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Offline RGS1000

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Newbie from Northamptonshire
« on: June 20, 2020, 12:21:34 PM »
Hi Everyone
I've always been interested in all things mechanical and mainly spent my time restoring motorcycles, a couple of years ago I took early retirement and developed a interest in machining and steam engines in particular. I set about converting the single garage which is home to a couple of Laverdas into a workshop which is now also occupied by a Boxford aud lathe and a sieg mini mill.

To date I have completed two Stuart kits a V10 and a S50 and I'm now looking to progress onto a slightly more complex project ( ideas are more than welcome ) I have no formal training in machining and just learn as I go along, many mistakes have been made but hopefully learned from plus my education has been greatly enhanced by the more knowledgeable contributors on youtube.

Joe

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Re: Newbie from Northamptonshire
« Reply #1 on: June 20, 2020, 12:51:13 PM »
Welcome!  You have good taste in bikes - not hard to guess the model of your Laverda!  A great love of all things Italian here, especially Guzzi and alfa (70's and earlier.)
You'll learn a lot here there are some fabulous builds.
Nick

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Re: Newbie from Northamptonshire
« Reply #2 on: June 20, 2020, 04:20:49 PM »
Hi Joe,
Welcome to the forum!  Join in the fun and share your build with us :)

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Re: Newbie from Northamptonshire
« Reply #3 on: June 20, 2020, 06:53:34 PM »
Hi Joe
Welcome to MEM!

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Re: Newbie from Northamptonshire
« Reply #4 on: June 21, 2020, 08:02:09 AM »
Welcome to the Forum  :ThumbsUp:  :ThumbsUp:
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Re: Newbie from Northamptonshire
« Reply #5 on: June 21, 2020, 01:20:40 PM »
Thanks for the welcome, and yes Nick it is a bit of a giveaway using RGS as a username although I do have 1973 SF1 750 that I bought as pretty much a basket case 3 years ago and is almost ready for the road following a complete restoration using as many as the original parts as possible, just a bit of wiring to do and all should be ready to go.

Like the old Guzzi's but never had one myself but a couple of friends have them, just can't beat the Italians for style.

Joe

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Re: Newbie from Northamptonshire
« Reply #6 on: June 21, 2020, 01:37:11 PM »
 :hi: Joe

Like the old Guzzi's but never had one myself but a couple of friends have them, just can't beat the Italians for style.

I like Guzzis as well but while British bikes would leave a puddle of oil where ever you parked them Guzzis left a little rust behind ::)

Jo
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Re: Newbie from Northamptonshire
« Reply #7 on: June 21, 2020, 01:56:25 PM »
Hi Joe,

I'm also in Northamptonshire, (close to J16 of the M1) would be good to meet up sometime once normality returns to discuss engines and bikes!

Simon.
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Re: Newbie from Northamptonshire
« Reply #8 on: June 21, 2020, 02:09:34 PM »
That would be good Simon will look forward to it.

Joe

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Re: Newbie from Northamptonshire
« Reply #9 on: October 03, 2020, 06:11:17 PM »
 Hi, I am also in Northamptonshire, Boughton.

 I am much more of a newbie, I don't even own a lathe. I do have model helicopters though.
An engineer at heart but not in practice, yet.

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Re: Newbie from Northamptonshire
« Reply #10 on: October 03, 2020, 09:52:17 PM »
Hi Mike,

Helicopters are addictive - Gaui 200 and Walkera V120D02 here.

Simon.
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