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Offline Djangodog

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Hello from New Hampshire, USA
« on: February 26, 2023, 02:40:16 PM »
Thank you for having me. 

I am a retired Tool and Die Maker turned Mechanical Engineer.  I still have a Bridgeport with an MX2 Proto Trak and a Harding HLV-BK.  In 2010 I built a Stuart D10 with reversing and finished a heavily modified Stuart #5 that my father had begun in 1982.  The engines in the case are the modified Stuart #5, Reeves Unicorn, Stuart D10 and Stuart #7, (the Reeves unicorn and Stuart #7 were built by my father).

I am currently working on a Stuart 10H and Stuart Beam engine.   I hope that I can be of service and learn as well.

Offline vtsteam

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Re: Hello from New Hampshire, USA
« Reply #1 on: February 26, 2023, 02:49:26 PM »
Hi Djangodog, and welcome! Some fine looking models there and that's a beautiful display case for them as well. I'm in southeastern VT near the CT river. Fish there quite a bit. You'll find a lot of friendly modelers here with similar interests. :cheers:
Steve

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Re: Hello from New Hampshire, USA
« Reply #2 on: February 26, 2023, 03:00:54 PM »
Thank you for the welcome.  I am about about 50 miles to the north, also on the Connecticut River.

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Re: Hello from New Hampshire, USA
« Reply #3 on: February 26, 2023, 03:05:16 PM »
Welcome to the group! Some great looking engines (and the ship too)

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Re: Hello from New Hampshire, USA
« Reply #4 on: February 26, 2023, 03:46:25 PM »
Welcome to the Forum  :ThumbsUp:  :ThumbsUp:

That's some fine work  :)  :)
Best regards

Roger

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Re: Hello from New Hampshire, USA
« Reply #5 on: February 26, 2023, 04:37:25 PM »
Hi Djangodog,
Welcome to MEM!
So what's your next project going to be? :)  Hope you post a build thread on it!

Kim

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Re: Hello from New Hampshire, USA
« Reply #6 on: February 26, 2023, 05:03:15 PM »
Welcome to MEM!
That is a beautiful display!

Dave

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Re: Hello from New Hampshire, USA
« Reply #7 on: February 26, 2023, 05:17:37 PM »
Welcome!

From just south of you in "massatucky"     Leominster

Dave
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Re: Hello from New Hampshire, USA
« Reply #8 on: February 26, 2023, 05:56:24 PM »
Welcome to the group! Some great looking engines (and the ship too)

Thanks.  The ship model was built by my father.  He began it in February of 1938 and completed it in February of 1940, (2500 hours of work).  My brotherís wife didnít like it and it ended up in a damp basement where the masts and bowsprit were broken off, the base warped and the rigging becoming rotted and a tangled mess.  I was fortunate enough to have the original drawings and I was able to restore it.  It was a strange experience.  I only wish that he had lived to see it restored.  He was quite upset the last time that he saw it, but I told him that I would restore it and preserve as much as I could.

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Re: Hello from New Hampshire, USA
« Reply #9 on: February 26, 2023, 09:35:39 PM »
That is a fine thing that you did Djangodog. Really happy that you could restore that ship and present it so well.  :ThumbsUp: :ThumbsUp: :ThumbsUp:

I had a similar situation in reverse. I built a hot air engine over a month's time with my own castings, celebrating my father's 93rd birthday and gave it to him. He was an angineer. A couple years later my brother took over his life and squandered everything. My father passed away.

I've heard from my nephew the engine is in sad shape rusted now in the corner of my brother's garage. He said he would see if he could get it at some point. Maybe it could run again some day, but it would be a bittersweet job to do.
Steve

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Re: Hello from New Hampshire, USA
« Reply #10 on: February 26, 2023, 11:18:13 PM »
Thank you for the warm welcome.  I am enjoying cruising through the projects.  Itís humbling, but in a good way.

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Re: Hello from New Hampshire, USA
« Reply #11 on: February 27, 2023, 12:06:58 AM »
Hello Djangodog, and welcome! That's very cool that you were able to save and restore your father's ship model. Look's like a fine job of it too, as well as the others in the case.
Regards,
Ron

 

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