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Offline doug mclaren

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Hello from North East UK
« on: April 05, 2013, 03:57:49 PM »
Hello all.

I live on the North East coast of England and I've been fascinated by models of all types ever since my uncle used to take me to see the model boats on the local park lake. That was 50 or so years ago, I'm now 57. I bought myself a small lathe and a small mill about 5 years ago and I've been using them to make up odd bits and pieces for my motor-bikes, I have three, a 1977 Moto Guzzi Le-Mans, a 1990 Moto Guzzi 650 and a 1994 Ducati Monster

I've been looking around lots of model engimeering sites for quite some time, I've even managed to make four small engines, starting off with the EZ engine, then a Pug, then Bogstandards Paddleducks and I'm finishing off an Elmers 24 beam engine.. Of course I've got to fit all this in with work and family but I can usually find a couple of hours a week to escape to my garage and relax, weather permitting of course as it's been a bit cold of late.

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Doug

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Re: Hello from North East UK
« Reply #1 on: April 05, 2013, 04:02:53 PM »
Hi Doug,

I'm from the North East too.... :thumbup: Welcome to the forum.... :dremel:

Whereabouts are you?

I'm near Hull....
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Re: Hello from North East UK
« Reply #2 on: April 05, 2013, 04:09:05 PM »
Hi and welcome to Madmodder Doug


I hope you will take the time to show us some of your engines  :poke:


Tyne mouth , Roker or Scarborough  :scratch:

Rob 

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Re: Hello from North East UK
« Reply #3 on: April 05, 2013, 04:12:39 PM »
Hi and welcome to us  :wave:
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Re: Hello from North East UK
« Reply #4 on: April 05, 2013, 04:28:15 PM »
Thanks everyone. I'm from South Shields, a sandancer born and bred. I'll have to try and take a pic or two when I get time. I've got a couple of bike related jobs to do this weekend. Clutch cable snapped on the way to work so I'll have to make a new one up and the oil pressure sensor started leaking so that's to sort out too. Just wondering what the third thing will be.

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Re: Hello from North East UK
« Reply #5 on: April 05, 2013, 04:38:48 PM »
Hi Doug,
Welcome to the forum
Shields is not a million miles from me  :thumbup:
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Re: Hello from North East UK
« Reply #6 on: April 05, 2013, 05:38:01 PM »
Hi Doug.

Welcome to the Collective!  :borg:

We're a mixed bunch, on here. With your credentials, you'll fit in nicely!  :thumbup:

Show us what you do.... Join in. Have fun!  :D

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Re: Hello from North East UK
« Reply #7 on: April 05, 2013, 06:18:11 PM »
hi and welcume im in durham have fun

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Re: Hello from North East UK
« Reply #8 on: April 05, 2013, 08:32:10 PM »
Welcome!  :beer:
I love it when a Plan B comes together!
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Re: Hello from North East UK
« Reply #9 on: April 05, 2013, 10:40:11 PM »
Hi Doug

Welcome to the collective :borg:

Let's see the bikes! I am a big fan of v-twin sport bikes...

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Re: Hello from North East UK
« Reply #10 on: April 05, 2013, 10:47:40 PM »
Hi Doug,welcome,peter from sunderland

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Re: Hello from North East UK
« Reply #11 on: April 06, 2013, 04:45:07 AM »
Hi Doug
Welcome from Gateshead into model steam boats,enjoy.

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Re: Hello from North East UK
« Reply #12 on: April 06, 2013, 12:06:22 PM »
Hi. I'm from around Blaydon area.

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Re: Hello from North East UK
« Reply #13 on: April 06, 2013, 05:52:34 PM »
Thanks everyone for the friendly welcome. I never cease to be amazed by the workmanship exhibited here, if I ever get to be a fraction as accomplished I'll be very happy.

I must admit to not being the worlds most prolific photographer, I hardly take any pics of anything at all so I've got nothing to show just yet. I do however have a couple of bike pics for those that are interested, not many mind you, for instance I have none of my Ducati yet I've owned it for over 19 years, there's just a few of my Moto Guzzi projects.
I'll stick 'em in the "Powersports" section.

Anyway, thanks again.

Doug

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Re: Hello from North East UK
« Reply #14 on: April 06, 2013, 06:03:25 PM »
Hi Doug , welcome to the forum  :wave: , glad you like what you see on here, I am another NE England member from Newcastle

Cheers Mick

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Re: Hello from North East UK
« Reply #15 on: April 07, 2013, 02:20:49 AM »
By 'ek!  :bugeye:

What's goin' off? There's a heck of a lot of you lot, from up there!  :scratch:

Must be summat in the water. I can remember when there was only Young Wilson.......

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Re: Hello from North East UK
« Reply #16 on: April 07, 2013, 11:03:44 AM »
Well,

I'm from the sunny (today, at least!) South (as in Hampshire, UK).

But Mad Modders makes any distance irrelevant - it lets me take an interest in projects far away.   :beer:   :beer:   :beer:   :beer:   :beer:   :beer:

It also puts me in touch with really helpful advice and encouragement.  I like it here.   :D   :D   :D   :D   :D   :D 
Best regards,

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Re: Hello from North East UK
« Reply #17 on: April 18, 2013, 04:56:08 AM »
Hi Doug,
                    Welcome to the forum, you have been busy since buying your machinery, we would love to see some picture of your engines.
                                      Cheers David

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Re: Hello from North East UK
« Reply #18 on: April 18, 2013, 06:21:21 PM »
Hi Doug, Im not far from where they hung the monkey but dont say a lot
cheers
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Re: Hello from North East UK
« Reply #19 on: April 18, 2013, 07:06:25 PM »
Welcome Doug, you are in good company.

Jim