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Re: Nothing In Particular

Post by jack » Sat Nov 09, 2019 5:50 pm

Freezing today in More Park in Maidstone.

That's where our ride started - in thick freezing fog...

Workshop has no heating yet. Can't wait...

Got to make a new cellar door - two parts, like a stable door...
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Re: Nothing In Particular

Post by Neal » Sat Nov 09, 2019 5:57 pm

Phil, I was there all day Friday you should have come over and said hi, we are right next to all the oil dripping old crap British bikes...

Left at three today as I needed to get back but I’m going up again tomorrow afternoon to collect the car
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Re: Nothing In Particular

Post by IslandPink » Sat Nov 09, 2019 6:01 pm

Ray P wrote:
Sat Nov 09, 2019 5:32 pm
IslandPink wrote:
Sat Nov 09, 2019 4:56 pm
Winter has started here -
Not been out on the bike then!
Funny you should say that.. I have intention to venture out on the bike tomorrow if it is dry as suggested.
To be fair the snow is a few miles out of town here.
However the neighbours have just come back from Oswestry where there was snow at low level.
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Re: Nothing In Particular

Post by Ray P » Sun Nov 10, 2019 4:23 pm

I walked into town earlier and, as I often do, popped into the local Oxfam store to see what CDs they have on their shelves - they have quite a nice little music section upstairs.

Anyway, there were a couple of guys there with what nust have been several hundred LPs on the floor, which they were going through, removing the sleeves, tearing them up and chucking them in a bin bag, the actual records were just tossed into into a container. I could see that many of the LPs were on good quality labels/well known performers and pieces. When I asked what they were doing they said it was surplus stock that was being disposed of. When I persisted a little they told me that a lot of LPs are disposed of if they don't sell after a few weeks so that there is stock churn and to keep their prices up. Apparently the sleeves go into the paper/card recycling and the LPs to landfill.

With an eye to a potential turntable build I asked if I could take a small selection from the pile for a 50p each donation; A resounding no!

I wasn't impressed on several fronts, told them so and left.

It's Oxfam policy and practice apparently.

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Re: Nothing In Particular

Post by Mike H » Sun Nov 10, 2019 10:41 pm

Bluddy hell :shock:
 
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Re: Nothing In Particular

Post by IslandPink » Sun Nov 10, 2019 11:19 pm

Stop donating LP's to Oxfam then, that's disgraceful.
They overprice their stock as well, any that have any value.
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Re: Nothing In Particular

Post by Ray P » Mon Nov 11, 2019 6:28 am

IslandPink wrote:
Sun Nov 10, 2019 11:19 pm
...that's disgraceful.
Yep, that's the word I used too.

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Re: Nothing In Particular

Post by pre65 » Mon Nov 11, 2019 10:09 am

Neal wrote:
Sat Nov 09, 2019 5:57 pm
Phil, I was there all day Friday you should have come over and said hi, we are right next to all the oil dripping old crap British bikes...

Left at three today as I needed to get back but I’m going up again tomorrow afternoon to collect the car
Sorry I missed you Neal.

BUT there was so much to see, really impossible to see everything in one day.
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Re: Nothing In Particular

Post by Mike H » Mon Nov 11, 2019 2:42 pm

For the past couple of weeks or so I've been following this ...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CeJgozB ... b&index=84

Workshopvlog ('vlog' = video log)
Two Dutch guys are restoring a Chinese copy (so they say!) of a Russian T55 tank. Apparently there are a few around to be picked up for rebuilding.

This playlist is subtitled to English (as opposed to other playlists), and you need to start at the bottom and go up to stay in chronological order.

It's basically watching guys at work, but quite engrossing.

:D
 
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Re: Nothing In Particular

Post by Mike H » Tue Nov 12, 2019 2:10 pm

When I made the PCL86 amp a year ago (yes really!), I got two used valves for it, a Seimens and a Tungsram. (Actually I bought 3, but the triode of one wasn't working.) Shortly after I also got more modern Mazda ones as spares. 4 as it happened, just as well.

Decided to try them out today for the first time. One channel completely dead (well, very very very VERY quiet). Put another of the Mazda's (so now only 1 left in its box).

Hmmm! I don't like 'em, they're giving me "transistor ear", even with the treble turned down a fair bit on the iTunes equaiiser. :( Even with treble reduction they're scratchy and nasty.

Waiting for them to cool down then I will put the old ones back in.
 
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Re: Nothing In Particular

Post by Nick » Tue Nov 12, 2019 3:02 pm

transistor ear
Err, that sort of proves that whatever it is you don't like, its not transistor ear.
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Re: Nothing In Particular

Post by pre65 » Tue Nov 12, 2019 3:44 pm

Nick wrote:
Tue Nov 12, 2019 3:02 pm
transistor ear
Err, that sort of proves that whatever it is you don't like, its not transistor ear.
I have used that phrase myself on occasions, and it's usually transistor amps that made me.
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Re: Nothing In Particular

Post by Mike H » Tue Nov 12, 2019 3:51 pm

That's where I got it from! It's more of an idiom describing an effect, not necessarily accurate. :D
 
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Re: Nothing In Particular

Post by Nick » Tue Nov 12, 2019 4:04 pm

not necessarily accurate.
That's all right then :-)
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Re: Nothing In Particular

Post by ed » Tue Nov 12, 2019 5:56 pm

Mike H wrote:
Tue Nov 12, 2019 3:51 pm
That's where I got it from! It's more of an idiom describing an effect, not necessarily accurate. :D
what effect is it describing, or more to the point what you think it's describing......

I'm at pains to understand using an expression if you know it's not accurate........

on second thoughts I'm just curious, not 'at pains'..
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