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Offline Del_61

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A newby from deepest Suffolk
« on: July 03, 2019, 02:06:23 PM »
Hi, I have just joined MEM finally as I have "lurked" on here for a while.

My interests are making tools, sometimes to make tools to make tools! I have not built an IC engine yet but on the cards is the Atom Minor. I have built lots of stuff designed by George Thomas, Tubal Cain (TD Walshaw). I have a Lady Stephanie beam engine to start when I retire...

Current projects is a Quorn and other associated tooling. I have an elderly Myford S7 (imperial) and an Emco FB2 (metric) which makes life interesting! I also dabble with clock repairing.

I did a marine engineering apprenticeship in the mid 70's and that is when my life long interest in model engineering started. Currently still working in engineering but in a very different role.

I like following build logs and looking at how others have solved problems.

During my apprenticeship we were often tested about our knowledge. One apprentice (not me!) was asked ""how many "thous" are there in an inch?""....his reply?....   ......... "**** there must be millions of the little b*****s"

Anyway that is quite enough about me!

Regards to all

Del

Offline b.lindsey

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Re: A newby from deepest Suffolk
« Reply #1 on: July 03, 2019, 02:16:33 PM »
Hi and welcome to the forum Del. Glad to have you with us. How long till retirement?

Bill

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Re: A newby from deepest Suffolk
« Reply #2 on: July 03, 2019, 02:31:39 PM »
 :hi: Del,

Sounds like you are off to a good start :)

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Re: A newby from deepest Suffolk
« Reply #3 on: July 03, 2019, 04:56:25 PM »
Hi Del. this is Willy from Norwich good to have you on this forum...Do you ever visit the Forncett St Mary museum ? we have a model engineers day on the last steaming day in October and there are quite a few (lots) of model engineers on this day showing there engines. Might sea you there....

willy
« Last Edit: July 03, 2019, 05:47:37 PM by steam guy willy »

Offline Kim

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Re: A newby from deepest Suffolk
« Reply #4 on: July 03, 2019, 06:56:30 PM »
Hi Del,
Welcome to MEM!
Kim

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Re: A newby from deepest Suffolk
« Reply #5 on: July 04, 2019, 01:04:59 AM »
Another welcome here .................   :hi:

Brian
Thanks for the visit !
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Re: A newby from deepest Suffolk
« Reply #6 on: July 04, 2019, 03:08:18 AM »
Welcome Del.
My people are from deepest Suffolk . . . Little Waldingfields.
Cheers,
Harry

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Re: A newby from deepest Suffolk
« Reply #7 on: July 04, 2019, 09:01:38 AM »
Hi Del, Welcome to the forum.  It is a great place to hang out and meet like minded people.

MJM460
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Re: A newby from deepest Suffolk
« Reply #8 on: July 04, 2019, 12:25:31 PM »
Hello Del, look forward to hearing more about your activities, particularly the Quorn, as I am presently working on components for my own Quorn, and also interested in the Geo H Thomas tools you have made:   be pleased to see any photos of course.   Dave

Offline Del_61

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Re: A newby from deepest Suffolk
« Reply #9 on: July 04, 2019, 01:37:04 PM »
Hi everyone!

Thanks for making me so welcome  :)

I will try and get some photos of some stuff I have made and post it up here.

To my shame I have never visited Forncett St Mary museum, so I will make the shortish journey there this year.

Thanks again, and good machining!!

Regards

Derek

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Re: A newby from deepest Suffolk
« Reply #10 on: July 05, 2019, 08:32:27 AM »
Hello Derek and welcome to the Forum from another Suffolk 'ol boy'  ;)

As Willy says the Forncett show approaches and is well worth a visit - I will put the usual reminder up in due course.

'Dew yew come  an say ullo now'  :D

Regards - Ol Tug
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