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Re: Gondor's Grumblings
« Reply #780 on: March 18, 2017, 07:35:05 am »
The Keyboard/Xylophone is a Carillon and uses the movement of a key or other means to cause a hammer to strike the side of a bell. This allows tunes to be played as long as the music key of the tune fits the notes that the bells are is as they are fixed in note and pitch. Clock chimes such as Hour, half hour and quarter hours use the same method.

In some churches, loud speakers will play recorded chimes for the hours and other quarters making it appear that they have active bells as they system can be far cheaper than repairing an existing set of bells and their frame, a lack of people to ring the bells can also be a factor or indeed a minister/priest etc who dislikes bells could also be a cause for proper bells not being rung.

"Proper Bell Ringing", which I do is more that a bell hung on the gable end of a church with a rope attached to it. That kind of bell can only be chimed. A reasonable explanation of "Proper Bell Ringing" can be found here. I have only recently gotten back into bell ringing, 18 months ago, after a thirty year break and I am now progressing in capability at a steady pace learning new methods reasonably regularly.

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Re: Gondor's Grumblings
« Reply #781 on: March 18, 2017, 08:06:35 am »
Man, that's just straight up cool!  Fascinating stuff.... glad you got back to it and are progressing. Kind of reminds me of model building how I got back into THAT. Renewed interest and all that... can't beat it.

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Re: Gondor's Grumblings
« Reply #782 on: March 18, 2017, 09:37:08 am »
Man, that's just straight up cool!  Fascinating stuff.... glad you got back to it and are progressing. Kind of reminds me of model building how I got back into THAT. Renewed interest and all that... can't beat it.

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Re: Gondor's Grumblings
« Reply #783 on: March 18, 2017, 10:09:46 pm »
It's a real art and it's fascinating to watch.
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Re: Gondor's Grumblings
« Reply #784 on: March 20, 2017, 12:37:42 pm »
Rather pissed off at the moment as bing appears to have totally taken over all search functions on my PC! This means I cant use Google to do image searches which is what I prefer to do when looking for a lot of reference material  :banghead: :banghead: :banghead: :banghead: :banghead: :banghead: :banghead: :banghead: :banghead: :banghead:

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Re: Gondor's Grumblings
« Reply #785 on: March 20, 2017, 12:51:31 pm »
Alistair, get Firefox and set it as your default browser.
That is what I have and I have no problems like you are having at the moment.

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Re: Gondor's Grumblings
« Reply #786 on: March 20, 2017, 01:37:41 pm »
Alistair, get Firefox and set it as your default browser.
That is what I have and I have no problems like you are having at the moment.

Jim

Jim, I am using Firefox and it is my default browser, that's what's getting me mad about it  :banghead: :banghead: :banghead: :banghead: :banghead: :banghead:

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Re: Gondor's Grumblings
« Reply #787 on: March 29, 2017, 07:47:02 am »
Well I eventually got rid of bing from Firefox and google is now my default search engine, mainly because it really works well for me when looking for images. My PC has also decided that it will recognise and talk to my Microsoft Windows 10 phone again after showing an MTP Device error for a few weeks  :unsure:

Anyway, I am really hoping that in a couple of days time I have good news on the job front, I was one of two people being interviewed for a job, some distance away from home but with good pay  :thumbsup:  which if I get the job means I will be at Telford this year.

Modelling wise I keep moving from one build to another and never finishing anything. The latest distractions are a possible P.1009 Sea Typhoon and a P.1027 Eagle powered Tempest.
Its annoying when I keep coming up with ideas and never finishing any of them especially when building for Group Builds as I invariably never finish anything for them  :banghead:

I think part of the problem is that I like organising the parts needed for a build, then over time as the build progresses the accumulation of parts finishes and its all hard graft  :-\

Anyway, I think I will attempt the P.1027 as a scratch built conversion because talking about it here has helped make up my mind to build it, more fool me for makeing a rod for my back, again  :banghead:

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Re: Gondor's Grumblings
« Reply #788 on: March 29, 2017, 10:59:24 am »
Good luck with the job bit! Glad you got some computer probs ironed out, too, that stuff can be maddening....


As for the rest, I've been mentioning here and there in various places that we need a "clear the bench" group build (with loose rules) so we can muster up motivation to get things done. Once our current GB is over with and once I am done with a couple other things I'm going to do my own personal "clear the bench" month (or week, or whatever) and maybe I can get some of the rest of yas to join me.   ;) ;)
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Re: Gondor's Grumblings
« Reply #789 on: March 30, 2017, 06:44:16 am »
Yup, best of luck with the job mate  :thumbsup:
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Re: Gondor's Grumblings
« Reply #790 on: April 05, 2017, 03:23:22 pm »
Well with NOT having heard anything about the job I really am interested in so applied for another which is far closer and at least the same wage, but shift work and dirtier and nosier, I phoned the agency that contacted me about the job in Livingstone. It sounds as if I effectively have the job but the company has been checking a few things about the job with another agency as they have been worried that I might bet bored :unsure: I did give feedback that will get passed onto the company which should also help improve my chances of ensuring I get that job. In the mean time I just keep plodding along doing the odd bit of modelling every now and again.

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Re: Gondor's Grumblings
« Reply #791 on: April 06, 2017, 06:12:27 am »
Intriguing, best of luck mate
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Re: Gondor's Grumblings
« Reply #792 on: May 04, 2017, 03:35:25 pm »
Thought I had better update this a bit seeing the last post was a month ago.

Scottish Nationals were last weekend, I think next year I will be booking into a B&B at getting up early in the morning to travel up to Perth is starting to get a bet too much.

My build rate is going to drop again. Yes I know its difficult to go slower than I usually do but I got the job I was after in Livingstone so my days are filled with work and the evening are filled with me recovering from the early start to my day. The main points are that its permanent days which gives me a social life and daylight, its only 37 1/2 hours per week and the pay is quite good too  ;D  So now I am in gainful employ which means I can buy things on a more frequent basis. Rather tempted by some Eduard Spitfires at the moment but we shall have to wait and see.

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Re: Gondor's Grumblings
« Reply #793 on: May 05, 2017, 05:39:31 am »
Good news about the job mate, well done  :thumbsup:
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Re: Gondor's Grumblings
« Reply #794 on: May 06, 2017, 04:03:56 am »
Nice, bro!!!   That's some good stuff and what a relief, huh! 
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