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    I went over to my yard to check gates ,fences etc...

    I went over to my yard to check gates ,fences etc ...and the long grass....yesterday,and was surprised to see all the Islami wrecking and salvage yards open and trading ,and the whole area heavy...
  2. The usual strategy was to put up the "headline"...

    The usual strategy was to put up the "headline" items at midday,and a set start time for the say half dozen or so top value /new machines ........or put the vehicles and mobile up separately...
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    The finance man on the telly shows the squiggle...

    The finance man on the telly shows the squiggle currently matching the 2008 squiggle ,and set for another 20% fall as in 2009......Called it a bear trap ,I think....Still ,the market runs on...
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    Wot?..Me Worry?

    Wot?..Me Worry?
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    The simplest arithmetic says the contagion is not...

    The simplest arithmetic says the contagion is not going to be over in 3 /6 /9 months without locking everyone in their houses and keeping them there..(the Chinese snatched anyone on the street)...
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    If you need a clue on Brexit ...have a look at...

    If you need a clue on Brexit ...have a look at the heirachy....man nominally in charge now....central European Jews ,barely escaped the Nazi s ,all relations exterminated...and lots of the money men...
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    Four barrel pistols with four stationary barrels...

    Four barrel pistols with four stationary barrels and a revolving firing mechanism were quite common.....the Starr was a small one ,and the Lancaster in cals like 577 was a large one,to despatch...
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    If you get one of the supermagnets available...

    If you get one of the supermagnets available now,I think you will not be able to remove the barrel.You have to get one to appreciate the force.....they can also cause amusing (not to you) personal...
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    The barrel will of course move in the opposite...

    The barrel will of course move in the opposite direction to the bullet.....Newtons Laws of Motion...For every action there is an equal and opposite reaction......I do think a magnet would hold the...
  10. here s a FYI not msny know........buyers premiums...

    here s a FYI not msny know........buyers premiums were originally applied to art auctions ,and funded a pool to indemnify buyers if the item turned out to be a fake ,and the seller/forger had already...
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    Seriously .you ll get better info from a hobby...

    Seriously .you ll get better info from a hobby turners forum......there are some very suitable Chinese tooling and carbides ,at budget prices .....No point paying a fortune for features you wont need.
  12. One of the "big name" US lathe makers used babbit...

    One of the "big name" US lathe makers used babbit nuts poured round the screw.,both for the cross feed and the half nuts.There is a technique for doing this ,well described in many old fitting and...
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    Another comment is that these plated machines are...

    Another comment is that these plated machines are nearly always US made machines ,that came out 42/43......Some UK manufacturers also had local factories here in that era. Dont forget to google...
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    Yes ,I think B&S taper is likley........but see...

    Yes ,I think B&S taper is likley........but see if Morse tapers fit first...If you have a vertical drive ,then there will be a drive with it with the machine taper sticking out ,and easily...
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    One place I worked ,not only were the capstans...

    One place I worked ,not only were the capstans worn out ,but where the operator stood ,there were deep holes worn in the 3" thick hardwood floor timbers.....All the British capstans have an overhead...
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    Straighten girders and open sections...

    Straighten girders and open sections ..yes.......straighten tube with heat shrinking? ....very careful or it will be worse,and no longer round either .Been there ,done that ,many times........I...
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    Poll: I will tell you anything you need to know about...

    I will tell you anything you need to know about the epidemic......this time next year....(disclaimer..contingent on me surviving)
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    Buy a old world textbook on machining ....these...

    Buy a old world textbook on machining ....these books are on fleabay for a buck or two in new condition......Or view the zillions of machining titles on Utube.....For hobby work ,the carbide grades...
  19. We have done wide testing here in Oz ,and it...

    We have done wide testing here in Oz ,and it seems the mortality rate is under 1%.......and if over 70s are excluded ,then the rate is quite tiny .It may be interesting when results from cruise...
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    Its called a Colchester Triumph 2000,very nice...

    Its called a Colchester Triumph 2000,very nice machine...and still in production.
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    The BE design was license built all over the...

    The BE design was license built all over the world ,the biggest one being Ruston and Hornsby, Lincoln. ...Even the crowd who made my Harman ,built the 15B under license ,alongside their own ,much...
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    Im not criticising Trump...doubt any pres would...

    Im not criticising Trump...doubt any pres would have done any different....and hes got the sense to stand back now ,and stay clear of the fallout...And yes ,Ive been retired for at least 10...
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    You can forget Trump,the virus is in control...

    You can forget Trump,the virus is in control now..........he s sailed into a gale unprepared,the mast is overboard,he s in survival mode....Its all up to state governors ,and maybe how well they can...
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    The profile is a fairly simple milling and...

    The profile is a fairly simple milling and turning job....more complex is how the angled pitch locking surfaces were machined,and matched to a tolerance of .001".....The firearms industry were the...
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    JM,the Murphy diesels were owned by North...

    JM,the Murphy diesels were owned by North West,for their own machines,as well as for sale .And as you say ,a lot of iron ,either put it in the motor ,or into counterweights,...North West also used IH...
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