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About MEM => Introduce Yourself => Topic started by: CookieCrunch on October 09, 2018, 06:04:20 PM

Title: Another newbie from North Yorkshire
Post by: CookieCrunch on October 09, 2018, 06:04:20 PM
Hi all.  I've been "playing" at machining for 2 years now. I have a great passion for anything mechanical especially steam engines.  I have built the Beng's Danni engines as a first attempt at machining.  I have spent a lot of time making tools, often tools to make tools  :D  My current projects include Rudy's Model Steam Tractor as a prelude to something larger and more detailed, and the Benson vertical engine (no castings, entirely fabricated).  I recently got distracted by acquiring a couple of toy steam engine boilers and decided to use one to feed a Elmer's wobbler (I don't think they will take much pressure).

I also get distracted from neighbours who see the workshop as a handy resource.  I recently made a custom footplate for a motorbike as the pillion is disabled and needs extra support for her right foot.  So absolutely anything goes on in the shop.
Title: Re: Another newbie from North Yorkshire
Post by: b.lindsey on October 09, 2018, 06:10:08 PM
Thanks for the intro!! Glad to have you on board and it sounds like you are off and running in this great hobby.

Bill
Title: Re: Another newbie from North Yorkshire
Post by: Ye-Ole Steam Dude on October 09, 2018, 06:54:05 PM
Hi and welcome  :hi:

Have a great day,
Thomas
Title: Re: Another newbie from North Yorkshire
Post by: Roger B on October 09, 2018, 07:44:35 PM
Welcome to the Forum  :ThumbsUp:  :ThumbsUp:
Title: Re: Another newbie from North Yorkshire
Post by: Don1966 on October 09, 2018, 08:26:52 PM
Welcome to the forum!   :hi:


Don
Title: Re: Another newbie from North Yorkshire
Post by: Kim on October 09, 2018, 08:43:18 PM
Hi there Cookie,
Welcome to the forum!

I've been working on building Rudy's Steam Tractor for some time now. My builds almost wrapping up (I hope!).

Please post some pics of your build. I'd love to see what you've done and where your at.

Kim
Title: Re: Another newbie from North Yorkshire
Post by: pgp001 on October 09, 2018, 09:11:56 PM
Welcome to the forum, I lived in North Yorkshire for just over 50 years before defecting over the border to the West, I still work in N. Yorks though. Where are you based we might be fairly close.

Phil
Title: Re: Another newbie from North Yorkshire
Post by: Dave Otto on October 09, 2018, 09:41:41 PM
Welcome to MEM!

Dave
Title: Re: Another newbie from North Yorkshire
Post by: Vixen on October 09, 2018, 10:40:33 PM
Welcome to MEM from a UK member  :ThumbsUp: :ThumbsUp:

Mike
Title: Re: Another newbie from North Yorkshire
Post by: steam guy willy on October 09, 2018, 11:48:31 PM
Good to have you on board.. lots of engines up there to copy , and castings are not always necessary  as i'm sure you know !!

 ....I went to Slaithweight once ..but people kept calling it Sloughwit !!!

Willy, from Down south !!
Title: Re: Another newbie from North Yorkshire
Post by: CookieCrunch on October 12, 2018, 03:40:41 PM
I'm up in Richmond, the real one with a lass and a hill :D.  I've found plenty of hills but the lass must be in hiding.