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Offline arnoldb

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A little hello from Namibia
« on: July 19, 2012, 08:27:00 PM »
I don't quite know how to introduce myself to the crowd here  ;)

Let's just say I'm the semi-newbie from Windhoek with a passion for building Elmer's engines and making my own bits of tooling along the way.
And writing up long, gory, boring posts. 

Kind regards, Arnold
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Offline tel

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Re: A little hello from Namibia
« Reply #1 on: July 19, 2012, 08:44:23 PM »
.. just as long as you left them dammed rhinos at home! ;)
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Re: A little hello from Namibia
« Reply #2 on: July 19, 2012, 09:00:06 PM »
Hi neighbour,
Good to see you here  :)
 :)
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Re: A little hello from Namibia
« Reply #3 on: July 19, 2012, 09:10:23 PM »
Strewth! Another rhino muncher!
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Re: A little hello from Namibia
« Reply #4 on: July 19, 2012, 09:11:10 PM »
Hi from a distant neighbour!
Good to see you here Arnold!

Good times are just starting!

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Re: A little hello from Namibia
« Reply #5 on: July 20, 2012, 10:14:03 AM »
Thanks Gents  :)

Dang it Tel - the rhinos have all been poached out; we don't even have them in zoos anymore  ;)

Kind regards, Arnold
Building an engine takes Patience, Planning, Preparation and Machining.
Procrastination is nearly the same, but it precludes machining.
Thus, an engine will only be built once the procrastination stops and the machining begins!

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Re: A little hello from Namibia
« Reply #6 on: July 20, 2012, 11:04:04 AM »
Thanks Gents  :)

Dang it Tel - the rhinos have all been poached out; we don't even have them in zoos anymore  ;)

Kind regards, Arnold

Hmmmmm ..... can I interest you in a few?
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Re: A little hello from Namibia
« Reply #7 on: July 20, 2012, 11:09:18 AM »
Hello Namibia!  I see your still holding down that side of the earth Arnold!   You too Tel! ;D

I'll do some posting here...give me a little bit for vacation this weekend and some work duties to clear up...Work is nuts right now.

Thanks for starting something new .....that feels old.....in a good way... ;D

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Re: A little hello from Namibia
« Reply #8 on: July 20, 2012, 11:10:04 AM »
Hi there Arnold, glad to see you here as well as being here myself. ;D


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Re: A little hello from Namibia
« Reply #9 on: July 20, 2012, 05:26:25 PM »
Hey Arnold! Good to see you here, too!

I see you got a promotion! Congratulations!
Let the headaches begin!



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Re: A little hello from Namibia
« Reply #10 on: July 20, 2012, 06:58:20 PM »
Thanks Gents  :)

Dang it Tel - the rhinos have all been poached out; we don't even have them in zoos anymore  ;)

Kind regards, Arnold

I prefer them grilled  ;D

PS welcome Arnold

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Re: A little hello from Namibia
« Reply #11 on: July 20, 2012, 07:50:07 PM »
Tel, you're liable to send us drop bears disguised as rhinos mate...  That won't be playing cricket; we can't import feral species  ;)

Hiya Dave  :) Yes, we're trying to hold down this bit of the earth - maybe the different angles between Tel & me and the rest of the crowd can help stabilize things; its been a bit shaky of late LOL
You've got your break bud; you've earned it  8).  It would be great if you could launch Rushforth at some point and take us a video of her under steam - that would be a win-win situation all round!

Thanks Tim  :) - Yes, welcome on board to you too ! Every time I see your avatar I'm still amazed by that engine and the base you made for it!

Thank you Kevin  :).  I'm a real sucker for punishment - aren't I ? LOL
Yes, I accepted the promotion, but I also learned a lot thanks to you  <bow down> - There will be headaches, but that's OK; I'm doing it for all model engineers and our hobby.  At least, the way things are set up here at MEM, there won't be heartaches  :)  I really hope you can get a bit of shop time now; I loved your Elmer #6 Slider build!

LOL Stew  ;D - At least you got the bit that wasn't shipped off to a far-away country to brace up floppy bits  ;) - Thanks mate !

Kind regards, Arnold
Building an engine takes Patience, Planning, Preparation and Machining.
Procrastination is nearly the same, but it precludes machining.
Thus, an engine will only be built once the procrastination stops and the machining begins!

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Re: A little hello from Namibia
« Reply #12 on: July 20, 2012, 08:59:43 PM »
Hi Arnold.
It's great to see you're here too!

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