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metalmangler

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Hi folks. I'm just returning to model engineering after a long break (nearly 20 years) spent moving house (twice), sorting out new houses, learning woodturning and spending far too much time playing computer games 😊. I'm a retired computer programmer with a lathe, mill, drill press etc. My current project is to complete the 'Lady Stephanie' I started in 1995 and ran in steam in 1999 (just before the first house move...). It just needs paint, lacquer, making a base/diorama and a few bits remaking as they've rusted - hopefully that won't take another 25 years :)

ETA: I found the thread How do you keep going on a long project like Lady Stephanie Beam Engine, and the answer is simple, go do something else for 20 years :p
 
Welcome.
Do you have photos of your work?
I thought I'd posted them already, must have been on another forum. I only have these three of Lady Stephanie from 1999 :-
steph1.jpgsteph2.jpgsteph3.jpg
She's currently stripped down for painting, I'll post again when she's finished.
Glad to have you.
Thanks :)
 
Hi All,
I come from Chelmsford UK been an engineer all my working life, now aged 70 retired have decided to get back to model engineering. Just purchased a Chinese mini Mill and Lathe. First job strip clean and inspect all parts then carry out repairs and modifications, finally a proper undercoat/repaint.
 
Welcome to the group

Dave

Hi folks. I'm just returning to model engineering after a long break (nearly 20 years) spent moving house (twice), sorting out new houses, learning woodturning and spending far too much time playing computer games 😊. I'm a retired computer programmer with a lathe, mill, drill press etc. My current project is to complete the 'Lady Stephanie' I started in 1995 and ran in steam in 1999 (just before the first house move...). It just needs paint, lacquer, making a base/diorama and a few bits remaking as they've rusted - hopefully that won't take another 25 years :)

ETA: I found the thread How do you keep going on a long project like Lady Stephanie Beam Engine, and the answer is simple, go do something else for 20 years :p
 
A nice engine Metal mangler. Now you can finish the project by lagging the boiler and titivating the feed-pump, tank, etc. So the complete system looks as good as the engine. You set your own standard (better than my stuff looks!).
I am sure it runs as well as it looks.
What did the original engine do for a daily job? Pump water or sewage? Or power a mill or something?
Thanks for the display photos.
K2
 
Hi folks. I'm just returning to model engineering after a long break (nearly 20 years) spent moving house (twice), sorting out new houses, learning woodturning and spending far too much time playing computer games 😊. I'm a retired computer programmer with a lathe, mill, drill press etc. My current project is to complete the 'Lady Stephanie' I started in 1995 and ran in steam in 1999 (just before the first house move...). It just needs paint, lacquer, making a base/diorama and a few bits remaking as they've rusted - hopefully that won't take another 25 years :)

ETA: I found the thread How do you keep going on a long project like Lady Stephanie Beam Engine, and the answer is simple, go do something else for 20 years :p
Hi Dave!

Any chance you are the Dave, from Wales, who was on the Model Engineering list? The metalmangler handler sure sounds familiar, although I may have been called such once or twice by my "friends". In any event, welcome! This is a great group of folks and some of the projects folks here do are utterly awe inspiring.

Cheers,
Stan
 
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