Toronto Team build

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  1. Apr 10, 2015 #21

    xs4all

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    well, perhaps you have something in mind....? i don't want to necessarily drive this bus, i'm quite willing to to my part on any project.

    are you thinking stock build or casting sets?
     
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    Im pretty open, but we have few takers so far. Stock build might attract more interest. But we have a castings supplier in Ontario... and I've wanted to try IC engine build.

    Toss out ideas, see what sticks?

    Tiny IC
    Howell V2
    Grasshopper steam engine
    Perkins
    Morse Fairbanks

    or even a boiler build... with all the accoutrements
     
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    be glad to show you what I've learned
     
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    We'd be very interested in that. I had so wanted to go to cabin fever this weekend...

    I need to find ME club in Toronto or surrounding area.
     
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    me too. there are a few clubs around, perhaps we could check them out.

    where are you located?
     
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    Scarborough, near border with Pickering. How about you?

    I'm always up for promoting ME hobby
     
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    noble trade, right?

    forget that place and go to ponte plumping. he'll sell you much smaller cuts.
     
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    indeed.

    i live at christie & st. clair.
     
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    I've done work for Noble trade, Im not a fan. I usually use Fulford supply, but everywhere now seems to not want to sell cut pipe. Thanks for the heads up on Ponte... that will be special trip terrible location to get to for me.
     
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    i believe i paid $10 a foot for a six foot piece he just happened to have handy.

    for other metal supplies, i use onlinemetals.com.
     
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    Toronto Builder, you might give these folks a call if you haven't already. They seem to be quite reasonable on other metal, and they have often cut me a foot or two or three with no extra charge. http://www.metalsplus.ca/

    Just a happy customer of theirs.

    Tom
     
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    Great thx for the tip. Its nice to have many alternatives. I live about 10 -15 minutes from a metal supermarket store, but they lack copper and grey iron... whitby isnt too far and its on the way to my fav cigar store.. so I'll check them out soon.
     
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    Thanks again Tom! I recall seeing this site but never made it out to a meeting. I'll have to soon.

    ps are you going to get in on the Toronto (and area) team build?
     
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    I will likely have to pass on a project for the time being as I have some medical stuff coming up that will keep me out of the shop for a while.

    Also, I have a 3 1/2" Britannia Locomotive on the go at the moment.

    Tom
     
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    Nice my brother Tom and I got interested in model engineering due to live steam locos like the Britannia.
     
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    rotary table is a must have for sure, but don't forget the indexing head for gear cutting if you're interested in that end of things.

    i have cut gears and look for any excuse to do so, but not many of my current projects requires any gearing :(

    i have casting equipment as well.

    what sort of things have you built ?
     

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