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  1. Jul 3, 2017 #461

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    Hi, I've been a long way coming to this forum. I have a Taig lathe and access to a Jet 6 x 20 Mill-Drill, and an Atlas 6 inch Lathe (that needs a rehab). I'm a member of the Melbourne Makerspace and assist the other members with their projects that deal with metal. By no means am I an instructor, but more of an assistant. I have worked in several Machine shops over the years, and openly try to give my acquired knowledge to those who desire to make something out of metal. I enjoy making things too.
     
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    Welcome to the forum from sunny Perth Jack. I've been meaning to check out a local makerspace but haven't gotten around to it yet.
     
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    Hi, I'm a noob here, but not to the model Railroading community. I look forward to meeting new people and gaining valuable information from others from the live steam hobby.
     
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    Hi, I've been on other general home machinist forums but just came across HMEM, which is great. I am a model airplane guy, RC and some old school CL. I've had a few engines that needed a fix here and there, or missing a piston, and maybe I can figure out how to get them airborne, again. I have an Atlas 10" lathe that I have been upgrading, lately. Really, very beginner skills at this point but no reason not to jump right in, right? I also have a StepCraft 840 to get up and going - haven't set it up yet. I have a simple rough milling setup but will consider doing the right thing about upgrading capabilities there. Perhaps a benchtop milling machine.
    Cheers - Poughkeepsie Pete
     
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    Welcome Pete. Lots of useful info here, and plenty of help when you need it.
     
  7. Nov 20, 2017 #467

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    Welcome Pete.
     
  8. Feb 8, 2018 #468

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    Hi all,
    New to this site well new to any engineering site. I have just purchased a lathe and some tooling and was looking for a project (because you have to have a project).
    This site has more projects than you can shake a stick at so looks like staying with you a group of proper enthusiasts for years to come and hopefully share information and ideas. :thumbup:
     
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    Welcome to the forum, you will indeed find lots of projects here. In fact, too many projects is a common problem for many members, myself included.
     
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    Hi Tin Falcon, Checking in have had a lot on my plate,hope to keep active.
    Allen.
     
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    The group is indeed awesome, the reason I tried my luck to find new friends. Kudos to the moderators for a job well done.
     
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    Welcome
     
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    Hi from Illinois to all. I am fairly new to model machining. A few years ago I found a Taig lathe in a yard sale while working in LA and it has a lot of tooling and attachments. There was a PM3 kit in the box so I immediately built it and it runs fine. Since then I cyl oh engine that had no rocker arms or pushrods but I found it easy to make these items from photos on the internet and it now runs fine. Recently I picked up a Silver Angel on EBay which was incomplete but short block Assy was beautifully machined by its late owner and I will be making all the valve train parts and governor so this will be a long term build. I also have a Jensen mill now that I found to be an early version of the Sterling mill but in inches instead of mm. Hope to have photos soon.
     
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    Welcome Nova
     
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    Thank you dalem9.
    I just noticed a mis spell in my post. The mill is an early version of Sterling and not Sterling. I think autocorrect got me.
     
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    OK we got the pleasantries out of the way lets see some pictures of the 70 Nova!
     
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    Hi all,

    I'm Tom and nee to the world of model making.

    As a kid I had a few opportunities to see some small steam engines and was absolutely fascinated. One of my fondest memories was visiting the Lake Goldsmith steam rally in country Victoria, Australia and seeing all these amazingly wonderfully crafted and cared for inventions of yesteryear.

    I also recall visiting one of my father's friends workshop at his farm. And watching as he pulled a canvas sheet off a hit and miss engine. As it turned over I was fascinated by the irregularity of it, the moment of surprise every time the exhaust port closed and it would fire. Seemingly with a mind of it's own.

    A seed had been planted, a desire I cannot escape.

    It is now some 20 years later. I have my own children, and I want for them to hear, see and experience the wonder and joy that was in my mind as a child. So I have bought myself a lathe as a start and am keen to start making!

    I have to say I'm amazed by some of the wonderful creations I've seen here.

    Cheers,

    Tom
     
  18. Jun 15, 2019 #478

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    Welcome, Tom! This is a forum of like minded individuals. Lots of posts from Australia and the U K. Good to hear you are trying to reach out to the younger generation.
    Terry in Texas
     
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    Also new to the world of model steam-engine hobbyists. Grew up in a country which had many steam locomotives on the tracks and just loved the sound and smell of the puffing monsters.

    Thanks for the opportunity to join.
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