While the sample that Chuck sent me was not big enough for a head gasket, this stuff would be ideal for that job. To test the material, I made an exhaust gasket for my Southern Cross P Type 4hp engine. The engine ran for six hours prior to my leaving home for a show, then for a full day at the Upper Yarra Valley Draught Horse Festival. When I got home I took off the exhaust manifold and the gasket shows no signs of heat damage.…
Product DetailsProduct reviewed: Surviving World Steam Locomotives
Reviewer: Paul Pavlinovich
Date Reviewed: 17 Jan 2001
Overall Rating (0 = Terrible, 5 = Satisfactory, 10 = Magnificent): 8
Product made available for review by: James Heffner
Product is available from: James Heffner
Link to product homepage http://www.pernet.net/~james1/us_steam Price $A
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Installation & EnvironmentSurviving World Steam Locomotives is as the title suggests a database of surviving world steam locomotives. The database is designed to operate under the MS Windows environment. For the review I installed it under both Windows 98 and Windows NT 4.0. It installed easily, and performed under both environments well. As is normal with all good Windows software the application includes a simple installer/uninstaller. The application installs into its own directory and includes the stub version of Microsoft Access making the application independent of your installed environment. The application consumed 68.3MB of hard disk space. Since the application is dependant on Microsoft Access it will not operate in any environment apart from MS Windows.
The Windows 98 test computer was a generic desktop Pentium @ 166Mhz with 64MB of RAM. The NT 4.0 test computer was a Dell Laptop Pentim II @ 500MHz with 256MB of RAM.…
Product DetailsProduct reviewed: Magazine: Vintage Commercials Down Under
Reviewer: Paul Pavlinovich
Date Reviewed: 30 Jan 2001
Folloup Review: 04 Oct 2002
Overall Rating (0 = Terrible, 5 = Satisfactory, 10 = Magnificent): 9
Product is available from: Vintage Commercials Down Under Publishing
Price $A29 including postage for four issues to anywhere in Australia.
UPDATE Oct 2002The magazine has survived its first year and is moving from strength to strength. Now up to issue number 6. This latest issue is 30 pages! The photo quality has improved considerably from the early efforts and I'd have to say the production standard is now on par with any other dedicated magazine of its genre. Issue 6 included: Letters, News, Events, Show Reports, Artciles, Photo Essays such as Paddock Wrecks, Book reviews; and classifieds.
I just cannot recommend it enough - subscribe and support this Australian production. Steven is to be congratulated on his mammoth efforts in producing such a high quality publication from scratch. Remember he (like me!) needs authors to contribute, so write about your favourite and send in a few pics to Steven.