Reprieve for johnsmachines? Temporary?
Dear Reader, if you follow my posts you will know that I had stopped posting on WordPress because I had exceeded the 13gB memory limit.
I have been copying old posts to medium.com, and posting new ones there. Today I was copying some more, and I happened to notice that my wordpress memory limit had increased. There had been no notification of an increase. Maybe it was a mistake. So I posted the above video as a test, and to my surprise it was accepted. So I contacted support to see if there had been a change of policy. No, no policy change. Apparently it was a bug. Could it have been someone being kind? I asked. Possibly, was the reply. Do you want it changed back? NO!! I screamed.
So I have a 10gB reprieve. Enough for several years at my rate of usage. May be temporary. Time will tell. Meanwhile I will recommence posting here on WordPress, as well as medium.com/@johnsmachines
Very few of my johnsmachines.wordpress readers have switched to medium.com, so I was seriously considering pulling the plug on all future posting. So this is a reprieve. You will have the choice of seeing my posts here on WordPress, or at Medium.
P.S. The traction engine, tender, kids cart, custom fitted trailer with winch, and ~200kg of steaming coal is for sale. Located near Geelong, Victoria, Australia. Best offer over $AUD20k. Certification will be renewed prior to sale. Kids not included.
Hope it continues for you, was that an extra 10GB.
Looking forward to future posts.
Will be visiting Melbourne in May will check about your gettogethers closer to the date.
Glad for the reprieve John. I moved to the new place after you announced the change. However the last time I tried to check in, it wouldn’t find your blog. Not sure why. I for one look forward to reading your future posts. Thanks for taking the time and effort to share.
Great news John.
My attempt at changing failed because of what I assume was operator error, so this is excellent news.
Good find John. I do view on Medium but like Word-Press with no, or small side bar. There’s probably a setting somewhere to minimize the side bar in Medium but I have not found it.
Did some postings get deleted from the wordpress site due to the space issues. Im sure there were originally more posts on your Bolton Triple, for example details of how you made the spoked handwheel ? (Im still working on mine after 5 years cause work got in the way for a while)
Yes, some posts were deleted to free up some space. I annealed some 3mm brass rod, then wound it a few times around a mandrel like making a spring. Cut out the circles and silver soldered the ends to complete the outer ring of the handwheel. Then used a jig to drill the spoke holes in the outer ring and the spindle. Used the same jig to silver solder the spokes in place. A bit of tidying. Made 4 or 5 before I made one good enough to use on the model. Happy machining.