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by RAF96
Sun Jan 19, 2020 9:48 am
Forum: The Mess Room
Topic: Change of car? Maybe.
Replies: 186
Views: 7845

Re: Change of car? Maybe.

Elderly friends of ours killed a wheel and tyre in a pothole on a single track slip road onto a busy dual carriageway. Police had to close the slip road until they were recovered. Upon claiming from the council they were told to go back and photograph it. They asked the Police if that would be OK an...
by RAF96
Sat Jan 18, 2020 9:17 pm
Forum: The Mess Room
Topic: Change of car? Maybe.
Replies: 186
Views: 7845

Re: Change of car? Maybe.

Never had a problem with key fob batteries. Always changed a battery in one fob after about 6-9 months. The manual tells of how to synch it with the existing fobs and car, usually nothing more than press button A for a couple of seconds until the car reacts. Thereafter replace each battery as it die...
by RAF96
Thu Jan 16, 2020 12:51 pm
Forum: Tools
Topic: Mini saws
Replies: 16
Views: 319

Re: Mini saws

I have a relatively cheap McAllister plunge saw (Screw-fix/B&Q). Bought for this layout build and it copes well with 18 mm birch ply (hard as iron) - max capacity 20mm in wood. Happy with it so far. Not so happy with their heavy and powerful drill though, the chuck has dismantled itself due to the s...
by RAF96
Thu Jan 16, 2020 12:09 pm
Forum: Baseboards
Topic: Fiddle yard turntable wiring
Replies: 4
Views: 124

Re: Fiddle yard turntable wiring

I pivoted my TT on a 1/4” stereo jack plug and socket, which also transmitted power to the bed and in my case powered ledS to indicate the bed polarity. Alignment was by eye as it was powered by a motor-gearbox (rim drive) via a sprung DPDt switch for direction. I could have used an analogue speed c...
by RAF96
Thu Jan 16, 2020 12:00 pm
Forum: Baseboards
Topic: Type of baseboard?
Replies: 10
Views: 1179

Re: Type of baseboard?

For starters OSB is a very rough surface and would in my opinion give you grief trying to get your track down flat. It is basically wood shavings clagged together, unlike ply which at best has controlled dimensioned layers giving a true thickness and superior surface finish. Check on the type of ply...
by RAF96
Wed Jan 15, 2020 5:56 pm
Forum: The Mess Room
Topic: Change of car? Maybe.
Replies: 186
Views: 7845

Re: Change of car? Maybe.

I disable my Skoda stop/start as part of my start procedure also. Climb in press go and hit stop/start disable. On my model it cannot be permanently disabled. The auto-handbrake is seamless and I just forget about it. As an aside I hope the starter motor is suitably rated for a zillion starts a day....
by RAF96
Wed Jan 15, 2020 5:40 pm
Forum: The Mess Room
Topic: Looking to change.
Replies: 18
Views: 160

Re: Looking to change.

I went with Talk-Talk upon return to UK and a fixed base, but when they tried to flog me internet TV via my own terrestrial ae I told them the broadband would be enough thank you until the fixed price term runs out when I will look again. My TV ae is useless and I thought internet TV was the way to ...
by RAF96
Sat Jan 11, 2020 7:23 pm
Forum: The Mess Room
Topic: Forced to slow down.
Replies: 123
Views: 1083

Re: Forced to slow down.

Says John- living in a country where the whole local population has a two hour boozy lunch, including the kids on the caravan sites I have visited.
by RAF96
Thu Jan 09, 2020 8:32 pm
Forum: The Mess Room
Topic: And another hobby.
Replies: 137
Views: 16180

Re: And another hobby.

Interesting - take a serious hack saw and apply to a really big boat. Move disconnected parts apart and glue in a new bit that was prepared earlier. Apply a bit of masking tape to hide the join and set sail in your very, very big boat. https://www.facebook.com/1721262101496130/posts/2601773730111625/
by RAF96
Fri Jan 03, 2020 3:57 pm
Forum: The Mess Room
Topic: Hmm, this is an interesting error, Hornby.
Replies: 14
Views: 446

Re: Hmm, this is an interesting error, Hornby.

Sorry - thought you were the other party involved.