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Offline shawn32671

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Hello from Iowa
« on: May 24, 2014, 02:32:57 AM »
Hello, My name is Shawn, I'm 43 years old from north central Iowa. Ive been building various kinds of models since I was around 8 years old and recently became very interested in the steam modeling hobby. I purchased and built the Midwest Products Model VI steam engine along with the radio control Fantail Launch II steam boat kit by Midwest Products but have not had a chance to get to the pond with it yet for the maiden run. I also have machining and welding background and hoping to purchase some sort of lathe/milling machine to try my hand at building model steam engines from plans etc. I hope to learn all I can here and in the process, hopefully help out myself.
Shawn
My YouTube video uploads of models and progress of builds page:
https://www.youtube.com/user/maverick50616/videos

Offline Meldonmech

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Re: Hello from Iowa
« Reply #1 on: May 24, 2014, 03:05:26 AM »
Hi Shawn

                      Welcome to MadModder, you have come the the right place, look forward to seeing the models you have recently completed. 

                                               Cheers  David

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Re: Hello from Iowa
« Reply #2 on: May 24, 2014, 05:51:40 AM »
Shawn,

And don't forget the  pictures.  Lot's of pictures.

Welcome.

Dave.

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Re: Hello from Iowa
« Reply #3 on: May 24, 2014, 06:52:52 AM »
Thank you for the warm welcome...since you all like pictures, here's the steam engine and radio control Fantail Launch the engine was designed for.
Shawn
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Re: Hello from Iowa
« Reply #4 on: May 24, 2014, 06:54:52 AM »
My apologies for the pictures ending up so large and hard to see.
Shawn
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Re: Hello from Iowa
« Reply #5 on: May 24, 2014, 08:02:20 AM »
Hi Shawn, and welcome! -- I'm sure you'll be a great addition here  :dremel:
I love it when a Plan B comes together!
Steve
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Re: Hello from Iowa
« Reply #6 on: May 24, 2014, 02:47:56 PM »
Hiya Shawn,

Welcome to the collective :borg:

That midwest launch engine was the 1st I built as well.

Eric
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Re: Hello from Iowa
« Reply #7 on: May 24, 2014, 05:39:10 PM »
hi and welcume

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Re: Hello from Iowa
« Reply #8 on: May 24, 2014, 06:58:32 PM »
Thank you to all.
Shawn
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Re: Hello from Iowa
« Reply #9 on: May 25, 2014, 07:37:47 AM »
Hi Shawn

                  Thanks tor showing your pictures, nice to see the boat and aircraft pictures, as we don't see these very often.

                                                      Keep up the good work          Cheers David

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Re: Hello from Iowa
« Reply #10 on: May 29, 2014, 07:44:10 AM »
Welcome Shawn.

Jim