Central register of 7 equipment available for loan to members

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Central register of 7 equipment available for loan to members

(I'm posting this in TechTalk on the assumption that those members willing to lend 7 equipment are likely to be TechTalk readers!)

Following the brief discussion in this thread, I asked Shaun whether the idea of a central equipment-for-loan register would be feasible.

His reply was:

"Sounds good to me.  If you can come up with the initial list then I will add a document to the Guides section of the website - this will sit behind the paywall so that only members can view it."

Shaun also suggested the following edit/update mechanism:

"The easiest way is to contact me and I'll add it to the document. There are a handful of "Guides Authors" for the site and once we've got the list in place then any of them will be able to edit it. There isn't currently a smarter way of doing it but I think we'll manage fine - I'll put my L7C email address on the list so people know who to contact to update it."

So, I'm happy to act as "initial list compiler" and then send it to Shaun.

To keep things really simple, I'm proposing that the list should include just the following fields:

  • Item (such as "engine crane")
  • Location (perhaps "county" would do?)
  • Lender (BlatChat "username")
  • Comments (freeform)

If possible (mechanism to be agreed with Shaun), the Lender field will contain a link to the username.   Then, if someone wants to enquire of a particular lender, he merely has to click on the link to send a message.

What do you good people think?  If this looks like a good way to proceed, please send me a message with your equipment info (or post here if you prefer).  Then I'll transfer your input to the initial register.

JV


 

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Excellent idea. Well done.

Will you seed it with the existing recent offers from that thread?

Jonathan

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Item(s): Engine crane, 41mm socket, 250 lbft torque wrench, imperial/metric taps and dies (I'm sure there are other tools that people want to borrow that I have!)

Location: Surrey

Lender: CharlesElliott

 

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JK:  Thanks.  Yes, I'll do that.

Charles: You're the first contributor on here, so thanks for that -- especially as you've offered tools in four categories! 

JV

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Well, things are moving!  17 items so far:

  • 1x crimping tool for poppers
  • 6x engine cranes
  • 1x pneumatic riveter
  • 4x 41mm sockets
  • 1x assorted sockets
  • 1x taps and dies (imperial and metric)
  • 3x big torque wrenches

Thanks, chaps.  Keep them coming!

JV

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Well, we're up to 22.  I've just sent the list to Shaun (for loading up under "Guides", I think).  Take a peek sometime.

And many thanks for all your input.

JV

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I have:

1. Engine crane

2. Air rivet gun

3. Engine stand

4. Pin removal tools for electrical connectors.

5. think i have a 41mm socket, will need to check.

6. Air grease gun

located in Sheffield, s.Yorks

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Thanks -- I've added those items and sent an updated list to Shaun.

The list should be published shortly (along with a contact point for updates), so can I ask that details of any further items are sent direct to that contact point?

JV   

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Now published here. It's only visible to members.

Let me know if I've missed anything or made mistakes. 

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Thanks to both of you. Great start.

Any ideas from anyone on how to help make it work and keep it going? I would guess it will be mostly spotting requests in other threads and pointing to the list. Perhaps discussion with ARs would help?

Jonathan

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John Vine

Rather than county (not that that is bad), you might consider Area (as the Club sees it) or the Post Office "out code" (the first part of your postcode e.g. mine is HP4). The latter is more specific than county but still sufficiently discreet for individual's privacy.

Stephen

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