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Boiler Bri11/05/2018 21:02:11
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Unfortunately i will not be going this year due to work commitments.

How was it today?

Brian

Oldiron11/05/2018 22:21:17
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I am going Saturday. smiley

mark sanders11/05/2018 22:54:02
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i went today, my first time at such an event, and my impression was it`s like letting kids loose in a sweet shop, or, i died and was in heaven. thoroughly enjoyed it.

Mike Poole12/05/2018 08:52:18
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I went on Friday, a very good model show and selection of traders. I am sure I saw Cherry Hill as I queued to get in.

Mike

Neil Wyatt12/05/2018 11:18:44
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Incredibly frustrated!

I need to fit new brake calipers to my car, slim possibility I may get them today. If not may try and get to Doncaster by train tomorrow.

Neil

JasonB12/05/2018 13:22:03
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Should be able to get there quicker with no brakessmile p

not done it yet12/05/2018 15:13:14
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Posted by JasonB on 12/05/2018 13:22:03:

Should be able to get there quicker with no brakessmile p

Nooo! He might be late if he drives fast with no brakes. We don’t want that, do we?cheeky

Mike Poole12/05/2018 17:59:49
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The M1 is closed until 3pm on Sunday between J23A and J24, a diversion is in operation but I am sure there will be delays in both directions. Anyone travelling from south of that section would probably want to use an alternative route if they are going to the show on Sunday.

Mike

Rick Kirkland 112/05/2018 18:28:09
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Went on Friday. Main car park full so found room in overspill park. Arrived about 11.00 and walked straight in to get a ticket, no queue and off round the stands. Quite busy and some outstanding work on display. Some of the trade stands gave the impression of being half the size of previous years and I don't know if Warco attended but I didn't see them. Managed to buy what I needed with very little jostling of shoulders and backpacks and noted various suppliers contact details for future purchases.. Went to the upstairs display of aircraft and gas turbines and the food and coffee smelled delightful. Back in the workshop now sizing several sets of ML7 half nuts wot I have cast, with a nice new 8tpi Acme form LH tap from good old Tracy Tools.

Neil Wyatt12/05/2018 18:54:04
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The problem isn't braking, it's going.

I bought a second hand car with new calipers and pads, but the pistons appear to be corroded so the drivers side front brake especially is binding badly.

Neil

duncan webster12/05/2018 18:54:36
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I went yesterday, club stands as usual the best bit, some good trade stands but a lot of tat. Not enough clocks for my liking but you can't have everything. On the way back on the train I experienced a rite of passage, a very polite young man insisted that I take his seat rather than standing. First time ever, I didn't think I looked that old. I think he was just trying to impress his girlfriend.

Samsaranda12/05/2018 19:46:55
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Duncan, on a recent trip to London and using the Tube I was embarrassed when a young pregnant lady stood and offered me her seat, I do walk with a stick but I must have looked particularly frail that day, glad to report that chivalry is not dead yet as I declined the offer and insisted that she sit down.

Dave W

Andrew Evans12/05/2018 23:09:19
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Neil, you can buy new piston and seal kits for about ?20 if you don't want the expense of new calipers. You can fit em with the caliper still on the car - I did one of mine a few weeks ago. Andy
Brian H13/05/2018 19:14:26
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Hope you managed to make the exhibition Neil and if so what were your impressions?

Brian

Neil Wyatt13/05/2018 21:33:15
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Only got there just before 2pm A very nice exhibition with some excellent workmanship on display.

Sadly much of the tooling I had seen before.

Nice Prusa (latest version) on the SMEE stand.

Lots of stands selling pairs of bevel gears.

Saw some nice spiral MT roughing reamers, sort of half drill half reamer. Sadly I don't need one at the moment.

Bought one of the ''unused edges' TCT insert holders, a BA socket set, 13mm spanner (you can't have too may 13mm spanners), clip-shut forceps.

One stand had some evil-looking surgical equipment including grim devices for holding large holes in people open...

Lots of people I have never met before asking about my brakes!

Trains were in chaos on the way back.

Today's total 15,322 steps, 8.04 miles... nothing on the 9th when I did 12.87 miles.

matt sw14/05/2018 08:39:49
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Found this video of this years show for anyone who missed it, did you go and what did you think?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=R_bSbMa7ee0&t=1s

 

Edited By JasonB on 14/05/2018 10:23:13

matt sw14/05/2018 08:58:25
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Not been since Harrogate enjoyed it, even the Mrs did.

Edited By matt sw on 14/05/2018 09:11:47

not done it yet14/05/2018 10:04:22
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Doubleboost has put up a few minutes of the show, also. Can be found here:

https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=ltkq-xEayAU

Edited By not done it yet on 14/05/2018 10:07:26

JasonB14/05/2018 10:13:21
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Plenty of photo's over on MEM buy Peter.

Martin Kyte14/05/2018 11:46:44
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Well I really enjoyed the show. You do get some puzzlers though. Rumaging through the offers on one stand I came accross a set of cylinders for a what looked like 3 1/2'" loco, picked one up out of pure curiosity to discover that the tapped hole for the cyliner cap studs actually broke into the bore. I just cannot understand who would buy them.

Had a veru helpfull chat with the guys on the SteamTechnology (boilers) stand and am a little closer to ordering a kettle for the King. Anyone know about using ceramic discs for regulators?

regards Martin

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