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Richard B23/09/2021 21:21:56
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I've been lurking for a while so thought I'd better register !

I'm pretty much self taught and been making models of various types and always fixing things for a large part of my life.

Started building engines many years ago with a Stuart D10 for my Steam boat - the engine runs well but the boat is still only 95% complete and will need boiler updating/testing. Completed numerous 10 V's picked up part built, a Minnie Traction engine 50% complete and currently working on a Stuart Compound which again is about 50% complete. Work always got in the way !

Machinery - a Cowells lathe and Mill, Denford Viceroy TDS 1 - GB lathe, a late Metric item, well tooled up which I bought from a mates dad who had it from new and was retiring - I fitted a Newon Tesla drive which was a great improvement. A sensitive drill which I picked as parts from a BSMEE auction 35+ ? years ago and completed with lots of ideas from Geo Thomas's excellent book.

I also recently finished a small tool grinder using an old parts Perris lathe with a 24volt DC treadmill motor and Chinese speed controller which works well.

Oh sorry if this is a bit of a long intro - I put it down to age !


old mart24/09/2021 16:33:49
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Welcome to the forum, Richard, it looks like you are well setup. Get some pics posted of your projects for us to enjoy.

Harry Wilkes24/09/2021 17:39:17
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Welcome to the forum


Brian H24/09/2021 18:01:36
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Hello Richard and welcome.


Richard B25/09/2021 20:50:18
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As suggested I've added some pic's into an album - hope of interest ?


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