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Offline elciego

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"Hola" form Spain
« on: January 06, 2016, 11:30:26 PM »
Hi all

Just a brief introduction, I am a retired Caterpillar technician currently living in Spain. Since my retirement 11 years ago I keep myself busy building model trucks and steam engines. Due to very poor eyesight I ended up using technology to help in manufacture of parts, this led to building a CNC router and later buying a local version of a 7 x 12 lathe and later a Weiss WMD30LV milling machine. I also delve/play around with electronics and computers.  One of my biggest difficulties here is to get tooling and raw material and normally end up ordering from across the channel/U.K. I have learn a lot from this (and other) forums and appreciate the opportunity these bring to all.

I have a few posts on Madmodder, if allowed my most recent engine build log can be found here http://madmodder.net/index.php/topic,10299.0.html

Cheers.
Abraham

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Re: "Hola" form Spain
« Reply #1 on: January 06, 2016, 11:47:19 PM »
Welcome to the forum Abraham! There are a bunch of great folks here ranging from hither to yon experience wise and we all
love to share and learn.

Maybe you can post some pics of your work when you get a chance?

My Dad put most of his life in working on Cat equipment and so I grew up with big screaming yellow iron. I love 'em!

Pete
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SB 10K lathe, Benchmaster mill. And stuff.

Offline Don1966

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Re: "Hola" form Spain
« Reply #2 on: January 06, 2016, 11:49:55 PM »
Hi Abraham and welcome to the forum!

 :hi:
Don

Offline b.lindsey

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Re: "Hola" form Spain
« Reply #3 on: January 06, 2016, 11:51:17 PM »
Welcome Abraham  :hi: Thanks for the introduction and I hope you will feel free to join in all the fun here.

Bill

Offline Dave Otto

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Re: "Hola" form Spain
« Reply #4 on: January 06, 2016, 11:57:57 PM »
Welcome to MEM Abraham!

Dave

Offline vcutajar

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Re: "Hola" form Spain
« Reply #5 on: January 07, 2016, 03:30:35 AM »
Hi Abraham and welcome to the group.

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Offline cwelkie

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Re: "Hola" form Spain
« Reply #6 on: January 07, 2016, 04:06:59 AM »
Welcome to the gang Abraham - you won't go wrong with this crew.
Charlie

Offline Roger B

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Re: "Hola" form Spain
« Reply #7 on: January 07, 2016, 07:17:10 AM »
Welcome to the Forum  :ThumbsUp:  :ThumbsUp:
Best regards

Roger

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Re: "Hola" form Spain
« Reply #8 on: January 07, 2016, 08:41:50 PM »
Hi Abraham,
Where are you living in Spain?

Garry

Offline Kim

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Re: "Hola" form Spain
« Reply #9 on: January 08, 2016, 03:00:19 AM »
Hi Abraham, welcome to the forum!
Kim

Offline elciego

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Re: "Hola" form Spain
« Reply #10 on: January 08, 2016, 09:30:41 AM »
Hi all,

Thanks for the warm welcome.  Will get some pictures of my engine up.

10KPete,  I do miss working on the yellow iron monsters.

GaryB,  am in a village about 25Km outside Valencia.

Cheers
Abraham

Offline GarryB

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Re: "Hola" form Spain
« Reply #11 on: January 19, 2016, 08:16:00 PM »
Hi Abraham,
Was interested to know where you are in Spain as we have a holiday apartment in El Portet, Moraira
Cheers
Garry

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Re: "Hola" form Spain
« Reply #12 on: January 29, 2016, 10:54:57 PM »
Welcome to the group Abraham...........Do Caterpillar technicians not move on to be  Butterfly technicians? ::)

Terry

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Re: "Hola" form Spain
« Reply #13 on: January 30, 2016, 04:23:52 PM »
Hi Terry,

      Unfortunatly once bitten by the big yellow metal bug one ends up with yellow bloud in ones viens and adicted for life.

Cheers  :cheers:
Abraham