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Title: What have you bought this week?
Post by: T33cno on March 04, 2018, 08:33:29 PM
I just bought this airbrush kit. I still have to learn how to use it  O0 .
Many people recommended this and at £75 a bargain


https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/SwitZer-Double-Action-Airbrush-Kit-Compressor-With-Tank-AS186-Paint-Nail-Tatoo/132166170957?ssPageName=STRK%3AMEBIDX%3AIT&_trksid=p2057872.m2749.l2649
Title: Re: What have you bought this week?
Post by: T33cno on March 04, 2018, 08:35:59 PM
Last night one of mine went faulty but bought years ago. More for the money since then.
5 wireless switch socket adapters and two remotes £20.89  :-))


https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/5-Pack-Wireless-Sockets-Switch-Home-Mains-UK-Plug-AC-Power-2x-Remote-Control/292076920662?ssPageName=STRK%3AMEBIDX%3AIT&_trksid=p2057872.m2749.l2649
Title: Re: What have you bought this week?
Post by: T33cno on March 04, 2018, 08:38:04 PM
Guitar lessons going well but broke a string  :embarrassed:  tuning it the wrong direction.
Winder for next time  :-)


http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Jim-Dunlop-Roadpro-Deluxe-String-Winder-Peg-Puller/401198234641?ssPageName=STRK%3AMEBIDX%3AIT&_trksid=p2057872.m2749.l2649
Title: Re: What have you bought this week?
Post by: T33cno on March 04, 2018, 08:42:42 PM
It's no wonder I'm skint  {-)
Stocked up on dremel bits
http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Dremel-628-Precision-7-Drill-Bit-Set-0-8mm-1-2mm-1-6mm-2-0mm-2-4mm-2-8mm-3-2mm/180490739858?ssPageName=STRK%3AMEBIDX%3AIT&_trksid=p2057872.m2749.l2649
Title: Re: What have you bought this week?
Post by: Stavros on March 04, 2018, 08:55:10 PM
Went up to Component shop and bought 6 sets of Xc60 plugs and socketts some Gold connectors and a brushless speed controller....Looks like Iain is going to get some more Wonga out of me next week for a brushless and esc




Dave
Title: Re: What have you bought this week?
Post by: T33cno on March 04, 2018, 08:58:31 PM
Very easy spending money there  {-)  I have a drawer full  O0 for future.


I also bought this on Kim's recommendation and personally I don't think it needs altering when I compared it to the size of a Speedline 1/12 scale crewman's hand  {-)


https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/RC4WD-Ratchet-Tie-Down-Assembly-with-Hook-Ends-555mm-21inch-Z-S1009/391944286911?ssPageName=STRK%3AMEBIDX%3AIT&_trksid=p2055119.m1438.l2649 (https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/RC4WD-Ratchet-Tie-Down-Assembly-with-Hook-Ends-555mm-21inch-Z-S1009/391944286911?ssPageName=STRK%3AMEBIDX%3AIT&_trksid=p2055119.m1438.l2649)
Title: Re: What have you bought this week?
Post by: Baldrick on March 04, 2018, 09:17:54 PM
anyone fancy a guess ?






(http://modelboatmayhemimages.co.uk/images/2018/02/27/Image-27-02-2018-at-14.03.jpg) (http://modelboatmayhemimages.co.uk/image/B30QZ)
Title: Re: What have you bought this week?
Post by: T33cno on March 04, 2018, 09:27:55 PM
Definitely a boat  :}  Is it a Shannon? or a recent second hand acquisition that I could not afford just now  {:-{


That Nordkap looking mighty fine up there  :-))
Title: Re: What have you bought this week?
Post by: ballastanksian on March 04, 2018, 09:33:33 PM

Is it a shelving unit flat pack Baldrick?


I ordered a set of etched stanchions on Friday but did not properly process the address on the pay pal invoice, so it is going to my old home in West Sussex!


Hopefully a friend who lives there can find out the new occupants details if friendly and send it on to me.



Title: Re: What have you bought this week?
Post by: derekwarner on March 04, 2018, 09:35:11 PM
Come on Balderick...... >>:-( ...you tempted us with this same MH&B parcel snap on the .....

February 27, 2018, 02:12:44 PM Ľ

So we have been patiently waiting for the undoings  O0

Derek
Title: Re: What have you bought this week?
Post by: T33cno on March 04, 2018, 09:39:24 PM
So looks like Shannon size
 (https://photos.smugmug.com/Shannon/Speedline-Shannon-class/n-PcCRt6/i-MrpjqjN/0/834ba067/L/i-MrpjqjN-L.jpg)
Title: Re: What have you bought this week?
Post by: Mark T on March 04, 2018, 09:39:38 PM
The only thing I've bought this week is a small jewellers anvil as I'm tired of knocking hell out of my work bench  {-)
Title: Re: What have you bought this week?
Post by: T33cno on March 04, 2018, 09:40:51 PM
The only thing I've bought this week is a small jewellers anvil as I'm tired of knocking hell out of my work bench  {-)
That's a great idea  O0
Title: Re: What have you bought this week?
Post by: Mark T on March 04, 2018, 09:53:04 PM
Andy this is what you want and you know it  %%


https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Quality-Mini-Horn-Anvil-Small-Base-Miniature-Dapping-Jewellery-Crafts-Tools/251835777299?_trkparms=aid%3D111001%26algo%3DREC.SEED%26ao%3D1%26asc%3D20160908103841%26meid%3D82327d75f71a4574ac8d9c9bd1b22974%26pid%3D100227%26rk%3D3%26rkt%3D13%26sd%3D273090978322%26itm%3D251835777299&_trksid=p2054502.c100227.m3827
Title: Re: What have you bought this week?
Post by: T33cno on March 04, 2018, 10:00:06 PM
Thanks Mark  :-))  more skinterer  :embarrassed: 
Title: Re: What have you bought this week?
Post by: Mark T on March 04, 2018, 10:02:17 PM
Your welcome  :-)   %%
Title: Re: What have you bought this week?
Post by: Neil on March 04, 2018, 10:14:55 PM

anyone fancy a guess ?






(http://modelboatmayhemimages.co.uk/images/2018/02/27/Image-27-02-2018-at-14.03.jpg) (http://modelboatmayhemimages.co.uk/image/B30QZ)


an ironing board, {-) %% %% %%
Title: Re: What have you bought this week?
Post by: derekwarner on March 04, 2018, 11:21:42 PM
Expensive Ironing Board Neil {-)................

Now when it comes back to model building......nothing is more basic than a <*<  hammer & chisel ........so to compliment these...this miniature anvil with both flat and rounded horns is great....... :-))

Derek
Title: Re: What have you bought this week?
Post by: BrianB6 on March 05, 2018, 01:00:55 AM
60 sleeper slabs for the side of our daughters drive.
At least she painted them.  %%
Now any new boat will have to wait.  <:(
Title: Re: What have you bought this week?
Post by: Martin [Admin] on March 05, 2018, 06:45:03 AM
 
 .... another 4 Tb external backup drive!  {:-{
Title: Re: What have you bought this week?
Post by: SailorGreg on March 05, 2018, 08:00:54 AM
Last night one of mine went faulty but bought years ago. More for the money since then.
5 wireless switch socket adapters and two remotes £20.89  :-))


https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/5-Pack-Wireless-Sockets-Switch-Home-Mains-UK-Plug-AC-Power-2x-Remote-Control/292076920662?ssPageName=STRK%3AMEBIDX%3AIT&_trksid=p2057872.m2749.l2649 (https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/5-Pack-Wireless-Sockets-Switch-Home-Mains-UK-Plug-AC-Power-2x-Remote-Control/292076920662?ssPageName=STRK%3AMEBIDX%3AIT&_trksid=p2057872.m2749.l2649)


You apparently bought the last one - "This item is out of stock". Good timing!
Title: Re: What have you bought this week?
Post by: T33cno on March 05, 2018, 08:27:02 AM

You apparently bought the last one - "This item is out of stock". Good timing!
Plenty of other sellers  :-))
Title: Re: What have you bought this week?
Post by: Brian60 on March 05, 2018, 08:34:39 AM
Just back from a visit to the UK. Knowing I was going for a week, the last month or so I have been ordering bits and bobs from ebay - mostly electronic components. Imagine my surprise on adding it all up and it totalling more than £80!

Fortunately as none of these cost more than a fiver (different suppliers) it won't show up as a lump sum in the joint bank account {-)
Title: Re: What have you bought this week?
Post by: Baldrick on March 05, 2018, 02:09:34 PM





  I have a cunning plan . Having told Mrs B that I am thinking of a new hobby she has concluded that it is music and I am learning to play the xylophone ! Must get an appropriate C D to play on the PC to keep the illusion going.


 I'm still open to guesses




(http://modelboatmayhemimages.co.uk/images/2018/03/05/Image-05-03-2018-at-13.54.jpg) (http://modelboatmayhemimages.co.uk/image/B6HF4)
Title: Re: What have you bought this week?
Post by: raflaunches on March 05, 2018, 03:11:17 PM
Just had this commissioned by Mark Hawkins (3D Boats) at Shapeways for my 1/72 scale HMS Warrior:


https://www.shapeways.com/product/EJ9B8ATC2/ships-figure-head-1-72?optionId=64925459 (https://www.shapeways.com/product/EJ9B8ATC2/ships-figure-head-1-72?optionId=64925459)
Title: Re: What have you bought this week?
Post by: GAZOU on March 05, 2018, 04:12:24 PM

Cette semaine j'ai achetť le pain, tous les jours


(https://i62.servimg.com/u/f62/19/02/07/93/gazoue10.jpg) (https://servimg.com/view/19020793/529)
Title: Re: What have you bought this week?
Post by: Baldrick on March 05, 2018, 04:35:13 PM
Ce qui ! aucun fromage puant ?
Title: Re: What have you bought this week?
Post by: GAZOU on March 05, 2018, 07:36:23 PM
Un vrai bon fromage franÁais ne pue pas, Áa envoyť O0 {-) :-))
Title: Re: What have you bought this week?
Post by: Baldrick on March 05, 2018, 08:06:41 PM
Mon Dieu, ne vous le mettre derriŤre les oreilles ?
Title: Re: What have you bought this week?
Post by: ChrisF on March 05, 2018, 08:33:27 PM
Having took a long time to file out the recess for the prop shaft in the doublers using fine round Permagrit files I ordered some coarse ones yesterday.

And today I dropped by Lidl, having been given a heads up on their digital angle gauges. Also bought some Forstner bits.
Title: Re: What have you bought this week?
Post by: T33cno on March 05, 2018, 08:37:41 PM
Forgot I'd bought these until I just received a delivery notice. Four of for £18.01 delivered.
I wasted a new battery last week by leaving it switched on accidentally, now I know what they mean by puffed  {-)


ZIPPY FLIGHTMAX 700MAH 6.6V 5C LIFEPO4 RECEIVER PACK
Title: Re: What have you bought this week?
Post by: Martin [Admin] on March 05, 2018, 08:49:07 PM

Cette semaine j'ai achetť le pain, tous les jours


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Title: Re: What have you bought this week?
Post by: Daleb on March 05, 2018, 11:16:11 PM
I took delivery of this lovely kit a few days ago...


http://www.legendmodelboats.com/miss_behave.htm


No more spending from me for a while  %)




Title: Re: What have you bought this week?
Post by: canabus on March 06, 2018, 08:16:43 AM
Received a Hilda(Dremel) mini drill(spare brushes) from Banggood with a 97 bits kit, flex lead, router guide, front handle and grinder guard.
Best thing all the Dremel stuff fits!!!!
Still waiting for the bench fitting which holds the drill up whilst using drill with flex lead.
Ordered a 90 degree bend unit, saw blades, drills, router bits, etc.
Easter will be like Christmas !!!!

Also received a replacement motor for the new one that smoke after a minute run.
The second one has a bell sound on start and stopping !!!
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LuSCq_Z2Vxc

Canabus
Title: Re: What have you bought this week?
Post by: T33cno on March 06, 2018, 10:56:48 AM
I took delivery of this lovely kit a few days ago...


http://www.legendmodelboats.com/miss_behave.htm (http://www.legendmodelboats.com/miss_behave.htm)


No more spending from me for a while  %)


A new kit is usually only the beginning of the spending  {-)  Very nice  :-)
Title: Re: What have you bought this week?
Post by: Nordlys on March 06, 2018, 01:36:22 PM
For Daleb  -  I have sent a PM today.
Nord.
Title: Re: What have you bought this week?
Post by: Daleb on March 06, 2018, 01:39:22 PM
[quote A new kit is usually only the beginning of the spending  {-)  Very nice  :-)



You're not wrong there Andy  ;) but we'll keep that quiet from SWMBO[size=78%] [/size] :}
Title: Re: What have you bought this week?
Post by: Daleb on March 06, 2018, 02:01:33 PM
For Daleb  -  I have sent a PM today.
Nord.


PM replied
Dale.
Title: Re: What have you bought this week?
Post by: Neil on March 06, 2018, 02:25:23 PM

aujourd'hui, j'ai achetť des saucisses, du poulet et des lťgumes pour le thť, plus une soudure en plastique et de la colle humbrol pour mon atlantic 21, un homme ne peut pas modťliser sur un estomac vide Gazou {-) {-) %% %% %%
neil.
Title: Re: What have you bought this week?
Post by: GAZOU on March 06, 2018, 09:26:25 PM

 :-))


You dip the chicken and the vegetables into the tea ?
Title: Re: What have you bought this week?
Post by: grendel on March 06, 2018, 10:12:13 PM
new axminster hobby bandsaw, plus the 305mm 3 in 1 sheet metal machine for metal bending, shearing and rolling.
Title: Re: What have you bought this week?
Post by: T33cno on March 07, 2018, 02:08:19 PM
I just bought this airbrush kit. I still have to learn how to use it  O0 .
Many people recommended this and at £75 a bargain


https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/SwitZer-Double-Action-Airbrush-Kit-Compressor-With-Tank-AS186-Paint-Nail-Tatoo/132166170957?ssPageName=STRK%3AMEBIDX%3AIT&_trksid=p2057872.m2749.l2649 (https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/SwitZer-Double-Action-Airbrush-Kit-Compressor-With-Tank-AS186-Paint-Nail-Tatoo/132166170957?ssPageName=STRK%3AMEBIDX%3AIT&_trksid=p2057872.m2749.l2649)


Just arrived by Yodel. Both brittle plastic boxes for the airbrushes were broken so negotiated a £10 refund. Result only £65 slivs  :-)


Nice piece of kit, thanks to those who recommended it. Whisper quiet when running too


(https://photos.smugmug.com/Boat-bits/i-PcMqwtC/0/4890cbc1/X3/2BE37418-F2C2-4480-B358-CC62518A9684-X3.jpg)
Title: Re: What have you bought this week?
Post by: Stan on March 07, 2018, 04:03:32 PM
 Hi Andy Just the job. You will wonder how you managed without one. You can spray my next project. :-)) :-)) :-)) :-)) :-)) :-))

Stan.
Title: Re: What have you bought this week?
Post by: T33cno on March 07, 2018, 04:59:52 PM
I don't even know what pressure to operate at  {-)  and you'd let me loose on your hard work  %%
Title: Re: What have you bought this week?
Post by: roycv on March 07, 2018, 10:36:34 PM
Hi all this week I bought a Kindle paperwhite reader, but not with real money!  I used accumulated Airmiles from Qantas which I translated into gift vouchers (digital) from Myers (Australia).  Seemed the best value for money deal as the Qantas shop contents was not encouraging and delivery was only to Oz!
The cover came from Birmingham sent to home address in UK and they will be united in a week's time.
My son and I have similar tastes in books so I share his account and have 30 odd books to read.
regards Roy
 
Title: Re: What have you bought this week?
Post by: T33cno on March 07, 2018, 10:38:41 PM
Nice. Wife has had one a long time now and takes it everywhere, better than a case full of books  O0
Title: Re: What have you bought this week?
Post by: RST on March 08, 2018, 02:00:19 AM
T33CNO.

Very cheap at less than £100 so fair enough.  I recognise the kit and give some experience myself with the Chineese stuff.  Apologies if you already know it...

...whats the nozzle size on the brushes? The Chinese stuff I started out with would regularly clog and it got frustrating after a while. Even as a beginner they weren't much use consistently.  From memory they're around the 0.2mm size.  I changed to a brush Neo from Iwata and what a difference!  Think it's 0.3mm? Night and Day difference on the same small compressor and totally rstored my faith in airbrushing.  Sorry I can't really put the change of brush it into words, you'll jut have to read the many other folk who found the same as me.

Also:  With a brush its advisable to have a "run through pot". They cost about £30 but have a look at the pics of them,  I made mine from an empty coffee tin can, a small funnel (£1.00), a wad of cooker hood filter media etc. as a vent.   With a big triangular base of scrap whatever hot melt glued to the bottom of the can it won't ever tip over.  That has made brush cleaning and changing between colours SO much easier!

Cheers,

Riich
Title: Re: What have you bought this week?
Post by: RST on March 08, 2018, 02:16:16 AM
Not this week but I received this little set of mouldings which I hope I can put together...

http://www.amera.co.uk/product_images/w102_1.jpg

I ordered a few fittings for it roughly 1:60 -1:70 and a Viper mini ESC from Cornwall Model boats and the order turned up less than 24h later.  Not bad and alesson for averone else claiming the highlands and isles is more cost and longer to ship!!!!  I made a mistake and am still waiting for a 3" custom propshaft from someone on Ebay after 2 weeks ....still waiting.  Nonsense.

