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    Hi... I've received my information about warsash...
    Additional equipment required for engineering officer cadets. With a list.

    Do I need to get these myself before september? If so where?

    Thanks

  • #2
    whats on the list ?
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    • #3
      Its in the warsash joining booklet I received:

      Additional equipment required by marine engineering officer cadets
      Drawing Equipment

      - one set of instruments, to include small spring bow compass and large compass/dividers
      - one 200mm x 45 degree set-square, square edged
      - onw 250mm x 60 degree set-square, square edged
      - one 150mm circle protractor
      - one scale engineering rule
      - selection of drawing pencils
      - B, 2B, HB H Grades (a 'clutch' refillable type is recommended)
      - one pencil sharpener
      - one semi-hard pencil sharpener
      - one cleaning cloth or duster

      Workshop Equipment

      - Zeus engineering pocket tables
      - one 150mm steel rule
      - one centre punch
      - one scriber


      That is the entire list I got with int the booklet

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      • #4
        Sounds like you'll need all of that, not too sure about a duster though! Try get 2 or 3 coloured highlighters, they help for marking things out in handout's you'll be given.
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        • #5
          Additional equipment required by marine engineering officer cadets
          Drawing Equipment

          - one set of instruments, to include small spring bow compass and large compass/dividers YES - get a decent one, as the plastic helix ones are a bit crap tbh.
          - one 200mm x 45 degree set-square, square edged YES, but...
          - onw 250mm x 60 degree set-square, square edged YES - you can get adjustable ones for about ?10
          - one 150mm circle protractor YES
          - one scale engineering rule NO
          - selection of drawing pencils YES, but...
          - B, 2B, HB H Grades (a 'clutch' refillable type is recommended) NO - a pack of 3 mechanical pencils is fine
          - one pencil sharpener MAYBE - you can use a penknife
          - one semi-hard pencil sharpener WTF? NO.
          - one cleaning cloth or duster FOR YOUR SEMI? NO.

          Workshop Equipment

          - Zeus engineering pocket tables MAYBE - many people get them, but i'm not sure how often they use them
          - one 150mm steel rule YES
          - one centre punch NO
          - one scriber NO
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          • #6
            For the pencils technical drawing wants to be H or 2H and for notes in class HB is fine, so 2 different pencils ought to be fine

            Zeus tables I have enough trouble finding and using them on ship, if you get them look after them the information dosent change too often

            Depending on your college, you end up making a center punch and scribe in workshop time as they are good little exercises
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            • #7
              For the set squares.... Are plastic ones ok. Or would I need aluminium ones???/

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              • #8
                Same with the protractor.... Aluminium, or no aluminium

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                • #9
                  Plastic is fine
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                  • #10
                    I got that in the Warsash booklet too.. but I also got an SSTG booklet which said that before I go, I should buy a school geometry set and the pencils. It says the more specialist ones are needed later. dawg's reply looks pretty useful though.

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                    • #11
                      Eqt

                      SUGGESTION?You'll have to trust me!

                      1) You will be doing a lot of technical drawing, and this is your job, so I would invest in good quality gear. They are your tools of the trade. You should be able to buy them in the shop at Warsash if there is one or go to specialist stationers. German stuff is normally good or Japanese
                      2) Cheap Helix stuff such as a boxed set, will frustrate the hell out of you, as you will never get the circles right, and your drawing will be a mess. Buy decent compasses.
                      3) You use different leads (HB/H.2B) etc for different aspects of a drawing, and so you do not want to keep trying to change the lead in a retractable pencil.
                      4) Cheap plastic (Helix - hard plastic) will damage the edges easily each time you run a pencil along it, and give you rough line. Buy good quality perspex from a proper drawing equipment shop.
                      5) An adjustable set square will save you lots of effort.
                      6) Buy god quality rubbers (pardon the pun !?.I mean erasers), or face the black smudge, and you start again.

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                      • #12
                        Do you have a particular Japanese brand in mind?

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                        • #13
                          Can I also ask where you'd be able to buy equipment like this? Would arts and crafts suppliers carry gear like this or are there more specialised places I can try?

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                          • #14
                            I fully recommend getting a set of circle stencils, flexible curve, and make sure any compasses you get are the high quality thread adjustment type.
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                            • #15
                              Hey guys I got my joining instructions today (I wish I saw this thread earlier for the equipment though!)... Where would you guys recommend getting the Engineer gear ? I mean even google seems to give vague responses, are there any kits so I dont have to go hunting bits and pieces ?

                              Many Thanks

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