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gifub

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Hello everyone,
I am a long time viewer but first time poster. I am a 23 year old from Halifax, Nova Scotia and am looking to start building model engines. My background is in aircraft maintenance but I have taken up machining as a hobby over the last few years. I have shop with a 10x18 lathe, drill press and other basic tools. I was wondering if anyone could point me in the direction of a good first steam engine to take on that doesn't require the use of a milling machine. I am not opposed the building a fixture plate or milling adapter for my lathe but if that isn't required, even better.
 

minh-thanh

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gifub !

" have shop with a 10x18 lathe, drill press and other basic tools " is enough to make several types of engines.
Let's start with Oscillating steam engine
And Welcome !
 

TonySteamHobby

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I started out the same way. I made a few different wobblers, then a slide valve engine. A mill would have helped, but it wasn’t necessary. Welcome from the Washington DC suburbs.
 

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