3/32" silver steel rod needed

Hi all,
Anyone have a piece lying around - I need to make some valve gear pins.
thanks
Lee

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I supply it via my business - www.justtheticket.tv - at 1.40 for 13" plus P & P. If you are happy to take it in two 6" lengths I'd be able to get iti in a jiffy bag, and would tape it to an offcut of something cheap to try to prevent it getting bent in the post.
All the best,
Roger Melton
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steamer wrote:

1. your HTML sucks, big time.
For instance, the capitalisation of the "Round" menu button image "Just the ticket_files/8.GIF" is erratic, leading to it not displaying on most of the pages.
The "conditions of sale" page goes to a future projects ? "Ugly Betty" page, and the sizes of the image spaces on that page is inconsistent with the size of the images. Also, the links on the conditions page menu are to files on someone's desktop, not files on the server, so you are stuck on that page, you can't get anywhere from it.
The .bmp on paints_2 doesn't seem to exist, and it may not be displayed properly in many popular browsers - you should only use .jpeg or .gif image formats, and maybe .png if you are that way inclined.
In general the HTML is messy and redundant, especially the text bits. For example:
<DIV style="Z-INDEX: 1; LEFT: -2px; OVERFLOW: hidden; WIDTH: 233px; POSITION: absolute; TOP: 0px; HEIGHT: 200px"><IMG height 0 src="Just the ticket_files/imgU9VNT.gif" width#3 border=0></DIV>
The logo is in a box whose size is defined twice, with the result that you will get edge effects around the logo box on many browsers (even if the sizes are the same). Define it once, or not at all.
The height and width attributes have the scr attribute between them, rather than being together - that's just a question of style, but like the rest of the HTML it's messy, as in using this:
..[
<DIV><FONT style="FONT-SIZE: 12pt">Authentic Railway Enamels</FONT></DIV> <DIV><FONT style="FONT-SIZE: 12pt"></FONT>&nbsp;</DIV> <DIV><FONT style="FONT-SIZE: 12pt">The enamels are available in various finishes as shown below</FONT></DIV> <DIV><FONT style="FONT-SIZE: 12pt"></FONT>&nbsp;</DIV> <DIV><FONT style="FONT-SIZE: 12pt">G=Gloss</FONT></DIV> <DIV><FONT style="FONT-SIZE: 12pt">D=Dull</FONT></DIV><DIV><FONT style="FONT-SIZE: 12pt">M=Matt</FONT></DIV> <DIV><FONT style="FONT-SIZE: 12pt"><BR></FONT></DIV> <DIV><FONT style="FONT-SIZE: 12pt"></FONT>&nbsp;</DIV> <DIV><FONT style="FONT-SIZE: 12pt">Please note that the normal finish for tinlets is either Dull or Matt.</FONT></DIV>
<DIV><FONT style="FONT-SIZE: 12pt"></FONT>&nbsp;</DIV> <DIV><FONT style="FONT-SIZE: 12pt">Only Lining colours are available in Gloss in all sizes including tinlets.</FONT></DIV> <DIV><FONT style="FONT-SIZE: 12pt"></FONT>&nbsp;</DIV> <DIV><FONT style="FONT-SIZE: 12pt">Metallics, i.e. Brass, Copper, Steel etc. are ONLY available in tinlets.</FONT></DIV> <DIV><FONT style="FONT-SIZE: 12pt"></FONT>&nbsp;</DIV> <DIV><FONT style="FONT-SIZE: 12pt"></FONT>&nbsp;</DIV>
]..
to produce:
..[
Authentic Railway Enamels
The enamels are available in various finishes as shown below
G=Gloss D=Dull M=Matt
Please note that the normal finish for tinlets is either Dull or Matt.
Only Lining colours are available in Gloss in all sizes including tinlets.
Metallics, i.e. Brass, Copper, Steel etc. are ONLY available in tinlets.
]..
... For goodness sake! You only need one <DIV><FONT style="FONT-SIZE: 12pt">...</FONT></DIV> here!
As for the use of <DIV><FONT style="FONT-SIZE: 12pt"></FONT>&nbsp;</DIV>, for a newline, stylistically that's just plain disgusting!
However, last but most important, it hasn't been tested properly before being exposed to the light.
I usually put sites on the 'net using a private URL, then test them on my computers at home (XP, Vista, MacOs, Debian, Ubuntu, OpenBSD : browsers IE 4.5 5, 6 and 7, Firefox, Opera, Safari, - then I go down to the local cybercafe and test every page and every function on their machines before putting sites online.
That may well not all be necessary - however, you do need to test every function of a site on a different machine than the one you wrote it on, and preferably with a different browser, before unleashing it on the world.
This may all sound harsh, but I normally charge a *lot* for doing this sort of stuff, and here you get it for free :)
- 2. You could do with some better graphic design - though there are some good parts to the site. I'm not a graphic designer, but that much is obvious. You should consult one, or at least some sort of artist friend.
3. If you want sales, you really have to tell people what your p+p terms are. If you haven't decided yet, now's the time to do so.
Cheap P+P, especially on small orders, is a big plus to the customer - but it may only get you small orders. Consider whether p+p is an acitivity on which you want to make a profit - it's a lot of work after all. Don't ever sell p+p at a loss though - I don't mean don't occasionally send a parcel for cheap/free, but that overall your p+p operations should not make a loss.
Online ordering and accepting credit cards are also big pluses.
-- Peter Fairbrother
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: steamer wrote: : > I supply it via my business - www.justtheticket.tv - : : : 1. your HTML sucks, big time. : <snip>
Indeed it does, but what does one expect when someone thinks that a Microsoft office application can create a compliant webpage. Taking a random page as an example, .../sheet.htm is a disgrace, I assume it must display properly in some version of "Internet Exploiter" but it sure doesn't in Firefox (it's actually better if the CSS is disabled!), oh and try navigating with images disabled... :~(
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wrote:

