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Offline Nigel Roberson

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New here
« on: November 13, 2021, 09:32:22 PM »
After 30 years of my workshop being idle I have embarked on a clean out and refit. Mowers and rubbish all gone.
The Myford Super 7, Amolco mill attachment cleaned and oiled. The little used 10Ē shaper brought back to life. In the 80s I completed a Sweet Pea and a Stuart Turner vertical engine but flying and work took too much of my time to continue. The Sweet Pea was sold.
Ime now in the process of researching which milling machine I should buy. Warco, Amadeal, Chester, Axminster etc. Not likely to make a loco again but fancy something with internal combustion although I may make a small vertical to get back the skill level first. Previous project had no internet but now there is so much on line to see and learn. I am looking forward to learning from the forum.

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Re: New here
« Reply #1 on: November 13, 2021, 10:39:45 PM »
Welcome Nigel!

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« Reply #2 on: November 14, 2021, 01:10:41 AM »
Welcome, Nigel.  I am sure you will feel at home here.

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« Reply #3 on: November 14, 2021, 01:17:08 AM »
Hi Nigel and welcome. Looking forward to seeing your prohects.
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« Reply #4 on: November 14, 2021, 06:27:24 AM »
Hi Nigel,
Welcome to the forum!
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« Reply #5 on: November 14, 2021, 07:27:17 AM »
Welcome to the Forum  :ThumbsUp:  :ThumbsUp:
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Offline Nigel Roberson

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Re: New here
« Reply #6 on: November 15, 2021, 07:24:58 PM »
Thank you all for the warm welcome. A visit to Amadeal in that London today. A very nice man named Hugh and his 2 lads had a VM25 mill for me to look at. It would have been rude not to buy it.

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« Reply #7 on: November 15, 2021, 07:58:02 PM »
So you are well on your to your next engine  :) Any thoughts what it will be?
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« Reply #8 on: November 16, 2021, 02:00:19 AM »
Looks like a nice mill with lots of fun goodies to go with it :)

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Offline Nigel Roberson

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Re: New here
« Reply #9 on: November 16, 2021, 02:13:06 PM »
So you are well on your to your next engine  :) Any thoughts what it will be?
Still undecided. Apart from making sundry parts for lawn mowers, go karts etc ive done nothing of substance for quite a few years. Ide forgotten how to do stuff but watching videos on YouTube has jogged my memory. I may just make a few apprentice pieces, like simple tools before I dive into a model. The Wyvern engine does interest me.

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Re: New here
« Reply #10 on: November 17, 2021, 01:17:02 AM »
Nigel,
Welcome to the forum! I think you will find a bunch of folks interested in just about anything you decide to build. And willing to throw in their 2 cents worth if you ask a question.
Art
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Re: New here
« Reply #11 on: November 17, 2021, 05:25:22 PM »
I think apprentice pieces are a mistake. You will make things that you will never use.

Far better would be to make something, an engine, from bar stock or a kit of castings from a firm happy to supply individual castings when you mess something up. If you produce scrap, so what. I seem to have been doing so for the last six months.

Good luck

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Offline Nigel Roberson

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« Reply #12 on: November 19, 2021, 10:07:16 AM »
I think apprentice pieces are a mistake. You will make things that you will never use.

Far better would be to make something, an engine, from bar stock or a kit of castings from a firm happy to supply individual castings when you mess something up. If you produce scrap, so what. I seem to have been doing so for the last six months.

Good luck

AVTUR

I think I will take your advice and dive straight in. I contacted Hemingway yesterday and they confirmed that they will sell individual castings if I mess up.

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Re: New here
« Reply #13 on: November 19, 2021, 11:50:59 AM »
Nigel
You canít go wrong with an X3 mill sold by several suppliers.
The problem with most mills is the column height, by the time you have a vice on the table and a tool chuck with tool in the spindle there is not much room to play with.
The X3 has a tall square column solid as a rock
Mike