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My workbench/room(??!!) - How do I find anything? You tell me!!!

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Now you know why my proxy cars look and perform the way they do ............. like S..T

The only consolation is that the missus avoids coming in here like the plague!

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The only organised thing in my workroom - my car cadddy........

 

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My workbench/room(??!!) - How do I find anything? You tell me!!!

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Now you know why my proxy cars look and perform the way they do ............. like S..T

The only consolation is that the missus avoids coming in here like the plague!

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The only organised thing in my workroom - my car cadddy........

 

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Man,that might actually be untidier than mine!

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ummm, errr...... I have been telling myself a number of times that I need to clean things up but saying something and doing it are two totally different stories!! Still, I may have to get around to doing it one day, whenever that may be! :rolleyes: So I guess this makes me the MESSIEST GUY on this forum!!!! :wub::lol: :lol: :D :D

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<p>In the model room</p>

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<p>In the garage</p>

 

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Jeez, I thought I worked in a mess but Lim and the Sigmaman even make me look good.

 

i was thinking the same thing. Maybe I am not as messy as I thought.

 

Cheers

Barry

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Well I figured it was time to add to this thread seeing that ive just recently moved from the lounge room to our unused spare bedroom.

 

I needed the gopro just so I could capture the small area in 1 shot.

 

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And lastly the junk on the other side of the room that needs to go somewhere as i have more i need to move in.

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Justin

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i have the same type of dress, but in Emerald. its great RACE tactics, as the person next to you is distracted.

 

Justin that colour is nice, but i suspect you would be having hard time deciding what high heels to wear with that.

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I like your blue dress hanging on the door. Very fetching.

I try to keep the wife out of the room, but her stuff just keeps hanging around.

I have the same G27 setup as that, hyperdrive seat too, great to use :-)

 

That traxxs revo is a tough bit of gear..

I haven't used the g27 in about 2 years now, it was put in the 'junk' room when we cleaned up and was never rediscovered until recently, I still need to find a place in the lounge room for it.

The Revo is an awesome piece of gear. There is actually 2 there, 1 is standard, the other is getting a no expense spared rebuild (it's just taking me forever to finish as slot cars keep stealing it's budget).

Lookin' good Justin ..the more room for slot cars the better..but then again you know what my room is like.. :unsure:

Yes I don't quite have the collection you have there kev.

 

Hopefully I'll find the rest of the floor this week, and can call the room my own.

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I finally tidied up my workbench. The black box with the meters in it, is to allow power to be distributed from a single bench supply to various tools, at variable voltage, as the lathes and other units are happy at different voltages.

 

It has 7 power feeds which I thought was overkill until I started plugging things in, then realized I should have squeezed in one more. as I don't even have a spare.

 

Everything is on banana plugs for portability, as our club do a number of "build and race" afternoons each year, and then there's the 12 hour enduro and other "away" events.

 

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I know what the locals are going to say "it never looks tidy like that"

 

And my response is -

"yes it does - at least until half an hour before you lot arrive to race - at which point I strategically throw as much junk onto the bench as possible, hide the good tools, and make it as difficult as I can for anyone to use the space for running repairs "

 

someone might believe me

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The red number is the voltage, the blue is the current consumption - to two decimal places.

The current is the more critical detail, as when I am truing up tyres, the current consumption rises as you apply load to the drum/pad with the tyres.

It is really helpful to be able to gauge the load on the tyres - and how much they heat up by seeing it rise from the free spinning load - especially when you're doing soft rubbers, which will ball up and/or tear if you stress them too much.

 

The rotary dial adjusts the voltage and the switch is just on / off - except one panel where it reverses the polarity of the output.

These are the meter units, about AU$6 each

The refresh rate is a bit slow, so they don't show accurate voltage when the output dialed below about 50% input and not loaded, but near enough. Once there is load across the circuit they're fine. . . .apart from the one I accidentally hooked up backwards one day when I flicked a polarity switch on my old power board, never been quite the same since I smoked it.....

 

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And these are the PWM controller units behind the dial knobs. about AU$7

I have tried 5 different PWM units over the past couple of years, some work better thn others, Some won't drop the voltage to zero, so I had to use diodes in the line. Others are a bit dodgy on the chop of the voltage.

 

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eeeeeeeeeeeeeeek !.....it is tidy but give it a week and the usual array will return...

 

nice plug arrangement too.

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make it as difficult as I can for anyone to use the space for running repairs

 

yes Mark will all know you are getting older and slower and need every little bit of advantage you can get

just go with the flow and wave nicely as we pass you

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make it as difficult as I can for anyone to use the space for running repairs

 

yes Mark will all know you are getting older and slower and need every little bit of advantage you can get

just go with the flow and wave nicely as we pass you

 

he was just this guy buying some boxing timber off me. One year on, I think I have created a monster..... shall we call him :Craig2? help.gif

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