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Offline Davyboy

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Greetings from USA
« on: October 02, 2016, 09:03:35 AM »
Hello. My name is Davyboy.  I have signed on with HMEM and MEM boards, so I recognize some of your members that post over here.  It's been a long time since I've had anything worthy to contribute, so I mostly lurk in the background.  Please allow me  to lurk here as well.  I have been a machinist for many years, now working on bigger stuff, up to 10,000 lbs.  My home shop has 7x10 and 9x20 lathes, and a mill/drill machine.  Most of my model toys are simple and easy, fun short term projects.   I'm hoping to get some finger engines together for gifts this holiday season.  I had a display at the local tractor and steam show recently.  Here's a photo.  Thank you to all who post on here, I sure enjoy watching, even if I don't chime in.

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Re: Greetings from USA
« Reply #1 on: October 02, 2016, 09:16:55 AM »
Hi and welcome to Madmodder  Davyboy


Impressive collection of engines  :clap: , Did you make them all  ? 

Any chance of a few close up shots of the engines  :poke:

Rob 

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Re: Greetings from USA
« Reply #2 on: October 02, 2016, 10:09:04 AM »
A warm welcome from me too Davy,
I also have a 7x12 minilathe although mine as the longer bed, its a Sieg machine. I also have a 9x20 and for the bigger jobs, an 11x30 equivalent.

Most of the work my machines have done is making parts or tool addons but I've completed a single cylinder steam engine which now adorns one of the shop shelves....

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Offline Davyboy

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Re: Greetings from USA
« Reply #3 on: October 02, 2016, 10:24:59 AM »
Thanks Gents, I built most of them myself.  Purchased  Mamod, Wilesco and PMR Peanut.  A few photos of my toys.  Wobblers and finger toys, my own designs, inspired by the talents of craftsmen like you.   And yes, I spend some time making tools and plans for new projects, I have quite a long to-do list!

DB


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Re: Greetings from USA
« Reply #4 on: October 02, 2016, 11:43:03 AM »
hi and welcome

Offline Joules

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Re: Greetings from USA
« Reply #5 on: October 02, 2016, 11:55:49 AM »
Hi Davyboy.
Just get doing and make swarf, you can decide what its going to be later.   :thumbup:

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Re: Greetings from USA
« Reply #6 on: October 02, 2016, 03:32:44 PM »
Hi Davyboy - welcome aboard  :thumbup:

Seeing Mamod engines always takes me back to my childhood - running them on the kitchen table. After a meths fire which caused a bit of upset my Grandfather made up a special tray of zinc sheet to run them on, and family harmony returned  :lol:
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Re: Greetings from USA
« Reply #7 on: October 02, 2016, 05:54:54 PM »
First thing I ever blew up was a Mamod twin cylinder engine.

Boiled dry and bang off went the "simple" end. Me and grandad sorted it out (he was a smith with the LMS).

Went on to bigger things! (Like the Rosetta mission!)
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Re: Greetings from USA
« Reply #8 on: October 02, 2016, 06:20:02 PM »
Welcome Davyboy  :wave: :wave:
People say you only live once ! I say thank F@*K can't afford to do it twice.

Offline howsitwork?

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Re: Greetings from USA
« Reply #9 on: October 09, 2016, 04:36:17 PM »
Welcome to the fun factory Dave

Offline Meldonmech

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Re: Greetings from USA
« Reply #10 on: October 10, 2016, 02:58:02 PM »
Hi Davyboy

                       Welcome to MadModder, like the look of the models you have made.

                                                        Cheers David

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Re: Greetings from USA
« Reply #11 on: October 10, 2016, 04:48:46 PM »
Welcome Davy. Nice collection of finger engines you have made there  :clap:

As you say they make great gifts for inquisitive minds and youngsters find these sort of gifts especially fascinating. I'm planning on making some wooden toys as gifts for friends and relatives kids this Xmas....OZ.
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Re: Greetings from USA
« Reply #12 on: November 22, 2016, 10:57:31 PM »
Welcome Davyboy.  :thumbup: