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Martin Freestone30/01/2020 16:34:57
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I am an expat engineer and have been living in Germany since 2002. I worked all over the world so never had time to start up the hobby now I am retired and beginning to model, I have had an ML7 since 2003 now I need to get it up and running.

I have had 4-5 suitcases full of the old magazines dating right back to the mid 30s, lot"s from during WW2, I bought them allin 1978 so there will be lot"s to be getting on with.

Brian Wood30/01/2020 18:12:40
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Hello Martin,

Welcome to the forum. It will be nice for you to get the Myford back into running condition again; you can then think about what you are going to do with it and no doubt all that reading material will give you many ideas.

Regards Brian

Richard -30/01/2020 18:52:40
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Hi Martin,

Welcome, Good beer ,Currywurst, snow and mountains - what else could you ask for!!

And the Deckel factory!!

Brian H30/01/2020 19:42:28
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Hello Martin and welcome to the forum where you will find lots of helpful people ready to answer questions.

What sort of things are you planning on making?


Martin Freestone31/01/2020 18:56:46
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What is the deckel factory? You have got me there.

I want to get this chassis running that I picked up years ago at the Maidstone shop but am unsure what it is for, have had garret mentioned. Any idea"s? How do I post an image on here?

Steviegtr31/01/2020 20:02:17
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Welcome Martin. Hope you get it all running smoothly.


Martin Freestone27/03/2020 09:56:29
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Hi all,

Well due to the lockdown I am selling this item

Can anyone confirm that it is a Garrett?

Thanks in advance


Journeyman27/03/2020 10:20:59
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Welcome aboard, can't help with the chassis id but this is the right *** LINK ***  to the add


Edited By Journeyman on 27/03/2020 10:22:55

Martin Freestone27/03/2020 11:38:20
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Yes, I was told by an engineer in Germany around 2008 that he thought that it was a Garrett.

So I am trying to ID the frame for trawling through all my old ME magazines to find some build info as we all will have lots of time on our hands.

Neil Wyatt27/03/2020 12:00:04
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Welcome to the forum Martin,


Dick H27/03/2020 12:20:35
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Hello Martin,

Greetings from somewhere between the Lech and the Ammersee.

Sorry I didn´t see your original post.


noel shelley27/03/2020 13:19:38
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Hi Martin and welcome, if this is a Beyer Garrett frame then following a quick trawl of Hills and Patricks comprehensive book on Beyer Peacock it would seem to show only one candidate, a 2-8-0 + 0-8-2 originally built in 1927 for Burma Railways with 10 more as an emergency job in 1942 before the drawing office could update it to 2-8-2 + 2-8-2. If you want more info PM me.

Best wishes Noel.

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