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Old 03-22-2008, 04:23 PM   #11
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Hello to everyone
Another total newbie here! seems like the Brit's are coming! :P
I was directed to the site by the 'Super talented' Bogstandard from one of his 'tube' demo's and glad I am of it too!
I have been trying to get my head around building steam and stirling engines but am still struggling to master the accuracy required.
I have viewed the site for a number of hours as a guest and have come to find myself enthralled in the tips (still building my little shop up... only started a year ago ) and work in progress sections... especially the turbine build (how good is that?!)
I hope to build some engines of near the quality I have viewed here or at least have a damn fun time trying

Thank you for the help with all my odd Questions in advance!!
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Old 03-22-2008, 04:30 PM   #12
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Welcome to HMEM Ralph

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Old 03-22-2008, 04:35 PM   #13
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Hi Ralph. Glad you decided to join the forum.

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Old 03-22-2008, 04:59 PM   #14
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Thank you,Chuck and Rick, I think I saw your elbow on the 'tube' Rick? Love to see them run! looks imposssible!

I'm off out to my shop now to continue work on my new treadle engine... trying to figure out the crank length?! I'm sure there is some super mathematical formula? But I don't know it so I'm going to learn buy trial an error then back figure how and why it works... Sounds a bit Heath Robinson I suppose but it's my 'have to build it to understand it' way of thinking!

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Old 03-22-2008, 05:04 PM   #15
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Glad you found us! Make sure you post some pictures)

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Old 03-22-2008, 09:09 PM   #16
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Good for you to get your feet wet Ralph, who knows, we may eventually be able to get these damned colonials to speak propper English although spellcheck is something else . Seriously though everyone on THIS forum seems quite chilled, even to us Brits. I'm sure everyone will agree, that we all had to make small steps in the beginning and NO ONE ever stops learning, and them that doesn't make mistakes doesn't do nowt. Best regards and welcome Ian.

Sorry, this goes to you too Matt, you underposted while I was typing sloooooowly.
 
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Old 03-22-2008, 11:59 PM   #17
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Hi, This site looks like it should fit well with my hobbies. The biggest problem seems to to be trying to figure out how to get around the site.
I tried to give a profile and location, but couldn't figure out how to do it. It took a lot of searching to even find out how to post this message. If anyone would offer a few pointers on the use of this site I sure would appreciate it. Thanks, John from Lineboro, MD USA
 
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Old 04-19-2008, 05:43 PM   #18
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Hi everyone great site
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Old 05-04-2008, 04:09 PM   #19
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Hi,
Looks like this will be a fun place to check out... I'm another newbie.
I "work" as a Machinist at a local refractory metals plant... I think I've Loved machining since I stepped onto a machine shop lab floor back in 1980. But I didn't find my way into the trade until 1993(?!!!!!). The beauty of this is that I know I've got it pretty good... I take their money running a couple of Blanchard Grinders,
Sometimes other things.
I think this thing with Live Steam is the same kind of thing.... The itch is there, You don't know what causes it, but it's gonna drive you foolish if you don't scratch it.... I'm fortunate in that I 've got the run of the shop so I have access to all the equipment. I just want to start with something simple and work from there.
 
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Old 05-04-2008, 05:32 PM   #20
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Welcome
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