Hello from Southwest OHIO

Discussion in 'Introduction' started by Clarksville Don, Sep 23, 2019.

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  1. Sep 23, 2019 #1

    Clarksville Don

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    I have been watching and learning from this forum for several years and decided it is time to introduce myself.
    I started my modeling in the late 90's buy buying a 8 x 20 Grizzly lathe and a RF30 mill/drill. I started with small steam engine kits and worked up to a PM Research #4. I then built a 1/2 scale Fairbanks-Morse Eclipse hit and miss kit from Tom Ball. The next adventure was a 1/3 scale Quincy hit and miss kit from Lone Star Engine works. As the Quincy flywheels were bigger I upgraded the Grizzly to the 12 x 36 Lathe. I added DRO's to both the lathe and the mill. I also converted the mill to variable speed by replacing the motor and adding a VFD. I am now working on a PM Research Red Wing kit. I have a question about a casting issue and I will post in the proper forum ( if I can figure this out).

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    Welcome Don. It would be great to see some pics/videos of your engines when you get a chance.
     
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    Hi, Don. Where are you located? I live in Lebanon; maybe we can get together and swap lies ...
    I watch and learn from this forum but seldom contribute; a lot of the fun of having a machine shop is figuring out and building tooling.
    Paul
     
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    As suggested here are photos of my engines if I have figured how to post photos. IMG_1282.JPG IMG_0933.JPG DSCN3299_1.jpg
     
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    Paul
    I am about a mile out of Clarksville.
    I agree figuring out fixtures and machining sequences are part of the fun.
    Maybe we could meet for lunch some place in Lebanon.

    Don
     
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    Hi Don.Very nice work and welcome to the forum.
     
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    Hello Don! Just wondering if you will be heading to Zanesville this weekend for the Mid-East Ohio show.
     
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    Welcome to the forum Don. Your work looks quite impressive.

    I hail from Indianapolis, but on October 5, I'll be exhibiting (and running) my engines at Dayton's Carrilion Park.

    If anyone would like to introduce themselves and talk shop, you know where I'll be.

    ...Ved.
     
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    Sorry to say I can not make it this year.
     
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    Hello Don, and welcome to our little community.

    I love your work especially the FB.

    My name is Jennifer while now living in North Eastern England I am originally from New Jersey, not really too far from Ohio.

    Keep up the good work!
     
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    Hello from South Yorkshire, thank you for welcoming me to this fantastic site, i mainly build steam locos of the small sizes and stationary steam engines. I have worked with a Toyo ML360 lathe for years but just just invested in a MYFORD ML7 to build a traction engine. At 76 years old i hope i can live to finish it.
     
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    Hello Terry,

    I’m in Bridlington, East Yorkshire. Don’t you know that 76 is the new 40?

    Building a traction engine will keep you young!

    Jenny
     
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    Hi terry a big welcome am kent uk
     
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    Thank you Wesley.
     

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