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#47431 OFFLINE   dozeydustman

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Posted 12 June 2018 - 04:38 PM

Oooh! Nixie tubes Epic!  I look forward to seeing the finished product :)

 

I have about 20 or so IN12Bs from somewhere in the "USSR"... got them a good few years ago but the way they came packed was something out of the 1600s (I also have a few more nixie tubes but just single examples...)

 

box wrapped up in wax paper tied up with string and then sealed with a wax stamp. felt like Hogwarts sent me a parcel or something...

 

do you have any of the big IN18s? id love a clock out of those but last I checked (like 4 years ago mind) the price for IN18s was a bit much... granted theres a guy who setup up a factory in an old castle building/making brand nixie tubes https://www.daliborfarny.com/ well worth checking out.

 

end game tho would be one of these monstrosities  :mrgreen: http://www.jb-electr...414.htm?lang=en one can dream :)

 

 

I have a clock made already with IN-12a tubes, the ones without the decimal point, took the tubes from my previous Arduino powered clock for which I needed to make a case but lacked the tools and craftsmanship, so got a £40 case off ebay. Just need to install the INS-1 neons into it for the flashing colons.

 

These little tubes are IN-16 paid about £20 for 6 as tested and used. These will be powered by the Arduino as I can make a prototyping board the same size as the Arduino circuit board and fit all 6 tubes on it - they're only about 12mm wide so dinky little things ideal for a watch, however I looking at other things I feel a clock would be more ideal as need 12v power. Might make a nice period fitment to a 50/60/70's motor....

 

IN-18s and those new ones Dalibor Farny makes are well out of my price range at the moment. Those huge ones are truly epic.


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Posted 12 June 2018 - 06:16 PM

This made me laugh out loud when I heard it on the radio today

 

The fashion shop H&M sold a lot of carrier bags in Windsor on the wedding day

 

Some kids went in and bought loads for 5p each then started selling them to tourists for £1 each as Harry & Megan souvenirs


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Posted 12 June 2018 - 07:35 PM

I have an old frequency counter in the loft that uses Nixie tubes. Tempted to get it out and bask in its glory.
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Posted 12 June 2018 - 07:47 PM

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Posted 13 June 2018 - 10:40 AM

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#47436 OFFLINE   dozeydustman

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Posted 13 June 2018 - 12:30 PM

I have an old frequency counter in the loft that uses Nixie tubes. Tempted to get it out and bask in its glory.

 

 

It will always find a good home in my man room/shed (delete as appropriate) if it ever needs rehoming.


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#47437 OFFLINE   dozeydustman

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Posted 13 June 2018 - 01:22 PM

^^^Still need to see if there are advisories on it. I'll get the papers later and see.

 

 

Amazingly the slight corrosion to the metal brake pipes and the deterioration of the rubber brake hoses wasn't mentioned this year. Always seems to get an advisory on the colour of the indicators so may do an LED conversion.

 

Nothing a 17-year old mechanics student can't handle!

 

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Posted 13 June 2018 - 01:23 PM

Just change them for new orange bulbs, cheaper!
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Posted 13 June 2018 - 02:40 PM

Someone on the 2/400 Owners Club has just bought an early base model 214.

 

It has a manual choke :shock: :-D


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Posted 13 June 2018 - 02:40 PM

Manual chokes are for winnars


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Posted 13 June 2018 - 02:56 PM

I for one, am shocked to my very core.



Can I write for these guys?

"We bought a Citroën Pluriel... It left us piss wet through."

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Posted 13 June 2018 - 03:27 PM

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Posted 13 June 2018 - 04:13 PM

Manual chokes are for Spanish BDSM flicks


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Posted 13 June 2018 - 05:41 PM

Just change them for new orange bulbs, cheaper!

 

 

They're only 6 months old max, as one side blew in January, the other in March. Either the MoT station is being really fussy (get this advised every year irrespective of the age of the bulb), or they're poor quality and the lacquer comes off really quick. They do look lemon-yellow as opposed to amber though.


