Churchill Computurn 290 retrofit (again)

  1. eSCHEn

    eSCHEn Bit Wrangler Staff Member

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    This tape's a lot more like paper in consistency than the normal stuff which is quite plastic and not as flexible.

    Here is a few of the size options and vertical orientation. That's a bit of 1mm 316 filler rod they're stuck on for scale. WP_20190218_12_41_21_Pro.jpg WP_20190218_12_42_14_Pro.jpg

    Edit; and here's the tape that's in the machine (paper white):
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  2. Hood

    Hood If it walks like a duck....

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    Got the control fitted to the housing this morning and got the cables plugged in and run along the frame. It will be a while before I get time to start on the actual retrofit though.

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  3. eSCHEn

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    Looks a grand job mate. Even hides the paint a bit :whistle: :hug:
     
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  4. Hood

    Hood If it walks like a duck....

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    Meeowwww :D
     
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    Lol, you know my feelings on unecessary tititation and we share the same amount of love of painting :D

    Actually looks fine that paint. Takes your eye of the midden :whistle: :D :D xxx
     
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  6. Hood

    Hood If it walks like a duck....

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    That is the clean part of my workshop I will have you know.
     
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  7. RichardM Member

    New paint looks fine, much better than my Aldi white :thumbup:

    but it looks to be let down by the older paintwork on the lathe. Maybe a new lick of paint for the lathe would be good :whistle:
     
  8. Hood

    Hood If it walks like a duck....

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    There is about as much chance of that happening as there is of me beating Usain Bolt in the 100m.
     
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  9. Hood

    Hood If it walks like a duck....

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    Chuffed with the label printer, took me 2 attempts to do a connector block as initially I set the spacing at 5mm but it was too short, I then found the setting to change to Imperial units and set it for 0.2" and it came out pretty good.
    Much better than just having 1,2,3 etc as that means I need to keep referencing to documents when wiring and any time in the future when I need to alter or whatever but this way I know instantly what they are for :)

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    One thing I wasn't so happy about was I bought some heat shrink for the printer, printed the first one and it looked good then I punched in all of the ones I needed, pressed print and it never fed out the tube, bleeding cassette is jammed. It was a compatible cassette so I have ordered the real thing from Screwfix and will pick up tomorrow so hopefully it is better.
     
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  10. Hood

    Hood If it walks like a duck....

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    Getting carried away with my new toy, wonder how long the labels will stay on, seem fine at the moment but they are again compatible rather than genuine Brother so...

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    I give in.
    Thought I had a clue about computers and such but no. I am totally lost.:(:ashamed::ashamed: but love to observe and hopefully learn a bit from those that do.
     
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  12. Hood

    Hood If it walks like a duck....

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    That makes two of us. I just make it up as I go along and hopefully it all works :D
     
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  13. RichardM Member

    Looks good, hopefully will last, if in a cabinet shouldn't be any UV degradation and so much easier than 1234 etc.
     
  14. Hood

    Hood If it walks like a duck....

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    Got the heatshrink today and it seems fine although I am not so sure if it is the best option for the thin wires (1mm Dia) as it doesn't quite shrink down enough.
    Here are the 1mm wires with flags and heat shrink.

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    For the heavier wires however I think it is good, here it is on some 2mm Dia wires which a lot of the machine side are (or bigger)

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  15. eSCHEn

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    Is that 2:1 or 3:1? The latter's easier to use but I normally only find it glue-lined.
     
  16. Hood

    Hood If it walks like a duck....

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    It is just 2:1 I think, it is all you can get for it as far as I am aware.
    It is expensive as well hence the reason I went with the compatible at first but I have since found lablezone is a bit cheaper for the genuine so if I get more I will go there.
     
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  18. Hood

    Hood If it walks like a duck....

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    Aye but that wouldn't fit in the printer as far as I am aware as it needs to be in the cartridge which I think has the ink tape as well.
     
  19. eSCHEn

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    Ohhhh right got ya - I didn't realise it was heat shrink printable lol!

    I was printing onto label paper and wrapping around. I then go over this whole assembly with the clear heat shrink.

    Crossed wires (pun intended) :D x
     
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  20. Hood

    Hood If it walks like a duck....

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    What kind of annoys me with this printer is it feeds out some before it prints, so that section is wasted. I think the smallest setting for that is 24mm and the tape/heat shrink is expensive enough without that waste.
    Does your Dyno do that as well?
     
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