Nah, all you ned these days is a sonic screwdriver Alan - you can repair / restart ANYTHING with one of those, even space ships, just ask the Doctor !!! <VBG> ----- Original Message ----- From: "Alan Stepney" <alan@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx> To: <modeleng@xxxxxxxxxxxxx> Sent: Tuesday, January 08, 2008 9:26 PM Subject: [modeleng] Re: Link for anyone interested in valve technology > Fascinating! > > In fact, there is a lot of overlap between model engineering and radio, or > rather, there used to be in days of valves, when chassis' were sheet metal > work, and for VHF, assorted turned items were needed. > Sadly, much of that technology is disappearing. > > On one of the other boards, there is a discussion based upon the premise > that we (the older members) are the last generation who could re-start > technology in the event of some major global catastrophe. > Probably true. > > http://www.alanstepney.info > Alan Stepney's Model Engineering, steam, and workshop pages. MODEL ENGINEERING DISCUSSION LIST. To UNSUBSCRIBE from this list, send a blank email to, modeleng-request@xxxxxxxxxxxxx with the word "unsubscribe" in the subject line.