Viewing entries posted in September 2012

Re: Red Dwarf, my dog

Posted by Liam Proven <lproven-at-gmail.com> on 30 September 2012 | 0 Comments

On 30 September 2012 23:49, Neil The~Hippy <hippyweb-at-btinternet.com> wrote:
> On 30/09/12 10:03 PM, Liam Proven wrote:
>
>> it's just going to be sad.
>>
> Flip. I feel like that about my life ATM but just crack on in the hope th=
at
> next month (whenever) it will be less sad

Oh, most of us do that, mate.

And those that don't are insufferable, anyway.

--=20
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Re: Steam Rally at Pembrey

Posted by Julia Amsbury <juliaamsbury-at-gmail.com> on 30 September 2012 | 0 Comments

On 30 September 2012 21:01, Swixie <duckworthstuart-at-gmail.com> wrote:
> Hello The List,
>
> I've spent a happy day at Pembrey at the Steam Fair with Julia Amsbury and
> her youngest son, Silas. We had a lovely time looking at model steam
> engines, riding on steam trains and behind a traction engine, and riding on
> a 1960 RouteMaster bus. That brought back childhood memories. We also saw
> some SOBs and cars. Great fun.
>
> I suspect Julia will put out some photos some time.
>
> And the rain held off until just as we were leaving, so that was good.


A few photos: https://picasaweb.google.com/109335401918769802705/SteamRally?authuser=0&authkey=Gv1sRgCMntoZvQ967jxQE&feat=directlink

We had a lovely time :-)

Julia

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Re: Paging atp and other metallurgists

Posted by andy pugh <bodgesoc-at-gmail.com> on 30 September 2012 | 0 Comments

On 30 September 2012 22:03, Ian Ellison <ian-at-ianellison.org.uk> wrote:

> I am nervous about trying to straighten it - it's a webbed casting and I
> suspect it could crack.
>
> Do the collective think that heat and a couple of long levers might
> straighten it or am I too likely to rent it asunder?

The trick is to apply the force, then heat it till it gives.

This may require an assistant.

Pity that http://www.motobrackets.com don't do Ducati.

--
atp
If you can't fix it, you don't own it.
http://www.ifixit.com/Manifesto

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Re: Paging atp and other metallurgists

Posted by Jonathon Green <bigbadbikercats-at-googlemail.com> on 30 September 2012 | 0 Comments

On Sunday, September 30, 2012, Ian Ellison wrote:
>
> The final element is the bracket that holds the moving art of the fairing
> and the clocks.
>

Best typo ever!





--
JG

"I've got some advice. If you ever play a bum note, keep a determined
expression on your face and stare at the keyboard player. No-one will ever
know". - Willko Johnson

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Re: Paging atp and other metallurgists

Posted by Neil The~Hippy <hippyweb-at-btinternet.com> on 30 September 2012 | 0 Comments

On 30/09/12 10:03 PM, Ian Ellison wrote:

> The final element is the bracket that holds the moving art...

Some of us are stuck in this being stationary art......


--
Neil The~Hippy http://www.hippyweb.me.uk

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Re: Red Dwarf, my dog

Posted by Neil The~Hippy <hippyweb-at-btinternet.com> on 30 September 2012 | 0 Comments

On 30/09/12 10:03 PM, Liam Proven wrote:

> it's just going to be sad.
>
Flip. I feel like that about my life ATM but just crack on in the hope
that next month (whenever) it will be less sad


--
Neil The~Hippy http://www.hippyweb.me.uk

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Paging atp and other metallurgists

Posted by "Ian Ellison" <ian-at-ianellison.org.uk> on 30 September 2012 | 0 Comments

I'm currently sorting out a Multistrada which was binned by a friend. I've
got nearly everything replaced/ bodged back together.

The final element is the bracket that holds the moving art of the fairing
and the clocks. It's an ally casting about 20mm cross section in a Y shape
with ribs across the back and a couple of cross pieces. This cracked on one
side and was twisted so the right hand screen mount is about 20mm further
back from its proper position.

I have mended the broken bit - I embedded 2 steel pins in Chemical Metal in
the void in the back of the casting then wrapped it in thin sheet steel
coated in Araldite (OK, it was a strip cut from a Kronenbourg can, but read
your Pirsig for precedent).

I am nervous about trying to straighten it - it's a webbed casting and I
suspect it could crack.

Do the collective think that heat and a couple of long levers might
straighten it or am I too likely to rent it asunder? Should I just try to
refit it, packing it out so the top is straight?

Cheers!

IanE

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Re: Red Dwarf, my dog

Posted by Liam Proven <lproven-at-gmail.com> on 30 September 2012 | 0 Comments

On 30 September 2012 22:10, James Dening <james-at-dening.org> wrote:
>> That's because it's awesome, and has barely dated in 20 years.
>> --
>
> I actually rewatching them all a few years ago, and thought Series 1
> had dated. Series V I thought hit a peak, perhaps because Grant/Naylor
> did some directing.
>
> I thought Quarantine was one of the funniest things I'd ever seen,
> along with much of that Series - Back to Reality was stunning - and
> series VI, for example Gunmen of the Apocalypse/Emohawk: PM 2.
>
> But then the new film style version of Series VII didn't sit so well
> with me - it seemed to lose some of the essential Red Dwarfism...

For me, it jumped the shark after Rob Grant and Doug Naylor fell out
and one of them left the writing team. "Grant Naylor" was great, but
one wrote all the later TV programs and some of the books and the
other wrote some solo books, and neither can do it on their own. The
solo efforts just don't cut it for me.

So E4 or whatever missed the real trick. The goal should not have been
to get the cast back together - it should have been to get the writers
back together. Given that duo, they could have recast and rebooted it
& I'd still have watched it, whereas I am not really interested in the
new stuff - it's just going to be sad.




--=20
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Fussiness was Re: Red Dwarf, my dog

Posted by Neil The~Hippy <hippyweb-at-btinternet.com> on 30 September 2012 | 0 Comments

On 30/09/12 09:10 PM, James Dening wrote:

>> it seemed to lose some of the essential Red Dwarfism...
>
Shouldn't that be "Red Dwarf-ness"


--
Neil The~Hippy, the really overfussy....

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Re: Red Dwarf, my dog

Posted by James Dening <james-at-dening.org> on 30 September 2012 | 0 Comments

> That's because it's awesome, and has barely dated in 20 years.
> --

I actually rewatching them all a few years ago, and thought Series 1
had dated. Series V I thought hit a peak, perhaps because Grant/Naylor
did some directing.

I thought Quarantine was one of the funniest things I'd ever seen,
along with much of that Series - Back to Reality was stunning - and
series VI, for example Gunmen of the Apocalypse/Emohawk: PM 2.

But then the new film style version of Series VII didn't sit so well
with me - it seemed to lose some of the essential Red Dwarfism...

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