow out- Rose Berry Topping ( end of Cleveland way ) in a mild gale. Grit was being blown off the (wet) ground into your face as you went up the steep bit still sons/dogs/wife enjoyed it and hot coffee mid way was refreshing.

Making a large ( 13"-cos that's how long the bit was) rest for the wood lathe to indulge in a spot of metal spinning. Hand tool made , hardened ( I hope!) and polished. Got to round over the edges of this rest on the mill, but car in way currently, so job for the weekend.

Must get new MEW tomorrow!

John Stevenson01/01/2015 23:57:10
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Think I went a bit OTT stoking the fire earlier today ?

Just been out to check up and lock up and now behaving itself and running at a comfortable 22 degrees.

Note to self : Don't be so heavy handed with the shovel blush

richard 202/01/2015 09:00:58
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Happy New Year everyone.

After caring for a friend with M.S. I did an hours practice on the organ

the in to the workshop and cut the ports for a Perseus I am attempting to build.

Unfortunately I discovered that ETW assumed that everyone was a turner/fitter

and he was more interested in telling people how a steam engine worked.

As an ex-driver of years on the footplate, that I did not need but I did need

telling how to machine some of the components.

And I cannot understand modern drawings.

Come back, Curly!

Regards to everyone.


Neil Wyatt02/01/2015 10:24:43
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> Neil, lesson half worked

Photo bucket uses flash (or something similar) so the normal copy image location doesn't work, instead it generates some HTML which contains much redundant information. You need to paste this and strip out everything except the URL between the <IMG> and </IMG> tags (including the tags).

I think this is a problem with photobucket being oriented to providing tags for embedding in simple HTML documents rather than an issue with this site.


Ian S C02/01/2015 12:23:38
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I rescently started with Photobucket so I could transfer photos to a Pro Boards site, first it took ages to sort out PB, and get the photos on that, now I'v spent days trying to get the photos transferred to the web siteangryfrown.

Ian S C

Russell Eberhardt02/01/2015 12:43:40
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Posted by Ian S C on 02/01/2015 12:23:38:

I rescently started with Photobucket so I could transfer photos to a Pro Boards site, first it took ages to sort out PB, and get the photos on that, now I'v spent days trying to get the photos transferred to the web siteangryfrown.

Ian S C

Try Dropbox instead.


OuBallie02/01/2015 13:04:10
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Well JS should do well in a desert environment then smile d

Just finished roasting three lots of coffee beans when the fan I use at the kitchen door, to exhaust roasting smoke, starting making a funny noise, so switched it off and it promptly went bang, with smoke escaping.

CB tripped, so a short circuit in the thing, but it's 20 odd years old so shouldn't complain, I will nevertheless.

On Tuesday made covers to fit either side of the vices on the milling machine and shaper tables, out of rubber sheet, as I got rather fed up at cleaning out the T-slots.

Now to make it easy to get the vices squared up, I will mill keyways in the bottom of the vices to fit steel stock in to fit into the T-slots. Should be quicker compared with the fiddle of using a DTI.

Oh, I was somewhat disappointed with the Vertex vices I have, as I had to open out the slots in the swivel bases to get the zero line on the vice to line up with the 0° & 90° on the Base.

I dislike intensely the crackle finish on the Handles! Who on earth thought that that was a good idea? Got that off my chest smiley

Geoff - A Happy and Prosperous New Year to all

Bob Brown 102/01/2015 16:18:52
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Thought I would clean out the suds tank on my AUD, needed to move it forward to get behind the machine so levered it up on to a pair of appliance rollers. It was already 4" off the ground so it was relatively easy to get it up onto the rollers and to ensure it ran smoothly placed the rollers on two strips of alloy.

Messy job or what years of cr*? in there sucked most of it out with an old wet/dry vacuum but will need to get in there with a scraper to get the rest that is stuck to the bottom, reminds me of cleaning bilges. Not too much swarf so the bolt on the tray drain hole is doing it's job, I just wedge it up about 1/16" when using suds pump.

The question will be do I run it on neat cutting oil or suds ..............


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Bazyle02/01/2015 16:31:22
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My bench vice has crackle finish which seems the worst idea for dirt entrapment but somehow it all wipes off. I do like the crackle appearance but can't think of anythig I would risk finishing like that.

My local Lidl has display cases at the moment - glass shelves in glass fronted cabinet about 4 inch deep. 2 sizes about 18in and 24 in tall. But not all branches have the same stock.
Oriental chap in front of me bought 10 bottles of vinegar and some veg so either he owns a chip shop or is drinking veg soup while derusting an old machine.

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