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Offline SebringMXRV8

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Newby from NE Wales
« 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

Offline b.lindsey

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Re: Newby from NE Wales
« Reply #1 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

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Re: Newby from NE Wales
« Reply #2 on: November 22, 2018, 08:46:39 PM »
Welcome to this excellent site Sebring, from another Brit in Derbyshire.
Brian

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Re: Newby from NE Wales
« Reply #3 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
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Re: Newby from NE Wales
« Reply #4 on: November 22, 2018, 10:06:33 PM »
Hello Sebring,

 :hi: to the Forum.

Have a great day,
Thomas

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Re: Newby from NE Wales
« Reply #5 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
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Re: Newby from NE Wales
« Reply #6 on: November 23, 2018, 12:17:06 AM »
Welcome to MEM!

Dave

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Re: Newby from NE Wales
« Reply #7 on: November 23, 2018, 12:51:31 AM »
Another warm welcome to the forum !   :cartwheel:

Brian
Thanks for the visit !
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Re: Newby from NE Wales
« Reply #8 on: November 23, 2018, 05:44:12 AM »
Hi Sebring,
Welcome to the forum!
Kim

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Re: Newby from NE Wales
« Reply #9 on: November 23, 2018, 06:55:50 AM »
Glad to meet you Sebring.  Great group here.  You'll enjoy it.

Regards,
Rudy

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Re: Newby from NE Wales
« Reply #10 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

Offline Alyn Foundry

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Re: Newby from NE Wales
« Reply #11 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.

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Re: Newby from NE Wales
« Reply #12 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

Offline SebringMXRV8

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Re: Newby from NE Wales
« Reply #13 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

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Re: Newby from NE Wales
« Reply #14 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
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