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Member postings for Andy Pennington

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Thread: New member in Cheshire
17/04/2020 17:01:29
Posted by Harry Wilkes on 17/04/2020 15:42:42:

Hi Andy and welcome to the forum


THanks Harry!

17/04/2020 17:01:04
Posted by Brian H on 17/04/2020 14:50:35:

Hello Andy and welcome. What a worthwhile project you are involved in. Not in a postion to help myself but I'm sure there are people on here who will be able to help.


Thanks, Brian!

Thread: Machining - free of charge.
17/04/2020 10:23:03
Posted by Bill Chugg on 15/04/2020 16:05:23:

Not wanting to start a new project at present due to a house move as soon as it is possible to do so. If any member is in need of any small bits making just shout.

No charge for making. You pay postage


MACHINING - typo in title.

Edited By Bill Chugg on 15/04/2020 16:06:19

Bill, would you be willing to machine some smallish (< 5 inches usually) parts for the Stirling Aircraft Project? These could be control shackles or brackets in either steel or aluminium (mostly they are aluminium).

The Stirling Aircraft Project aims to recreate the forward fuselage of a WW2 Stirling bomber aircraft, and is a charity based at RAF Alconbury. .


Andy Pennington

Stirling Aircraft Project

Thread: New member in Cheshire
17/04/2020 09:40:08

Hello all, I'm Andy, and I'm part of the Stirling Aircraft Project. This project, whilst not model engineering (!) shares some of the characteristics of model engineering. The members are all volunteers, and are involved in the fabrication or procurement of parts to rebuild the forward fuselage section of a WW2 Short Stirling bomber, which was the first RAF four-engined heavy bomber. It was succeeded in 1941 by the Avro Lancaster and HP Halifax bombers which bore the brunt of the bombing campaign after that date. Stirlings were moved into transport, glider tow and diversion tactics after 1941. There are NO surviving Stirling bombers and the ultimate aim of this project is to recreate a replica using as many original parts as possible. Assuming of course we can't find a sunken complete aircraft, which is looking progressively unlikely!!!

I am interesting in acquiring some machinery for the project, and also hoping I can find some volunteer engineers from your community to help with making small parts for the aircraft. These are generally aluminium, so are relatively easy to machine, and are usually either cast, or machined out of duralumin.

Anyone who would be willing to help recreate this aircraft - please contact me! We have already have parts made for us by the Bedford Model Engineering Society, and would like to find others who might be able to help.

Volunteers please!

Thanks, Andy

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