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Title: Newby from NE Wales
Post by: SebringMXRV8 on November 22, 2018, 08:02:05 PM
Hi
I'm based in Mold, north Wales but originate from up north in Cumbria. After many years at work (as a Maintenance technician) the retirement light shines very bright at the end of the tunnel! Only a couple of month to go, :whoohoo: and currently working part time. This has allowed me to get the Man Shed ready at the bottom of the garden ready to commence some serious model building??

I've previously built 2 kit cars so not looking for something a little smaller, Steam and Hit n Miss engines currently shine bright on my list.

SebringMXRV8
Title: Re: Newby from NE Wales
Post by: b.lindsey on November 22, 2018, 08:22:44 PM
Hi and welcome to the forum Sebring. I am recently retired myself and loving it. Hope you will post some pictures of your shed and/or projects when you can. We love pictures!!  Welcome aboard!!

Bill
Title: Re: Newby from NE Wales
Post by: Fowellbox on November 22, 2018, 08:46:39 PM
Welcome to this excellent site Sebring, from another Brit in Derbyshire.
Brian
Title: Re: Newby from NE Wales
Post by: Art K on November 22, 2018, 09:17:16 PM
Sebring,
Welcome to the forum. I think you would be hard pressed to find a more helpful bunch of folks.
Art
Title: Re: Newby from NE Wales
Post by: Ye-Ole Steam Dude on November 22, 2018, 10:06:33 PM
Hello Sebring,

 :hi: to the Forum.

Have a great day,
Thomas
Title: Re: Newby from NE Wales
Post by: Jo on November 22, 2018, 10:17:31 PM
 :hi:

Have you had any thoughts on which steam or hit and miss engines you might be interested in? Have you actually made any engine before? Or would this be the first?

Jo
Title: Re: Newby from NE Wales
Post by: Dave Otto on November 23, 2018, 12:17:06 AM
Welcome to MEM!

Dave
Title: Re: Newby from NE Wales
Post by: toolznthings on November 23, 2018, 12:51:31 AM
Another warm welcome to the forum !   :cartwheel:

Brian
Title: Re: Newby from NE Wales
Post by: Kim on November 23, 2018, 05:44:12 AM
Hi Sebring,
Welcome to the forum!
Kim
Title: Re: Newby from NE Wales
Post by: rudydubya on November 23, 2018, 06:55:50 AM
Glad to meet you Sebring.  Great group here.  You'll enjoy it.

Regards,
Rudy
Title: Re: Newby from NE Wales
Post by: wirralcnc on November 23, 2018, 07:09:35 AM
welcome Sebring. great forum full of good people and great source of info. I'm localish to you. living in st helens and working ellesmere port. enjoy your retirement. robbie
Title: Re: Newby from NE Wales
Post by: Alyn Foundry on November 23, 2018, 11:45:50 AM
Welcome to MEM.

We're next door neighbors!! I'm in Pen Y Ffordd....

I wonder if anyone has made a " hit and miss " steam engine? :Lol:

Cheers Graham.
Title: Re: Newby from NE Wales
Post by: scc on November 23, 2018, 01:28:03 PM
Yet another warm welcome. I'm in Lancashire but often in Bala via Mold....may see you some time.   Retirement is wonderful.      Terry
Title: Re: Newby from NE Wales
Post by: SebringMXRV8 on November 23, 2018, 10:41:12 PM
Hi

Thanks for all the replies, it's nice to be so feel so welcome. Jo has asked if I've built any engines well the answer is nearly.
Started a Sturt beam engine a while ago but a slight error and insufficient equipment resulted in it being put on the back burner. I just need a few spare castings and hope not to repeat the mistakes and then I've completed 1 engine.
No 2 engine will between another Stuart (Twin Launch) or The Economy petrol (for Graham) Hit & miss engine

Alan
Title: Re: Newby from NE Wales
Post by: JC54 on November 24, 2018, 08:20:56 PM
Reply to Andrew, didn't Brian Rupnow do a steam/air hit and miss engine? I think I downloaded the drawings to my wish list. JC
Title: Re: Newby from NE Wales
Post by: JC54 on November 24, 2018, 08:22:30 PM
Sorry that should have been Graham :headscratch: :old:     Welcome to the forum Sebring.  JC
Title: Re: Newby from NE Wales
Post by: Roger B on December 02, 2018, 12:28:29 PM
Welcome to the Forum  :ThumbsUp:  :ThumbsUp: