|Del Greco||16/07/2019 17:07:22|
|27 forum posts|
I'd like to introduce myself. My name is Del, mid 30s, live in Dublin, Ireland, and am a recent addict to building model steam engines.
I have always been keen on building things since a young age, (Brio as s tiny kid, through to electric circuits etc)
I'm a member of a community workshop here in Dublin, and have just recently finished building my first ever working steam engine. The Stuart 10V, from castings.
Anyway, I just wanted to say "Hi", and give you a bit of info about me.
I've also filmed and photographed the entire build process if anyone is interested.
Lastly, I'm potentially looking at buying a lathe, so expect some questions coming about how to identify a good/bad lathe, and what are some good options to go for.
(I'm currently investigating a Myford Super 7 for ~£1000, but I have no real idea what I'm looking for.) I have access to a Warco lathe at the moment.
Also, I'm open to some suggestions about my next model/project to build. I was looking at the Stuart Twin Victoria, Stuart hand feed pump, and the Stuart Steam feed pump.
|580 forum posts|
I have the Victoria single, bought as a basket case for restoration as only needed small parts made.
It runs well and is a fine model only surpassed by the Victoria twin I feel.
Well worth having a go at.
|David George 1||17/07/2019 17:06:36|
839 forum posts
Hi welcome to the forum. There are plenty of information on here you only have to ask but there are lots of old info in the forum threads it's worth a search in there at top of page.
|Neil Wyatt||17/07/2019 19:29:39|
16246 forum posts
Welcome to the forum, Del.
|Del Greco||18/07/2019 16:05:21|
|27 forum posts|
Why thanks gents. Appreciate the welcome.
I used to live in Newcastle and feel it would be a lot easier to get my hands on a lathe there instead of across the water in Dublin. I think I'll have to hire a van...
I'm already trawling through the mountain of information on the site, Very interesting reads.
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