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Ceteri10/01/2019 16:51:31
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Hello Everyone! just a quick post to say hi!

I am very new to model engineering and don't really know ANYTHING yet. My dad used to be a model engineering enthusiast and made many steam engine models, i loved playing with them as a kid. He died over 10 years ago before he could impart any of the skills required for this hobby, but i'm looking forward to following belatedly in his footsteps little by little with the help of communities like this.

Any advice when starting out greatly appreciated. My dad collected Model engineer magazine, he got them all bound and i still have them all, well over 100 years worth!

I still don't have any equipment yet, i still need to figure all that out with the space and money i have to spend but i'm already thinking about fun projects to make. It is only small but I plan to convert the garage into a workshop space. I have read that 'Elmers Engines' has some good beginner projects.

Anyway, just wanted to say hi and introduce myself

Ian S C11/01/2019 09:35:23
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Welcome Ceteri, your father did leave you at least one important thing, and that's why you'r here, and that is his love of model engineering.

Ian S C

Neil Wyatt11/01/2019 09:47:13
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HI Ceteri,

Welcome to the forum.

Remember there are no stupid questions if you don't know the answer!

A garage space is plenty for a capable workshop.

Many folkks have found Elmer's Engines a good place to start.

My first steps in model engineering were taken making a Stuart 10V which is a bit 'old hat' now but is an engine that can be made on a small lathe without a lot of expensive accessories. The advantages are the kits contain all the materials and fixings, the castings are usually of high quality and there's a detailed book on doing the build.

Neil

JohnF11/01/2019 11:58:08
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Welcome Ceteri, there are several ME clubs societies close by but most are railway orientated, we are only 30 miles apart so if want to link up PM me.

Cheers John

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