Steerable kort turned up today from MMB but a bit bigger than expected.  Hmm some re-thinking requred on such a small model.

I'd attach pics but still not found a suitable image hosting site I am happy with since demise of photobucket.

Rich

Title: Re: What have you bought this week?
Post by: T33cno on March 08, 2018, 07:48:44 AM
Thanks Rich Iíll read over and over and digest  :-)
Title: Re: What have you bought this week?
Post by: T33cno on March 08, 2018, 08:21:57 AM
I can't find any poor feedback on the net regarding corrosion on this unit.


This is the airbrush spec


2 Airbrush Kits Specification: bd-132 double action airbrush:* Fluid nozzle: 0.3MM* Working pressure: 15-30 psi* Capacity of cup: 7 c.c.* Adjusting spanner, Pipette, Barbed hose connectorbd-128p double action airbrush:* Body Length 150MM* Nozzle Diameter: 0.35MM* Metal Cup: 5cc* Control: push button* Glass Jars: 22cc* 1 X Spanner
Title: Re: What have you bought this week?
Post by: C-3PO on March 08, 2018, 11:13:48 AM
TARGET supplies - Arduino Nano's & Stepper Motors

(http://modelboatmayhemimages.co.uk/images/2018/03/08/Purchases.jpg)
Title: Re: What have you bought this week?
Post by: Bob K on March 08, 2018, 11:26:22 AM
Are the mini eggs components required for the TARGET project?
How do you wire and control them  %%
Title: Re: What have you bought this week?
Post by: tony23 on March 08, 2018, 10:10:14 PM
Bought a Megaflo from Ebay for the renovation of my new bungalow got for half the retail price and brand new!

Title: Re: What have you bought this week?
Post by: Taranis on January 05, 2019, 05:46:18 PM

Thread died with T33 so it's back  :-))
Caldercraft stud link chain for Porgarth. Not cheap hope I got it right  :embarrassed:  https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Caldercraft-Brass-Stud-Link-Anchor-Chain-4-Links-per-Inch-1mtr-C65409/322523087251?ssPageName=STRK%3AMEBIDX%3AIT&_trksid=p2057872.m2749.l2649 (https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Caldercraft-Brass-Stud-Link-Anchor-Chain-4-Links-per-Inch-1mtr-C65409/322523087251?ssPageName=STRK%3AMEBIDX%3AIT&_trksid=p2057872.m2749.l2649)

39mm I.D. pipe as the 38mm I bought was just less and will not accommodate my bow thruster  :((
https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/CLEAR-ACRYLIC-TUBE-100mm-200mm-300mm-lengths-30mm-to-70mm-Outside-Diameters/200973097176?ssPageName=STRK%3AMEBIDX%3AIT&var=500191833753&_trksid=p2057872.m2749.l2649 (https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/CLEAR-ACRYLIC-TUBE-100mm-200mm-300mm-lengths-30mm-to-70mm-Outside-Diameters/200973097176?ssPageName=STRK%3AMEBIDX%3AIT&var=500191833753&_trksid=p2057872.m2749.l2649)


Wall mount for my LXT battery charger. Part of workshop optimisation, space is becoming expensive
https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/StealthMounts-Wall-Mount-for-Makita-18v-Battery-Charger-DC18RA-DC18RB-LXT/132654228498?ssPageName=STRK%3AMEBIDX%3AIT&_trksid=p2057872.m2749.l2649 (https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/StealthMounts-Wall-Mount-for-Makita-18v-Battery-Charger-DC18RA-DC18RB-LXT/132654228498?ssPageName=STRK%3AMEBIDX%3AIT&_trksid=p2057872.m2749.l2649)


Multi socket with illuminated switches. AS above
https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/6-Way-Gang-1-5M-Individually-Switched-Red-Neon-Power-Mains-Extension-Lead-White/362496943032?ssPageName=STRK%3AMEBIDX%3AIT&_trksid=p2057872.m2749.l2649 (https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/6-Way-Gang-1-5M-Individually-Switched-Red-Neon-Power-Mains-Extension-Lead-White/362496943032?ssPageName=STRK%3AMEBIDX%3AIT&_trksid=p2057872.m2749.l2649)


Garden/yard light unbelievable quality/value
https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Modern-Integrated-LED-Floodlights-Exterior-Patio-Lights-Motion-Sensor-10W-75W/352542832688?ssPageName=STRK%3AMEBIDX%3AIT&var=621866570384&_trksid=p2057872.m2749.l2649 (https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Modern-Integrated-LED-Floodlights-Exterior-Patio-Lights-Motion-Sensor-10W-75W/352542832688?ssPageName=STRK%3AMEBIDX%3AIT&var=621866570384&_trksid=p2057872.m2749.l2649)


Additional smart plugs for growing home automation project on the cheap
https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Smart-Plug-WiFi-Sockets-Power-Socket-for-Amazon-Alexa-Google-Home-IFTTT-LOT-UK-R/153318416240?ssPageName=STRK%3AMEBIDX%3AIT&var=453208561174&_trksid=p2057872.m2749.l2649 (https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Smart-Plug-WiFi-Sockets-Power-Socket-for-Amazon-Alexa-Google-Home-IFTTT-LOT-UK-R/153318416240?ssPageName=STRK%3AMEBIDX%3AIT&var=453208561174&_trksid=p2057872.m2749.l2649)



For Mark T  :-))


Cannot find cheaper by a long way
https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Filter-passend-fŁr-Bosch-GAS-20-L-SFC-Rundfilter-Dauerfilter-Faltenfilter-GAS20/172307267251?ssPageName=STRK%3AMEBIDX%3AIT&_trksid=p2057872.m2749.l2649
Title: Re: What have you bought this week?
Post by: Taranis on January 05, 2019, 05:58:54 PM




  I have a cunning plan . Having told Mrs B that I am thinking of a new hobby she has concluded that it is music and I am learning to play the xylophone ! Must get an appropriate C D to play on the PC to keep the illusion going.


 I'm still open to guesses




(http://modelboatmayhemimages.co.uk/images/2018/03/05/Image-05-03-2018-at-13.54.jpg) (http://modelboatmayhemimages.co.uk/image/B6HF4)


C'mon time to fess up  :-)
Title: Re: What have you bought this week?
Post by: Mark T on January 05, 2019, 06:11:38 PM
Thread died with T33 so it's back  :-))
Caldercraft stud link chain for Porgarth. Not cheap hope I got it right  :embarrassed:  https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Caldercraft-Brass-Stud-Link-Anchor-Chain-4-Links-per-Inch-1mtr-C65409/322523087251?ssPageName=STRK%3AMEBIDX%3AIT&_trksid=p2057872.m2749.l2649 (https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Caldercraft-Brass-Stud-Link-Anchor-Chain-4-Links-per-Inch-1mtr-C65409/322523087251?ssPageName=STRK%3AMEBIDX%3AIT&_trksid=p2057872.m2749.l2649)

39mm I.D. pipe as the 38mm I bought was just less and will not accommodate my bow thruster  :((
https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/CLEAR-ACRYLIC-TUBE-100mm-200mm-300mm-lengths-30mm-to-70mm-Outside-Diameters/200973097176?ssPageName=STRK%3AMEBIDX%3AIT&var=500191833753&_trksid=p2057872.m2749.l2649 (https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/CLEAR-ACRYLIC-TUBE-100mm-200mm-300mm-lengths-30mm-to-70mm-Outside-Diameters/200973097176?ssPageName=STRK%3AMEBIDX%3AIT&var=500191833753&_trksid=p2057872.m2749.l2649)


Wall mount for my LXT battery charger. Part of workshop optimisation, space is becoming expensive
https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/StealthMounts-Wall-Mount-for-Makita-18v-Battery-Charger-DC18RA-DC18RB-LXT/132654228498?ssPageName=STRK%3AMEBIDX%3AIT&_trksid=p2057872.m2749.l2649 (https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/StealthMounts-Wall-Mount-for-Makita-18v-Battery-Charger-DC18RA-DC18RB-LXT/132654228498?ssPageName=STRK%3AMEBIDX%3AIT&_trksid=p2057872.m2749.l2649)


Multi socket with illuminated switches. AS above
https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/6-Way-Gang-1-5M-Individually-Switched-Red-Neon-Power-Mains-Extension-Lead-White/362496943032?ssPageName=STRK%3AMEBIDX%3AIT&_trksid=p2057872.m2749.l2649 (https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/6-Way-Gang-1-5M-Individually-Switched-Red-Neon-Power-Mains-Extension-Lead-White/362496943032?ssPageName=STRK%3AMEBIDX%3AIT&_trksid=p2057872.m2749.l2649)


Garden/yard light unbelievable quality/value
https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Modern-Integrated-LED-Floodlights-Exterior-Patio-Lights-Motion-Sensor-10W-75W/352542832688?ssPageName=STRK%3AMEBIDX%3AIT&var=621866570384&_trksid=p2057872.m2749.l2649 (https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Modern-Integrated-LED-Floodlights-Exterior-Patio-Lights-Motion-Sensor-10W-75W/352542832688?ssPageName=STRK%3AMEBIDX%3AIT&var=621866570384&_trksid=p2057872.m2749.l2649)


Additional smart plugs for growing home automation project on the cheap
https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Smart-Plug-WiFi-Sockets-Power-Socket-for-Amazon-Alexa-Google-Home-IFTTT-LOT-UK-R/153318416240?ssPageName=STRK%3AMEBIDX%3AIT&var=453208561174&_trksid=p2057872.m2749.l2649 (https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Smart-Plug-WiFi-Sockets-Power-Socket-for-Amazon-Alexa-Google-Home-IFTTT-LOT-UK-R/153318416240?ssPageName=STRK%3AMEBIDX%3AIT&var=453208561174&_trksid=p2057872.m2749.l2649)



For Mark T  :-))


Cannot find cheaper by a long way
https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Filter-passend-f (https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Filter-passend-f)Łr-Bosch-GAS-20-L-SFC-Rundfilter-Dauerfilter-Faltenfilter-GAS20/172307267251?ssPageName=STRK%3AMEBIDX%3AIT&_trksid=p2057872.m2749.l2649


Uh Oh the link's not working Andy and I really need a new filter as I've caned the old one.  Honestly the best bit of marriage saving kit that I've ever bought.  Keeps the home dust free and fits on every power tool I own :)
Title: Re: What have you bought this week?
Post by: Taranis on January 05, 2019, 06:13:15 PM
Copy and paste the whole link Mark :-))  I could not correct the link don't know why just that one is partly blacked out but copy paste works


Thanks for the sanding block link in your build  :-))  didn't want to clutter you up with similar comments
Title: Re: What have you bought this week?
Post by: Mark T on January 05, 2019, 07:08:32 PM
Yep that worked and one's ordered -  the sanding blocks seem pretty good and should save a lot of mess.  Let me know how you rate them when you get one :)  The hose plugs straight into the Bosch Gas once you remove the standard hose.  It couldn't be easier  :-))
Title: Re: What have you bought this week?
Post by: Taranis on January 05, 2019, 07:10:30 PM
 :-))
I will
New link from my phone
Low stock so Iím buying another  :-))
https://rover.ebay.com/rover/0/0/0?mpre=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.ebay.co.uk%2Fulk%2Fitm%2F172307267251 (https://rover.ebay.com/rover/0/0/0?mpre=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.ebay.co.uk%2Fulk%2Fitm%2F172307267251)



Title: Re: What have you bought this week?
Post by: Taranis on January 05, 2019, 07:19:30 PM
I bought this too but cannot report as still in transit. Thought I may as well use it around the house occasionally
I already vac my large expanse of decking with it  :-))  so this will be easier


https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Floor-Brush-for-Bosch-GAS-20-L-SFC-Professional-32mm-38mm/263838748939?ssPageName=STRK%3AMEBIDX%3AIT&_trksid=p2057872.m2749.l2649 (https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Floor-Brush-for-Bosch-GAS-20-L-SFC-Professional-32mm-38mm/263838748939?ssPageName=STRK%3AMEBIDX%3AIT&_trksid=p2057872.m2749.l2649)
Title: Re: What have you bought this week?
Post by: Taranis on January 05, 2019, 08:36:40 PM
Coffee alert ! on reordering I'm pleased to find a further price reduction
£9.99 for 48 delivered  :-))
https://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B007PRVELU/ref=pe_3187911_185740111_TE_item
Title: Re: What have you bought this week?
Post by: raflaunches on January 05, 2019, 08:43:26 PM
Definately can't survive without coffee these days ok2


I've bought some paint, some couplings, and a hull off ebay of a 1/100 scale German Braunschweig class Corvette. Something a bit different and some of the suggestions provided by the seller may change my mind of wat it'll build into (a possible what-if) but we will see. I bought some plans of HMS Warrior but not the full set as they were only the first three drawings on Mowell's model from the 1980s. Might find the remainng six one day.
Title: Re: What have you bought this week?
Post by: Taranis on January 05, 2019, 08:48:39 PM
Interesting Nick  and reminds me I need a coupling for my 40mm bow thruster 30MM props. A 3mm shaft but I have no idea what to drive it with and no manufacturer recommendations of RPM  %)  How many motors can I go through before getting it right  %%
I'm thinking brushless 28mm ish? around 850kv so I can tune it up or down with LiPo voltage


EDIT
perhaps?
https://hobbyking.com/en_us/turnigy-aerodrive-sk3-2826-980kv-brushless-outrunner-motor.html
Title: Re: What have you bought this week?
Post by: Stan on January 05, 2019, 08:56:38 PM
Not a lot Just a few batteries refitting time for some of older projects.


Stan. :-)) :-)) :-)) :-)) :-))
Title: Re: What have you bought this week?
Post by: cos918 on January 05, 2019, 10:24:28 PM
a 9 car Shinkansen Series Zero bullet train in HO
Very nice but not cheep

John
Title: Re: What have you bought this week?
Post by: Liverbudgie on January 06, 2019, 12:35:33 PM
A 3/8th extension bar and a set of adapters, so that I can use various sizes of sockets on my even longer extension barís. (Principally to remove very tight bolt holding A/C compressor on the Jag)

LB
Title: Re: What have you bought this week?
Post by: ChrisF on January 06, 2019, 05:59:29 PM
Yet another supply of timber from SLEC, a delivery of finishing materials (cloth, resin, filler etc.) from Deluxe Materials and for another hobby, photography, a quite expensive lens.
Title: Re: What have you bought this week?
Post by: Andyn on January 06, 2019, 06:39:13 PM
A 3.5 multi, complete with everything minus engine.. no photos, not here yet %)
Title: Re: What have you bought this week?
Post by: derekwarner on January 06, 2019, 08:59:20 PM
So LB says....."(Principally to remove very tight bolt holding A/C compressor on the Jag"

Sorry, the only thing the new extension will do is allow that full torque to be applied & I bet she will shear off at the head  {-) 


Score....Jag= +4, .......LB= -3

Derek
Title: Re: What have you bought this week?
Post by: Taranis on January 06, 2019, 09:03:39 PM
Yesterday I ordered 48 dolce gusto coffee pods £9.99 from Amazon prime
This morning a message OUT FOR DELIVERY
Waited all day and received a bicycle helmet  {-) %%





Title: Re: What have you bought this week?
Post by: leaky on January 06, 2019, 09:14:15 PM
A selection of wood from SLEC and some resin seats for the cabin of my speedboat.
Title: Re: What have you bought this week?
Post by: Stan on January 06, 2019, 10:09:56 PM
Not much skint after Christmas.




Stan.
Title: Re: What have you bought this week?
Post by: Liverbudgie on January 07, 2019, 12:04:29 PM
So LB says....."(Principally to remove very tight bolt holding A/C compressor on the Jag"

Sorry, the only thing the new extension will do is allow that full torque to be applied & I bet she will shear off at the head  {-) 
Score....Jag= +4, .......LB= -3
Derek

Well Derek, when it did eventually, go, it with an almighty crack, and I did indeed think something had given way but it was alright. It was at the back of the compressor and was holding the plate which in turn held the two large diameter hoses in position on the compressor. Whoever had torque that blessed thing up did far too good a job of it!
It was the only way that I could do it as well without dismantling the fuel rail and all the other gubbins in the valley.

So, me 5 , Jag/compressor Now't

LB

Title: Re: What have you bought this week?
Post by: grendel on January 07, 2019, 12:40:57 PM
they normally do that leaving you with skinned knuckles on the nearest sharp surface.
Title: Re: What have you bought this week?
Post by: Baldrick on January 07, 2019, 01:33:08 PM

C'mon time to fess up  :-)


     something similar can be seen in this thread in use.
https://www.modelboatmayhem.co.uk/forum/index.php?topic=45562.0
Title: Re: What have you bought this week?
Post by: Taranis on January 07, 2019, 01:52:00 PM
Awesomeness  :-))  Baldrick
Title: Re: What have you bought this week?
Post by: tigertiger on January 07, 2019, 05:06:21 PM
***Topic tidied up***
Title: Re: What have you bought this week?
Post by: Taranis on January 07, 2019, 06:34:30 PM
Waiting for a helmet but got some cafe crappots which are in the compactor as I speak  >>:-( <*< >>:-(
Ned
I have a helmet free to a good home  :-))  amazon price £23.99 apparently  {-)


Coffee arrived  :-)
Also from eBay a multi switched indicator lit 6 way for further workshop improvement £8.99 delivered.


