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Derek staines 108/12/2019 18:03:20
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Hi everybody. I am an olde retired toolmaker who has washed up in Norfolk after living most of my life in London. I am lucky to live in a quiet little village in a house with a very large garden. I have turned the double garage into a workshop and have a Bridgeport CNC mill, Colchester Bantam and lovely lovely wreck of a spark eroder which I bought as an Ebay bargain. I have been making a live steam scale model of Titanics port triple xxx engine (still not finished after far to long) and am also into making Orrerys.

Oldiron08/12/2019 21:04:08
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Welcome to the forum Dereck. Nice size of workshop to have.

That's a nice looking engine.



Edited By Oldiron on 08/12/2019 21:05:31

Pat Bravery08/12/2019 21:15:30
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Hi Derek,What part of Norfolk? I live in the NR29 area. Regards Pat

Derek staines 108/12/2019 21:16:44
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Thank you for your reply. Its a nice size workshop to have in the Summer but it a bit chilly in Winter..

Cornish Jack08/12/2019 21:50:10
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Welcome from NR12.



Brian Baker 109/12/2019 07:40:10
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Same sentiments from NR13.



Neil Wyatt18/12/2019 16:08:19
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Hi Derek,

Welcome to the forum, I'd love to see pictures of your orreries.

I'm making a Jovilabe (Jupiter Orrery) but it's been stalled for a couple of years while I work up the courage to make the 10" diameter main wheel in 3mm brass...

Derek staines 118/12/2019 21:23:14
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Hi Neil. Thank you for your post. I have some of my Orreries on line and you can see them at

Yes, I think I would need a couple of years to work up the courage to cut a 10" wheel, brass aint cheap!!!!.

Always glad to chat about Orrerys.

Regards Derek

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