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Re: What have you bought this week?
« Reply #325 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  :-))
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« Reply #326 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!
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Re: What have you bought this week?
« Reply #327 on: April 10, 2019, 10:35:45 AM »

Sorry for typo ROY  :embarrassed:
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Re: What have you bought this week?
« Reply #328 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


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!


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Re: What have you bought this week?
« Reply #329 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
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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
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Re: What have you bought this week?
« Reply #330 on: April 10, 2019, 06:15:16 PM »

Apart from sending my eyes funny looking at them, nice one!
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Re: What have you bought this week?
« Reply #331 on: April 10, 2019, 06:17:30 PM »

Yes Iím chuffed
Iíve since valued them at over £4oo from cooksongold  :-)
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Re: What have you bought this week?
« Reply #332 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
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Re: What have you bought this week?
« Reply #333 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
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Re: What have you bought this week?
« Reply #334 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





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Re: What have you bought this week?
« Reply #335 on: April 16, 2019, 07:16:59 PM »

Brand new Revell 1/72 Gatos are only £38 from Germany - mine arrived this afternoon.

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Re: What have you bought this week?
« Reply #336 on: April 16, 2019, 07:39:53 PM »

3" rotary table from india, only £42 - plus £19 in tax at this end
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Re: What have you bought this week?
« Reply #337 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


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
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Re: What have you bought this week?
« Reply #338 on: April 19, 2019, 07:03:14 PM »

Andy - do you mean this type of thing?









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Re: What have you bought this week?
« Reply #339 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.
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Re: What have you bought this week?
« Reply #340 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.


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Re: What have you bought this week?
« Reply #341 on: April 21, 2019, 02:43:32 PM »

Hobby King have an Easter site wide sale on. Discount code hkeaster gets 15% off
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Re: What have you bought this week?
« Reply #342 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
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Re: What have you bought this week?
« Reply #343 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  :-))
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« Reply #344 on: May 11, 2019, 10:01:49 PM »

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Any rope climbers here ?
Beal 10mm dynamic rope 30metres £33 delivered from go outdoors
Normal price £59  :-))

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.
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Re: What have you bought this week?
« Reply #345 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
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Re: What have you bought this week?
« Reply #346 on: May 12, 2019, 05:53:56 AM »

My friend took me to the top of The Shard recently....
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« Reply #347 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
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Re: What have you bought this week?
« Reply #348 on: May 12, 2019, 08:27:38 AM »

London Bridge  :-))


Great picture Plastic  :-)
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