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Robin Pulham16/09/2021 12:55:31
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Hi All,

I am a new member who has only recently acquired a lathe Unimat II and Mill (last 18 months or so). I am mainly a 7mm scale railway modeller but I have done a couple of small upgrades to the Unimat and I am considering getting a Stuart Models stationary engine to improve my machining skills which were last used in the late 1970's while at school.

Regards Rob

Bazyle16/09/2021 21:49:18
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Welcome. Somewhere on this site is at least one topic covering the building of a Stuart engine in detail. You might consider just a little oscillator to start and or one of the 'dad's engines'.

As usual I will recommend you find you local model engineering club as they can help with advice and often cheap tools and materials. Roughly where are you?

Kevin Murrell17/09/2021 12:32:21
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Doesn't everyone start with a Stuart S50 engine - from castings of course? Lots of youtube videos of course, some better than others. i would recommend 'Learning Turning' as a very good tutorial.

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