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Morty24/05/2019 16:25:34
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Hi there!

My name is Pete Mortlock and I hail from Burton on trent in Staffordshire.

I've been involved with modelling for most of My life, all disciplines of aero modelling ,lately model boats ( yachts mainly), but I have always wanted to do model engineering when I grew up!smiley

Anyway, retirement is on the horizon,so I thought it was about time I got serious,so I've invested in a Myford Super 7 .

From looking through the very helpful forums on this great site, and from the serial number, I've got it down to a 1960/61 Mk1 with the early Quick change box,drip feed oiler on headstock and early style clutch.

I will do a specific post about it shortly, got problems with My own main hydraulic circulation pump at the moment (day after I picked the lathe up!sad)

I look forward to bring involved in the forums and this greatest of hobbies!

Cheers, Pete

Rik Shaw24/05/2019 17:07:39
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Welcome Pete - always good to see younger people taking up the king of hobbies, enjoy!


Edited By Rik Shaw on 24/05/2019 17:08:33

Morty24/05/2019 17:20:06
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Hi Rik!

Thanks for the welcome,I suppose 60 is sort of young.........smiley

Cheers! Pete

AdrianR24/05/2019 17:35:52
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Hi Pete,

Welcome, I found retirement the perfect tonic for an erratic pump, hope it is suitable for you too.


Morty24/05/2019 18:38:06
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Hi Adrian!

Thanks for Your welcome and excellent suggestion!

Unfortunately,retirement is on the observable horizon, approx. 5 Years, need to keep earning swarf production equipment vouchers!

I'm sure it will go quite quickly though!indecision

Cheers! Pete

clogs24/05/2019 19:05:22
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I'm 70 and had more time when I was working propa....

also main pump failure, electric trigger type machine on order....hahaha....

yeah have loada fun.....

Morty24/05/2019 19:20:28
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Hi Clogs!

Thanks for the reply!

Careful round any machines with electronic trickery!

Cheers, Pete

David George 124/05/2019 20:05:30
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Hi welcome to the forum not to far from you down the A38. Loads of info on here you just have to ask.


Morty24/05/2019 20:37:53
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Hi David!

Thanks for the welcome, nice to know there are so many model engineers in My neck of the woods!

I've learnt so much already from looking through the forums, it is a great site with so many helpful members!

Cheers, Pete

Chris Evans 624/05/2019 20:53:12
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Welcome along Pete, I am also local to you in Kings Bromley. Chris.

Morty24/05/2019 23:51:23
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Hi Chris!

Thanks for the welcome!

I'm hoping to get into the local scene next year,(health issues might delay My plans a bit), so I am looking forward to meeting other ME enthusiasts in the area.

Many thanks! Cheers, Pete

larry phelan 125/05/2019 10:07:25
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Hi Morty,

At 60 you are no more than a young fella, don't let anyone tell you otherwise !

My GP keeps telling me to remember my age when I ask him about anything. I don't know what he,s on about since I,m only 80 plus. My Mother lived to be 97 and could still give out stick, so you have a long way to go.

The next few years will pass quick enough and then you can do all the things you really want to do. Also, you will wonder how you ever had time to work in the first place. I,m not sure what I do all day, but it takes me all day to do it.

It,s great ,you can stop any time you feel like it, no starting time ,no clock to watch, what more could you want ?

Set your shop up, and when the time comes ,just ENJOY !!

Howard Lewis25/05/2019 12:10:30
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Welcome Morty!

LOTS of help and advice available here, just ask! Someone will advise or even provide hands on help, possibly of the "Your place or mine" variety.

Once you do retire, you will wonder how you had time to got work! But keep at it, as you will always find some additional gadget that "Will come in handy, one day", either to make or buy.

The making will provide much satisfaction, especially if it is an item which is bespoke for the task, or machine, that you have in hand.

In Burton on Trent, you are probably not too far from one of our moderators.


Morty25/05/2019 19:07:39
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Hi There!

Larry, thanks for making Me feel like a spring chicken again!blush

And Howard, when I'm at work nowadays, all I think about is "I could be doing something a bit more useful than this!",so I am greatly looking forward to clocking out for the last time!

I've heard say about 'how did I find time to work', because People don't want You to get bored,They think up ways to 'relieve Your boredom'...............I think the best advice I was given is to hide........where better than in Your workshop!

Yes, I think Neil is close to My Local,look forward to conversing with Him!

Many.many thanks for the warm welcome! Cheers, Pete

Neil Wyatt25/05/2019 19:35:41
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As if by magic...

Welcome to the forum Mort,


Morty26/05/2019 11:09:48
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Hi Neil!

Glad to make Your acquaintence ,hope to meet You at some time,I live at Stapen-on-the -hill.......!

Are You involved with the Burton ME Society?

Cheers, Pete

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