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    Help! I need a translator. I failed English at...

    Help! I need a translator.
    I failed English at school even though I can read, write and understand the language. In fact I have had articles published in magazines.
    I work with a person from...
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    Try finding a wholesaler close to you. eg Manhiem...

    Try finding a wholesaler close to you. eg Manhiem or Pickles. You may need to truck the vehicle to the site if it can not be driven.
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    Nice one Keith. If ever you do a diesel outline,...

    Nice one Keith.
    If ever you do a diesel outline, you could use this for the frame so you only have "down hand" welding. :D

    Is the frame a 'Keithbilt'?
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    I am not surprised the paintwork is time...

    I am not surprised the paintwork is time consuming after looking at the prototype.
    When it was built wages were probably a few cents an hour or day, labor was cheap but decorative painting was the...
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    I am not a fan of square/robertson drive. You...

    I am not a fan of square/robertson drive. You need to be in a direct line or the bit slips and the head gets chewed up.

    I am finding more items at a lower price than Bunnings.
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    I think it means :( or :(( by four. Not a happy...

    I think it means :( or :(( by four. Not a happy chappy.
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    :wts:

    :wts:
  8. Thread: Old 99

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    The panel in the roof is a vent. The cab has a...

    The panel in the roof is a vent. The cab has a heater that tends to be on all the time :rolleyes:. At Puffing Billy the roof vents tend to be always open and perhaps closed if it is pouring with...
  9. Thread: Old 99

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    Looking good. :2tsup:

    Looking good. :2tsup:
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    I guess that building the tank was riveting. At...

    I guess that building the tank was riveting.
    At least you did not not need to heat them up red hot and then bead the end over with an air hammer.
    Its the detail that makes all the difference.
  11. Thread: Old 99

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    "...starting to move forward a little..." It...

    "...starting to move forward a little..."
    It will move forward (and back) a little easier on wheels. :rolleyes:
    Looking great. I can't wait to see the wheels.
  12. Thread: Old 99

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    Derek, what you refer to as pistons look more...

    Derek, what you refer to as pistons look more like cylinders, cylinder covers and crosshead guides.

    Like your car, the engine has pistons but you generally do not see them as they are in the...
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    Have you considered a scroll saw? You need to...

    Have you considered a scroll saw? You need to drill a hole in your blank and feed the blade through for internal cuts (and then remove the blade) but it has similar pluses to bandsaw for what you...
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    I see you are getting around to your tender tank....

    I see you are getting around to your tender tank.
    For a moment I thought you were cutting the fuel for the tender but I see it is only the corners. For the fuel, just look what is in the garden. Cut...
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    My understanding is that Festo/Festool tracks...

    My understanding is that Festo/Festool tracks originally had one joiner. Hence why today in the product there is a /2. eg FS1400/2 FS Guide Rail 1400 mm to indicate two joiners.
  16. So sad. :( Did not go there often but have...

    So sad. :(
    Did not go there often but have bought the odd item there over thirty years. I could also get Festool bits from them.

    Thankfully I have not needed a power tool repaired recently, but...
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    Slicks are the normal racing tyre, however I...

    Slicks are the normal racing tyre, however I would not discard the grooved ones - save them for a rainy day.
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    In case contaminates have been put in the fuel...

    In case contaminates have been put in the fuel tank.
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    Here in Australia, we generally apply the...

    Here in Australia, we generally apply the "parking brake".

    Perhaps the woman seeing the puppy said "Just put it in the park". :rolleyes:
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    I hope your cough has nothing to do with...

    I hope your cough has nothing to do with something starting with Carona...
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    Coming together nicely. Puffing Billy railway...

    Coming together nicely.

    Puffing Billy railway museum at Menzies Creek Menzies Creek Museum - Puffing Billy has both a Shay and a Climax engine. The latter is operative. (Unfortunately not...
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    I often need to repair something the nurses have...

    I often need to repair something the nurses have put tape on.
    No fun trying to get the tape off.
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    Have a look at any writing on the tube. Should...

    Have a look at any writing on the tube. Should tell you if it is LED or not.
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    Just have a look at a couple of Keith 1's builds...

    Just have a look at a couple of Keith 1's builds for an idea of cab details.
  25. Contact the administrators.

    Contact the administrators.
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    Very nice colors and a very bright design. More...

    Very nice colors and a very bright design. More so with what you and all of us are going through at the moment.

