Doug I know what you mean about knowing which way the wind is blowing. One cold April day when I was 17 I had to strip to my undies to get to a 9 yr old who fell into Newsham Park model boating pond. Everyone else was standing shouting instructions to the poor lad. I ran round half the pool to get to him just as he had gone down for the third and last time.I had to pick him off the bottom. His heavy overcoat which bouyed him up at first had got logged and dragged him down.When I got him to the bank he was breathing ok but as I got out the wind hit me. Luckily it was just up to my Nuts so only a bit of my undies got wet . Y fronts.I got a letter of commendation from Shipwreck and Humane Society . And his mum put a thank you letter in the Echo as I hadn't wanted the publicity so didn't know who I was. But as you said you do know where the wind goes.😋👍😜
Thanks Doug .Yep your right about 35 meg I forgot. Hips were painful but could get about then went for my 70th birthday meal courtesy of family. Sat in a hard chair and next morning I couldn't get into car . Then caught leg on coffee table and that lead to a string of probs with legs which delayed ops.A lot longer story than I can tell here.😭
You could say it's an ill wind that doesn't blow anybody any good. Pity it can't help your illness. I have a pre-op appointment on Friday then hopefully I can get hips done. Good luck for your treatment too as I know what you mean about your pain. My drugs don't even work and they won't increase the dose. John👍
Oh that salvage job. I wasn't sure if that's what you meant. Yeagh Bad luck that.Then there was Lipos fire. I don't care how much care you take with them I wouldn't have them, even in bags or boxes. Couldn't afford to replace them. RE the brolly and stick shakers they are just interfering busy bodies 😋 Just how much brass do you anticipate anyway? Would there be enough to make a difference?
Hi again Doug yes you are right about 35 mhz I forgot. 😭 Nice fishing rod Good price too.But what did I miss re a salvage operation ? Yes my Snowberry kit is the original too but not bought any extra stuff .As it comes from the box will do me.Taking off any flash, painting, and gluing on is quite enough. Re the Bavarian official ,a jobsworth is a jobsworth in any language . French traffic cops for instance and UK traffic wardens. LOL😆👍
Half a rubber / plastic ball could mould the hemisphere using fibreglass or glass cloth and resin.Either inside or out. Out for a mould to make the finished article. Inside for the finished article. The barrel from successive gauges of brass and / or ali tubing to give the stepped effect . Regards John 😋👍
Hi Thanks Doug Yes I liked it too when i first saw it although it may have been in one of those patriotic war films we used to see so many of years ago. Could even have been a carry on . Memory doesn't stretch back that far. Some of the battery packs came with models from the estate of a deceased modeller .Got all his gear bar one model his daughter wanted to keep. A variation on Pou de Ciel.Trouble is I was struck down with my hips suddenly and have gone through all sorts of probs . Hopefully it won't be long now till I'm mobile again. Then I can get on with things. 👍
Yes Doug sorry about that I saw what you meant a few minutes ago. I'll teach me to take note of punctuation marks He ! He ! Re batteries I have some packs going on 15 yrs and still taking about 85 % charge and holding charge under load. If you get my meaning. Some were 8 yrs old when I got them 41/2 yrs ago Luckily they were stored charged so I cycled them and they are still going strong.All cells evenly matched. They are the green cased ones usually put into named shrink wrapped packs.
Yes Doug I too have the kit stashed and a bottle of Plastic Magic with a paint brush to apply it I'll use old 35 meg Futaba gear when I am able to get about again.BTW I'm John not Dave 😊Your idea about the floats for telemetry sounds good. Worth trying at least.👍Best regards John O/T
As I recall New Brighton model boating lake it is only about 2' deep. I fell in once. In fact was pushed in when I was about 10. I was tall for my age and when I stood up it only came up to mid thigh. They might have made it deeper though when they revamped it. Re Rhyl Marine lake. I'm not absolutely sure but I think is only a few feet deep and wadeable.It has to be for public safety .Novice boaters being what they are etc. Originally marshland it was turned into a water park with slides etc. An additional reason for being shallow I think. It is the only salt-water lake left in North Wales.Along side the lake runs the oldest miniature railway in Britain. . Nice steam engine. Could be more than one. Here is the site https://www.tripadvisor.co.uk/Attraction_Review-g616283-d378... Enjoy with family. There are lots of other attractions round the corner on prom road. Enjoy
Ok chaps .We paid the £90 ourselves as wife does not want the bother .I can't get about and wife barely so attending hearings etc is out. If I was fit I would have gone ahead with the claim. If we had tried OUR insurance our excess is greater than the claim. So went for the easy life .My son's mate promises to pay me back but can't help thinking the whole thing is con. We'll see. Thanks for all replies/ John O/T👍
There used to be a display of ferries models in the booking / entrance hall of old Mersey ferries . They were all in glass cases round the walls.I don't know where they are now but could help if you can find them .Try the Maritime museum.👍
Good result Just what I was about to suggest as it happened to me.Re testing through insulation Bang Good sell pairs of adaptors to fit over the tips of standard test probes. Sharp as needles but strong enough to pierce most insulation. Nicads NiMhs and others develop needles or dentricles inside which short out the anode to cathode internally These can be dissolved or blasted away by flashing them with a higher voltage .A/C or D/C. I use my welder. Hold one contact to one battery terminal and flash the other with the other welder terminal. Just a glancing blow DO NOT hold it in place.There is no real need to split the pack but can if you would rather treat individual cells.They can be done without unsoldering them just use some wire held in the earth clamp and stickholder or feed gun to reach the ends of each cell.You get the picture .I have done this with battery powered tools for years .I have a 24 volt drill that is still on original battery after more than 10yrs. Another way is connect the supplied charger and plug in and switch on waggle the plug in wall socket in such a way as to make and break contact about 16 or more times. Not as good as the flashing method but works. Wet cells can be improved by putting 2 or three teaspoons of Epson Salts in each cell. Many tops can be chiseled/prized off to access the interior and glued back on with plumbers solvent cement or similar............Gorilla glue would probably do it too. Here 's hoping I've saved a few quid for some of you. BTW I wouldn't know if this would work for Lipos.I wouldn't want to be the first to try 😆🤐Here is the page https://www.banggood.com/search/insulation-piercing-needles....
Just a few quickies. first of all did the drill bit hit the bone? If so it needs an x -ray as there could be bone splinters that will cause pain even after the hole has healed. Re coating boat hulls try 2 part Epoxy paint / resins which can be used with cloth like polyester resin. RN I believe Acetone and various other solvents are available in quantity off the supermarket shelf in France👍. Do you get over the border at all? Not sure but I think the OP that said this mentioned ether too.
Going back to the warning about the knives and foot injury. A safe way to keep knives handy around the building board .Have a block of expanded polystyrene or Oasi Or similar .When not in the hand stick the knife into the block. To sharpen blades use a "Water of Ayr Stone ". I find nothing better . John O/T👍