Archive for August, 2012

London bus destination blind sign. Part 5.

August 16th, 2012

Last night I got the sign to the point where I could test it out. I made two clamps from sections of PVC pipe. These are cut a little shorter than the rollers and are split down their length. They are then put over the rollers. Because of the split I could lift up one […]

London bus destination blind sign. Part 4.

August 14th, 2012

Today I went for a walk at lunchtime back to the engineering shop (AES in Westhaven) and got some UNC bolts. When I got home I drilled out the roller brackets to fit those. I also added spacers made from clear vinyl tubing to the ends of the roller shafts to keep them laterally supported […]

London bus destination blind sign. Part 3.

August 13th, 2012

Today I left work a little early to rush off to get some hardware I needed. What I wanted was some threaded inserts known variously as thread inserts or furniture inserts or D nuts. I used to be able to get them from a great hardware shop but that unfortunately closed a few years ago. […]

London bus destination blind sign. Part 2.

August 12th, 2012

A little more progress on the bus sign. I did discover, thanks to Ian Armstrong at that this blind would have been used ona¬† single deck bus on the B1, 126 and 314 routes. So no double deckers involved but I am going to make the sign in that style anyway! I also received […]

London bus destination blind sign. Part 1.

August 8th, 2012

This project came about after I bought a London bus destination blind on TradeMe relatively cheaply. I say relatively since these things seem to vary widely in price. Seems they are an in thing at the moment for home interiors. Not that I know anything about that. I have a TARDIS in my living room […]