Nimrod Engineering and - Company Message
Nimrod

January 2013

Engineering Apprenticeships

I keep reading that the Government think that there aren't enough Engineers in the UK and theres a shortage. No the shortage is of Engineering Projects, Investment and Jobs not Engineers. Engineers like me need to be working on things like Trident, The Channel Tunnel, a new railway Link.
The problem that the elected short lived political moguls don't understand is the country needs an Infrastructure to build and invest in the future for the younger generation.
Take the Channel Tunnel Project for instance.

I was asked once by an eight year old why we need the Tunnel as it has cost 8 lives. I told her that my grandfather was a citizen of Rugby, Warwickshire, my father was a citizen of the County of Warwickshire, I am a citizen of the United Kingdom but she would be a citizen of Europe. In order for her to take her place in Europe she would need the structuyres in place to facilitate that. Hence the Channel Tunnel built in the Eighties. A gateway to what one day will become no doubt the United States of Europe.

Thats what Engineers do, they create the impossible, they give their lives for a dream, they leave a legacy that people don't realise the sacrifices that had to be made.

So wheres the future, the great projects for Britains economic future, wheres the shipbuilding, the motorway across the Channel, the fifth London Airport, the tunnel between Scotland and Northern Europe?

They don't exist because of the rubbish governments and pocket liners we've had to endure since the Thatcher Years. Now is time for all the Good Men to come to the Aid of their Parties. Take us out of the hands of crooks and con men and give us a Churchill, a leader and some hope.....





Still Some Bargains to be had

Where except on eBay could you buy a big wooden case, with a lock on and perspex front for £5? I bought one on eBay and went and got it today. Still has a load of Menus in it.
I was looking at my designs for war medal display boxes and just browsing eBay for ideas for suitable sizes when I saw this Menu Box. A bargain or what? I bid a fiver and won. Thats not all, I have bought two Engineers tool cases, wooden toolboxes with drawers in the style all apprentices used to have about twenty years ago for a few pounds. Have a look on ebay and root out those real bargains today!!!




A Lot of Brass

Some years ago there was a shortage of Brass so I bought loads of packs of every size of Brass Screws. I have now repackaged them in £1 bags and my selection is quite large. I'm offering Brass Screws, while in stock, for £1 a bag, buy three bags and get one free if you quote this Blogg.
Postage is 45p per pack.


The sizes I got are:

Reference
Size
Material
Quantity
Price
A
2 x 3/8"
Traditional Solid Brass
40
£1.00

B
3 x 3/8"
Traditional Solid Brass
40
£1.00

C
3 x 1/2"
Traditional Solid Brass
30
£1.00


D
4 x 3/4"
Traditional Solid Brass
25
£1.00

E
4 x 1"
Traditional Solid Brass
25
£1.00

F
6 x 1/2"
Traditional Solid Brass
15
£1.00

G
6 x 5/8"
Traditional Solid Brass
15
£1.00

H
6 x 3/4"
Traditional Solid Brass
15
£1.00

I
6 x 1"
Traditional Solid Brass
15
£1.00

J
6 x 1 1/4"
Traditional Solid Brass
10
£1.00
K
6 x 1 1/2"
Traditional Solid Brass
10
£1.00

L
7 x 1"
Traditional Solid Brass
10
£1.00

M
7 x 1 1/4"
Traditional Solid Brass
10
£1.00

N
8 x 3/4"
Traditional Solid Brass
10
£1.00

O
8 x 1"
Traditional Solid Brass
10
£1.00

P
8 x 1 1/2"
Traditional Solid Brass
5
£1.00

Q
8 x 1 3/4"
Traditional Solid Brass
5
£1.00

R
8 x 2"
Traditional Solid Brass
5
£1.00

S
8 x 2 1/2"
Traditional Solid Brass
5
£1.00

T
10 x 1"
Traditional Solid Brass
5
£1.00

U
10 x 1 1/4"
Traditional Solid Brass
5
£1.00

V
10 x 1 1/2"
Traditional Solid Brass
5
£1.00

W
10 x 1 3/4"
Traditional Solid Brass
2
£1.00

X
10 x 2"
Traditional Solid Brass
2
£1.00

Y
10 x 2 1/2"
Traditional Solid Brass
2
£1.00

Z
12 x 2 1/2"
Traditional Solid Brass
2
£1.00

A1
12 x 3"
Traditional Solid Brass
2
£1.00