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Re: What have you bought this week?
« Reply #750 on: June 26, 2020, 10:24:01 PM »

Hi, did I mention these already?

Transparent centre finding rulers...

https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Flexible-Centre-Finding-Rulers-/264483997892

Never heard of them before but saw someone on rcgroups mention them so I bought both sizes. Big one will help at work (I usually use pipe wrap and Pi tapes etc but something clear and flexible will be a bonus), and the small one will be handy for the model toolbox.

...nothing too much else this month, I put into charity for Syria instead.
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Re: What have you bought this week?
« Reply #751 on: June 27, 2020, 07:50:51 AM »

Now they seem like a really good idea. Just ordered the short one, the 600mm ones are out of stock unfortunately.
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Re: What have you bought this week?
« Reply #752 on: June 27, 2020, 09:32:01 AM »

Thanks Rich I will be adding those to my spending  :-))


I just bought annual online membership to Cornwall Model Boats  O0 

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Re: What have you bought this week?
« Reply #753 on: June 27, 2020, 10:06:12 AM »

Hi, did I mention these already?

Transparent centre finding rulers...

https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Flexible-Centre-Finding-Rulers-/264483997892

Never heard of them before but saw someone on rcgroups mention them so I bought both sizes. Big one will help at work (I usually use pipe wrap and Pi tapes etc but something clear and flexible will be a bonus), and the small one will be handy for the model toolbox.

...nothing too much else this month, I put into charity for Syria instead.

I don't see the advantage of these extremely expensive rulers. I have always used an ordinary transparent ruler, mentally decided say 100mm will be my centre point & then just slid the ruler until  the amount over 100 on one side equals the amount under 100 on the other (exactly as you would do with this ruler). Very simple mental arithmetic which becomes automatic with a little practice.
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Re: What have you bought this week?
« Reply #754 on: June 27, 2020, 10:17:49 AM »

I like this one as it has holes and a slot in it too. It only gets scored down by idiot buyers who did not read the description

https://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/B000XAOUYY/ref=ox_sc_act_title_3?smid=A1WUUK7EBFTPLY&psc=1

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Re: What have you bought this week?
« Reply #755 on: June 27, 2020, 10:59:26 AM »

I don't see the advantage of these extremely expensive rulers. I have always used an ordinary transparent ruler, mentally decided say 100mm will be my centre point & then just slid the ruler until  the amount over 100 on one side equals the amount under 100 on the other (exactly as you would do with this ruler). Very simple mental arithmetic which becomes automatic with a little practice.


Yes but we all like an easy life, and the odd 'gadget'. These just seem like a good idea for lazy idiots like me.
Anyway it's only money after all, got to spend it on something with the pubs shut.
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Re: What have you bought this week?
« Reply #756 on: June 27, 2020, 01:01:56 PM »

Amati Riva Aquarama  :-))

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Re: What have you bought this week?
« Reply #757 on: June 27, 2020, 05:09:27 PM »

Axminster used to give a metal centre rule away as a freeby  :}
Although they flog em for seven squid or so.
My freebly has lived in a draw hardly used or loved
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Re: What have you bought this week?
« Reply #758 on: June 27, 2020, 05:25:44 PM »

The point being missed is that these centre rules are thin bendable transparent and can be used on round objects and curves. Try that with regular rulers  :-)

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Re: What have you bought this week?
« Reply #759 on: June 27, 2020, 06:10:54 PM »

I just use a strip of paper, mark the points on it where it crosses whatever you need to know the middle of, remove, fold in half so the two marks line up, crease, unfold, replace on the model/component whatever and the halfway point is where the crease is.
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Re: What have you bought this week?
« Reply #760 on: June 27, 2020, 06:46:07 PM »

Yes, that works just fine, use that way myself. However some of just love our gadgets.
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Re: What have you bought this week?
« Reply #761 on: June 27, 2020, 06:56:40 PM »

My only problem with gadgets is laying my hand on the one I need when I need it!
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Re: What have you bought this week?
« Reply #762 on: June 27, 2020, 11:49:05 PM »

One of the jaws in my most used Eclipse Pin Vice fell out......[the size to hold M2 & M3 taps]........


