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by Pitufo
Sun Mar 01, 2020 9:51 am
Forum: Equipment Discussions
Topic: Gear repair
Replies: 5
Views: 767

The Loctite 638 worked like a dream. Amazing stuff. I would recommend taking a lot of care removing any excess adhesive from between the teeth as some of this was still liquid after 24 hours (I used a hypodermic needle and tissue under a stereo). If this unreacted adhesive was reassembled with other...
by Pitufo
Wed Feb 26, 2020 1:21 pm
Forum: Equipment Discussions
Topic: Gear repair
Replies: 5
Views: 767

Thank you Lothman - that is an excellent suggestion.

I wasn't aware of those products.

P.S. I've ordered some Loctite 638, so will add a progress report.

P.P.S. Title edited to make more sense.
by Pitufo
Wed Feb 26, 2020 12:31 pm
Forum: Equipment Discussions
Topic: Gear repair
Replies: 5
Views: 767

Gear repair

Does any one have a suggestions on the best way to make these two parts one functioning part again? As you might have guessed - internal gear from a focus drive (Mitutuyo FS-60). I can't tell exactly how it was joined in the first place but possibly just pressed together somehow (these two-part gear...
by Pitufo
Wed Nov 06, 2019 4:06 am
Forum: Equipment Discussions
Topic: Service Manual for Meiji ML2000?
Replies: 4
Views: 385

Thanks John and Scarodactyl for your very helpful comments.

Yes, there is a blue/grain mark on the underside which suggests thread adhesive.

I will proceed armed with isopropanol and a chisel...
by Pitufo
Tue Nov 05, 2019 11:36 am
Forum: Equipment Discussions
Topic: Service Manual for Meiji ML2000?
Replies: 4
Views: 385

Specifically, this is what I am struggling with if anyone has any experience/suggestions. Top view. I am trying to remove this black part (which accepts the microscope head). There are three small screws shown on top which are easy to remove. However, the central "barrel" is also connected to a lowe...
by Pitufo
Tue Nov 05, 2019 2:54 am
Forum: Equipment Discussions
Topic: Service Manual for Meiji ML2000?
Replies: 4
Views: 385

Service Manual for Meiji ML2000?

Does anyone know where I can find one of these?

Search engines have so far failed me.

Thanks,

John
by Pitufo
Sat Sep 28, 2019 5:29 am
Forum: Equipment Discussions
Topic: Condensers, Nikon Labophot vs. Labophot 2--any difference?
Replies: 3
Views: 610

I can't help with the specific Labophot question but if you are going to go for a full-strength 100x Apo objective (and why wouldn't you) then Nikon do make up to 1.4 N.A. Apo condensers (certainly for Optiphot and Eclipse series). I believe that for maxium performance, these should also be immersio...
by Pitufo
Fri Sep 27, 2019 7:47 am
Forum: Technical and Studio Photography -- Macro and Close-up
Topic: Cultured Myxomycetes
Replies: 12
Views: 1474

Great images Leonard. What lens/set up did you use to take these? For anyone having a go at culturing, I picked up a couple of tips that might help... - Instead of petri dishes, plastic fruit containers without holes (like those for strawberries) are a good alternative to petri dishes - cheaper, sli...
by Pitufo
Wed Aug 28, 2019 5:34 am
Forum: Equipment Exchange
Topic: SOLD Nikon P5000 and Unilink
Replies: 0
Views: 1025

SOLD Nikon P5000 and Unilink

Unilink adapter for microscope eyetube and Nikon p5000 with 3 batteries, AC adapter, etc Unilink little used. Camera was bought used but worked fine. Unilink screws into retaining thread around lens. This was used with the timer function to take photos - not sure if live view on the computer is poss...
by Pitufo
Wed Aug 07, 2019 3:00 am
Forum: Equipment Discussions
Topic: Help using a Nikon D200 with a compound binocular microscope
Replies: 2
Views: 1480

I have (somewhere) a Unilink (I think it's called) which Brunel used to sell - maybe they still do. It mounts on an eyepiece. I also have a Nikon camera Coolpix P5000 to go with it. You can have both for a very reasonable price. PM me if interested. It's a basic set up but works pretty well and prob...
by Pitufo
Wed Jun 12, 2019 10:57 am
Forum: Equipment Discussions
Topic: Removing Nikon objective from mount
Replies: 9
Views: 987

The Nikon E100 microscope still uses RMS threads (BE Plan objectives).
by Pitufo
Mon Jun 10, 2019 11:57 am
Forum: Equipment Discussions
Topic: Removing Nikon objective from mount
Replies: 9
Views: 987

These rubber strap pipe wrenches are very good for removing stuck objectives (other brands are available. Mini or"baby" wrenches are the right size for objectives) https://www.amazon.co.uk/BOA-11022-Baby-Soft-Grip/dp/B002HMRU34/ref=sr_1_14?keywords=pipe+wrench+rubber&qid=1560192729&s=gateway&sr=8-14...
by Pitufo
Thu May 09, 2019 8:22 am
Forum: Technical and Studio Photography -- Macro and Close-up
Topic: Micro Mushrooms
Replies: 8
Views: 2842

Very nice :)

(Yes, second one is a myxo).
by Pitufo
Sun Apr 14, 2019 9:03 am
Forum: Equipment Exchange
Topic: FS Fibre optics guides (UK) - Leica and others
Replies: 2
Views: 1571

FS Fibre optics guides (UK) - Leica and others

Leica 30120202

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I have a couple of these.

Also some other similar rings with fibre optic cables.
by Pitufo
Sun Apr 14, 2019 5:18 am
Forum: Equipment Exchange
Topic: A couple of XY microscope stages - free to a good home (UK)
Replies: 2
Views: 1517

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