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Tim Jones 729/10/2020 01:20:23
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Hi Guys,

Returning to model engineering after a 40 year break and now in the process of setting up a workshop (9x15 shed). First job will be to complete the 80% finished Stuart 10V I started at school. 'Only' the eccentric rod and centre of the crankshaft to do; trouble is I've forgotten so much.

I'm thinking then a larger Stuart vertical or beam engine - and ultimately perhaps a 3 1/2" gauge loco. I also like old scientific instruments and astronomy, so maybe some inspiration there: I've wanted to build a spectroscope for a while.

The forum posts have already been very helpful in informing my equipment plans - which lept forward this week with the ordering of a WM250V lathe and a Sieg SX2.7 mill, and I know where to come if/when my crankshaft efforts come unstuck.

Thanks for having me. Best. Tim

Brian H29/10/2020 07:34:54
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Hello Tim and welcome to the forum.

The V10 is an excellent subject and it shouldn't take to long to finish it if you are 80% there.

Your to do list will, no doubt, grow as time goes on.

All the best,

Brian

Henry Brown29/10/2020 08:02:30
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Welcome Tim, good to see someone very local to me, I'm near Croome Court!

It seems you are getting off to a good start with the workshop that will hopefully be a good resource for your future projects.

Regards, Henry.

Howard Lewis29/10/2020 08:29:18
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Welcome aboard!

Good to see you taking up the reins again.

When things return to something approaching normal, would Worcester, or Hereford be to far join the Clubs there?

I can certainly vouch for Hereford, like many others, being a friendly and welcoming club.

And next door, The WaterWorks Museum is well worth a separate visit

Howard

Tim Jones 729/10/2020 11:24:15
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Posted by Henry Brown on 29/10/2020 08:02:30:

Welcome Tim, good to see someone very local to me, I'm near Croome Court!

It seems you are getting off to a good start with the workshop that will hopefully be a good resource for your future projects.

Regards, Henry.

Thanks Henry, we are regulars at Croome (Nat Trust) - more so in better times. Our paths may well cross.

Regards, Tim

Tim Jones 729/10/2020 11:34:36
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Posted by Howard Lewis on 29/10/2020 08:29:18:

Welcome aboard!

Good to see you taking up the reins again.

When things return to something approaching normal, would Worcester, or Hereford be to far join the Clubs there?

I can certainly vouch for Hereford, like many others, being a friendly and welcoming club.

And next door, The WaterWorks Museum is well worth a separate visit

Howard

Thanks Howard. Sure, both locations quite doable (being in the middle we tend to claim allegiance to either city as it suits us!). I'll check the clubs out. Hereford Waterworks Museum reminds me of the Abbey Pumping Station in Leicester that I'm familiar with.

 

Regards

 

Tim

Edited By Tim Jones 7 on 29/10/2020 11:38:33

Tim Jones 729/10/2020 11:36:58
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Posted by Brian H on 29/10/2020 07:34:54:

Hello Tim and welcome to the forum.

The V10 is an excellent subject and it shouldn't take to long to finish it if you are 80% there.

Your to do list will, no doubt, grow as time goes on.

All the best,

Brian

Thanks Brian.

Regards, Tim

Howard Lewis29/10/2020 14:10:37
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When open again to the public, T WWM has a variety of engines pumps, and turbines, many of them actually capable of rotating under power, Gas, I C and steam. They have one of the oldest working triple expansion steam engines in the country

From what I have found, they have about the only working 9" bore Wilson oil engines, that is still left in the world.

A nice display on Stirling engines, and two full size hot air engines that run

During Covid, volunteers go in each week to turn things over and keep the exhibits free

So, well worth spending an afternoon visiting

One day, we may even meet there!

Howard

Ian Parkin29/10/2020 14:55:21
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Tim that looks like a nice workshop you are building up.

when you mentioned Croome i remembered that i did the cnc engraving for their notice boards some years ago

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Tim Jones 729/10/2020 15:07:42
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Posted by Ian Parkin on 29/10/2020 14:55:21:

Tim that looks like a nice workshop you are building up.

when you mentioned Croome i remembered that i did the cnc engraving for their notice boards some years ago

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Edited By Ian Parkin on 29/10/2020 14:55:37

Ha! Very good. The little but important ways engineers are quietly propping up the nation's heritage.

Harry Wilkes29/10/2020 15:17:16
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Welcome to forum from just up the M5 in the West Mids

H

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