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Al Dunn20/09/2020 13:49:42
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I am 57 and an experienced modeller but not really with metal. I learned basic engineering skills many years ago in the school workshop but apart from making the odd piece on a mini lathe and drill press along with hand tools I have not really done much. The possibility of moving house soon will hopefully mean I will have more workshop space and can get a milling machine. Until then I will continue with an assortment of simple projects to get some practice.
I will probably be asking some quite basic questions on the forum so please bear with me.

Steviegtr20/09/2020 17:36:02
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Welcome Al. You will find most of your answers here. Good luck with the new workshop.


Harry Wilkes20/09/2020 18:04:54
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Welcome to the forum


Brian H20/09/2020 18:05:17
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Hello Al and welcome. Please ask away and there is bound to be people on here who will be only too happy to help.

What sort of projects are you interested in?


Oldiron20/09/2020 18:15:49
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Hi Al. Welcome to the forum. Plenty of content here to browse. If you cannot find an answer just ask and someone will come along with the answer.


Al Dunn21/09/2020 17:47:08
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I would be interested in stationary steam engines and things like that. Right now I really need to learn so solder small boilers. I have a basic steam engine as sold by Forest Classics. Ideally I would be looking for some sort of starter kit with all the equipment and materials and a good set of instructions.

noel shelley21/09/2020 19:26:56
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Good evening Al, and welcome. You will find alsorts here, in metal and flesh. Best wishes, Noel

Neil Wyatt24/09/2020 16:19:55
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Welcome to the forum Al,

No question too basic if you don't know the answer! We all started off in the same place.


Al Dunn24/09/2020 16:44:11
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Thank you all for your replies. I look forward to reading the forum and asking for help.

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