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Former Member24/06/2019 17:21:54

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Andrew Evans24/06/2019 17:41:40
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Does being told that the lathe is making too much noise by your family count as challenging circumstances?

Guy Lamb24/06/2019 17:47:12
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In my neck of the woods W.W.2 Italian P.O.W.s created mosaic floors in churches and a hotel, quiet stunning stuff given their limited facilities and tools. The latter now has listed status.

Similarly the stunning models produced by French prisoners of the Napoleonic Wars from bone, paper, hair etc. are remarkable in there detail.

Sorry can't help with any L.G.Tucker information.

Guy

Nick Clarke 324/06/2019 17:56:45
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The ME index at http://www.itech.net.au/modelengineer/ gives several references to L.G. Tucker(s)

Yours is the next to last one.

Nick

Jon Lawes24/06/2019 18:29:43
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Somebody at a model engineering show I attended was showing some nicely made Stuart engines made from their castings. I asked him about them and apparently he had made them onboard a serving Submarine. The only problem he has was having to ask permission to turn it on in case they needed silence for listening or not being heard!

Red October's Captain: "So what is it, Resolution class? Oberon class sub?"

Hydrophone operator: "....I think...it's an ML7 Captain...."

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Hopper25/06/2019 09:16:07
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Posted by Haggerleases on 24/06/2019 17:21:54:...

...I always find it quite fasicinating to read of people who have carried on their hobby in challenging circumstances...

You would enjoy this article then about a small lathe made by inmates of a Japanese POW camp in WW2 LINK

Mick B125/06/2019 09:30:31
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Posted by Jon Lawes on 24/06/2019 18:29:43:

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Red October's Captain: "So what is it, Resolution class? Oberon class sub?"

Hydrophone operator: "....I think...it's an ML7 Captain...."

Nah, I remember reading in the 90s that hydrophone data analysis failed to distinguish submarine propeller noise from paddling sea otters...

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John Duncker 125/06/2019 17:22:01
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Posted by Hopper on 25/06/2019 09:16:07:

Posted by Haggerleases on 24/06/2019 17:21:54:...

...I always find it quite fasicinating to read of people who have carried on their hobby in challenging circumstances...

You would enjoy this article then about a small lathe made by inmates of a Japanese POW camp in WW2 LINK

A truly amazing story.

Rik Shaw25/06/2019 18:11:19
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"You would enjoy this article then about a small lathe made by inmates of a Japanese POW camp in WW2 LINK

A truly amazing story."

I am amazed that those blokes achieved what they did under such conditions way back then.

Rik

mark costello 126/06/2019 19:17:49
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Over there during war times it would help some to retain some semblance of sanity. Over here during peace time it seems to lead to hair pulling and new words out of a sailors dictionary.

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Dave Wootton03/07/2019 11:58:24
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Absolutely fascinating, I'm speechless with admiration for what was achieved in such circumstances.

Neil Wyatt03/07/2019 22:28:12
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Posted by Rik Shaw on 25/06/2019 18:11:19:

"You would enjoy this article then about a small lathe made by inmates of a Japanese POW camp in WW2 LINK

A truly amazing story."

I am amazed that those blokes achieved what they did under such conditions way back then.

Rik

I choke up thinking about people achieving such things against such odds.

Neil

J Hancock04/07/2019 08:15:26
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Incredible achievements under such adversity.

At the start of my career ('60's), I saw such men create, innovate and improve machines to do work they were

never designed for.

'Money' for new, was never available for 'us', meanwhile the others had discovered the 'money tree'.

The rest is history.

ega04/07/2019 11:12:20
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Hopper:

Many thanks for the link which allowed me to re-visit this inspiring story; I love the use of the "hide in plain sight" idea.

Does anyone have a link to the apparently missing page 159 or know if the lathe still exists?

Hopper04/07/2019 11:49:00
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Lost in the sands of time as far as I know. But you would hope the historic machine survived out there somewhere and didn't get sent to Japan in the scrap metal drives of the 1960s.

ega04/07/2019 12:38:19
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Just spotted that the missing page is printed in Guy Lautard's The Machinist's Bedside Reader. By way of review of this excellent and informative work I will scan a brief extract and post shortly.

ega04/07/2019 12:44:53
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Herewith:

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