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by Eric-B
Tue May 12, 2020 7:17 pm
Forum: The Mess Room
Topic: vintage model railway
Replies: 0
Views: 608

vintage model railway

Found this on the 'tube, and thought it might amuse us -

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6_tpjFE5nCk
by Eric-B
Tue Apr 28, 2020 3:47 pm
Forum: The Mess Room
Topic: It happens in the model world too.
Replies: 4
Views: 288

Re: It happens in the model world too.

It took a wrong turn coming up from Kent!
by Eric-B
Tue Apr 28, 2020 3:37 pm
Forum: Baseboards
Topic: New baseboards
Replies: 13
Views: 1206

Re: New baseboards

Don't pin any track, or cut holes for point motors, just yet.
There is ALWAYS something you want to alter, because the traffic has a bottle-neck, or something just doesn't look right.
When you are absolutely sure everything is right - STILL don't fasten anything down for a while. (see line 2!)
by Eric-B
Tue Apr 28, 2020 3:33 pm
Forum: The Mess Room
Topic: Subsidence problems again
Replies: 6
Views: 556

Re: Subsidence problems again

Re-build the baseboards on a self-levelling gimbal! (Ok ok, I'm going! :-) )
by Eric-B
Tue Apr 28, 2020 3:26 pm
Forum: The Mess Room
Topic: Stupid question!!
Replies: 12
Views: 624

Re: Stupid question!!

PVA is water-based. What has happened is some of the water has escaped, by one means or another. Just add a few drops of fresh, and give it a good stir. 'Dilute to taste'' as it says on the squash bottle labels! :-)
by Eric-B
Fri Apr 03, 2020 9:10 am
Forum: The Mess Room
Topic: poorly computer
Replies: 25
Views: 1210

Re: poorly computer

Scandisk and defraggler both return disk health 100% - capacity is at around 50% used.
by Eric-B
Thu Apr 02, 2020 6:29 pm
Forum: The Mess Room
Topic: poorly computer
Replies: 25
Views: 1210

Re: poorly computer

I gave up battling with it, and went for a clean re-install.
Working perfectly now.
by Eric-B
Tue Mar 31, 2020 10:33 am
Forum: The Mess Room
Topic: Woodworking Advice Please
Replies: 21
Views: 893

Re: Woodworking Advice Please

Hi Yelrow. Driving wedges in would just split the joist. I'd have squirted in a good dose of PVA or 1 hour epoxy resin. (5 minute epoxy might not soak in far enough before it went off).
by Eric-B
Tue Mar 31, 2020 10:26 am
Forum: The Mess Room
Topic: poorly computer
Replies: 25
Views: 1210

Re: poorly computer

Thanks for the replies. Anti-virus is Avira, paid for. Anti-malware is Malwarebytes, paid for. I'm running ccleaner. I've had these for years, all up-to-date. All run daily. As I put - browser is Firefox. Email is Virgin. Tried going direct, rather than the desktop. Same thing happens. As I put, I'v...
by Eric-B
Mon Mar 30, 2020 8:48 am
Forum: The Mess Room
Topic: poorly computer
Replies: 25
Views: 1210

Re: poorly computer

Thanks - I've already run 'scannow' - found no errors!