I am new here, this is new hobby area of interest for me. I should also introduce myself here too as this is my first post. Retired from work as Paramedic and auto mechanic among others. Hobbies have been scratch built in static tall ships, scratch built radio control aircraft at 1/4 and 1/3 scale. I fly same and RC heli copters. Have a recreational shop capable of building guitars from hunks of wood to (hopefully) the ability to smelt my own product and cast my own parts to machine. I have a 7x12 lathe almost worn out and a new 10x22 lathe along with a mill with DRO. Added DRO to new lathe myself. Have built houses, have hunted and eaten mushrooms and am still alive :fan: Thus I call myself Jack of all trades, master of none. So the static engine world has me enthralled. Someday a hit and miss but for now, I want a Stuart Victoria....Twin. Look, the kit price is just huge and the shipping to the NW USA is a killer. For the price of a kit I bought a 3-D printer to make my casting plugs. I have played with sand casting in the past so I am not totally out of it on this. But I am not particularly techie so I am having to learn very slowly 3-D drawing on a computer. I can do it faster by hand. No pictures yet, only first half of first print is done printing.....the base. I still have to source some petrobond locally and maybe some kaowool too. Hoping to get the forge hot enough to do pig iron....which I can source locally and not pay shipping on. This will kind of be a build thread as I learn all of this. A pretty significant undertaking. I bought the plans from Stuart along with the governor plans. I am learning how to use Solidworks, 3D printing, serious forging and at home casting, along with learning machining techniques. (Could have made a career out of machining, what a blast, I dig big time making tools to make something else. Will follow with pictures soon, I am really bad about taking enough, and I rarely video, tho I do have a few Utubes out there under SpruceSculptures. Folks, have a day. Ya'll seem to be a well educated bunch of nice peoples.