|Nick Bryan||16/03/2022 17:57:09|
|2 forum posts|
I have just joined the site.
Have a Smart and Brown SAB lathe (without gearbox) which I am getting back to its best. It gets me out of the house and gives me a focus !
I have used it to make parts for tractor restorations.
|Chris Evans 6||16/03/2022 19:55:38|
2056 forum posts
Welcome along Nick, from a motorcycle tinkerer that used to have a TE20 Grey Fergie.
|noel shelley||16/03/2022 22:48:02|
|1339 forum posts|
Welcome to the party Nick. Noel.
|Nick Bryan||17/03/2022 11:16:56|
|2 forum posts|
Thank you both.
I enjoyed manufacturing the worn hydraulic parts of my John Deere 955 utility tractor - it was made by Yanmar, under license to John Deere. Lovely piece of kit.
Before that, I returned a 1976 Roper garden tractor back to working life, for a family member living in France. The Briggs and Stratton twin cylinder motor needed me to engineer some crank bearing parts. Its still working to this day.
I now have thoughts of a steam engine to power a small launch (big bigger than a rowing boat). But thats for another day.
|Harry Wilkes||17/03/2022 12:41:28|
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Welcome to the forum
|Speedy Builder5||17/03/2022 15:23:36|
|2613 forum posts|
Hi Nick - I hope you have deep pockets. Making the steam engine is low cost. Add to that the boiler cost, then a hull with a bronze propeller, Oh and a trailer to put it on to and a car to tow it with - might as well add a river licence and Boat Safety Scheme inspection. Then there is the boiler test and insurance. I started on a similar project, made the engine and after some time decided to sell the engine and follow a different project making a loco.
Similar problems though !
8684 forum posts
Welcome to the forum Nick.
If you want to post photographs the forum's software is a little convoluted. The method is described here <link>
Also, the forums built-in search bar top-right is a bit dumb. There's a much better search box (using Google) a little way down the 'Home' page.
|Mark Davies 4||20/03/2022 14:15:00|
11 forum posts
I too am from lincoln, nice to see you on here. So much info available.
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