By continuing to use this site, you agree to our use of cookies. Find out more
Forum sponsored by:
Forum sponsored by Allendale Jan 24th

"TINKER" tool & cutter grinder

All Topics | Latest Posts

Search for:  in Thread Title in  
Mike Poole10/04/2021 08:09:16
avatar
Moderator
3095 forum posts
72 photos

If losing 30 quid would be be more than mildly annoying then sending cash in CDN dollars is easy but not very safe. I sent a chap in Czechoslovakia $25 for a minidisc titling kit, we both got what we wanted, he was an honest guy. If it had gone pear shaped then it would have been slightly annoying but I was fully prepared for it being one of those things to put down to experience.

Mike

John Baron10/04/2021 08:43:29
avatar
499 forum posts
189 photos

Hi Guys,

The "Tinker" TCG is best considered an idea that needs your own input rather than a set of poorly drawn details ! GL is a writer of books containing lots of ideas culled from around the world very few if any of which are unique. I don't remember the details of which magazine the "Tinker" was published in other than the ones I mentioned earlier !

If GL was as awkward as you say, I would give it no further consideration !

Sam Longley 110/04/2021 10:55:48
878 forum posts
34 photos
Posted by JasonB on 10/04/2021 07:01:55:

Regarding the fact they say they are not set up for paypal which may be why Michael has revoked his earlier comment. It is likely they are not able to issue a Paypal invoice but provided they have a paypal account you can pay into it provided you have the e-mail address they use for it and are obviously willing. They used to take a fee but don't remember having to do that last time I used it just before Xmas

Also as I said earlier and others have too they take Western union so you could use that, WU take a fee from you but not the person collecting the money.

The other option is to offer to transfer more money to cover their bank costs so they are not out of pocket.

I did that but they refuse to give an account number. Their bank charge 18 canadian dollars so margaret tell me. Seems guy & her are divorced so she does the dealing - Not sure of validity of that comment though.

Sam Longley 110/04/2021 10:57:19
878 forum posts
34 photos

Chap on another forum sent cheque in August last year & is still waiting for drawings. Seems mail is taking its time- poor excuse if you ask me. Less reason to send a cheque.

DiogenesII10/04/2021 11:30:45
363 forum posts
169 photos

Apologies,suggested another model - never mind..

Edited By DiogenesII on 10/04/2021 11:33:59

Dr. MC Black10/04/2021 12:49:23
239 forum posts
1 photos

Why doesn't Mr. Lautard appoint an agent in the United Kingdom to sell his books and drawings?

ega10/04/2021 14:24:38
2323 forum posts
190 photos
Posted by MC Black on 10/04/2021 12:49:23:

Why doesn't Mr. Lautard appoint an agent in the United Kingdom to sell his books and drawings?

Or publish the books via Kindle?

Hopper10/04/2021 15:39:00
avatar
5505 forum posts
137 photos

Some people do not really want the extra money because it would just interfere with their government pension.  No idea about Canada or this particular case but that's the way it works here in Australia. The rigamarole for a pensioner to report any extra small income or single payment appearing in his bank account makes it not worth dealing with. And then the government cuts your pension payment that week for making the effort. So cash or unreported random Western Union cash payments could be a lot easier.

I had thought about putting some of my magazine articles together into an ebook but decided against it for this reason.

 

Edited By Hopper on 10/04/2021 15:45:40

IanT10/04/2021 17:56:18
1917 forum posts
185 photos
Posted by MC Black on 10/04/2021 12:49:23:

Why doesn't Mr. Lautard appoint an agent in the United Kingdom to sell his books and drawings?

I purchased Mr Lautard's "The Machinists Bedside Reader" many years ago when visiting Canada. It was written and (self) published by him in 1986. I also have "Lautard's Technical index to Model Engineer 1920-1978" which he published in 1979. I would certainly like to have his other 'Bedside Readers' but the few I've seen for sale have always been offered at very silly prices.

I seem to recall reading that there was some kind of personal problem that was preventing him from re-printing his books or perhaps making him unwilling to do so. A great pity, as I'm sure others would like copies of his books too. He comes across in his writings as being a knowledgeable machinist, who I think would be in his mid-seventies by now - so not that old

Regards,

Iant

Mike Poole10/04/2021 18:53:21
avatar
Moderator
3095 forum posts
72 photos
Posted by MC Black on 10/04/2021 12:49:23:

Why doesn't Mr. Lautard appoint an agent in the United Kingdom to sell his books and drawings?

I think Camden Miniature Steam Services used to supply the books from Guy but the books seem to be out of print and so perhaps the arrangement has lapsed if there ever was one.

Mike

ega10/04/2021 21:39:10
2323 forum posts
190 photos
Posted by Mike Poole on 10/04/2021 18:53:21:
Posted by MC Black on 10/04/2021 12:49:23:

Why doesn't Mr. Lautard appoint an agent in the United Kingdom to sell his books and drawings?

 

I think Camden Miniature Steam Services used to supply the books from Guy but the books seem to be out of print and so perhaps the arrangement has lapsed if there ever was one.

Mike

Yes. My copy of TMBR1 came from Camdens and cost a sensible £14.45.

Edited By ega on 10/04/2021 21:45:08

ega10/04/2021 21:44:44
2323 forum posts
190 photos
Posted by Hopper on 10/04/2021 15:39:00:

Some people do not really want the extra money ...

I had thought about putting some of my magazine articles together into an ebook but decided against it for this reason.

Edited By Hopper on 10/04/2021 15:45:40

If this is GL's position then it would be open to him to put his books, etc into the public domain.

Hopper: can you tell us a bit more about your own articles?

All Topics | Latest Posts

Please login to post a reply.

Magazine Locator

Want the latest issue of Model Engineer or Model Engineers' Workshop? Use our magazine locator links to find your nearest stockist!

Find Model Engineer & Model Engineers' Workshop

Latest Forum Posts
Support Our Partners
Eccentric July 5 2018
cowells
walker midge
rapid Direct
JD Metals
emcomachinetools
Warco
Eccentric Engineering
Subscription Offer

Latest "For Sale" Ads
Latest "Wanted" Ads
Get In Touch!

Do you want to contact the Model Engineer and Model Engineers' Workshop team?

You can contact us by phone, mail or email about the magazines including becoming a contributor, submitting reader's letters or making queries about articles. You can also get in touch about this website, advertising or other general issues.

Click THIS LINK for full contact details.

For subscription issues please see THIS LINK.

Digital Back Issues

Social Media online

'Like' us on Facebook
Follow us on Facebook

Follow us on Twitter
 Twitter Logo

Pin us on Pinterest