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Thread: Self adulation
17/10/2012 14:42:20

Having read this article. This is nothing more than a man that has a job that pays Bankers Wages?? As he talks about is son useing his owne money to buy all that tackle. The boy does not have a job ? so how did he get hold of such a large sum of money. I am all in favour of bringing young people in to this hobby. But there is a better way to encourage them rathere than rub ordinery kids knose in it, to what they could have if daddy was well of etc, etc, etc

Thread: Vulcan bomber XH558 to be grounded
13/10/2012 14:44:01

I can remember the Valcun that was used by the then Bristol Sidley. It was called a flying test bed, the airdraft was all white and the houseing with the Olympus 593 engine inside was blue. It was located where the bomb doors would have been. It was housed in Bristol Sidley's Flight Shed. My dad was the man that towed it in and out of the hanger. He was on the ground crew. They had two hangers one large one with the Vulcan in and a smaller one with loads of othere aircraft in. I can remember as a boy of 13, 14 years old my dad would work it so I could go to work with him on a Sunday, when he had overtime to get ready one or two aircraft ready for flight and wait for otheres to come back. I remember a few times I went up inside the Vulcan and sat in the pilots seat. I thought it was so cool. There was the pilot and co-pilots seat and a deck behined and lower three seats for the Navigator, Filght Engineer and Bomber I think. I had never seen so many clocks, dial, switches ect in my life. I spent many happy hours on a Sunday when my dad could take me to work with him. Looking around all the Aircraft.

Thread: New Machines
19/09/2010 14:05:24
Hiya Every one.
 
I am a new member on this site, having served my time at RR when I was a youngster. I have not used a Lathe or Milling Machine since, I am now 61.
 
I am looking at buying a Lathe and a Milling Machine. The first limitation is the wheight the second is price. I want a machine that is no more than 60 or 70 kg and the price not much more than £1500.00p for the two.
 
The two that I have looked at are the Warco WM-14 Milling Machine and the WM-180 Variable speed, 7x12 Lathe. Chesters also sale the same machines but in a different colour and for about the same price and extras. I have thought about going for a larger Lathe but it's all the extra money and wheight that as to be taken into account just to move it and park it. With help these  machine can be lifted and moved by two people. 
 
I only want to make small static steam engines and maybe the odd clock. I have looked around on the internet to see what can be made with small machines. I came across one site www.modelengines.info this gent's workshop is very nice indeed, he works on small engines. The machines he has are, Taig Micro Mill, Taig Micro Lathe and a small 7" x 8" Lathe. I have to say he does the most brilliant work with such smaal machines.
 
I have read a lot on this site about bigger is better, but if a person works to the limmits of what these machine's where built to cope with.
 
So could you tell me are the Lathe and Milling Machines for sale at Warco and Chesters any good. I know you get what you pay for at the end of the day.
 
All advice welcome and thank you all for your time in advance.
 
Ken
 
 
 
 
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