Just fatigue or bad treatment I suppose  >>:-( & immediately wondered if I could warranty...but then realised the set was 33 years old {-)



The design of the outer barrel head has changed to a one larger diameter over the stepped head profile revealing the actual profile or cross section of the jaws is much thicker, and the taper in the barrel longer to compensate


Hoping of course the new one lasts at least another 33 years


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Re: What have you bought this week?
« Reply #763 on: June 29, 2020, 10:44:03 PM »

I don't see the advantage of these extremely expensive rulers. I have always used an ordinary transparent ruler, mentally decided say 100mm will be my centre point & then just slid the ruler until  the amount over 100 on one side equals the amount under 100 on the other (exactly as you would do with this ruler). Very simple mental arithmetic which becomes automatic with a little practice.

...They're not expensive for a flexible ruler in a toolbox as alluded to before by Andy.  Mind you I am a little 'twixt modern you'f and old 'skool these days.  I was trying to explain to somoeone recently how you can take measurements off a photo using a strip of paper and a ruler and calculator / mental arithmetic if you like.  I've never needed these before but as a pipeline engineer they will come in handy for a few quick measurements, they will save some time in the work I do on-site anyway, they would have come in handy before.  I can often tell these days when something is out by a few mm just by eye anyway.  Sorry for suggesting them.
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Re: What have you bought this week?
« Reply #764 on: June 30, 2020, 06:36:00 AM »

It's only Tuesday, but so far this week I've bought 16 assorted clamps from Screwfix and a Graupner Elke kit from eBay.
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Re: What have you bought this week?
« Reply #765 on: June 30, 2020, 10:15:59 AM »

Glad you got it Dave
I nearly bid but resisted
Not bad for the opening bid  :-))  enjoy

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Re: What have you bought this week?
« Reply #766 on: June 30, 2020, 10:30:46 AM »

Thanks, I was the only bidder, been watching it all week. It was seeing one at the club a couple of Sundays ago that made me look for one, and there it was, just waiting for me! It looked lovely on the water with my Boulogne Etaples.


It won't go onto the bench straight away, there's three in progress already (Huntsman 31, Lesro Arrow & Aeronaut Diva), and there's barely room for two! I've also got a Billing's Polar and a Milford Star on the shelf, but I think the Elke will jump the queue.
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Re: What have you bought this week?
« Reply #767 on: July 02, 2020, 12:56:42 PM »

Update on the Elke kit, it arrived about 20 minutes ago, very well packed and in good condition. Everything appears to be in the box, including the 'optional' fittings kit and a motorising kit - which looks interesting but is nothing to do with the Elke! Three motors, four small prop shafts with integral props and a one in four out gear box, so I presume that the motorising kit is for a small warship of some description. I knew I wouldn't be using the old brushed motors etc before I bought it, so it's no loss, just a curiosity. Several sheets of plans (in German, back to translation site I used for the Diva recently!), several sheets of cleanly cut wood and some smaller parts printed - I was expecting it all to be printed, so the die-cutting is a bonus. Hull is in good nick, all in all, it will an interesting build when I have some space clear which won't happen too soon.
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Re: What have you bought this week?
« Reply #768 on: July 03, 2020, 04:34:14 AM »

My Banggood package finally arrived !!

4 Hobby Surpass C3542 - 1250kv brushless motors 850 Watts, 65 Amps on 4S( will run on 2to 4S).
I got one a few months ago and it preforms very well.
Cheaper to buy 4 at a time.

3 metal 5 to 4 mm uni joints which are very strong and handle powerful brushless motors.

One Surpass 120 Amp car ESC which handle 3 to 6S Lipo batteries.

One 45mm rotary cutter to use for cutting veneer wood into strips.

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Re: What have you bought this week?
« Reply #769 on: July 03, 2020, 05:15:50 AM »

Looks like Christmas in July for you........ O0  ........ Derek
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Re: What have you bought this week?
« Reply #770 on: July 03, 2020, 06:09:43 AM »

Hi Derek

No , that's a bus tour we are on at the end of the month with all the Christmas trimmings !!!

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Re: What have you bought this week?
« Reply #771 on: July 27, 2020, 08:29:49 PM »

Ebay sent me a 15% off everything voucher to use by 29th. I can't think of anything I want  <:(  Why not last week  >>:-(

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Re: What have you bought this week?
« Reply #772 on: July 27, 2020, 09:50:09 PM »

bought a lovely little chop saw  great for modelling 35 Martin give me the heads up.
 Regards Howard.
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Re: What have you bought this week?
« Reply #773 on: July 28, 2020, 09:29:53 AM »

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Re: What have you bought this week?
« Reply #774 on: July 28, 2020, 09:59:37 AM »

Yesterday I ordered a Billings African Queen from CMB with standard free delivery and it is out for delivery today  by UPS  :-))
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