    Hopes it brighten ups many lives.
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    Looks interesting, I'm on board. About what size...

    Looks interesting, I'm on board.
    About what size will it be when finished?
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    Axle box covers make it look complete. Like the...

    Axle box covers make it look complete. Like the KH casting. :2tsup:
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    Looking good Keith. Just need the axle box covers...

    Looking good Keith. Just need the axle box covers to fit over the bearing. (Perhaps you could have KH cast in them.)
    With the brakes just remember that your best friend gravity is what causes the...
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    :2tsup: Looks a really good model. Well done.

    :2tsup:
    Looks a really good model. Well done.
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    Sorry to hear your cars been stolen. Hopefully...

    Sorry to hear your cars been stolen.
    Hopefully it will be recovered without much damage.
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    Read that as a railway driver to his new fireman....

    Read that as a railway driver to his new fireman.
    Start shoveling, John.
  33. Might add to weight and cost, but makes it easier...

    Might add to weight and cost, but makes it easier to hang on hollow walls. (Unlike some flat pack cabinets.)
  34. I heard DT say America was the envy of the world....

    I heard DT say America was the envy of the world. Not sure why though? Perhaps because of more cases and deaths?

    Thank you for the first hand in sight.
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    With "Stay at home" orders what will be the...

    With "Stay at home" orders what will be the outcome in 12 months.

    Will there be a spike up (or down) in births?
    Will there be an increase in separation and divorces?
    Perhaps there will be an...
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    Farmer went to the bank for a loan and was turned...

    Farmer went to the bank for a loan and was turned down. :(
    That weekend he won the lottery, more than the loan amount. :)
    Guess which bank he did not deposit the winnings in?
  37. Thread: Making room

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    VICTORIA Re 1 "Ryobi 10" Sliding Crosscut Mitre Saw", is...

    Re 1 "Ryobi 10" Sliding Crosscut Mitre Saw", is it a sliding saw or just a compound miter saw as pictured?

    Can you include a picture of the actual item rather than one off the internet?
  38. HEADS UP Listened to the service from the Australian War...

    Listened to the service from the Australian War Memorial. Only one in the street up. Had some candles along the driveway.

    Lest We Forget.
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    My thought was the coarse thread screwed directly...

    My thought was the coarse thread screwed directly in to timber, the finer thread into a fitting, or a nut. Used in furniture to attach legs or castors.

    I am sure I will corrected if wrong.
  40. HEADS UP I have often thought of going to the dawn service...

    I have often thought of going to the dawn service but never have.
    This year I plan to light some candles in the driveway. I also have a plan of putting a candle in a glass jar in case of poor...
  41. It is a while since I have been there but I have...

    It is a while since I have been there but I have had no issues with Centrecom.
    I live within a short distance of two of their shops. One is very small (about 10m2) where you get good personal...
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    Cordless Drill

    Cordless drill. $19 inc postage. Very clean. Comes with chuck key. No battery charger (required)

    Footprint 160A Hand Drill
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    Sorry, this one is over my head.

    Sorry, this one is over my head.
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    I understand your frustration. I work in a...

    I understand your frustration.
    I work in a medical facility. Currently we have closed wards and in the wards still operating a lot of empty beds.
    Staff ratios are crazy. Normally about four or five...
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    I see the erecting shop did not close for Easter....

    I see the erecting shop did not close for Easter.

    I thought you were going to say the locomotive was 1.5 M for social distancing, but with the tender you will be far enough apart. When you start...
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    Lockdown job

    In February SWMBO bought a chest freezer and then went mad stocking up for the lockdown we now have. Having time on my hand and plenty of 16mm melamine sheet, I bought some brackets and made up some...
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    I had been planing to make a box for my Festool...

    I had been planing to make a box for my Festool track alignment tool for over two years and while I did actually start it late last year, the actual build did not commence until March this year when...
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    For what ever reason, "...ad is no longer...

    For what ever reason, "...ad is no longer available."
  49. What you have not mentioned is how much space you...

    What you have not mentioned is how much space you have, or how you plan to deal with saw dust.

    For myself, a circular saw and guide rail and clamps is the cheap way to go - assuming you have a...
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    I would not have been able to pick that it was an...

    I would not have been able to pick that it was an old watch.
    Looks like a pressure gauge to me. You also have the correct units, Pounds per square inch. Younger folk might need to look that up!
    ...
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