(https://photos.smugmug.com/Other/Miscellaneous/i-tmt8Cr4/0/10d31817/XL/35F874CF-E042-47EF-AF9E-FBC6A90F0F75-XL.jpg)


Also the Bosch vac attachment from Poland Mark T


(https://photos.smugmug.com/Other/Miscellaneous/i-4ngFBx8/0/4c1018ae/X3/42DDC866-6345-40CE-860C-7FDB5DD7CE49-X3.jpg)



Title: Re: What have you bought this week?
Post by: Atlantic Mouldings on January 07, 2019, 08:10:57 PM
Should have brought some coffee too but ended up buying this instead.  : :embarrassed: O0 O0 O0


Not quite sure itís going to fit in the workshop though {-) {-) {-) {-) {-) {-)
Title: Re: What have you bought this week?
Post by: Taranis on January 07, 2019, 08:14:14 PM
Jaguar?
Title: Re: What have you bought this week?
Post by: Atlantic Mouldings on January 07, 2019, 08:18:38 PM
Yes GR3a

Title: Re: What have you bought this week?
Post by: Taranis on January 07, 2019, 08:38:17 PM
Yes GR3a
Got a plan of what youíre doing with it ?
Title: Re: What have you bought this week?
Post by: Baldrick on January 07, 2019, 08:51:09 PM
Got a plan of what youíre doing with it ?


  Garden Vac   ?
Title: Re: What have you bought this week?
Post by: Atlantic Mouldings on January 07, 2019, 09:06:44 PM
Dont know yet , but it would make an awesome patio heater %% %%
Title: Re: What have you bought this week?
Post by: KitS on January 07, 2019, 11:45:27 PM
Handy as a snow blower if we get a bad winter too............  ok2 :-)
Title: Re: What have you bought this week?
Post by: Taranis on January 09, 2019, 09:55:13 PM
Aircraft continued....
Wife just booked Cheltenham CC for the royal international air tattoo with shuttle bus from the racecourse  :-) https://www.airtattoo.com/airshow (https://www.airtattoo.com/airshow)


https://youtu.be/x4RIUgl4PIQ
Title: Re: What have you bought this week?
Post by: Taranis on January 11, 2019, 11:59:57 AM
Birthday treat
Aquaman in 3D 12.15  :-)

Title: Re: What have you bought this week?
Post by: john44 on January 11, 2019, 01:37:37 PM
Thermal gloves, vest and socks, it was blooming freezing down the lake on Wednesday.
Can,t wait to try them all out on Sunday, you watch I bet we have a bright sunny day.


John
Title: Re: What have you bought this week?
Post by: Dave_S. on January 11, 2019, 01:41:26 PM
I bought a couple of ESCs and a couple of props for my refurb/overhaul of a couple of Bilings models I bought completed from eBay. I am one of the fortunate few to still have a model shop within half an hour's drive (Howes).
Title: Re: What have you bought this week?
Post by: Taranis on January 11, 2019, 04:41:39 PM
Birthday treat
Aquaman in 3D 12.15  :-)
My first 3D experience in over 20 yrs and I found this film to be very entertaining. Looking forwards to Aleta battle angel next month  :-))
Title: Re: What have you bought this week?
Post by: tsenecal on January 11, 2019, 06:12:33 PM

can i play along?


THIS week i bought...


one of the DSOs and two of the ESCs
Title: Re: What have you bought this week?
Post by: Taranis on January 11, 2019, 06:15:56 PM
Off course but no Idea DSO? {-)
Title: Re: What have you bought this week?
Post by: tsenecal on January 11, 2019, 07:28:02 PM
Off course but no Idea DSO? {-)


digital oscilloscope.... a cheap "nano" model that doesn't do much, but does enough...
Title: Re: What have you bought this week?
Post by: Taranis on January 11, 2019, 07:40:31 PM

digital oscilloscope.... a cheap "nano" model that doesn't do much, but does enough...


Thank you but still right over my head  {-)  whoosh
Enjoy  :-)
Title: Re: What have you bought this week?
Post by: BrianB6 on January 13, 2019, 01:42:09 AM
Maybe this should be in Jokes and Humour.
Don't laugh, I had to buy a new washing up brush.   SWMBO asked me to wash up a bowl of something she found in a cupboard.
I tried neat washing up liquid to start and after several other attempts including turps and meths. I gave up.
Nothing would disolve what ever it was and the brush and my hands were covered in a really sticky goo.
Nothing for it but to throw the bowl and brush away.   It took 2 days and numerous washes to get it off my hands.  :embarrassed:
Title: Re: What have you bought this week?
Post by: roycv on January 13, 2019, 10:03:13 AM
Hi all I had a delivery from an on-line company and the driver drove past my house turned around and parked opposite and came across to deliver the package. 

You have guessed it.  It was a new larger house number.
regards,
Roy


Title: Re: What have you bought this week?
Post by: Taranis on January 19, 2019, 06:28:19 PM
Just ordered a Yale smart home alarm starter pack to convert my older wireless alarm to iPhone operation.
Will be delivered free tomorrow by Amazon Prime, one of the benefits of subscription
£129.99 far cheaper than anyone else


https://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B01I549CW4/ref=pe_3187911_185740111_TE_item
Title: Re: What have you bought this week?
Post by: plastic on January 19, 2019, 06:53:35 PM
I treated myself to an EMU ESI-32 music sampler - going 'old school' with my electro music.
Title: Re: What have you bought this week?
Post by: raflaunches on January 19, 2019, 07:16:33 PM
I continued with my collection of RAF squadron badges I have been a member of-
Since I am joining the Hercules fleet I have bought:


(https://i.ibb.co/Fm6jL7d/s-l140.jpg) (https://imgbb.com/)
Title: Re: What have you bought this week?
Post by: Taranis on January 19, 2019, 07:18:38 PM
I continued with my collection of RAF squadron badges I have been a member of-
Since I am joining the Hercules fleet I have bought:


(https://i.ibb.co/Fm6jL7d/s-l140.jpg) (https://imgbb.com/)


Nice  :-))  I've flown in quite a few but never experienced a landing  {-)
Title: Re: What have you bought this week?
Post by: raflaunches on January 19, 2019, 07:20:12 PM
As they say in my job- why jump out of a perfectly serviceable aircraft! {-)

Title: Re: What have you bought this week?
Post by: Taranis on January 19, 2019, 07:27:35 PM
As they say in my job- why jump out of a perfectly serviceable aircraft! {-)
Many fresh paras wonít get their wings due to cost cuts these days

Title: Re: What have you bought this week?
Post by: raflaunches on January 19, 2019, 07:30:27 PM
Many fresh paras wonít get their wings due to cost cuts these days




I might be wrong but everytime I've flown from Brize I've seen some Shorts Skyvans sitting on the pans. When I asked about them the aircrew said that they were used for parachute training so perhaps they use those more than the Hercs these days. I was surprised that there were some flying examples of Skyvans considering how old they are!
Title: Re: What have you bought this week?
Post by: Taranis on January 19, 2019, 07:32:43 PM
Theyíre more likely for free fall
Canít really do two sticks of 32 in battle order with full equipment from a flying breadbin  {-)
When I was at Brize in 78 the runway was used by Concorde pilots for night landing touch and go all feckin night
By morning all our bunks has slid to the centre of the billet  {-)
Title: Re: What have you bought this week?
Post by: Taranis on January 19, 2019, 07:37:58 PM
May 1978 not long after Prince Charles and Andrew did their course
(https://photos.smugmug.com/Nostalgia/My-past/i-HFrHKPP/0/25367737/X2/image-X2.jpg)
Title: Re: What have you bought this week?
Post by: Taranis on January 19, 2019, 07:42:25 PM
https://youtu.be/Of4E-2fSeWs
Title: Re: What have you bought this week?
Post by: raflaunches on January 19, 2019, 07:44:19 PM
You're braver than me! Even when I'm sitting in the Tonkas with the live Martin Bakers its a scary thought that the handle between my legs can throw me out of the aircraft and shorten my spine by an inch (if I was strapped in!). Its a good thing that we have chaps that are as barmy as you guys to do those missions.
Title: Re: What have you bought this week?
Post by: Taranis on January 19, 2019, 07:53:40 PM
My mate on the back row broke his back on the course by landing in a tangle with another chute so practically upside down. Three Scottish lads quit and returned to regiment probably to be dismissed or transferred. One of them refused and the others folded with him. Theres a huge failure rate before the para course just to earn the Beret. 144 on my cadre on day one. 27 passed P company  {-)
Title: Re: What have you bought this week?
Post by: Taranis on January 19, 2019, 08:01:41 PM
Stirring music https://youtu.be/887eHiXP6Jg
Title: Re: What have you bought this week?
Post by: Taranis on January 22, 2019, 07:29:43 PM
A Qi phone charging mount for the new car  :-))  There are cheaper ones but this has best reviews.
https://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/B07FTJPKYP/ref=ppx_yo_dt_b_asin_title_o00__o00_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1 (https://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/B07FTJPKYP/ref=ppx_yo_dt_b_asin_title_o00__o00_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1)


C1uY304ir1S.mp4 (https://images-na.ssl-images-amazon.com/images/I/C1uY304ir1S.mp4)


And roof cross bars
https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/135cm-Car-Roof-Bars-Rack-Lockable-Rail-For-Citroen-C4-Berlingo-Multispace-MPV/183328159355?ssPageName=STRK%3AMEBIDX%3AIT&_trksid=p2057872.m2749.l2649
Title: Re: What have you bought this week?
Post by: warspite on January 23, 2019, 12:10:13 PM
Some EMA model supplies Plastic weld - though still have to find some mojo to go in the loft and start finishing victory  %)
Title: Re: What have you bought this week?
Post by: Taranis on January 23, 2019, 02:11:40 PM
New release from HK
for NickB  :-))
https://hobbyking.com/en_us/avios-c-130.html?utm_campaign=33514_WED+EDM+C-130++23%2F01%2F2019&utm_medium=email&utm_source=Hextronik+Limited&dm_i=4SQP%2CPUY%2C9W9IU%2C1TFF%2C1&___store=en_us (https://hobbyking.com/en_us/avios-c-130.html?utm_campaign=33514_WED+EDM+C-130++23%2F01%2F2019&utm_medium=email&utm_source=Hextronik+Limited&dm_i=4SQP%2CPUY%2C9W9IU%2C1TFF%2C1&___store=en_us)
Title: Re: What have you bought this week?
Post by: raflaunches on January 23, 2019, 02:23:30 PM
Iíll see how close it is to the real thing when I get there! ok2
Title: Re: What have you bought this week?
Post by: Taranis on January 23, 2019, 08:49:39 PM
Phone Qi charger mount delivered by Prime already. Very pleased with this.


Only suitable vent on the Berlingo is by the quarter light.
My new one on Friday has electric mirrors so the manual adjuster won't be a problem


The vent
(https://photos.smugmug.com/Other/Miscellaneous/i-dWXBPXj/0/3f499220/X3/D529DEFB-3696-4DEB-BE72-D62D13C65F31-X3.jpg)


Clipped on


(https://photos.smugmug.com/Other/Miscellaneous/i-6w8gs7j/0/27547e93/X3/53D16023-3949-4F0C-BABA-42F4C687E873-X3.jpg)


(https://photos.smugmug.com/Other/Miscellaneous/i-2r7NC2J/0/11c37190/X3/8C23A335-6265-4702-A1C3-504CE9E96D5A-X3.jpg)
Title: Re: What have you bought this week?
Post by: Taranis on January 24, 2019, 07:30:48 PM
2x10L of adblue
I get my later model Berlingo tomorrow
A driving weekend ahead with visits to holy island and Scarborough RNLI
Title: Re: What have you bought this week?
Post by: justboatonic on January 25, 2019, 12:18:33 PM
Had a lovely 'day' with my wife doing the weekly shopping at Fleetwood ASDA  <:(
Title: Re: What have you bought this week?
Post by: Mark T on January 25, 2019, 06:37:41 PM
2x10L of adblue
I get my later model Berlingo tomorrow
A driving weekend ahead with visits to holy island and Scarborough RNLI




Pull into the truck fuel pumps and fill up with "draught adblu" from the pump as we call it - its cheaper depending on how much you use
Title: Re: What have you bought this week?
Post by: Mark T on January 25, 2019, 06:38:44 PM
I've bought myself an Osteopath  - he had better sort out this pain in my shoulder when he gets here  {-)
Title: Re: What have you bought this week?
Post by: Taranis on January 25, 2019, 06:39:23 PM
I canít find pump prices but hear itís dearer than £1 per litre ?


I have 17 litre tank so easy enough to top up from the shed at home at under £1 delivered
Title: Re: What have you bought this week?
Post by: Mark T on January 25, 2019, 06:48:14 PM
I'll have a look for you next week for a price - by boss goes only lets us get a 10L can if its an emergency as I use about 50 - 60 litres a week.  Always out of the pump for us as he tells us its about 30% cheaper?
Title: Re: What have you bought this week?
Post by: Dave_S. on January 25, 2019, 07:31:37 PM
I've bought nothing this week so far, but I am going to Howes tomorrow, so that is likely to change.
Title: Re: What have you bought this week?
Post by: raflaunches on January 25, 2019, 07:56:32 PM
My digital camera of 9 years, which has served me very well including a four month detachment to the Falkland Islands during the winter months, bit the dust yesterday. It survived the coldest winter tempertures I have ever experienced and it survived the movers at Brize Norton but the holiday to North Somerset last October caused a chunck of screen to fall away. No matter how I tried dust kept getting in to the gap behind the screen and when I turned it on yesterday the screen gave up!
So I decided to move on to the next generation of camera, a Digital SLR, a Canon EOS 4000 with a standard 24 to 55mm lense. It's not the most sophisticated DSLR, and it's in no way the best either, but I'm happy with this beginner'e entry into DSLR technology. I'm having fun learning the new functions and the manual focus to acheive different results. :-))
Title: Re: What have you bought this week?
Post by: Liverbudgie on January 25, 2019, 08:16:27 PM
1 meter of high pressure fuel hose for the Jag. (The big spend will begin next week).

Also had my Nikkor 24-70 lens repaired and returned after it fell out of the back of the car. (Was hoping for a new one but the repair was cheaper :(()

LB
Title: Re: What have you bought this week?
Post by: raflaunches on January 25, 2019, 08:28:59 PM
Also had my Nikkor 24-70 lens repaired and returned after it fell out of the back of the car. (Was hoping for a new one but the repair was cheaper :(( )

LB


I feel your pain, after doing my research for my new DSLR I have a new respect for modern lenses and the camera they attach to! Not cheap in the slightest!
Title: Re: What have you bought this week?
Post by: dougal99 on January 25, 2019, 08:42:15 PM
it survived the movers at Brize Norton



Monstrous slur. Pistols at dawn sir!  <*< <*< :police: :police:
Title: Re: What have you bought this week?
Post by: raflaunches on January 25, 2019, 08:52:19 PM

Monstrous slur. Pistols at dawn sir!  <*< <*< :police: :police:


Iíll accept if you can find my missing wheel off my suitcase from 2012! {-)
Title: Re: What have you bought this week?
Post by: Liverbudgie on January 26, 2019, 12:13:47 AM

I feel your pain, after doing my research for my new DSLR I have a new respect for modern lenses and the camera they attach to! Not cheap in the slightest!

Didn't cause me much pain as it was done on the insurance, A new lens would have cost them £2k+.

The guy I was speaking didn't seem to understand that it was not attached to the camera at the time, and kept asking me if the camera was OK He didn't understand what a DSLR was apparently; that was until I told him that if it had  been on the camera body at the time, it would have cost them in the region of £6k+ to replace them. I think I was a bit slow there somehow.

LB
Title: Re: What have you bought this week?
Post by: Taranis on January 29, 2019, 05:18:39 PM
Some really excellent quality rubber car mats by Travall  :-))


Q? has anyone got personal experience of a 12 volt screen demister. There are very mixed contradictory reviews about all the ones I've looked at. I have aircon so that ought to help but diesels are so slow to warm up.
I have 2 12 volt sockets on the circuit backed by a 30 amp fuse so the 200watt models would be ok if they work




Just bought 8 assorted torps
https://uk.the-sub.com/beers/?email=bypass&utm_medium=email&utm_source=salesforce&utm_content=ctabutton_beers&utm_campaign=2_top_rated_torps_uk_uk_29_01_2019_eo
Title: Re: What have you bought this week?
Post by: Klunk on January 29, 2019, 10:36:13 PM
I bought a ready roasted chicken out of Asda........and got a free tug aand a buttie hulls!
Title: Re: What have you bought this week?
Post by: MartinL on January 30, 2019, 04:38:28 PM
Funny that you should mention that Klunk, we have a club competition this Saturday.
We are expected to make a working boat based around the packaging that comes wrapped around an Asda roast chicken, the black base has to be then hull. Frantically trying to get mine finished today.
Title: Re: What have you bought this week?
Post by: ChrisF on January 31, 2019, 01:46:24 PM
My digital camera of 9 years, which has served me very well including a four month detachment to the Falkland Islands during the winter months, bit the dust yesterday. It survived the coldest winter tempertures I have ever experienced and it survived the movers at Brize Norton but the holiday to North Somerset last October caused a chunck of screen to fall away. No matter how I tried dust kept getting in to the gap behind the screen and when I turned it on yesterday the screen gave up!
So I decided to move on to the next generation of camera, a Digital SLR, a Canon EOS 4000 with a standard 24 to 55mm lense. It's not the most sophisticated DSLR, and it's in no way the best either, but I'm happy with this beginner'e entry into DSLR technology. I'm having fun learning the new functions and the manual focus to acheive different results. :-))

Good luck with the new camera Nick. Photography is another of my interests and I'm a Canon user. Bought myself a new lens after Christmas and had an excellent day out on Monday giving it a good try out.