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Posted 13 June 2018 - 05:42 PM

Having a nice walk by the canal with my 15 yr old  A grade scoring daughter, lamenting how intelligent she is and how well she's doing at school, lovely moment....until she screams " Oh my god can ducks fly " as one flew past.........moment shattered


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Posted 13 June 2018 - 05:55 PM

After eighteen months of the pain of restructuring and a change programme, the bosses gave us their proposal today... And it's good. My job is going to become a little more interesting and a little more well-paid, with a little less time on-call. Happy days.
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Posted 13 June 2018 - 08:09 PM

Having a nice walk by the canal with my 15 yr old  A grade scoring daughter, lamenting how intelligent she is and how well she's doing at school, lovely moment....until she screams " Oh my god can ducks fly " as one flew past.........moment shattered

 

if you feel the need to shatter her "Moment" too

 

just show her this video  :mrgreen: (warning video is hilarious but may scar you for life depending on what your sensitive about...)

 


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Posted 13 June 2018 - 09:52 PM

I have an old frequency counter in the loft that uses Nixie tubes. Tempted to get it out and bask in its glory.


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Posted 13 June 2018 - 10:04 PM

Having a nice walk by the canal with my 15 yr old  A grade scoring daughter, lamenting how intelligent she is and how well she's doing at school, lovely moment....until she screams " Oh my god can ducks fly " as one flew past.........moment shattered


I blame the parents...
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Posted 14 June 2018 - 08:06 AM

I can't get anything done today.

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Posted 14 June 2018 - 08:13 AM

Is that rabbit poo on your shirt?


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Posted 14 June 2018 - 08:53 AM

No it's duck poo.

They are going today much to the children's dismay.
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Posted 14 June 2018 - 09:03 AM

I hadn't worked out they were ducks till you said that!

 

Bit small for roasting aren't they?


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Posted 14 June 2018 - 09:23 AM

Not been out in the Puma for a good while and found the rev limiter in 4th today. 


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Posted 14 June 2018 - 01:00 PM

"It's a good car... no advisories" Was the comment from the MOT guy after surveying the '98 touring family back up emergency truckster. Shortly after I pointed to a pile of rust and under seal on the ramp "what's that from" I asked, imagining some excellent* old shite previously visiting... "It's from a 57 plate 307..." was the reply.


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Posted 14 June 2018 - 05:19 PM

The Mondeo seems to know that I'm trying to sell it so first it gave me 559.3 miles to 56.6 litres, and now the reach adjustment works on the wheel whereas it was only rake when I got it... So I was able to heel and toe between Duns and Cranshaws <3

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Posted 14 June 2018 - 06:29 PM

First mot today was a left hand drive (on French plates) Renault 25 which you might read about in a magazine sometime soon.A little while later a Peugeot J9 van.Again LHD and on French plates.This one you won't read about as it's just been sold to some hipster who's going to sell cheese out of it.Then after lunch a retest on  a Citroen CX .The steering wheel was on the correct side with this one though.

To balance it out late afternoon saw an aluminium body Jaguar XKR. The five point o supercharged one.


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Posted 14 June 2018 - 06:39 PM

Changed the battery in one of my 'rides' earlier so as my mind later wandered I stumbled across quite an interesting blog post about how they're made. This is an Indian factory so not PPE-heavy. Enjoy:

 

http://www.team-bhp....ar-battery.html


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Posted 14 June 2018 - 07:01 PM

I can't get anything done today.

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Posted 14 June 2018 - 08:17 PM

I have a pushbike with one of those eBay special engine conversions to fuck about with at work. Couldn’t find any two stroke oil yesterday so thought what the hell and used 10w40. It’s never ran so well! Normally it idles like a pig but it was purring yesterday and noticeably faster. Was smoking like a bastard though.
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