Model Engine Maker

About MEM => Introduce Yourself => Topic started by: bwal on July 07, 2017, 11:32:50 PM

Title: Hello
Post by: bwal on July 07, 2017, 11:32:50 PM
Hi Everyone,

My name is Ben, I'm from the Central Coast NSW Australia.  I'm a member of metal work forums (Aust) and Home Machinist (US).  I recently seen a Rotary Beam model produced by a Home machinist member and I followed up the plans for it. Bill L kindly supplied them to me and directed me here.

I've made a couple of Tubal Cains models and a few cannons (non-firing). There not of a great standard but I'm not too fussed, hopefully I'll get better. I'm currently attempting a Double Acting Wobbler from Tubal Cain.  But I think I may have stuffed it. My next project will be a approximately 20 cm high Wobbler then Bill's Beam engine.  I also have a set of Stuart V10 castings which I want to attempt this year.

I have a small garden shed for a workshop. My machines include a Hercus 260 ATM and OLM Milling machine.  I do most of my machining though at work in my spare time (lunch break or after work).

Regard Ben.
Title: Re: Hello
Post by: tvoght on July 07, 2017, 11:35:36 PM
Welcome to the forum, Ben.

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Post by: b.lindsey on July 07, 2017, 11:41:15 PM
Glad to have you join us Ben. I think you will find a bunch of great folks here willing to share anything in the way of knowledge or experience. Looking forward to your participation ....please don't be shy around here.

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Post by: Ye-Ole Steam Dude on July 07, 2017, 11:57:17 PM
G' day Ben and welcome to MEM Forum.
Title: Re: Hello
Post by: Dave Otto on July 08, 2017, 01:19:14 AM
Welcome aboard Ben!

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Post by: Gas_mantle on July 08, 2017, 01:46:53 AM
Hi Ben,

Welcome to the forum.

I know you said you want to make a big wobbler engine next but this little engine is worth considering as a useful learning project :-

It's fairly easy to build and a great runner - a few guys here have had a go at making one  :)

Title: Re: Hello
Post by: Kim on July 08, 2017, 05:29:41 AM
Hi there Ben, welcome to MEM!
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Post by: vcutajar on July 08, 2017, 07:06:18 AM
Hi Ben and welcome to the group.

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Post by: Roger B on July 08, 2017, 03:31:51 PM
Welcome to the Forum  :ThumbsUp:  :ThumbsUp:
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Post by: Jim K 324 on July 20, 2017, 11:50:35 PM

          Welcome to the forum Ben

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Post by: Robert Hornby on July 21, 2017, 01:27:12 AM
Welcome Ben,
Lots of great help here. I am also in the Central Coast (Terrigal) so we could catch up some day. I am building a boat at the moment, twin cylinder engine and boiler all but finished.