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Takeaway25/11/2012 17:11:39
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Hello - I have bought myself a newly machined and largish live steam model that would benefeit from being dismantled and tarted up a bit. I can manage most of it except for the 8" diameter" Stuarty" type spoked flywheel which needs the OD and the sides of the tread skimming. I only have a small mini lathe which is bareley capable of a 3" dia job let alone 8". Can anyone advice. I am midway between Northampton and Bedford. ATB Stuart (PS - Paid for job of course!)

Brian Wood25/11/2012 17:35:45
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Hello Stuart,

If you are thinking of visiting North Yorkshire I would happily skim it for you, I live near Thirsk. I imagine though you would prefer somewhere nearer to you, but the offer stands.

Best wishes Brian

Takeaway25/11/2012 18:16:04
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Thanks very much Brian, although we do travel about a bit Thirsk is not on our list but thank you for your very generous offer. Kindest regards - Stuart

Ian P25/11/2012 19:23:15
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Stuart

No disrespect, but rather than say where you don't visit wouldn't it make more sense to say where you are or at least give us a clue!

I doubt anyone here would want to steal your identity, but you don't have to put much detail into a profile and it would dramatically improve your chances of getting local help.

Ian

Steambuff25/11/2012 19:33:06
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Ian,

Stuart did say where he is based in is original post. (Last 2 lines)

Quote :- " I am midway between Northampton and Bedford."

Dave

Ian P25/11/2012 19:41:06
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Oops! I apologise.

I must take care to read the whole post in future instead of just focussing on the technicalities.

I would offer to do the machining but I am in Cheshire sp probably too far, and I dont get down the M1 much these days.

Ian

Takeaway27/11/2012 14:57:19
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Ray has kindly offered to do the job for me and I have gratefuly accepted ----- Stuart

Takeaway28/11/2012 15:44:17
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Well done Ray - lovely job. Much appreciated. ------- Stuart

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