Chris
Title: Re: What have you bought this week?
Post by: Dave_S. on January 31, 2019, 03:32:37 PM
I bought a Dragon Force 65 yacht this morning, should be delivered tomorrow and ready by the end of the weekend. It will be my second attempt at model yachting, the first involved a second hand 10 Rater which I totally failed to sail in anything like a reasonable manner!
Title: Re: What have you bought this week?
Post by: Netleyned on January 31, 2019, 03:37:56 PM
Read the instructions and set it up
Per Se.
It will sail as good as some very expensive
models and I'm sure you will be pleased
Ned
Title: Re: What have you bought this week?
Post by: SailorGreg on January 31, 2019, 04:55:32 PM
I bought a Dragon Force 65 yacht this morning, should be delivered tomorrow and ready by the end of the weekend. It will be my second attempt at model yachting, the first involved a second hand 10 Rater which I totally failed to sail in anything like a reasonable manner!

Soch Sails do a good, straightforward tuning guide (https://sochsails.files.wordpress.com/2016/01/soch-sails-df65-tuning-manual-v1-3.pdf) so you don't have to start from scratch yourself.  They also provide a very comprehensive rig building guide (https://sochsails.files.wordpress.com/2016/01/soch-sails-df65-rig-kit-manual-v1-3.pdf), more detailed than the instructions you get with the boat.  And you don't even have to buy their sails! (Although they do make very nice ones.)  All this doesn't alter the fact that tying all those little knots is very fiddly (and do put a dab of superglue on the knots when you have finished - it saves that embarrassing moment when you discover you didn't tie one tight enough.).  But it's worth it, the DF65 is a super little boat.  One tip - I found that the plastic tube on the booms which provide adjustments to the clews of the sails (aft bottom corners) tended to slip in boisterous conditions.  I have put two pieces on the booms to stop them moving unintentionally.

Have fun sailing - once the ice melts!  :}

Greg
Title: Re: What have you bought this week?
Post by: Netleyned on January 31, 2019, 05:03:37 PM
Soch Sails
[/size]Made my sails Spot on.
[/size]Tim Long is a very experienced
[/size]RC Sailor.
[/size]Birthday boy Yesterday.
[/size]Ned
[/size]
Title: Re: What have you bought this week?
Post by: Netleyned on January 31, 2019, 05:10:52 PM
Tried resizing but no way.  <*<
Ned
Title: Re: What have you bought this week?
Post by: Dave_S. on January 31, 2019, 05:43:29 PM
Thanks for the tips, Ned & Greg, that's what I'll be looking at this evening! Always wanted a model yacht, ever since watching them sail on Princes park lake in Eastbourne just around the corner from my grandparents house as a nipper in the 60s.

Title: Re: What have you bought this week?
Post by: SailorGreg on January 31, 2019, 05:45:17 PM
Tried resizing but no way.  <*<
Ned
Ned, I think this is what you wrote -
Soch Sails
Made my sails Spot on.
Tim Long is a very experienced
 RC Sailor.
 Birthday boy Yesterday.
 Ned   
(I copied it into Word, enlarged the text then copied it here.)
Greg
Title: Re: What have you bought this week?
Post by: Dave_S. on January 31, 2019, 06:05:50 PM
I've read and saved the Soch info, will probably make more sense with the boat in front of me. Half of it is like trying to read another language, there are so many special terms in sailing! Oh well, the weather's not looking good so I should have plenty of time to sort it out slowly.
Title: Re: What have you bought this week?
Post by: Taranis on January 31, 2019, 06:24:46 PM
For Dave
https://klaus.blog/2017/09/01/dragonforce-65/amp/ (https://klaus.blog/2017/09/01/dragonforce-65/amp/)




Mine
(https://photos.smugmug.com/Dragonforce-DF65-V6/i-KfpQS6K/0/1cb9dd2d/X3/IMG_1912-X3.jpg)
Title: Re: What have you bought this week?
Post by: Dave_S. on January 31, 2019, 06:36:53 PM
Thank you, Taranis, more very useful information. I like to as well-informed as possible before getting stuck into a model. I have very very little experience with yachts, but a fair amount with scale and power boats, and a lifetime of aero modelling to draw on. The 10 rater I bought years ago was before the days of the internet, so I was very much on my own with it, and pretty clueless.
Title: Re: What have you bought this week?
Post by: tica on January 31, 2019, 07:34:25 PM
We had a auction day at the club.
Bought a Robbe Blue Marine mkII fresh out of the box incl. motor and recommended Robbe Rookiy ESC for 6.5£ and a un-started Robbe Marauda kit 90% intact including the Navycompact drive unit again for 6.5£
Also bought some boxes with bits and pieces including a brand new marx vario propeller 50
Still going though it all and still get amazed of what people has been storing though time
Title: Re: What have you bought this week?
Post by: Dave_S. on February 01, 2019, 10:41:00 AM
The DF65 arrived this morning, 24 hours after ordering, despite the cold rain and snow. First impression is that is very impressive, the packaging alone is worthy of comment.


I'm having some work don in my model room today, so it's staying in the box for now, so restricting myself to reading the instructions and printing out the tips posted here yesterday ready for assembly.


Yachts seem to have numbers rather than names, but I can't imagine I'll be breaking any rules by naming my DF 'Althea".



Title: Re: What have you bought this week?
Post by: Taranis on February 01, 2019, 02:36:11 PM
Enjoy Dave and consider what battery you might use. I use a 1000mah LiFe battery with a low voltage alarm.
They also do other options
https://www.radiosailing.co.uk/vapex---life-66v-1000-mah-rx-battery-pack-514-p.asp


Not related
I have just bought 2x 50 cal ammo boxes for transporting and storing my large collection of LiPo batteries. Now I'm looking for suitable pressure relief valves for them. I want to let pressure out without feeding Oxygen to any potential fire within
Title: Re: What have you bought this week?
Post by: Dave_S. on February 01, 2019, 02:48:47 PM
I think I'll just use a 4.8 or 6v NiMH pack, as I have a few already, or even just dry cells as the model includes a battery holder for them.


Once I've learnt how to drive it, it might be worth getting some lighter batteries, but for now I will just be wallowing about trying to get the hang of it. I managed to teach myself how to build and fly RC helicopters back in the dark days before gyros, and the worst that can happen with a yacht is it just stops for a while, unlike a helicopter which has a very strong attraction to the ground!


I've made the stand and fitted the keel and rudder, hope to get on with the rigging on the weekend. Very impressed with the perfect fit of everything I've looked at so far.
Title: Re: What have you bought this week?
Post by: Netleyned on February 01, 2019, 04:16:59 PM
I use a 6V nimh pack as I have no confidence in the supplied battery holder.
Ned
Title: Re: What have you bought this week?
Post by: warspite on February 03, 2019, 06:00:26 PM

From LidlA disc sander

A Multi purpose tool
Multi purpose tool attachment pack
Salad tomatoes


From B & Q
A 5 lever Mortice YALE lock for the front door (where the door and frame had to be adjusted to get it to fit as its not as stated - compatible with an 24 year old Yale lock)
A MAC allister organiser plastic box for the excess number of spare screws I have, and appears to be still growing.
Title: Re: What have you bought this week?
Post by: warspite on February 03, 2019, 06:18:26 PM
Incidentally, whilst in the queue, there is a strange sense of rivalry whilst waiting to go in, usual tension of I was first in the queue so don't push in, the second guy ask what I had come for but I didn't give it away - just in case - the next couple of guys, parked the car at the front door and not in the car park, so rum uns for a start, kept maneovering to try and be first in, but when they were talking to the 2nd guy the said they were after the stand drill (pillar drill to me and you) so was quite relieved, as I had a trolley I joked I would use it to obstruct those pushing in front, they laughed, but they got talking to the other guy and he stated he was after the multi-tool as he just broke his other one whilst using it to do a bit of grouting and saw how cheap this one is, he then mention he had a load of tools that at 74 he was not going to get much use out of after retiring from the carpentry trade, he then said his wife had starting to nag him about getting rid of some of it, one of the rum uns asked what he had, he said a couple of tools and a Myford - not the new fangled type, but the old type, gesturing about a metre and half long bed stating it had the belts and wheels type you adjusted to change the speed - the younger rum un suddendly asked if he would sell it and for how much - £200.00 - I was gob smacked and said to him, you do realise that they are expensive to get hold of, and left it at that as he is bound to get ripped off by them two, they got his phone number and a rough idea where he lived to arrange to see it, I am a suspicious type and can expect to hear that he's had a break in - I could be wrong.
Title: Re: What have you bought this week?
Post by: Taranis on February 05, 2019, 11:19:57 AM
The ammo cans just arrived and very pleased with the quality.
 :-))
(https://photos.smugmug.com/Boat-bits/i-dxbWLV2/0/80642317/X3/ACB0C53F-52CE-4552-A4B3-ACE1DCB67AF2-X3.jpg)


(https://photos.smugmug.com/Boat-bits/i-G7Mf8ST/0/7705369b/X3/5E1ADDB5-452C-485A-AD05-352FDE03E1E4-X3.jpg)


(https://photos.smugmug.com/Boat-bits/i-pPKkXpf/0/50746db8/X3/F2D77758-1EEE-43A5-AB0D-20FF0FFC5A94-X3.jpg)
Title: Re: What have you bought this week?
Post by: tigertiger on February 05, 2019, 03:04:16 PM
The ammo cans just arrived and very pleased with the quality.
 :-))
(https://photos.smugmug.com/Boat-bits/i-dxbWLV2/0/80642317/X3/ACB0C53F-52CE-4552-A4B3-ACE1DCB67AF2-X3.jpg)


This has got to be a US ammo can. All that tracer.

Title: Re: What have you bought this week?
Post by: warspite on February 05, 2019, 03:04:51 PM
You mentioned you needed pressure release devices, would a pressure cooker release unit work, that's if you can by the relief valve separately, if the thread screws into a standard plumbing fitting that would be a way of connecting it.


Or is car version suitable.
Title: Re: What have you bought this week?
Post by: Taranis on February 05, 2019, 05:02:22 PM
 {-) {-) {-) {-)
Sorry Warspite NOT laughing at you  %%  was a tiger tickle


I like your idea but really I'm thinking of drilling a hole and fitting a small blind rubber grommet. Any excessive pressure will blow it out.


EDIT I just found some in my bits drawer that fit a 7mm hole
Title: Re: What have you bought this week?
Post by: Taranis on February 05, 2019, 05:28:15 PM
Actually 6mm
(https://photos.smugmug.com/Boat-bits/i-2NpgHfM/0/57507a5f/XL/597BAA20-08EC-4854-A5F0-0DC4E48A60D7-XL.jpg)


(https://photos.smugmug.com/Boat-bits/i-LwBhXcg/0/5653e8db/XL/05FA4FE9-CDD6-4853-8808-42E20AD32F40-XL.jpg)
Title: Re: What have you bought this week?
Post by: warspite on February 05, 2019, 06:06:06 PM
 {-) , I know, tongue in cheek moment, didn't realise it's not that much pressure generated
Title: Re: What have you bought this week?
Post by: Taranis on February 05, 2019, 09:23:45 PM
{-) , I know, tongue in cheek moment, didn't realise it's not that much pressure generated


The pressure would only be the result of a faulty battery combusting. The idea is to contain a fire and deny it oxygen in the unfortunate event.
I've ordered another and one of the small 50cal too
Title: Re: What have you bought this week?
Post by: warspite on February 06, 2019, 10:16:29 AM
Won't any heat just melt the rubber and then oxygen will feed the fire, although the valves on a pressure cooker and a car radiator are still usually rubber, I'm sure there is another type that is all metal, like a bi-metal strip.


 {-)  another tongue in cheek moment, didn't know tigers tickle you, won't their tongues be quite course  :P
Title: Re: What have you bought this week?
Post by: Taranis on February 06, 2019, 10:23:12 AM
It was TigerTigers post I was laughing at  {-)


The Lipos are in fire-resistant bags as well as the steel box. I expect a defective battery erupting to be controlled. I think the rubber will be ok but I drilled where I did purposely so its directed away from the handle.
Fail to prepare = prepare to fail  %%
Title: Re: What have you bought this week?
Post by: aeronut on February 06, 2019, 03:21:48 PM
Taranis - do not under estimate the power of a Lipo 'fire'.  Just one going up in a sealed ammo can can be enough to make it bulge significantly, almost to the point of bursting at the seams.  One little grommet, as you show, won't do much good at all.  The majority of people who use ammo cans just cut away a large portion (25%) of the lid gasket - this allows the gases to escape, but contains the fire.  Preventing oxygen from entering, will not make any difference to the initial conflagration at all.  There's many videos online of ammo can 'tests' if you care to seek them out.
Title: Re: What have you bought this week?
Post by: Taranis on February 06, 2019, 03:27:28 PM
Thank you  :-))
Title: Re: What have you bought this week?
Post by: grendel on February 06, 2019, 03:51:04 PM
lithium is one of those metals that can burn under water (in fact if you put lithium in water it will catch fire as will sodium and several other similar metals)
Title: Re: What have you bought this week?
Post by: Taranis on February 06, 2019, 05:48:20 PM


Bags are cheap as chips from hobby king UK warehouse, under £3 each
(https://photos.smugmug.com/Boat-bits/i-nkGbJh7/0/a09b873b/X2/1F0231CB-E3F8-4819-880E-50224BDD9A16-X2.jpg)


So I bought sizes more appropriate to my batteries


(https://photos.smugmug.com/Boat-bits/i-h9hSBBG/0/00360f05/X2/982D674C-6CE6-4595-A03F-ED2CC018E168-X2.jpg)


(https://photos.smugmug.com/Boat-bits/i-Wk2dVXR/0/46306db7/X2/E53B0B95-88F0-47DF-ABC6-0A65BE7D4604-X2.jpg)
Title: Re: What have you bought this week?
Post by: JimG on February 06, 2019, 06:16:37 PM
lithium is one of those metals that can burn under water (in fact if you put lithium in water it will catch fire as will sodium and several other similar metals)
If you put a piece of lithium on water (not in as it floats) it will not catch fire on its own. Lithium is not reactive enough to produce enough heat for ignition, it needs a flame to ignite the hydrogen produced before the metal begins to burn. As an ex Chemistry teacher I have done this experiment many times. Sodium and metals lower in the 1st group in the periodic table will self ignite as they are much more reactive.

Jim
Title: Re: What have you bought this week?
Post by: John W E on February 06, 2019, 06:22:42 PM
After watching Mythbusters on telly about lipo batteries  :-) if one of these Lipo's goes off in the fireproof bag and which in theory could start a chain reaction - from one to another - in that steel case , if lid is down/sealed, you have just made yourself one hell of a bomb.  I like the idea of the fireproof bags, but not in the steel container :-) remember the laws of explosions - you get a bigger bang if its in a sealed container  :((
Title: Re: What have you bought this week?
Post by: Taranis on February 06, 2019, 06:29:41 PM
Video I watched did not ignite all the batteries and they weren't even in bags. I store and maintain my batteries carefully and any extra precautions are a plus rather than a minus in my mind. Ordinarily I keep them in my brick out house but due to overnight temperatures they are indoors.
I'm pretty sure that if one failed in the car I stand a better chance of keeping my car intact than just lying around loose without the protection of a steel ammunition box
Title: Re: What have you bought this week?
Post by: John W E on February 06, 2019, 06:33:37 PM
well, if we get your next posting from the moon we know I was right  %%
Title: Re: What have you bought this week?
Post by: Taranis on February 06, 2019, 06:34:33 PM
well, if we get your next posting from the moon we know I was right  %%


 O0 {-) :embarrassed:
Title: Re: What have you bought this week?
Post by: Taranis on February 06, 2019, 06:54:58 PM
I may change the 6mm grommet to a 20mm  %%  you've given me squeaky bum syndrome  {-)
Title: Re: What have you bought this week?
Post by: derekwarner on February 06, 2019, 09:10:21 PM
Last time I saw that many Ah <*<  in a rubber lined steel box with internal wooden spacers was from an Oberon Class Submarine....

'the submarine has two batteries, each comprising 224 2V cells (type D7420) giving a nominal 440-V output. ........The cells are designed to deliver 7420 Ah (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ampere_hour)over a period of 5 hours

Surely the work of the Devil ..having so much potential in a tin can  {-)


Derek
Title: Re: What have you bought this week?
Post by: coch y bonddu on February 06, 2019, 09:23:46 PM
Ok playing devils advocate here carrying  time bomb in your car,and carrying so many lipos' should we be informing our car insurance and displaying a hazardous sticker on the back of the car.



Dave
Title: Re: What have you bought this week?
Post by: Taranis on February 06, 2019, 09:25:15 PM
They stack them in boxes of hundreds at hobby king towers  {-)
They are all in storage mode and I only transport ones that are freshly charged to use that day
Title: Re: What have you bought this week?
Post by: Martin [Admin] on February 06, 2019, 10:07:50 PM
 
Topic cleaned up.... moving on!   :police:
Title: Re: What have you bought this week?
Post by: Captain Flack on February 07, 2019, 03:16:35 PM
I have heard of people securing plastic bags of sand to the underside of the ammo box lid.  In the event of a fire the bag melts allowing the sand to (hopefully) extinguish the blaze.
Title: Re: What have you bought this week?
Post by: Martin [Admin] on February 07, 2019, 03:26:43 PM
 
Anyone actually had a Lipo fire?
Title: Re: What have you bought this week?
Post by: Taranis on February 07, 2019, 03:36:49 PM
A club mate had a new battery combust in his car
Title: Re: What have you bought this week?
Post by: Dave_S. on February 07, 2019, 06:06:49 PM
I bought a new radio this week, a FlySky 6 channel TX & Rx, all singing and dancing computer radio with 20 model memories, everything adjustable and all for just over 50 quid! I'm currently working through the menu and installing it in last week's purchase, my DF 65 yacht.


