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Del Greco16/07/2019 17:07:22
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Hello all,

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.

Thanks, Del

3404616/07/2019 17:17:34
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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 117/07/2019 17:06:36
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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 Wyatt17/07/2019 19:29:39
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Welcome to the forum, Del.


Del Greco18/07/2019 16:05:21
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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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