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Offline KJC

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Hello from Alberta Canada
« on: June 02, 2023, 06:12:09 PM »
I spent 50 years working as a machinist, millwright, spent a few years in design and drafting and a few years in Quality, Thanks to Covid I was retired at 66. I have always been interested in Model trains, but also had an interest in Miniatures, so I set up a small shop with a Taig lathe, and a Sherline mill, recently I got interested in steam, remember very well the old steam strains growing up in Britain, So I am looking into making some smaller engines, suitable to make on my small machines. Keith

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Re: Hello from Alberta Canada
« Reply #1 on: June 02, 2023, 07:03:24 PM »
Welcome to the  group!   My machines are Sherline, others here have them and Taig too.

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Re: Hello from Alberta Canada
« Reply #2 on: June 02, 2023, 07:22:44 PM »
Welcome from Calgary, Alberta. Where in the province are you located? I'm not into steam myself but I am aware there is a track near Airdrie with like minded hobbyists.

Offline KJC

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Re: Hello from Alberta Canada
« Reply #3 on: June 02, 2023, 07:44:01 PM »
I am in Leduc

Offline petertha

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Re: Hello from Alberta Canada
« Reply #4 on: June 02, 2023, 07:54:30 PM »
I'm loosely associated with a (small) group called AMEN out of Edmonton. Have you heard of them? I stumbled on them through a mutual member friend & attend Zoom meetings initiated/continued through pandemic. They meet in informally monthly & have a few gatherings planned. The contact info here (Ron).

http://www.theartoftheengine.ca/amen

Offline KJC

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Re: Hello from Alberta Canada
« Reply #5 on: June 02, 2023, 08:11:02 PM »
Yes I have heard of them, met a few of the members, at the Reynolds museum, where I sometimes volunteer, I will take a closer look at them

Offline RReid

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Re: Hello from Alberta Canada
« Reply #6 on: June 02, 2023, 08:21:29 PM »
Hello KJC, and welcome from another Taig user (lathe and mill). :cheers:
Regards,
Ron

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Re: Hello from Alberta Canada
« Reply #7 on: June 03, 2023, 05:29:31 AM »
Hi KJC welcome to the forum!
Kim

Offline Dave Otto

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Re: Hello from Alberta Canada
« Reply #8 on: June 03, 2023, 08:34:50 PM »
Welcome to MEM!

Dave

Offline Roger B

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Re: Hello from Alberta Canada
« Reply #9 on: June 04, 2023, 01:23:06 PM »
Welcome to the Forum  :ThumbsUp:  :ThumbsUp:
Best regards

Roger

 

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