I do realise that I could have bought the radio & each as a package and saved a few quid, but I thought my current, non adjustable, radio would do. Turned out I was wrong.
Title: Re: What have you bought this week?
Post by: Netleyned on February 07, 2019, 06:12:13 PM
A 2 channel radio is all you needed for the DF.
What was the original radio?
Ned
Title: Re: What have you bought this week?
Post by: Dave_S. on February 07, 2019, 06:30:26 PM
A Planet 2+2 I bought for my scale boats, but it wasn't giving me enough throw on the winch, and I had no means of adjusting it. Got the new radio set to give me the 115mm travel with end points set to 110%


I've come from an aeromodelling background, where computer radios have been the norm for quite a few years now, but they never used to be anything like as cheap as the FlySky!
Title: Re: What have you bought this week?
Post by: warspite on February 09, 2019, 02:33:32 PM
Today bought 2 new Revell liquid glue for plastics 25 g (Blue container with yellow cap and metal needle).
Title: Re: What have you bought this week?
Post by: Taranis on February 09, 2019, 02:44:51 PM
I'm not sure of the best way to store them. I always have a blocked nozzle with dried glue  {:-{
Title: Re: What have you bought this week?
Post by: warspite on February 09, 2019, 02:49:04 PM
in the past used thinners after removing the needle - as it dries reasonably close to the end the other end is sometimes still wet and can be cleaned out - but not always.
Title: Re: What have you bought this week?
Post by: Taranis on February 10, 2019, 10:32:53 PM
Iíve used this a number of times today and each time stood the bottle upside down with success  :-))


Moving on
I bought these tiny brass split pins
Not many left! Price seemed good ?
I believe some modellers use similar for fixing brass grab rails to life boats etc
https://rover.ebay.com/rover/0/0/0?mpre=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.ebay.co.uk%2Fulk%2Fitm%2F112580748922 (https://rover.ebay.com/rover/0/0/0?mpre=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.ebay.co.uk%2Fulk%2Fitm%2F112580748922)
Title: Re: What have you bought this week?
Post by: ballastanksian on February 11, 2019, 08:49:07 AM

I bought some side cutters and a pair of needle nose pliers for work. The former we break regularly when clipping parts off of pewter sprues and the latter to augment an old pair that I have modified beyond where they help form rings.


Also, I bought two new needle files of rougher cut, a bottle of CA and a wearable magnifier to reduce strain on my eyes as I lose focus after a few hours at work even with lunch and a tea break in between.


For the Armoured Cruiser, I will be buying lots of goodies  :-) Mr Haynes, SLEC and Mtroniks will get a call and probably 'Deans'.
Title: Re: What have you bought this week?
Post by: Taranis on February 11, 2019, 08:52:06 AM
I have many assorted files but they are now all suffering from solder filling the cut. Iím considering putting a blow torch on each one whilst using a file cleaning brush. Any one got a better idea?
Title: Re: What have you bought this week?
Post by: LJ Crew on February 11, 2019, 09:04:51 AM
Hi Andy, don't heat the file too much, it will lose it's temper and go blunt very quickly. A steel wire brush is the best I've found. John
Title: Re: What have you bought this week?
Post by: Taranis on February 11, 2019, 09:16:19 AM
Hi Andy, don't heat the file too much, it will lose it's temper and go blunt very quickly. A steel wire brush is the best I've found. John
I have one John but itís no use in the very fine files unfortunately


(https://photos.smugmug.com/Boat-bits/i-W2pNm44/0/53be365d/X3/65445E2B-41F0-46F0-B7A4-EFA14FB7B3C9-X3.jpg)
Title: Re: What have you bought this week?
Post by: grendel on February 11, 2019, 12:24:57 PM
steel wire brush in a dremel?
Title: Re: What have you bought this week?
Post by: ballastanksian on February 11, 2019, 08:14:05 PM
I set to with an old compass point and scrape the kerfs out. Once you get into a routine it gets quite quick! A tip for filing soft metals is to rub the teeth with talc before filing as this seems to reduce/prevent the kerfs from gumming up.
Title: Re: What have you bought this week?
Post by: Taranis on February 11, 2019, 10:44:26 PM
I set to with an old compass point and scrape the kerfs out. Once you get into a routine it gets quite quick! A tip for filing soft metals is to rub the teeth with talc before filing as this seems to reduce/prevent the kerfs from gumming up.
Good tips thanks Ian


A lot of my files are too fine for a compass point and may be beyond recovery
Title: Re: What have you bought this week?
Post by: ballastanksian on February 11, 2019, 10:57:31 PM
Give the point a sharpen and see what gives (Lead solder hopefully!)
Title: Re: What have you bought this week?
Post by: david48 on February 11, 2019, 11:40:35 PM

I bought a Wavetek  20MHz oscilloscope model 9020 .Bought at a club auction for £22. I do not know why ,the auctioneer said if you have not got one you have no use for one ,when you get one you did not know how you managed without it ....so time will tell ,OH by the way any one have probes for it .
David





Title: Re: What have you bought this week?
Post by: Aradi on February 12, 2019, 08:33:12 AM
New TV for a living room
Title: Re: What have you bought this week?
Post by: C-3PO on February 12, 2019, 09:27:52 AM
Quote
I bought a Wavetek  20MHz oscilloscope model 9020 .Bought at a club auction for £22. I do not know why ,the auctioneer said if you have not got one you have no use for one ,when you get one you did not know how you managed without it ....so time will tell ,OH by the way any one have probes for it .
David


Hi David,
Some probes can run into hundreds of pounds!!
However - strange but true - checkout Amazon
C-3PO
 
Title: Re: What have you bought this week?
Post by: Taranis on February 16, 2019, 01:02:50 PM
I'd been looking for a new multi charger due to my SkyRC one failing.
This has some good reviews and youtube vids so I thought it worth a punt.
Under £45 ebay or £65 ish Amazon


(https://photos.smugmug.com/Boat-bits/i-7rz9Cgw/0/7520dc2b/X3/01271A84-C9E8-40D9-9E11-604216A28D22-X3.jpg)


(https://photos.smugmug.com/Boat-bits/i-8MQdjg8/0/6e4c89bd/X3/506C2C64-1213-4398-A627-27CFA51FE9AC-X3.jpg)


Quite small
(https://photos.smugmug.com/Boat-bits/i-msh4hcJ/0/6a498f6a/X3/60ADFEFA-6157-49C9-BF49-945EAB3AD8F4-X3.jpg)
Title: Re: What have you bought this week?
Post by: warspite on February 16, 2019, 01:14:14 PM
Two new front tyres for the car, it's going in for it's annual service MOT and some faults to be fixed - I think the clutch is going - oh dear.  >:-o
Title: Re: What have you bought this week?
Post by: Netleyned on February 16, 2019, 01:29:58 PM
Clutch pedal???
Start practicing left foot
Braking :D :D :D :D
Ned
Title: Re: What have you bought this week?
Post by: Taranis on February 16, 2019, 01:30:34 PM
Two new front tyres for the car, it's going in for it's annual service MOT and some faults to be fixed - I think the clutch is going - oh dear.  >:-o


Very much dreading the comfortmatic clutch and dual mass flywheel with a starting price of £1200  {:-{  only 55K on the van but these clutches have a reputation for failing in very much less mileage. We want to go to Spain later this year and I feel it may be best to bite the bullet and do it first
Title: Re: What have you bought this week?
Post by: Netleyned on February 16, 2019, 01:38:50 PM
Is it a Ducato?
The mind boggles how manufacturers of
Rv's that will obviously do high mileages
fit a known weak link.
It's not like you've bought a 15 grand runabout.  >>:-(
Ned
Title: Re: What have you bought this week?
Post by: Taranis on February 16, 2019, 01:43:04 PM
Is it a Ducato?
The mind boggles how manufacturers of
Rv's that will obviously do high mileages
fit a known weak link.
It's not like you've bought a 15 grand runabout.  >>:-(
Ned


Yes Ned but Fiat use the Iveco engine for the 3.0 and 2.3 litre. It's a 2008 left hand drive.
Probably have it done over at CamperUK Lincoln way
Title: Re: What have you bought this week?
Post by: Dave_S. on February 16, 2019, 04:42:49 PM
My modelling purchases this week have been limited to a set of light wind sails and rig for the DF 65 I bought a week or so earlier. I took it out in fairly calm conditions last week for its (and my) first sail and it was suggested that an A+ rig would be a wise purchase.
Title: Re: What have you bought this week?
Post by: Mark T on February 16, 2019, 05:59:10 PM
I'd been looking for a new multi charger due to my SkyRC one failing.
This has some good reviews and youtube vids so I thought it worth a punt.
Under £45 ebay or £65 ish Amazon


(https://photos.smugmug.com/Boat-bits/i-7rz9Cgw/0/7520dc2b/X3/01271A84-C9E8-40D9-9E11-604216A28D22-X3.jpg)


(https://photos.smugmug.com/Boat-bits/i-8MQdjg8/0/6e4c89bd/X3/506C2C64-1213-4398-A627-27CFA51FE9AC-X3.jpg)


Quite small
(https://photos.smugmug.com/Boat-bits/i-msh4hcJ/0/6a498f6a/X3/60ADFEFA-6157-49C9-BF49-945EAB3AD8F4-X3.jpg)


I've got something similar to this - I found that the programming takes a bit of sorting out but once done they are great bits of kit.  This week I've bit the bullet and ordered a thickness sander as my woodworking is getting better and its a bit of kit to help me through retirement in 15 years time  {-)
Title: Re: What have you bought this week?
Post by: Taranis on February 18, 2019, 04:05:55 PM
To go with the brass split pins I bought. I purchased these 2mm brass washers to use as grab rail back plates on the split pins.
Model shops seem to charge the earth so I think these are a bargain unless someone knows better?
4x100 for £7.32 inc delivery






(https://photos.smugmug.com/Boat-bits/i-MxcTKQz/0/dedd8368/X2/5D97AC50-96CD-40D7-9088-2722E728C844-X2.jpg)


Price breakdown
(https://photos.smugmug.com/Boat-bits/i-bp2F5nn/1/543a6e3a/X2/AF9C880D-7543-4508-A2F8-B4A48C6C16D5-X2.jpg)
Title: Re: What have you bought this week?
Post by: derekwarner on February 18, 2019, 09:28:02 PM
Andy.......I purchase M2 - HH metric bolts from Knupfer ...same as your supply?.......but for M2 brass washers I found the Chinese precision M2 brass washers with a true M2 toleranced hole unbeatable


So the Knupfer M2 bolts are to DIN & measure ~~1.93 diameter & are a great mating size for the M2 washers


Derek
Title: Re: What have you bought this week?
Post by: Taranis on February 18, 2019, 09:30:46 PM
Have you a link to your seller Derek please  :-))


This is the gist of the idea passed to me by Chris Scott
(https://photos.smugmug.com/Boat-bits/i-x7Gm9FL/0/84b7ef2e/XL/796F3F0A-D031-4EC0-9C0B-814A847794F8-XL.jpg)
Title: Re: What have you bought this week?
Post by: derekwarner on February 18, 2019, 10:43:22 PM
Andy...I do see a large clearance >>:-(  between the OD of the split pin & the ID or the washer....which may be problematic for soldering...


[I suspect if you gauge your M2 washers, they may in fact be M2 clearance or approx 2.2 to 2.3]



I found the Germans as the only supplier of brass hex head, but this guy in China for M2 & M3 washers, M2 & M3 S/S socket head cap screws.....and amazingly M3 socket head cap screws in brass!


I just search in Google/e-bay....find this supplier name & choose to purchase from him as there are usually 2 or 3 suppliers with the same product for same or similar cost


In the last image you can see the M2 HSS twist drill in the caliper & a sample of one of his M2 ID washers.....with very little clearance.....obviously they use 2.0 diameter pins in their die forming operations.........[not 2.2 like others]


[200 M3 brass washers were $5.36 Australian ..posted free to me].............


Derek 
Title: Re: What have you bought this week?
Post by: Taranis on February 19, 2019, 07:25:51 AM
Thank you  :-)) :-)
Title: Re: What have you bought this week?
Post by: Taranis on February 25, 2019, 01:29:32 PM
I bought this for my car and liked it so much I bought a second for the van
Qi phone charger and mount
Just drop the phone in and it clasps it securely with no faffing with wires
(https://photos.smugmug.com/Other/Just-bought/i-PvrGTMS/0/c0c69a94/X2/919EDC05-EBBA-4D79-9DFF-6B0E1146BBC5-X2.jpg)


(https://photos.smugmug.com/Other/Just-bought/i-sP4bGVW/0/fe3e92cd/X2/47E35F77-6669-4275-A5B5-248F8727D247-X2.jpg)


(https://photos.smugmug.com/Other/Just-bought/i-z28ZJnr/0/312a67a7/X2/9576B3C0-74BB-4EAE-A918-B9585248C538-X2.jpg)



Title: Re: What have you bought this week?
Post by: ballastanksian on February 26, 2019, 10:50:48 PM

I bought Epoxy resin, Acetone and GRP cloth for Novgorod and a Matchbox E Type Jag for a war games project  :}


I am thinking of getting Bass and ply for the armoured cruiser soon before my wallet deflates.
Title: Re: What have you bought this week?
Post by: grasshopper on February 27, 2019, 07:39:05 PM
 Not so much bought this week but finally assembled my 8x6 shed to get some of the junk out of my garage so I can locate my bench!
Title: Re: What have you bought this week?
Post by: raflaunches on February 27, 2019, 07:48:56 PM
Slightly different to the usual


I bought a new vinyl copy of Jeff Wayneís Musical Version of The War of the Worlds. Iíve got an original but didnít want to wear it out or damage it if I had a new one to play. Sounds pretty good on my gramophone.


Back to the usual!


A flag from Mike Allsop aka flag man.
Title: Re: What have you bought this week?
Post by: Liverbudgie on February 27, 2019, 07:55:50 PM
Dizzy cap, HT leads, coils, head gasket set, belts, together with other small items for the XJ-S.

LB
Title: Re: What have you bought this week?
Post by: derekwarner on February 27, 2019, 09:38:34 PM
Wow LB.......[Jaguar spares >>:-( ] ........which Bank Manger did you need to see for a $$$$ loan?  :-X ............ Derek
Title: Re: What have you bought this week?
Post by: Liverbudgie on February 27, 2019, 11:43:37 PM
Wasn't that bad really - £400ish; the big spend comes tomorrow with a new alloy rad and fans and more bits and bobs.

LB
Title: Re: What have you bought this week?
Post by: Captain Flack on February 28, 2019, 08:55:42 AM
Lego Technic and power upgrade
Title: Re: What have you bought this week?
Post by: warspite on February 28, 2019, 12:20:15 PM
just got my car back, two new rear suspension rods that looked like open ended ring spanners, and the clutch pedal and its fitting to the bulkhead refitted - wondered why the clutch was not engaging as it usually did, well its a 20 year old car - what do you expect.


My son tried at weekend to fit his old motherboard to my pc case, replacing an asroc alive for a better small form one, with a better chipset etc and ram, well my pc is destroyed, so i am having to use an old one, he went out and bought a new motherboard and cpu and ram etc and fitted it - wouldn't read the old c drive so he's overwritten it and so it's definitely fragged and I wont use it on principle, I will just have to find a way of hiding this pc in the loft and use it up there, so i need to put a proper power supply in there to allow me to use it effectively, so may be off line for a long time.  >>:-( >>:-( >>:-(
Title: Re: What have you bought this week?
Post by: derekwarner on February 28, 2019, 12:34:16 PM
So you can choose your computer repairer, but not always your relatives   {-)
Title: Re: What have you bought this week?
Post by: ChrisF on February 28, 2019, 01:32:06 PM
Bought a monopod for when using my recent purchase of a big camera lens.
Title: Re: What have you bought this week?
Post by: Liverbudgie on February 28, 2019, 02:52:41 PM
Bought a monopod for when using my recent purchase of a big camera lens.

A handy investment especially when you're out and about - in more ways than one. I always keep mine strapped to my wrist.

LB
Title: Re: What have you bought this week?
Post by: Bowwave on March 01, 2019, 10:08:34 AM

Don't try and take a mono pod  through  airport security  {:-{ <:( :police: .
Bowwave

Title: Re: What have you bought this week?
Post by: Buccaneer on March 01, 2019, 07:23:58 PM
I collected my new car this morning. Volvo XC40. I would have kept the Land Rover but on only 5000 miles per year and less and less longer runs Petrol had to be the way to go.

John
Title: Re: What have you bought this week?
Post by: ChrisF on March 02, 2019, 02:44:40 PM
I'm changing to petrol soon as retiring and the XC40 is on my list to replace the Yeti. Let us know how you get on with it.

