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    Question Confusion reigns....

    What, exactly, do the OS mean when they refer to one of their pillar's smaller brethren as a 'rivet', 'bolt' or 'surface block'?
    There seems to be very little consistency regarding how their various bits of ironmongery are labelled and in fact, the terms seem to be pretty much interchangeable.
    I've found surface blocks that are bronze hemi-spheres, a couple of inches in diameter set into a lump of concrete at the side of a country road. I've also found surface blocks that are tiny little rivety things about 1/4" in diameter set into the concrete surround of a drain in a public car park. There are also examples of both of these types being called 'rivets' and occasionally 'bolts'
    I'm not particularly bothered as they all count but I am just a little curious about it.
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    Well, there's a OS page here that gives some information (scroll down a bit), but I don't think it's going to answer your question, John...
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    The Waymarking category has a good run-down of all the types.
    http://www.waymarking.com/cat/detail...gid=5&exp=True
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    I agree wih John that the OS aren't consistent in their naming of these stations.

    One possible explanation is that, over time, the markers were replaced by another of a different kind (e.g. because the original was damaged or the surveyor couldn't find the damn thing ). Subsequently the records were never updated. Thats my guess FWIW. In a couple of instances where I've looked for a block/bolt/rivet, a Berntsen has been found instead.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Edgemaster View Post
    The Waymarking category has a good run-down of all the types.
    http://www.waymarking.com/cat/detail...gid=5&exp=True
    Great page! although doesn't (yet) have a comprehensive coverage of different types of Bolts I think. I can picture one near Stafford, approx 150mm across maybe, but same idea. I may have a pic somewhere...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sagina nivalis View Post
    Great page! although doesn't (yet) have a comprehensive coverage of different types of Bolts I think. I can picture one near Stafford, approx 150mm across maybe, but same idea. I may have a pic somewhere...
    I supplied much of that information, but it's mostly just put together from the usual online sources. Don't have anything on else on bolts though - I'm sure they'd be grateful for any additional information. I can't get into the waymarking thing though, it's too finicky and yet too imprecise at the same tame.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Edgemaster View Post
    The Waymarking category has a good run-down of all the types.
    http://www.waymarking.com/cat/detail...gid=5&exp=True
    Oh, dear, nobody thought to test their pages in Firefox... I'm using FF 2.0.0.16, and the map and the navigation on the right of the page obliterates part of the text content. Waymarking pages with only the basic details at the top are ok, but full description pages are a disaster... Wake up, GSP...!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Bill D (wwh) View Post
    Oh, dear, nobody thought to test their pages in Firefox... I'm using FF 2.0.0.16, and the map and the navigation on the right of the page obliterates part of the text content. Waymarking pages with only the basic details at the top are ok, but full description pages are a disaster... Wake up, GSP...!
    It looks ok in the new Firefox 3.0.1

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    Quote Originally Posted by agentmancuso View Post
    It looks ok in the new Firefox 3.0.1
    I'm a bit reluctant to update, as I believe various Greasemonkey scripts don't work in FF 3.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Bill D (wwh) View Post
    I'm a bit reluctant to update, as I believe various Greasemonkey scripts don't work in FF 3.
    Which? Most of the ones I was aware of have been migrated.
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    Quote Originally Posted by agentmancuso View Post
    I supplied much of that information, but it's mostly just put together from the usual online sources. Don't have anything on else on bolts though - I'm sure they'd be grateful for any additional information. I can't get into the waymarking thing though, it's too finicky and yet too imprecise at the same tame.
    IIRC there are at least 3 different types of FBM too. There was a posting on trigonomy, long time ago ...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Edgemaster View Post
    Which? Most of the ones I was aware of have been migrated.
    To be honest, I'm not sure... But I do remember a post somewhere, here or elsewhere, saying that someone had updated to FF 3 and suddenly a lot of things weren't working. Maybe all is fixed now, and I can safely update...?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Bill D (wwh) View Post
    To be honest, I'm not sure... But I do remember a post somewhere, here or elsewhere, saying that someone had updated to FF 3 and suddenly a lot of things weren't working. Maybe all is fixed now, and I can safely update...?
    Just check the relevant forum threads for script updates first.. If you have any in particular that don't work, I'll have a trawl through to find an update, or if not, fix it then publish the update (when I find time).
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    Quote Originally Posted by Edgemaster View Post
    Just check the relevant forum threads for script updates first.. If you have any in particular that don't work, I'll have a trawl through to find an update, or if not, fix it then publish the update (when I find time).
    Thanks for that...! I'll go ahead and update.
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