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Josh Ellingford23/12/2021 09:17:15
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Hi, this is the first forum post I have made, having spent several months sleuthing around the forums looking for solutions or recommendations for a lot of the same problems I have encountered as a beginner in the hobby.

I’ve always enjoyed making things, and an interest in machining was established at work (we have a small workshop) where I managed to persuade our lead engineer to show me how to use the lathe, mill, and also some CAD tutorials. A few months ago I purchased a Myford ML7 that was going at the local model engineering club after spending an eternity trying to find something suitable. I plan to use it to make model steam engines amongst other things.

Josh

Mike Hurley23/12/2021 10:00:57
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Welcome Josh. You're in the right place here!

Have a good Christmas

Thor 🇳🇴23/12/2021 11:18:49
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Hi Josh,

Welcome to the forum. I have made a few model steam engines, I don't know if you have already found these websites, but here are some I found useful:

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Thor

Bazyle23/12/2021 14:47:32
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There is a model engineering club at a nice community centre sort of at the bottom left hand edge of the town. Is that were you got your lathe? They have a track too that was extended about 20 years ago using the track from St Albans when we were pushed off our old site.

To add to Thor's links above search this site for 'Dads engines' .

old mart24/12/2021 16:04:34
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Welcome, Joshua, you definitely have joined a good forum, not only are there steam engine experts, but Myford ones too.

Josh Ellingford28/12/2021 17:53:45
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Posted by Bazyle on 23/12/2021 14:47:32:

There is a model engineering club at a nice community centre sort of at the bottom left hand edge of the town. Is that were you got your lathe? They have a track too that was extended about 20 years ago using the track from St Albans when we were pushed off our old site.

To add to Thor's links above search this site for 'Dads engines' .

Yeah, I sent the club an email on a whim on the off chance one of their members had a lathe for sale. Got lucky! At some point I may well join the club, time permitting.

Josh Ellingford28/12/2021 17:54:28
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Posted by Thor 🇳🇴 on 23/12/2021 11:18:49:

Hi Josh,

Welcome to the forum. I have made a few model steam engines, I don't know if you have already found these websites, but here are some I found useful:

***Link***

***Link***

***Link***

***Link***

Thor

Thanks for the links Thor!

noel shelley28/12/2021 18:00:31
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Welcome Joshua, probably no better place than here for Myford and steam engines, you have questions, then someone on here will have an answer for you. Noel.

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