Chris
Title: Re: What have you bought this week?
Post by: ChrisF on March 02, 2019, 02:46:53 PM
Don't try and take a mono pod  through  airport security  {:-{ <:( :police: .
Bowwave



My wife insisted on taking my mini-tripod through once, it fits in a holster type case. She got stopped.  :}
Title: Re: What have you bought this week?
Post by: Netleyned on March 02, 2019, 02:57:21 PM
Left her behind then {-) {-)
Ned
Title: Re: What have you bought this week?
Post by: ChrisF on March 02, 2019, 03:09:25 PM
Nah, couldn't do that, I wanted my tripod back!
Title: Re: What have you bought this week?
Post by: Martin [Admin] on March 02, 2019, 07:44:23 PM

Scale model replica of HMS Victory engine telegraph circa Battle of Taraf al-Ghar!
 ( details confirmed in the Ebay listing from the Chinese seller! )


(https://www.modelboatmayhemimages.co.uk/images/2019/03/02/20190302_191105_cr.jpg) (https://www.modelboatmayhemimages.co.uk/image/J0hNP)
Title: Re: What have you bought this week?
Post by: Taranis on March 02, 2019, 08:11:59 PM
 Sail's in and out are missing {-)
Title: Re: What have you bought this week?
Post by: Taranis on March 03, 2019, 02:50:39 PM
2 x 1:32 Jerry cans
https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/113652108543

Title: Re: What have you bought this week?
Post by: Taranis on March 08, 2019, 02:55:26 PM
Before brexit kicks in I thought I'd best stock up.
Ordered on Monday from Wineselec just arrived from Spain by DPD
12 litres just over £120 delivered.
Many seller in UK are not that quick
(https://photos.smugmug.com/Other/Miscellaneous/i-VGDXRcd/0/a9fd1b58/X3/860D1127-1F16-4205-9449-7E788B9BB0A6-X3.jpg)
Title: Re: What have you bought this week?
Post by: RMH on March 08, 2019, 04:25:30 PM
I only went in the shop to buy a battery and charger and came out with this as well

Title: Re: What have you bought this week?
Post by: derekwarner on March 08, 2019, 09:26:00 PM
Very nice RMH.......what is the result of the X-Ray?....was it a broken arm >>:-(  or was it just a gentle bend  {-) ........... Derek
Title: Re: What have you bought this week?
Post by: Liverbudgie on March 09, 2019, 10:46:49 AM
Not too much this week - one 2lb copper/fibre mallet for removing aluminium castings from steel tube (tube held in position by soft plastic grommets).

LB
Title: Re: What have you bought this week?
Post by: Taranis on March 09, 2019, 12:27:07 PM
Clamping down on Amazon  :-)
(https://photos.smugmug.com/Boat-bits/i-zGvK37c/0/374847cf/X3/207945F0-1266-4008-AAE7-78BD2E1D36EA-X3.jpg)
Title: Re: What have you bought this week?
Post by: warspite on March 09, 2019, 02:36:17 PM
I'm trying to limit what I spend on amazon, more with local UK suppliers, to stick up for both UK suppliers and businesses, may not be as cheap, but it makes me feel more responsible.  :P :-X 
Title: Re: What have you bought this week?
Post by: Taranis on March 09, 2019, 02:45:15 PM
Amazon warehouse is only a few miles from me and I get next day delivery with Prime
Title: Re: What have you bought this week?
Post by: Mark T on March 09, 2019, 03:18:55 PM
I use those Wolfcraft clamps and they are excellent.  The big clamps are very very strong and the quick clamps are great too.  Really good choice and you can never ever have enough clamps  {-)


My new model machines thickness sander has just touched down in Stansted airport so it should be with me this week.  I'm looking forward to having a go with it.
Title: Re: What have you bought this week?
Post by: Taranis on March 09, 2019, 03:38:56 PM
The quick are under £4 a pair on orders over £20
https://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/B0001P19KO/ref=ppx_yo_dt_b_asin_title_o00_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1 (https://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/B0001P19KO/ref=ppx_yo_dt_b_asin_title_o00_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1)



 O0 {-)
(https://photos.smugmug.com/Boat-bits/i-3MkVTm7/0/c5214169/X3/BE407A91-E876-453F-89CC-9FF4E19EA343-X3.jpg)
Title: Re: What have you bought this week?
Post by: Martin [Admin] on March 09, 2019, 03:48:20 PM

You know, there something wrong with a clean..... and tidy.... and Labelled up workshop.

... something physiologically wrong!  %% :P ok2
Title: Re: What have you bought this week?
Post by: Taranis on March 09, 2019, 04:34:10 PM
Iíve had to employ sticky notes as my memory declines  {-)
Title: Re: What have you bought this week?
Post by: Baldrick on March 09, 2019, 04:39:26 PM
Quote from: Martin [Admin
link=topic=60223.msg661518#msg661518 date=1552146500

You know, there something wrong with a clean..... and tidy.... and Labelled up workshop.

... something physiologically wrong!  %% :P ok2





looks for all the world like a shooting gallery, on my part it's all i can do to remember to put the tops back on the glue tubes.
Title: Re: What have you bought this week?
Post by: grendel on March 10, 2019, 09:34:33 AM
£3 at a boot fair this morning, a whole large shoe box of r/c bits 16 servos, 4 old speed controllers 4 motors, two with gearboxes, tools, a whole bunch of electrical components and a whole reel of solder, as well as a servo tester.
Title: Re: What have you bought this week?
Post by: warspite on March 10, 2019, 10:54:37 AM
The quick are under £4 a pair on orders over £20


If only I could achieve this standard - oh well - off i go to sulk
Title: Re: What have you bought this week?
Post by: Taranis on March 10, 2019, 12:36:18 PM
OK here is a window into my world  :-)  in a state of flux and rarely as tidy as today. I have 22 plumbers 40mm pipes of various lengths through my kitchen worktops. I can mostly find what I'm looking for the same day  {-)  I didnt buy it all this week obviously  %%  but Since January 2017 when I took up the hobby
(https://photos.smugmug.com/Boat-bits/i-xPbJkMq/0/08fa8bde/X3/3AF0EAD5-3EAF-4FA9-8582-59926776401F-X3.jpg)


(https://photos.smugmug.com/Boat-bits/i-pJGcVgd/0/49ab7828/X3/BB46FCBF-6B6F-4573-B06B-5723378E28C0-X3.jpg)


(https://photos.smugmug.com/Boat-bits/i-nLm6rtb/0/188ed51e/X3/3610073B-D020-42B8-8721-0724EE370321-X3.jpg)


(https://photos.smugmug.com/Boat-bits/i-85X7FMS/0/2ab6c51c/X3/5BF287AB-8751-485D-A4A8-F6120FBC4BC3-X3.jpg)


(https://photos.smugmug.com/Boat-bits/i-T5PcPLB/0/b71def28/X3/B485006A-3232-40EF-9922-4793E17B72A2-X3.jpg)
Title: Re: What have you bought this week?
Post by: jonggd on March 10, 2019, 12:53:48 PM
Great workshop, wish mine was that tidy :-))
Title: Re: What have you bought this week?
Post by: Taranis on March 10, 2019, 12:55:47 PM
Thank you. My wife was happy that I use the second bedroom. I don't have a garage as I live in a council house. NOT a mansion  {-)
Title: Re: What have you bought this week?
Post by: Mark T on March 10, 2019, 01:15:36 PM
I have to agree thats a nicely sorted room - everything in its place.  Mine used to look like this with shelves and all of my stuff being out.....but then I found a problem.  Because I work mainly with wood I was forever having to dust everything to keep Lorraine happy.  So now its all put away in cupboards and drawers and no more dusting for me - happy days  :}
Title: Re: What have you bought this week?
Post by: Taranis on March 10, 2019, 01:17:36 PM
Yes have to agree dust is a problem
Iím buying some disposable dust sheet from screwfix this week
It is really really cheap  :-))
Title: Re: What have you bought this week?
Post by: Taranis on March 10, 2019, 03:15:44 PM
I was spending today rearranging and tidying my workspace would you believe  :D
Lightbulb moment! A piece of wood left over from building a storage and travel box for Portgarth.
This allows use of the window ledge as a shelf without constantly clashing with the blinds
(https://photos.smugmug.com/Boat-bits/i-7LwPLTW/0/75913b8d/X2/CDFA675B-B9D4-4A97-BDA2-111785499719-X2.jpg)


(https://photos.smugmug.com/Boat-bits/i-fRM6dr7/0/6c610ec9/X2/B8D0B428-58C9-4CBE-819D-518EC419677F-X2.jpg)
Title: Re: What have you bought this week?
Post by: Capt Podge on March 10, 2019, 03:38:12 PM
Hi Andy,
Be aware of the position (angle) of your helping hands magnifier with respect to any sunlight.


Regards
Ray

Title: Re: What have you bought this week?
Post by: Taranis on March 10, 2019, 03:42:36 PM
Hi Andy,
Be aware of the position (angle) of your helping hands magnifier with respect to any sunlight.


Regards
Ray
:embarrassed: Thanks Ray well spotted and duly moved !
Title: Re: What have you bought this week?
Post by: Taranis on March 11, 2019, 01:03:24 PM
For that very fine dust issue Mark T gave me a link to cloth dust bags for my Bosch VAC  :-))


plus 50metres of dust sheet from screwfix £5
(https://photos.smugmug.com/Boat-bits/i-WQdbVQ6/0/00c3aa1c/X2/4781B9FA-FAC7-43FE-BEAD-59A6A2D7E44F-X2.jpg)
Title: Re: What have you bought this week?
Post by: ChrisF on March 12, 2019, 08:46:10 PM
My 500ml of Aliphatic Resin has lasted ages and ages but suddenly it is running out. So ordered another one but to make the postage worthwhile ordered some epoxy, cloth and timber as well.

I think I've got more timber that I'll ever need now!
Title: Re: What have you bought this week?
Post by: Taranis on March 12, 2019, 08:52:49 PM
Me too
Aliphatic almost run out but Iíve recently tried D4 in a huge bottle for peanuts at local ironmonger. I think the Aliphatic grabs faster but under clamps donít think it matters and the D1 is waterproof too
(https://photos.smugmug.com/Balne-moor-equipment/i-BHzFvhT/0/27e283a0/XL/F241977F-AF8C-404B-AA3B-B565EEDB3E31-XL.jpg)
Title: Re: What have you bought this week?
Post by: Captain Flack on March 16, 2019, 12:25:54 PM
Just ordered an Arduino, going to have a try and play!
Title: Re: What have you bought this week?
Post by: Netleyned on March 16, 2019, 12:54:23 PM
Me too
Aliphatic almost run out but Iíve recently tried D4 in a huge bottle for peanuts at local ironmonger. I think the Aliphatic grabs faster but under clamps donít think it matters and the D1 is waterproof too
(https://photos.smugmug.com/Balne-moor-equipment/i-BHzFvhT/0/27e283a0/XL/F241977F-AF8C-404B-AA3B-B565EEDB3E31-XL.jpg)


What's the D1 like then Andy %)
Title: Re: What have you bought this week?
Post by: Taranis on March 16, 2019, 01:08:57 PM
Sorry thatís a typo Ned  :embarrassed:
Title: Re: What have you bought this week?
Post by: Mark T on March 16, 2019, 04:44:26 PM
I've been a lucky lad and this little baby turned up from the states this week.  I've been saving for absolutely ages to get this thickness sander and its a lovely bit of kit.  Its all part of my retirement plan which is only 16 years away  {-)   I've been wanting one of these for 4 years now so its been a long time coming  :-))   Probably some of the best build quality I've seen.


(https://modelboatmayhemimages.co.uk/images/2019/03/16/IMG_2806.jpg)


(https://modelboatmayhemimages.co.uk/images/2019/03/16/IMG_2807.jpg)
Title: Re: What have you bought this week?
Post by: Taranis on March 16, 2019, 04:50:44 PM
Happy for you Mark  :-))  quality  8)

Title: Re: What have you bought this week?
Post by: Mark T on March 16, 2019, 04:55:57 PM
Cheers Andy - its all part of a bigger plan.  I really want to move away from building kits and start scratch building from plans.  Well thats the plan anyway  ok2
Title: Re: What have you bought this week?
Post by: Big Ada on March 16, 2019, 06:20:19 PM
I have not, but there are lots of nice tools at Aldi this week.

Len.
Title: Re: What have you bought this week?
Post by: Taranis on March 18, 2019, 03:50:36 PM
This just arrived. Not tried it yet
https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Dust-Brush-Cleaner-Dirt-Remover-Universal-Vacuum-Attachment-Clean-Magic-Tools-UK/392203111050?ssPageName=STRK%3AMEBIDX%3AIT&_trksid=p2057872.m2749.l2649
Title: Re: What have you bought this week?
Post by: Butts on March 19, 2019, 07:52:02 AM
This just arrived. Not tried it yet
https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Dust-Brush-Cleaner-Dirt-Remover-Universal-Vacuum-Attachment-Clean-Magic-Tools-UK/392203111050?ssPageName=STRK%3AMEBIDX%3AIT&_trksid=p2057872.m2749.l2649 (https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Dust-Brush-Cleaner-Dirt-Remover-Universal-Vacuum-Attachment-Clean-Magic-Tools-UK/392203111050?ssPageName=STRK%3AMEBIDX%3AIT&_trksid=p2057872.m2749.l2649)
That's the gismzo that Tess told you she had delivered the other day :-)
Seems to work quite well :-))
Title: Re: What have you bought this week?
Post by: Taranis on March 19, 2019, 08:53:15 AM
I imagined the tubes to be more flexible so limited success and works better with the help of a good paint brush. The main advantage is you can use full force vacuum without sucking up small wanted parts  :-))
I've just cleaned a Large Lego Technics MOC
(https://i.ebayimg.com/images/g/C1kAAOSwOMlapnOS/s-l1600.jpg)
Title: Re: What have you bought this week?
Post by: plastic on March 19, 2019, 09:02:23 AM
That's a cool Lego build - do you do Lego Truck Trailling?
Title: Re: What have you bought this week?
Post by: Taranis on March 19, 2019, 09:05:13 AM
That's a cool Lego build - do you do Lego Truck Trailling?
Before I took up boat modelling, not any more
Tatra 8 wheel drive
(https://photos.smugmug.com/Other/Miscellaneous/i-hgsJmTS/0/d8c770b7/X2/image-X2.jpg)


(https://photos.smugmug.com/Other/Miscellaneous/i-9k9jL8Z/2/d4cf557a/X3/image-X3.jpg)
Title: Re: What have you bought this week?
Post by: plastic on March 19, 2019, 09:06:14 AM
Ooh - a Tatra truck?
Title: Re: What have you bought this week?
Post by: Taranis on March 19, 2019, 09:08:07 AM
 :-))  Yes sorry I edited my post. You got it  O0
That is designed by a Japanese care worker
Title: Re: What have you bought this week?
Post by: canabus on March 19, 2019, 09:09:15 AM
Hi All
Pick up a 38 and 1/2" tug boat for $30au no running gear.
Unfinished boat with no rudder and the wheelhouse is made of 3/16" plywood.
A good starter for the winter project list.
Canabus
Title: Re: What have you bought this week?
Post by: plastic on March 19, 2019, 09:16:20 AM
:-))  Yes sorry I edited my post. You got it  O0
That is designed by a Japanese care worker
I used to build lots of trucks too - with the Lego wireless control.  I preferred 6x6 chassis because the steering axle is always the most difficult to build with good ground clearance and high strength.   I also used the little Lego compressor to give air suspension assist to the standard springs.
Title: Re: What have you bought this week?
Post by: Taranis on March 19, 2019, 09:19:24 AM
I used Sbricks too  :-))
Title: Re: What have you bought this week?
Post by: Taranis on March 19, 2019, 09:20:24 AM
Lots of potential there Canabus  :-))  bargain  :-)
Title: Re: What have you bought this week?
Post by: plastic on March 19, 2019, 09:22:32 AM
I used Sbricks too  :-))
That looks interesting - I need to learn more......
Title: Re: What have you bought this week?
Post by: Taranis on March 19, 2019, 01:19:31 PM
Just got the Billings Hoga tug kit off Stan. A very nice plank on frame build that can be enhanced with lots of detail not shown by Billings. A nice job for next winter  :-))
Title: Re: What have you bought this week?
Post by: ChrisF on March 20, 2019, 08:31:03 PM
Been adding to my photographic equipment.
Title: Re: What have you bought this week?
Post by: Liverbudgie on March 20, 2019, 09:00:17 PM
60 litres of compost (3x 20 I was unable to lift anything bigger).

LB
Title: Re: What have you bought this week?
Post by: Taranis on March 22, 2019, 07:33:03 PM
M.O.T's x 2
Wife's car on Monday. Brake lamp out  :embarrassed:  Dave put a lamp in free of charge and passed  :-))
Motorhome today, rear fog lamp out  :embarrassed:  Advised to fit one asap but passed  :-))


This is why I've used my garage that is quite a considerable distance away but in 15 tests they all passed. They don't fail to make more money like some  8)

Title: Re: What have you bought this week?
Post by: raflaunches on March 22, 2019, 08:14:26 PM
Whilst not modelling related...


Had an enjoyable day at the NEC looking at old cars and hoping to catch a glimpse of another MG ZA but no Magnettes.
Got some nice headline material for my MG at a fantastic price and a book on tuning a ZA Magnette. Some parts I had to put back due to silly prices being asked- an original MG ZA slave clutch cylinder for £90 but reconditioned ones are £55.
However I did get to meet Mike Brewer from Wheeler Dealers and see the latest car they have restored- a Citroen SM- whilst not my favourite car of all time it was in a fantastic condition. I also got to meet one of my car restoration heroes- Fuzz Townshend- he gave me the inspiration that if he could restore a BMW 2002 Turbo that looked like a colander on Car SOS I could weld up my MG myself.  A thoroughly nice chap and very informative on the barn finds part of the show. The Macari Peerless got my vote for restoration- weirdness beyond beauty!
Title: Re: What have you bought this week?
Post by: ballastanksian on March 22, 2019, 08:52:40 PM

Nick. I would love a MkIII Cortina but I don't enjoy the thought of all the welding or the high prices for restored examples!


