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martin perman14/10/2015 15:18:43
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Gentlemen,

I put a link up earlier for the pictures of IF museum unfortunately it doesn't work but this one does https://goo.gl/photos/yon95gDe4dfjJwwT8

Martin P

Edited By martin perman on 14/10/2015 15:20:08

Bob Unitt 115/10/2015 08:37:12
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Posted by martin perman on 14/10/2015 15:18:43:

Gentlemen,

I put a link up earlier for the pictures of IF museum unfortunately it doesn't work but this one does **LINK**

Martin P

Edited By martin perman on 14/10/2015 15:20:08

I live not far from this museum, and can confirm that it's well worth a visit - even if the exhibits are somewhat larger than the usual Model Engineering fare wink 2

colin hawes15/10/2015 12:06:10
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Spent half an hour making turning a small knurled brass washer on each end of a bar. Decided to give the old Drummond a good clean and oiling. Spent more than half an hour trying to find the machined bar then found it well inside the lathe spindle. At least my workshop is tidier now! Colin

Roderick Jenkins15/10/2015 12:38:58
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Posted by Bob Unitt 1 on 15/10/2015 08:37:12:
Posted by martin perman on 14/10/2015 15:18:43:

Gentlemen,

I put a link up earlier for the pictures of IF museum unfortunately it doesn't work but this one does **LINK**

Martin P

Edited By martin perman on 14/10/2015 15:20:08

I live not far from this museum, and can confirm that it's well worth a visit - even if the exhibits are somewhat larger than the usual Model Engineering fare wink 2

Great place and not far from the land of my fathers, Llangranog. There are some pictures and video I took last autumn here.

Oh!, Martin: it was a pleasure to meet you at the Gt Dorset Steam Fair smiley

Rod

 

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Ajohnw15/10/2015 17:06:59
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Just returned from the Midland Model Engineering Exhibition. It was extremely busy in the morning but did slacken off a bit around 1 - 2 pm. Not much signs of show specials. I haven't been for a number of years and didn't think much of that or where they hold it now - bit cramped.

My wife came along and as expected was fascinated by the models on display. Me too and my son. There is some excellent work about.

I took the opportunity to look at a number of rotary tables. Odd that the worm mesh is limited on them so if I need to go bigger than the one that came with my Dore Wesbury I will be completing a larger one that I had started on. Main reason for stopping was the lathe I was making it on plus need. I did see one that might be the same as another one I have. No worm wheel, just angular stops and a handle to turn it round to mill curves. Probably home made like mine and cheap. They are a bit small but I've always thought I could simply fit a larger table if needed.

John

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martin perman15/10/2015 17:42:09
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My friend and I are off there tomorrow.

Martin P

John Baguley15/10/2015 20:28:48
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Spent the day at the Exhibition on the National 2½" Gauge stand. Very busy. Left home at 06.15am to avoid getting stuck in the works traffic. Got there for 08.00am. Last year I left at 07.00am and it took me 2½ hours! Same again for the next 3 days. No traffic though on Saturday and Sunday so can leave home later thank goodness!

John

martin perman16/10/2015 17:57:08
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The Exhibition is only an hour and a quarter from my home so picked my mate up at 08:15 and arrived at 09:30 and joined the queue for the 10:00 opening, we spent three and a half hours wondering around looking at all of the exhibits and chatting to friends and came away with a mag based lamp off the Chester stand for my mill and lathe.

A good day out.

Martin P

martin perman16/10/2015 18:29:57
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Rod,

I've just watched your excellent video, I'm very fortunate in that as a volunteer I get to help run and look after the engines in the museum, I'm also one of the Goffers for the museum so fetch anything in the area which is donated or purchased for the museum, when I go I usually spend several days there as its a 530 mile round trip for me.

Its always good to put a face to a name, I seem to pop up every where wink

Martin P

Boiler Bri16/10/2015 20:42:25
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I live in North Wales and a trip there will be on the calendar. Looks just very interesting. Cheers Rod

Brian

Mike Bondarczuk16/10/2015 21:36:46
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Went to the Midlands show for the first time and spent Thursday looking and Friday shopping and found both days very entertaining and fulfilling and even managed to find what I needed.

The size of the halls was perhaps just a little on the small size but seemed to make the whole experience a bit more cosy, though how busy it will be on Saturday and Sunday remains to be seen and may be a bit cramped if serious numbers turn up.

Met some members from the MEM forum and will certainly visit again.

Mike

Harry Wilkes18/10/2015 14:03:40
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Had good day yesterday some nice models on show photos for anyone interested Link

KWIL18/10/2015 14:48:32
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Thanks Harry, thats the best look around that show I've ever had. Comfortable armchair and no pushing and shovingsmiley. I no longer go to Warwick because of the limited space in which to move about.

JasonB18/10/2015 15:47:51
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Thanks Harry some nice models there.

J

Bazyle18/10/2015 19:51:05
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Had to get a new dehumidifier for the workshop today after the last one started making unhappy noises after only 3 years. Guess it is BER. Funny thing about new one was the box. Undid straps and found the expanded polystyrene base packing was the bottom of the box, no cardboard. On the one hand it saves them over 1sq ft of cardboard but makes it useless as a reusable box - if I needed one.

Neil Wyatt18/10/2015 20:26:42
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They do that with washing machines and dishwashers - makes unpacking a lot easier, as you don't have to rip the box to shreds.

Neil

JimmieS18/10/2015 21:21:19
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Hi Harry

Any info on the beautiful motorcycle model for the vintage bikers?

Jim

Harry Wilkes18/10/2015 21:29:31
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Posted by JimmieS on 18/10/2015 21:21:19:

Hi Harry

Any info on the beautiful motorcycle model for the vintage bikers?

Jim

Sorry but I don't have any info but some of friends may so I'll ask the question.

H

Robbo18/10/2015 23:24:11
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Another one from Internal Fire (whilst staying at Cwmhiraeth a few years ago). I think they've built a shed over it by now.

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martin perman19/10/2015 18:33:46
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Robbo,

Its been in a shed with a few other engines for a few years.

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Its a Ruston 6 cylinder and a nice runner until it popped the end off one of its injectors the other weekend, the second engine is a Petter VJ1 also a runner.

Martin P

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