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transporter last won the day on May 6 2017

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  1. transporter

    Greetings From Lancashire

    Ask away, I do and many members here have the answer and knowledge to help
  2. i have one question, where did you get your case holding vice/clamp, ive never seen one like that, I like the way each side is a different size to fit between lugs
  3. transporter

    Stand alone microscope review

    Your welcome mate
  4. transporter

    Nice pick up

    I’ve seen this tip around the forums but it is actually on L&Rs website, they say you should see pit marks and slight damage, I will say that the foil I used was the thinnest foil I could find. Yes you do see a chiming movement there, there are 2, one is my fathers from his grand mother clock, I had it before but it wasn’t running right, first 3 train movement that I had worked on, so I have it back to see what I missed the first time, the other is for spares, just incase. As for SWC from Orpington you are correct shame they stopped trading. they
  5. transporter

    Nice pick up

    Managed to pick this up over the weekend at an auction, prices were very high with quite a few bidders and half the lots from last year, but I managed to get this for £35 amongst a few other bits and bobs. A swift clean as I was about to strip it down or send it off for repair, only because when I plugged it in it fizzed abit then stopped, so I was hunting around for places that sell parts etc etc whilst doing that I was doing the cleaning and stripping and was going through things logically so started with the fuses and yes the one in the plug had gone, to be fair it was an “ever ready” brand so god knows how old it was. Anyway i swapped it out and plugged it back in (tank half full with water) and turned it on, well it ran and ran with no problems. Gave it the tin foil test and this was the result after 30 secs or so. A nice amount of even destruction to the foil, im quite happy with my purchase and looking forward to putting it to good use.
  6. transporter

    Stand alone microscope review

    Just used mine yesterday do some close up Really close up jewel inspections on a pocket watch. ok yes I could of used a loup but these things are fantastic, I had a jewel that was broken in such a way it was like it was too big for the pivot on the escape wheel, no cracks it just looked like the centre had come away, or maybe it is just too big a jewel!!!!! Anyway I know I need a new one, hopefully might find the correct size in my spares.
  7. transporter

    Stand alone microscope review

    Gotta say I’ve been looking at microscopes for awhile but price has been a tad high, buying this was a gamble but it paid off, as like you say it’s very handy for those inspections, I’m extremely happy with it!
  8. transporter

    Stand alone microscope review

    I think that you can only see part of the movement when the camera is at it’s highest point, I will check tomorrow for you and let you know ok
  9. transporter

    Stand alone microscope review

    No it doesn’t have to be recording to use the screen, it works without an SD card just fine.
  10. transporter

    Stand alone microscope review

    To be fair guys nothing beats a Loup and the eyeball but this can be used for servicing, the base is a bit slippy but attaching the aforementioned card will sort that, the camera cannot be angled so it’s vertical I’m afraid. The magnification is adjustable by moving it up or down, at the highest point it is more than acceptable to use for servicing.
  11. transporter

    Stand alone microscope review

    Yes that’s what I thought, they are are a long pair of tweezers there aswell, my dumonts have a lot of room which makes for easier work in hairsprings.
  12. transporter

    Stand alone microscope review

    You won’t regret it mate, just been using mine on a job that I’d wish I’d never taken on ( we all know that feeling I’m sure ) anyway, I quick update for you, I said on my last post that you can’t turn the LED light off, well I was wrong!! You can and you can adjust the brightness too, very handy, it’s on a control wheel on the side of the screen where you slot the SD card. One thing I do do is place either a white bit of paper on the base, either that or a nice bit of green card that I use as a bench mat ( hobbycraft £2.50 for 20 A4 sheets ) this helps to emphasis what ever you are looking at making for a sharper image.
  13. transporter

    Stand alone microscope review

    I’ve another post with photos of the microscope in use, same title as this one mate. pop onto AliExpress and search for store “new beautiful life store” and you will und this item, now selling for £38 so even more of a bargain.
  14. Well gents a couple of weeks ago I jumped on a post about microscopes, at the time I had just ordered from AliExpress one of these, a 600x mag with built in screen etc etc. well it arrived and it’s great, it really is, the screen picture is very clear and the height of the screen and microscope are adjustable to the height where it is easy to manipulate hairsprings with tweezers in the vertical position. For jewel inspection etc you can lower it down to take advantage of that 600x mag and get a proper look at jewels and staffs etc etc. all in I’m very happy with this as it saves me having to have a laptop on the bench with leads etc getting in the way and also finding a program that works with the microscope. This one accepts a memory card and will take stills and 1080p HD video aswell all in one unit so it’s ideal. It’s light and as you can see quite compact, it’s powered by its own internal battery that has a 6 hour life before charging is required , a plug ( albeit a Euro 2 pin one ) and a usb lead is included for charging purposes. my only gripe is that you don’t seem to be able to turn off the led light when it’s switched on, but that is the only one so far. Well with the £40 and 3 week wait for it to arrive from China.
  15. Well gents a couple of weeks ago I jumped on a post about microscopes, at the time I had just ordered from AliExpress one of these, a 600x mag with built in screen etc etc. well it arrived and it’s great, it really is, the screen picture is very clear and the height of the screen and microscope are adjustable to the height where it is easy to manipulate hairsprings with tweezers in the vertical position. For jewel inspection etc you can lower it down to take advantage of that 600x mag and get a proper look at jewels and staffs etc etc. all in I’m very happy with this as it saves me having to have a laptop on the bench with leads etc getting in the way and also finding a program that works with the microscope. This one accepts a memory card and will take stills and 1080p HD video aswell all in one unit so it’s ideal. It’s light and as you can see quite compact, it’s powered by its own internal battery that has a 6 hour life before charging is required , a plug ( albeit a Euro 2 pin one ) and a usb lead is included for charging purposes. my only gripe is that you don’t seem to be able to turn off the led light when it’s switched on, but that is the only one so far. Well with the £40 and 3 week wait for it to arrive from China.
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