I was only trying to help the original poster! Why all the vitriol?
I'm well aware of the limitations of this site, which I inherited when I bought the business, but I'm not a computer nerd like you lot seem to be and I'm struggling to generate a new one amongst the thousand and one other jobs associated with running the business. Hopefully the new one wil appear before too long, but in the meantime a not very good site is better than none.
As for credit/debit card payments,, when your bank manager advises against them its probably worth listening. So gfar I have found all my customers to be trustworthy, and I'm happy to trade in the way I do until proved wrong.
Roger Melton
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<snip> : : I was only trying to help the original poster! Why all the vitriol?
Some of it could be due to how you phrased your reply given your *apparent* posting history, people often like chopped pork and ham in their lunch-time sandwiches or even with an evening salad but not whilst reading news groups, if you get my drift...
: : I'm well aware of the limitations of this site, which I inherited when : I bought the business, but I'm not a computer nerd like you lot seem : to be and I'm struggling to generate a new one amongst the thousand : and one other jobs associated with running the business. Hopefully : the new one wil appear before too long, but in the meantime a not very : good site is better than none.
Disagree, if the website is a mess then will the business be to, just as a messy shop window cane put people off even entering, people start asking themselves questions like will I just get fleeced, even more so when the business has a domain but says it's using a Google webmail address but the 'contact' link is an email address that is neither related to the stated Google mail or the sites domain?!
Also, IIRC, as a business are you not meant to have a contact *postal* address (even if only a, traceable, PO box number) clearly stated on your website.
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steamer wrote:

I hope you don't think my post was vitriol - if you correct the HTML faults identified therein you will find that many of the worst problems of the site will disappear.
You should also add Title strings, which show up in the browser window namespace, at the top of the window.
I have a bit of a bee in my bonnet about ME sites, they are so bad generally, and it's so easy to get it right, or at least much better than most people do.
It isn't just your site btw, Warco, Chronos, JACrew and several more all have terrible sites, in fact most ME sites are various degrees of bad, only a very few ME sites are any good from a site design point of view.
Also, I think Jerry's post is probably against Microsoft as much as anything.

Not too sure I agree with the last, but it's not something to fight over.
Also, and especially for your new site, test it using different browsers, and put the site on the 'net or a USB key and test it on a different computer.
IE may have the lion's share of the browser market, but Firefox has a healthy chunk, especially well-represented among those who actually spend money online, and Safari, Opera and Chrome are all worth testing a site in, though you may need to borrow the use of a Mac to test it in Safari.

It isn't about trust, it's about convenience. If I want to buy something from your site, how do I go about it? Send a cheque? Where?
It's certainly not clear how to do it, nor simple, nor convenient.
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**** wrote:

Any Toolbank outfit can get this quick and cheap;
my local "planked floor" hardware store did this for me.
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