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  1. Nov 3, 2017 #1

    Brookesy

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    G'day folks.

    Where do I start...
    I live in country Queensland Australia and I've been a modeller all my life in one form or another. Maybe 25 years ago I had a go at small steam engines but got side-tracked. After moving house recently I found some of the parts from one of the unfinished projects (Miranda steam launch engine I think) so I went looking for the plans and unfortunately everything steam and boat model related is gone. Lost in moving house or a shed clean-up in the past. After moving house earlier this year, the last 8 months or so has been spent building a new workshop and sound-proof practice room (because I play guitar - Loud!!!) and it's almost finished, complete with small lathe/mill combo. The current plan is to build guitars and model steam engines (maybe a model steam boat too...) so since I have to (almost) start from scratch I've ordered plans for a 'Trojan' steam engine and plans/boiler kit for a 'Minnie' traction engine. Among other things i'm hoping to find information/instructions somewhere here for a boiler suitable for the 'Trojan' engine if anyone has suggestions. Looking forward to building some stuff.
     
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    Herbiev

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    G'day from another Ozzie and guitar builder. The beauty of having a good metalworking workshop I'd the jigs and fixtures that can be made instead of buying from Stewmac :)
     
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    michael-au

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    Hi welcome to the forums
     
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    Hopper

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    G'day from Cairns and welcome to the forum. There's a few Queenslanders on here.
     
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    perko7

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    Likewise from Ipswich in Qld (not the one in UK :D )
     
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    Cogsy

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    Welcome from the West too.
     
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    Brookesy

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    Thank you all. I'm sure I'll learn plenty here
     
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    Brian Rupnow

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    Hello Brookesy, and welcome. I have many good friends in Australia, and many in both Australia and New Zealand have built the engines I design. Glad to have you aboard.--Brian in Canada
     
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    Hi Brooksey, welcome to the forum from a Gold Coaster, good to have you aboard.
     
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    bazmak

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    Hi from Adelaide,next door almost to Herbiev.Start posting
     
  11. Nov 5, 2017 #11

    Rickl

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    G'day mate from Rick at Royal Pk Sth Australia. Not a guitar player, but a tuba player since Adam played full back for Jerusalem.
     
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    Sansspaceship

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    Don’t think we have covered off th NT, so G’day from one the most unliveable places this time of year!

    Welcome aboard.
    .adrian
     

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