Here is a list of all the postings kevin b has made in our forums. Click on a thread name to jump to the thread.
|Thread: Flying Scale Models Magazine.|
That's good news Jeff.
This thread caused me to look at my magazine collections and though I couldn't help with this one I was surprised at how many FSM magazines I had !
As collections go it is nowhere near complete and I have decided it would be interesting to see if I can possibly do so. If anybody has any surplus to their needs let me know and I will send you a "wish list". I don't expect them for free, but I won't be paying silly prices (born and bred in Yorkshire).
|Thread: Laser Engines - Technical questions|
Slightly off topic, but I think Jon should self isolate at the workshop, whilst all the other staff are off. He will be able to use the machinery to turn out lots of lovely new engines !
|Thread: Is this weather ever going to get better!!!!!!!!!!!!!|
I'm going to go charge some batteries up. It's going to be a good flying day tomorrow and I have been in the garden all day today.
Just in case you are wondering. This is the view from my garden.
I'm self-isolating (guess who owns the field).
Bang goes that excuse for driving past the flying field.
However, flying model aeroplanes is classed as a sport and I do need regular exercise (which usually involves a lot of walking to retrieve crashed models)
Edited By kevin b on 25/03/2020 17:03:21
|Thread: Shops closing|
Just received an email from HobbyKing saying the UK warehouse is now closed.
Hope you all managed to get stocked up last week. I should think by the weekend online shopping will be minimal as most of the shops will be closed. Apart from the international ones.
Fortunately (being a Yorkshire modeller) I have enough materials and kits in stock to last me at least 5 years (not so sure about loo rolls though. Maybe 6 month's worth).
|Thread: New model required: comments?|
You are probably going to have time to build both of them I should think, the way things are going.
There are many out there that can cut you parts, but I would suggest trying one of the established companies unless you have a recommendation from someone you know and trust. More often than not, the quality of the parts cut is dependent on the quality of the original plans. When I am cutting from plans (for myself) I can spend quite some time cleaning up the templates before committing the files to the machine.
Recently I have been"playing with some old (free magazine) plans. It's amazing how many of the templates drawn on them do not fit. Some being the wrong size and others being the wrong shape, or not square. Modern digital plans are a lot easier ! Though there are still mistakes to be found (when building) on them.
Mind you, for me half the fun of building from plans is trying to make them work.
|Thread: Insanity seems to be setting in|
Has anybody noticed how much busier the forum is these days ?
|Thread: An Isolation Mass Build?|
How about a scale model of an air ambulance.
Just think chaps. By the time this is all over, those of you with significant other halves will have amassed shed loads of brownie points. Having done all the jobs that you promised to do, but never had the time. Plus, by that time said other half will be so fed up of you "being under her/his feet" (got to keep it politically correct) that you will be positively pushed out of the door towards the flying field. The downside is that every parcel arriving will be scrutinised, so sneaking anything in will be more difficult. That and the fact that you will actually had to do all those jobs.
|Thread: Insanity seems to be setting in|
Due to the ongoing demand, Morrisons have taken on extra staff to cope with extra deliveries.
At the moment.
I worry about industry and commerce. With people locking themselves in at home 24 hours for weeks on end, I feel sorry for shop keepers, restaurants, hotels, burglers............
Local supermarket have just delivered my order. They aren't the cheapest, but the service is excellent.
As I said in the posting (it was a reply to Erfolg and to be read in context). I am getting worried about Him.
Erfolg. I am starting to worry about you.
I eventually got past said driver, who appeared to be about 3ft tall and over the age of 90 with white hair She didn't seem bothered in any way and as I sped away She returned back to the centre of the road with 2 wheels either side of the white line.
The London Met have just had a delivery of toilet rolls.
Similarly at McDonalds.
Meanwhile Tesco have announced the arrival of the first of their new fleet of home delivery vehicles.
10 out of 10 for common sense !
I go into to the local town (12 miles away) every 2-3 weeks or so to shop and fill my freezer. Usually on a Monday morning as it is quiet and it was. Until I went to the supermarket !!! I'm glad I went to the other shops first. It was a sea of grey and bald heads with hardly a spare trolley to be found. Fortunately I had no problems getting my usual provisions apart from potatoes and carrots (?). The staff were looking really (and I mean REALLY) stressed. I wonder if it will be as bad when I go next time in 3 weeks ? I then called in at the Post Office to drop off a parcel and there was no queue, which is most unusual for "all of it" day (if you have ever been in the Post Office on Monday morning, you will know what I mean).
Just to add insult to injury, on my way home (country roads) I got stuck behind a Honda Jazz and you guessed it, driving at 35mph in a 60mph area !
Edited By kevin b on 16/03/2020 13:07:38
I second that.
That should help reduce the prison population.
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