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Title: Hi from the "Southern Highlands" Australia
Post by: creepy on May 30, 2019, 01:33:01 AM
Hi Folks,
My name is Gary and I have joined this forum to gain valuable knowledge on all things concerning model engines. Like a lot of people here I'm currently building a "Stuart Beam Engine" and a couple of Bengs Modellbau steam engines.
I started life many, many, many years ago as a Fitter and Machinist at a large steel works. (great for building scale steam engines) but recently have retired, so I now have more time for model engineering.
I also have a HO scale model railroad layout, so you can see I'm kept busy.
If you guy's are interested I have just started build videos on my YouTube channel (creepy013) of the "Stuart Beam Engine" and I could start a build topic on this forum, please let me know.
Regards
Gary
Title: Re: Hi from the "Southern Highlands" Australia
Post by: Ye-Ole Steam Dude on May 30, 2019, 01:59:13 AM
Hello Gary and welcome to the Forum,

We all love build threads with plenty of photos and videos.

Have a great day,
Thomas
Title: Re: Hi from the "Southern Highlands" Australia
Post by: MJM460 on May 30, 2019, 07:06:17 AM
Hi Gary, welcome to the forum.  You will find many like minds here, and we would love to see your build log.

Where in the Southern Highlands?

MJM460

Title: Re: Hi from the "Southern Highlands" Australia
Post by: creepy on May 30, 2019, 07:31:09 AM
I'm from Moss Vale, thank you for the welcome.
Gary
Title: Re: Hi from the "Southern Highlands" Australia
Post by: derekwarner on May 30, 2019, 08:30:45 AM
Welcome Gary......whilst never employed directly by that large Steelworks, spent many latter years involved in Contracting roles [my Fitting & Machining apprenticeship was down the road at Metal Manufactures]

I did not know of Bengs, until they started stocking the work of Winfried Niggle...however would be interested to hear which of Bengs kit/work you are currently undertaking

Derek [as you see, Wollongong]  .................we also have a few of your neighbors who are also members of our Illawarra Live Steamers

Title: Re: Hi from the "Southern Highlands" Australia
Post by: creepy on May 30, 2019, 10:23:32 AM
Derek thanks,
I believe I was a member of the Illawarra Live Steamers in 1970, as I was building a traction engine (long gone) not sure if it was the same name.
The Bengs I have are "Donatus", (pic1)  "Sophie" (pic2) and "Leni" (Pic3)
I have been concentrating on the "Stuart" which I have started a full video blog on my YouTube channel, I will start a link on this site.
The Bengs will follow the Stuart
Regards
Gary
Title: Re: Hi from the "Southern Highlands" Australia
Post by: Kim on May 31, 2019, 06:05:51 AM
Hi Gary,
Welcome to the forum!
Those are beautiful engines you've done there!
And yes, please do start a build thread on your Stuart!
Kim
Title: Re: Hi from the "Southern Highlands" Australia
Post by: deltatango on May 31, 2019, 07:59:09 AM
Welcome to MEM Gary!

One more from the Land of Oz!

Regards, David
Title: Re: Hi from the "Southern Highlands" Australia
Post by: cnr6400 on May 31, 2019, 01:24:57 PM
Great looking engines Gary! welcome to the forum.
Title: Re: Hi from the "Southern Highlands" Australia
Post by: toolznthings on May 31, 2019, 01:48:00 PM
Another welcome here ....    :hi:
Title: Re: Hi from the "Southern Highlands" Australia
Post by: Roger B on May 31, 2019, 03:06:51 PM
Welcome to the Forum  :ThumbsUp:  :ThumbsUp:
Title: Re: Hi from the "Southern Highlands" Australia
Post by: b.lindsey on May 31, 2019, 03:26:51 PM
Hi and welcome Gary. Glad to have you join in the fun here.

Bill