I ordered a couple of magazines from Modelarstwo Okretowe this week.
Title: Re: What have you bought this week?
Post by: RMH on March 22, 2019, 08:55:18 PM
Ordered a set of Tyne Lifeboat mouldings from Mountfleet. Something else to add to the "one day I'll build it" list
Title: Re: What have you bought this week?
Post by: raflaunches on March 22, 2019, 10:24:59 PM

I ordered a couple of magazines from Modelarstwo Okretowe this week.


Youíve just reminded to do so also!
PS there was a lovely Cortina Mk 3 GT on show- beautiful condition- got loads of inspiration for the car, and Iíve bought a hull from Christian of MTB hulls for the next model boats project. Watch this space. :-))
Title: Re: What have you bought this week?
Post by: ballastanksian on March 23, 2019, 07:11:37 PM
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Title: Re: What have you bought this week?
Post by: Taranis on March 24, 2019, 09:27:55 PM
Not bought any yet but exploring  :-)
Many of our overseas buddies are building with copper clad circuit board and I must say it looks superb especially when brass work is added.
Iím not very experienced with styrene and prefer plywood but this seems to have many advantages over ply
Open to advice
https://rover.ebay.com/rover/0/0/0?mpre=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.ebay.co.uk%2Fulk%2Fitm%2F140916335191 (https://rover.ebay.com/rover/0/0/0?mpre=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.ebay.co.uk%2Fulk%2Fitm%2F140916335191)



Title: Re: What have you bought this week?
Post by: Taranis on March 25, 2019, 07:36:26 PM
Update
I've gleaned that there are three main types of board
The cheapest is as linked above, a single sided SRPB.
Then comes same but on epoxy resin glass board
https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/RVFM-Copper-Clad-Single-Sided-FR4-Fibre-Glass-Board-203-x-305mm/131468872216?_trkparms=ao%3D1%26asc%3D20140109134348%26meid%3Dded3f059fbfd4df5bd905c69a4bf55df%26pid%3D100042%26%26itm%3D131468872216&_trksid=p5713.c100042.m2062 (https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/RVFM-Copper-Clad-Single-Sided-FR4-Fibre-Glass-Board-203-x-305mm/131468872216?_trkparms=ao%3D1%26asc%3D20140109134348%26meid%3Dded3f059fbfd4df5bd905c69a4bf55df%26pid%3D100042%26%26itm%3D131468872216&_trksid=p5713.c100042.m2062)


Then there are clad both sides boards, not sure that would be advantageous


I imagine a number of ways to join these together from CA to epoxy resin.
The painted finish is of course as good as steel with no grain to fill.


 
Title: Re: What have you bought this week?
Post by: Liverbudgie on March 25, 2019, 07:56:18 PM
Also visited the NEC Car Restoration show on Saturday. Not quite as good as the one held later in the year, due there not being so many traders but, still lots of interesting vehicles to see and people to talk to.

Lots of tools bought,  so a rather fraught journey back on the train with my bags. Travelled first class, of course, the cost was less than half that of driving and parking; grub was reasonable as well.

LB
Title: Re: What have you bought this week?
Post by: JimG on March 25, 2019, 09:00:13 PM
Update
I've gleaned that there are three main types of board
The cheapest is as linked above, a single sided SRPB.
Then comes same but on epoxy resin glass board
https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/RVFM-Copper-Clad-Single-Sided-FR4-Fibre-Glass-Board-203-x-305mm/131468872216?_trkparms=ao%3D1%26asc%3D20140109134348%26meid%3Dded3f059fbfd4df5bd905c69a4bf55df%26pid%3D100042%26%26itm%3D131468872216&_trksid=p5713.c100042.m2062 (https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/RVFM-Copper-Clad-Single-Sided-FR4-Fibre-Glass-Board-203-x-305mm/131468872216?_trkparms=ao%3D1%26asc%3D20140109134348%26meid%3Dded3f059fbfd4df5bd905c69a4bf55df%26pid%3D100042%26%26itm%3D131468872216&_trksid=p5713.c100042.m2062)


Then there are clad both sides boards, not sure that would be advantageous


I imagine a number of ways to join these together from CA to epoxy resin.
The painted finish is of course as good as steel with no grain to fill.
Don't bother with copper coated, look for G10 epoxy laminate board, gives the smooth finish you are looking for.
Jim
Title: Re: What have you bought this week?
Post by: Taranis on March 25, 2019, 09:10:02 PM
Thank you Jim I will  :-))
Title: Re: What have you bought this week?
Post by: Taranis on March 25, 2019, 09:25:59 PM
This looks like a good source of various thicknesses Jim, what do you think?
https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/11-8-x6-7-Glassfibre-Sheet-Epoxy-Glass-G10-FR4-Fibreglass-Plate-0-5-1-5-2-3mm/392214968833?hash=item5b51d57a01:m:mCVyfmyq_0hNOZkRRVmA0HA
Title: Re: What have you bought this week?
Post by: JimG on March 26, 2019, 12:10:19 PM
Looks OK Andy but you should be able to find a UK supplier instead of China. You can also probably find it in other colours, white would be better if you are going to be painting it.
Jim
Title: Re: What have you bought this week?
Post by: grasshopper on March 26, 2019, 12:21:04 PM
Just ordered a Dragon RG65 yacht...looks to be a reasonable boat for the money
Title: Re: What have you bought this week?
Post by: Netleyned on March 26, 2019, 02:38:29 PM
A great buy GH,
Throw in the car and throw in the lake. Sailed my 3 Yr old DF on Sunday in Cleethorpes in a wind gusting to 45Kmh no problem.
Ned
Title: Re: What have you bought this week?
Post by: grasshopper on March 26, 2019, 03:58:18 PM
I used to sail a Marblehead years ago but recently having rejoined Grantham Model Boat Club after a long lay-off I acquired a Joysway Caribbean plastic RTS ( only 14Ē long but not a bad sailer) for my grandson only heís not interested ( football fanatic...dammit!) but after a few pleasant afternoons on my own pootling about it has got me back into rag and stick boating.. and the Grantham boat lake is not that big so 65cm is about the right size.
Title: Re: What have you bought this week?
Post by: Netleyned on March 26, 2019, 04:33:40 PM
I had a Marblehead and loved it, but the chore of having to rig it at the lake in a NE blow got to me.
The DF will sit upright behind the drivers seat ready
to sail. The DF 95 is also a darn fine sailer.
Ned
Title: Re: What have you bought this week?
Post by: Martin [Admin] on March 26, 2019, 05:25:08 PM
 
When to Chelmsford today, found 'Olde Sweet shop'.

 I haven't tasted Spanish Gold for over 40 years! .... Funny I always remember it as 'Pirates Tobacco'!!! 
Title: Re: What have you bought this week?
Post by: Netleyned on March 26, 2019, 05:48:15 PM
Think I saw Klunk smokin' that at Wicky  %%
Ned
Title: Re: What have you bought this week?
Post by: aeronut on March 27, 2019, 12:00:28 PM
Just ordered a Dragon RG65 yacht...looks to be a reasonable boat for the money


Great!  We'll be able to have races!  Where have you ordered it from?


Gordon
Title: Re: What have you bought this week?
Post by: Netleyned on March 27, 2019, 02:50:25 PM
Get a set of sails from Tim Long at Soch Sails. Your DF will be faster than the stock sails.
Ned
Title: Re: What have you bought this week?
Post by: Taranis on March 27, 2019, 03:34:28 PM
If you havenít already
Register and get your sail number


http://www.rg65.org.uk/registration (http://www.rg65.org.uk/registration)
Title: Re: What have you bought this week?
Post by: Netleyned on March 27, 2019, 03:41:09 PM
Do as Andy suggests and Tim will put the numbers on.
Ned
Title: Re: What have you bought this week?
Post by: grasshopper on March 27, 2019, 05:12:54 PM


Great!  We'll be able to have races!  Where have you ordered it from?

Gordon
Best get some bouys sorted then Gordon....
Bought it from eBay, trader by the name of 'powpamme' from Hertfordshire, itís a version 6but no radio as Iíve a few spare sets - although the latest version comes with a normal Tx unlike the earlier Joysway boats - and itís in white unlike your fancy pattern one Gordon!

Should have been down today, I had a pleasant 1/2 hour sailing the tiny Caribbean when it wasnít being used by other wannabe sailors, there wonít be many get to use my new one.
Title: Re: What have you bought this week?
Post by: grasshopper on March 27, 2019, 05:15:05 PM
If you havenít already
Register and get your sail number

http://www.rg65.org.uk/registration (http://www.rg65.org.uk/registration)


Iím unlikely to ever attend RG65 class races anywhere else in the country, would it really be worth it?
Title: Re: What have you bought this week?
Post by: Taranis on March 27, 2019, 05:30:58 PM
A forum friend recommended this I bought 2 to try out while they are so cheap :-))


https://rover.ebay.com/rover/0/0/0?mpre=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.ebay.co.uk%2Fulk%2Fitm%2F113675503650 (https://rover.ebay.com/rover/0/0/0?mpre=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.ebay.co.uk%2Fulk%2Fitm%2F113675503650)
Title: Re: What have you bought this week?
Post by: aeronut on March 29, 2019, 09:05:15 AM
Best get some bouys sorted then Gordon....
Bought it from eBay, trader by the name of 'powpamme' from Hertfordshire, itís a version 6but no radio as Iíve a few spare sets - although the latest version comes with a normal Tx unlike the earlier Joysway boats - and itís in white unlike your fancy pattern one Gordon!

Should have been down today, I had a pleasant 1/2 hour sailing the tiny Caribbean when it wasnít being used by other wannabe sailors, there wonít be many get to use my new one.


I was given to understand that the buoy situation was 'in hand' - I can wait!


It'll be interesting to compare your v6 with my v4 - I might be there Sunday morning.
Title: Re: What have you bought this week?
Post by: grasshopper on March 29, 2019, 10:13:07 AM
Box arrived yesterday -was hoping to get it rigged today but that may not happen....not there Sunday either, it's Mother's Day and although mine has passed I'm married to one that still has hers...so I'll be in derbyshire unfortunately.
If you're still working there's always the option of evening sailing as the nights are drawing out..



I think there are a few mechanical differences, plus a huge cosmetic difference ( mine is white - all white, it may need some decoration)  but it'll be mostly set-ups that will determine the difference in performance.


Just sent you a private message Gordon.
Title: Re: What have you bought this week?
Post by: Taranis on March 29, 2019, 10:40:30 PM
Ever heard of The Range? wife wanted to go and never realised there's one in Leeds. Sells lots of nice stuff and cross between Dunhelm & B&Q


Anyway I got off lightly with........ for the downstairs bog  :D
(https://photos.smugmug.com/Other/Miscellaneous/i-HtKJ3cM/0/c4a05602/X3/0CAE1698-2D0A-4ACE-96D2-2D75B591BAB5-X3.jpg)
Title: Re: What have you bought this week?
Post by: RST on March 30, 2019, 12:48:26 AM
So I always knew I would struggle working in Paris compared to being site based.  But l bought a small thermometer which confirmed it's been hitting almost 30deg at my desk for some weeks now, and why I am almost passed out on the floor, shallow breathing, sweat pouring off me.  It has not helped eating something I know which upset me for a week then going for Hep A and Yellow fever jabs, the side-effects frankly floored me.  My new 4" USB fan however (second attempt because another Chinese ebay supplier conned me) has therfore created somewhat of interest in the office when I turn it ON at about 24 degrees when I first get to my desk in the morning.  My colleagues appear to start taking their jumpers and scarfs off however only when it's closer to 26-27 in the office and all ventillation or A/C in my particular corner switched-off!  Luckily I ordered 2 fans.  They will both be employed soon as long as we can get past the lack of air issue as everyone else in the building seems to be OK with air-con running apart from my particular corner.
Title: Re: What have you bought this week?
Post by: Taranis on March 30, 2019, 12:23:06 PM
Super parts from Battlecrafts via ebay. These are 1:32 . Thanks Adrian
(https://photos.smugmug.com/Boat-bits/i-z3rKfNP/0/f7d94877/X3/BAD121FE-A967-4FD1-A6D6-9D1316F495A5-X3.jpg)
Title: Re: What have you bought this week?
Post by: Taranis on March 30, 2019, 01:06:35 PM
I'd like to recommend this stuff. Great for all things sticky and found it is fantastic at removing solder paste too.


CPC farnell do free delivery on orders over £8 net


(https://photos.smugmug.com/Boat-bits/i-zBrV7H4/0/91b03af2/X3/8F7F51DF-969E-42B2-B0AA-6C8632331F62-X3.jpg)
Title: Re: What have you bought this week?
Post by: surabaya on March 30, 2019, 08:39:07 PM
hi, all.
I just got this off eBay as a project on a whim and just wondered if any of the wise sages on here could provide some information on it.
It looks to be plastic , manufactured but with home grown internal. If you know what I mean.
I just thought it would give me something to play around with, add some wood and paint etc.
Title: Re: What have you bought this week?
Post by: surabaya on March 30, 2019, 08:41:59 PM
PS.
It`s about 29 " long  and 9" wide
Title: Re: What have you bought this week?
Post by: unbuiltnautilus on April 03, 2019, 11:15:04 PM
That's an Aquacraft Atlantic Tug. Fibreglass hull and plastic superstructure I believe. Tough little model :-))
Title: Re: What have you bought this week?
Post by: unbuiltnautilus on April 03, 2019, 11:30:41 PM
Last week. Studio 2 Models 60 inch Skydiver. Lots of work for the autumn, but should be worth it. I hope to make it a fully diving model, nothing like a challenge eh?! ( 1/16 scale Heng Long Sherman for scale! )
Title: Re: What have you bought this week?
Post by: Taranis on April 04, 2019, 04:10:31 PM
A selection of mesh and grating for future tug building. Not sold locally so ordered from scale model shop for appraisal. I'm sure they'll all be of use at some time
(https://photos.smugmug.com/Boat-bits/i-XjZB5Nf/0/45a78c06/4K/870B4D7B-CB9D-4175-97E0-39AF364EB551-4K.jpg)
Title: Re: What have you bought this week?
Post by: Colin Bishop on April 04, 2019, 06:16:39 PM
The Maquett styrene profiles look interesting and  good price. I need channel sections for the stanchions supporting th boat deck of my liner model and they look like the might fit the bill. There are some other sections which look like they might come in useful too.

Colin
Title: Re: What have you bought this week?
Post by: Taranis on April 04, 2019, 06:21:06 PM
Seem to stock a good selection without breaking the bank https://www.scalemodelshop.co.uk/products/accessories/diorama-supplies/maquett-plastic-stryene
Title: Re: What have you bought this week?
Post by: Taranis on April 05, 2019, 06:19:00 PM
Eldest daughter gave me a very belated birthday present of a £30 Amazon voucher.
I bought these.
On the face of it they look expensive at £5.95 delivery but the delivery is the same on 5 packs. So I paid £33.50 delivered from Germany for 30 clamps, tad over £1 each.

https://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/B0002YYW3A/ref=ppx_yo_dt_b_asin_title_o03_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1 (https://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/B0002YYW3A/ref=ppx_yo_dt_b_asin_title_o03_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1)
(https://photos.smugmug.com/Boat-bits/i-vtLQ7SV/0/91f26051/X3/9E5D0D11-680A-44B9-8F41-742D59426706-X3.jpg)


(https://photos.smugmug.com/Boat-bits/i-5hnQpNX/0/53dc9645/X3/21B8AF43-DEA2-42F2-A18F-6BFCA5EEB319-X3.jpg)
Title: Re: What have you bought this week?
Post by: Taranis on April 09, 2019, 12:24:45 PM
I've just bought 1mm 2mm & 3mm masking tape to help me mask off my deck before applying texture coating. I want to be as detailed as possible as most modellers just do one colour over and I think the separation is a major detail worth attempting.
https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Precision-Model-Masking-Tape-Airbrushing-Fine-Line-DIY-Thin-Mask-1-2-3-6-10-mm/162193832903?ssPageName=STRK%3AMEBIDX%3AIT&var=461167469443&_trksid=p2057872.m2749.l2649 (https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Precision-Model-Masking-Tape-Airbrushing-Fine-Line-DIY-Thin-Mask-1-2-3-6-10-mm/162193832903?ssPageName=STRK%3AMEBIDX%3AIT&var=461167469443&_trksid=p2057872.m2749.l2649)


Tamiya Ocean grey with Tamiya gloss lacquer ready for masking up. This will be Halfords grey texture topped off with Tamiya Gunship grey


(https://photos.smugmug.com/photos/i-G4wtDrt/0/f4b60d2d/X4/i-G4wtDrt-X4.jpg)

Title: Re: What have you bought this week?
Post by: C-3PO on April 09, 2019, 12:36:05 PM
Andy - do you mean this type of thing?

(https://modelboatmayhemimages.co.uk/images/2019/04/09/IMG_3142.jpg)

(https://modelboatmayhemimages.co.uk/images/2019/04/09/IMG_3141.jpg)
Title: Re: What have you bought this week?
Post by: Taranis on April 09, 2019, 12:37:38 PM
Andy - do you mean this type of thing?

https://modelboatmayhemimages.co.uk/image/JS3OT (https://modelboatmayhemimages.co.uk/image/JS3OT)

https://modelboatmayhemimages.co.uk/image/JSy1V (https://modelboatmayhemimages.co.uk/image/JSy1V)


Exactly that. Super MK1  :-))


(https://photos.smugmug.com/Shannon/n-MfgVDR/Speedline-photos/i-3CqSrSP/0/3386d3e8/X4/from%20Alan%20on%2011707%20086-X4.jpg)
Title: Re: What have you bought this week?
Post by: C-3PO on April 09, 2019, 12:53:38 PM
"Take me to your leader" - Nano Nano

20 Virgin Arduino Nano's

(https://modelboatmayhemimages.co.uk/images/2019/04/09/IMG_3143.jpg)

and some replacement strip connectors as the ones that come with the ultra cheap Nano's don't like solder!!

(https://modelboatmayhemimages.co.uk/images/2019/04/09/IMG_3144.jpg)

C-3PO
Title: Re: What have you bought this week?
Post by: Stan on April 09, 2019, 01:04:40 PM
Lots of thing to repair my very ill fishing boat. Timber resin brushes tools.

Stan. :(( :(( :(( :(( :((
Title: Re: What have you bought this week?
Post by: Liverbudgie on April 09, 2019, 08:08:43 PM
1 v12 Jag injector refurbishing kit including 2m of fuel hose.
1 Pack of junior hack saw blades
1 Pair of side cutters
1 Pack of no 10 x 1" s/s self tappers
1 gall of paraffin
12" clamps x4, (for use in re-furbishing the injectors and other marine modelling project's).

As an aside, are people aware that B&Q only give us the 10% on gardening related items now - so not much use to me!

LB
Title: Re: What have you bought this week?
Post by: Baldrick on April 09, 2019, 09:26:47 PM



  A mint condition copy of BRITISH BATTLESHIPS - "Warrior" 1860 to "Vanguard" 1950. by Dr Oscar Parkes
    all 701 pages of it



(https://www.modelboatmayhemimages.co.uk/images/2019/04/09/s-l1600.jpg) (https://www.modelboatmayhemimages.co.uk/image/JSzm3)
Title: Re: What have you bought this week?
Post by: Taranis on April 09, 2019, 09:30:26 PM
A double glazed unit in my bedroom window has blown its seal, identified by condensation inside.
A visit to you tube quickly revealed how to remove the beads and a phone call to Leeds Glass sorted out a replacement for under £26 made to measure to collect on Thursday. 10 minutes to swap , job done.
Title: Re: What have you bought this week?
Post by: Colin Bishop on April 09, 2019, 09:52:12 PM
I still have my copy of British Battleships which I bought around 1966 new! I have read it a few times over the years.


Colin
Title: Re: What have you bought this week?
Post by: Taranis on April 09, 2019, 09:57:40 PM
Tatty dust cover otherwise excellent first edition
https://www.abebooks.co.uk/servlet/BookDetailsPL?bi=30115687710&cm_mmc=ggl-_-UK_Shopp_Rare-_-naa-_-naa&gclid=CjwKCAjwhbHlBRAMEiwAoDA34yu16W-2SjnKtoj3kWzuhvg1tYCwaMC1kbuugaKXBaf-_fpLdkx3mhoCT0kQAvD_BwE (https://www.abebooks.co.uk/servlet/BookDetailsPL?bi=30115687710&cm_mmc=ggl-_-UK_Shopp_Rare-_-naa-_-naa&gclid=CjwKCAjwhbHlBRAMEiwAoDA34yu16W-2SjnKtoj3kWzuhvg1tYCwaMC1kbuugaKXBaf-_fpLdkx3mhoCT0kQAvD_BwE)
Title: Re: What have you bought this week?
Post by: Baldrick on April 10, 2019, 02:43:16 AM
Tatty dust cover otherwise excellent first edition
https://www.abebooks.co.uk/servlet/BookDetailsPL?bi=30115687710&cm_mmc=ggl-_-UK_Shopp_Rare-_-naa-_-naa&gclid=CjwKCAjwhbHlBRAMEiwAoDA34yu16W-2SjnKtoj3kWzuhvg1tYCwaMC1kbuugaKXBaf-_fpLdkx3mhoCT0kQAvD_BwE (https://www.abebooks.co.uk/servlet/BookDetailsPL?bi=30115687710&cm_mmc=ggl-_-UK_Shopp_Rare-_-naa-_-naa&gclid=CjwKCAjwhbHlBRAMEiwAoDA34yu16W-2SjnKtoj3kWzuhvg1tYCwaMC1kbuugaKXBaf-_fpLdkx3mhoCT0kQAvD_BwE)


Not many available from English booksellers, and some with really fancy prices or from the USA with postage more than the book cost.   I bought from Germany , coming DHL  :((
Title: Re: What have you bought this week?
Post by: roycv on April 10, 2019, 08:16:52 AM
(https://i.ebayimg.com/00/s/MTYwMFgxNjAw/z/Dg4AAOSwEvZcWuWD/$_35.JPG?set_id=880000500F) (http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Perfect-Headband-With-2-LED-Light-Jeweler-Magnifier-Magnifying-Glass-Loupe/283368291367)Headband With 2 LED Light Magnifier Magnifying Glass Loupe (http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Perfect-Headband-With-2-LED-Light-Jeweler-Magnifier-Magnifying-Glass-Loupe/283368291367)
At less than £10 off ebay these are excellent, I am on my 3rd. set  The first set my son refused to give back the second was a gift and I am not lending this set to anyone! 

To be perfect they need some padding in the headband and this can easily be stuck in place with cut up mouse mat or the like.  I have been using same for over a year and it reminds you of how well you used to see!
Regards
 Roy


Title: Re: What have you bought this week?
Post by: Taranis on April 10, 2019, 09:04:30 AM
Thank you Ray
I saw something similar in Leeds model shop but it went on your ears like glasses which is no good if you wear glasses too.
Ordered  :-))
Title: Re: What have you bought this week?
Post by: roycv on April 10, 2019, 10:01:29 AM
Hi Taranis, They are easy to wear with glasses.  There are 2 slots for taking the lenses and you can use both slots with 2 lots of lenses to magnify real up close, there is a table of combinations with the set.  You get 5 lenses in a box and I find the 1.5 times works well for me.

The sliding and tiltng LED light has a push down catch to release it from the headset so that you can put in 3 AAA batteries, they seem to last for ever.

The notes say to put a lens in corner first and then click it down, going straight in does not work.

I am working on an adjustable band to go over the top of my head which hopefully will relieve the tightness of the adjustable screw at the back.  Plus lining the inside of the headband with something soft, I have used old mouse mat and that works.

I just do not know how they do it for the money!
regards

Roy
Title: Re: What have you bought this week?
Post by: Taranis on April 10, 2019, 10:35:45 AM
Sorry for typo ROY  :embarrassed:
Title: Re: What have you bought this week?
Post by: ChrisF on April 10, 2019, 11:55:05 AM
Seem to stock a good selection without breaking the bank https://www.scalemodelshop.co.uk/products/accessories/diorama-supplies/maquett-plastic-stryene (https://www.scalemodelshop.co.uk/products/accessories/diorama-supplies/maquett-plastic-stryene)


Thanks for that,  some useful stuff there for the future.


Purchasewise, after the photographic equipment I've been buying recently I've bought a nice backpack to carry it in. Thought I'd better get as many of the more expensive things bought before I get my last salary payment and my wife starts saying that you can't afford that now that you're retired!


Chris
Title: Re: What have you bought this week?
Post by: Taranis on April 10, 2019, 12:34:04 PM
I cannot believe my fortune. Last weekend I won these three ebay items from the same seller.
These files were listed as top quality not the usual cheap files.
So I figured I'd allow myself up to £1 per file on my bidding as a gamble incase they were crap.
Had he listed the name of these files he would have got so much more money but he didn't. :-)


They just arrived and I can see they are Swiss "Glardon Vallorbe"
a search has revealed these can be as much as £15 each.  There are 50 in total and delivered for the lot I paid £33
 %% %% %% %% 


The cut 2 round ones are here £7.38 each   {-) https://www.cooksongold.com/Jewellery-Tools/Vallorbe-16cm-Round-Needle-File-Cut-2-prcode-976-230&query=Vallorbe&channel=uk (https://www.cooksongold.com/Jewellery-Tools/Vallorbe-16cm-Round-Needle-File-Cut-2-prcode-976-230&query=Vallorbe&channel=uk)(https://photos.smugmug.com/Boat-bits/i-ZWv8GjM/0/f9334859/X4/CFA051B7-E8F8-4708-842E-5175B8C2D31E-X4.jpg)
Title: Re: What have you bought this week?
Post by: ChrisF on April 10, 2019, 06:15:16 PM
Apart from sending my eyes funny looking at them, nice one!
Chris
Title: Re: What have you bought this week?
Post by: Taranis on April 10, 2019, 06:17:30 PM
Yes Iím chuffed
Iíve since valued them at over £4oo from cooksongold  :-)
Title: Re: What have you bought this week?
Post by: Taranis on April 10, 2019, 07:17:05 PM
Had to look for handles. Ned told me off last year  {-)   :-))
Cooksongold nearly £8   Chronos same handle £3 odd delivered https://www.chronos.ltd.uk/cgi-bin/sh000001.pl?WD=nfh1%20needle%20handle%20wooden%20file&PN=Engineering_Menu_Needle_Files___File_Handles___Other_Files_255%2ehtml#aNFH1_2e (https://www.chronos.ltd.uk/cgi-bin/sh000001.pl?WD=nfh1%20needle%20handle%20wooden%20file&PN=Engineering_Menu_Needle_Files___File_Handles___Other_Files_255%2ehtml#aNFH1_2e)
Title: Re: What have you bought this week?
Post by: Taranis on April 15, 2019, 03:12:07 PM
This is a bargain if you compare like for like and free delivery £21.54 30metres. The 25metre is £10 more :o
https://cpc.farnell.com/pro-elec/2200-4-30m/metal-framed-cable-drum-9-4x-13a/dp/PL09488 (https://cpc.farnell.com/pro-elec/2200-4-30m/metal-framed-cable-drum-9-4x-13a/dp/PL09488)
Title: Re: What have you bought this week?
Post by: Taranis on April 16, 2019, 05:34:03 PM
My van's aircon has not been used for a good four years since it became ineffective. This week I'm going to try a DIY fix.


I'll let you know how I get on


(https://photos.smugmug.com/Other/Robbie-Rapido/i-nDpf2Wc/0/45523a51/X4/1eLtoebMRqaXohV%25lSYfkw-X4.jpg)


Title: Re: What have you bought this week?
Post by: plastic on April 16, 2019, 07:16:59 PM
Brand new Revell 1/72 Gatos are only £38 from Germany - mine arrived this afternoon.

Title: Re: What have you bought this week?
Post by: grendel on April 16, 2019, 07:39:53 PM
3" rotary table from india, only £42 - plus £19 in tax at this end
Title: Re: What have you bought this week?
Post by: Taranis on April 16, 2019, 07:46:17 PM
I cannot believe my fortune. Last weekend I won these three ebay items from the same seller.
These files were listed as top quality not the usual cheap files.
So I figured I'd allow myself up to £1 per file on my bidding as a gamble incase they were crap.
Had he listed the name of these files he would have got so much more money but he didn't. :-)


They just arrived and I can see they are Swiss "Glardon Vallorbe"
a search has revealed these can be as much as £15 each.  There are 50 in total and delivered for the lot I paid £33
 %% %% %% %% 


The cut 2 round ones are here £7.38 each   {-) https://www.cooksongold.com/Jewellery-Tools/Vallorbe-16cm-Round-Needle-File-Cut-2-prcode-976-230&query=Vallorbe&channel=uk (https://www.cooksongold.com/Jewellery-Tools/Vallorbe-16cm-Round-Needle-File-Cut-2-prcode-976-230&query=Vallorbe&channel=uk)(https://photos.smugmug.com/Boat-bits/i-ZWv8GjM/0/f9334859/X4/CFA051B7-E8F8-4708-842E-5175B8C2D31E-X4.jpg)


At the weekend I won 23 square files from same seller for £23 delivered. I may sell some of these as a set of 4 for £20 on ebay  O0
Title: Re: What have you bought this week?
Post by: Taranis on April 19, 2019, 07:03:14 PM
Andy - do you mean this type of thing?

(https://modelboatmayhemimages.co.uk/images/2019/04/09/IMG_3142.jpg)

(https://modelboatmayhemimages.co.uk/images/2019/04/09/IMG_3141.jpg)


(https://photos.smugmug.com/photos/i-nng8CHK/0/aa0b30b1/X3/i-nng8CHK-X3.jpg)


 :-))
(https://photos.smugmug.com/photos/i-hmwRCNg/0/8c201dff/X3/i-hmwRCNg-X3.jpg)


(https://photos.smugmug.com/photos/i-XFndcnS/0/0a2828d8/X3/i-XFndcnS-X3.jpg)


(https://photos.smugmug.com/photos/i-f98M7gD/0/fba3af7a/X3/i-f98M7gD-X3.jpg)
Title: Re: What have you bought this week?
Post by: Taranis on April 19, 2019, 09:01:15 PM
I've lost the tube of black everbuild stixall that I won at Kirkless open day so will have to visit my ironmonger across the road George Spence & sons in the morning. Most polyurethane based adhesives benefit from a bit of thickness for best effect. The holes here will accommodate all the squeeze out as I clamp the fenders in place. Also helps reduce weight.
(https://photos.smugmug.com/photos/i-jvk46HT/0/9d435333/X5/i-jvk46HT-X5.jpg)
Title: Re: What have you bought this week?
Post by: dreadnought72 on April 19, 2019, 10:49:38 PM
Flysky i6 ... I went to the local model shop today (I do, but don't like, online purchasing) and there, calling out to me, was this TX. Pre-owned, but seemingly never used. Not a mark on it.


£20.


Kerching!
Title: Re: What have you bought this week?
Post by: Taranis on April 21, 2019, 02:43:32 PM
Hobby King have an Easter site wide sale on. Discount code hkeaster gets 15% off
Title: Re: What have you bought this week?
Post by: Taranis on May 11, 2019, 09:03:46 PM
Bought lots of stuff but I was taken aback by the price of Joysway bellows at Leeds Model Shop  >:-o
I use these for my Shannon lifeboat 6 required
Charging £4.99 over the counter for a pack of two and IMHO thatís taking the mickey


Only £5.75 including postage for four on eBay
These must cost about a penny each to mass produce in China
Title: Re: What have you bought this week?
Post by: Taranis on May 11, 2019, 09:10:51 PM
Any rope climbers here ?
Beal 10mm dynamic rope 30metres £33 delivered from go outdoors
Normal price £59  :-))
Title: Re: What have you bought this week?
Post by: RST on May 11, 2019, 10:01:49 PM
Quote
Any rope climbers here ?
Beal 10mm dynamic rope 30metres £33 delivered from go outdoors
Normal price £59  (https://www.modelboatmayhem.co.uk/forum/Smileys/Tug/thumbup.gif)

Stuff that -had to don WaH and CSE harnesses often enough in the past, not particularly happy up a mast or inside a tank these days.  Least I was being paid to do it at the time.  You can keep that malarkey LoL.  Good luck with it though!  I'd be more worried if it was a good rope than the price, but our local GO Outdoors always seems deleriously expensive though (>2x the price for the same thing elsewhere sometimes).


Bit the bullet and got a 3-D printer this week!


Have a problem I think.  Printing consistently aborts 20mins into a small 1h print, save one time where it completed absolutely OK.  Seems it might be a software problem according to lots and lots of googling.  Some further head scratching required.  It printed quite nicely when it did finish.
Title: Re: What have you bought this week?
Post by: Taranis on May 11, 2019, 10:13:30 PM
Good luck with the printer
I wish I had the space and time and was a lot younger
Keep us informed  :-))


It is top quality rope and any google search wonít find that sale price
However I have a great respect for heights and feel much safer roped and indoors just for the fitness aspect.
In my twenties I jumped often from 800ft heavily laden with kit, more so than the bigger guys due to SWL of chutes . I absolutely hated it  {-)
Recent trip to London we visited level 72 of the Shard which is coincidentally the same height of peace time deployment out the door
(https://photos.smugmug.com/Other/Miscellaneous/i-2v2k23w/0/3fc3d88f/X2/980E1E72-5EFF-406A-9840-19EF96A59408-X2.jpg)
Title: Re: What have you bought this week?
Post by: plastic on May 12, 2019, 05:53:56 AM
My friend took me to the top of The Shard recently....
.
Title: Re: What have you bought this week?
Post by: derekwarner on May 12, 2019, 08:26:31 AM
Talk about......A Ticket to Ride [courtesy Lennon]  ....too high for me guys   :o but, which London Railway Station just down & to the left? ....


I only know the names of them from the Monopoly Board Game   {-)  Derek
Title: Re: What have you bought this week?
Post by: Taranis on May 12, 2019, 08:27:38 AM
London Bridge  :-))


Great picture Plastic  :-)
Title: Re: What have you bought this week?
Post by: Taranis on May 12, 2019, 08:44:56 AM

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Title: Re: What have you bought this week?
Post by: BrianB6 on May 12, 2019, 11:52:32 AM
Aggggggh! floor to ceiling glass walls.
In the words of Gollum "we hates them, we hates them"
I once had to visit someone on one of the upper floors of an office in Melbourne that had them.   I got halfway to the edge and had to send someone else to ask the person I was visiting to come to the lift lobby in the middle of the building.