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Weekend event

Postby Dalboy » 09 May 2019, 16:37

Just had a weekend at a steam and transport rally with my woodturning and the wife's knitting. While there managed to pick up a few bits for the workshop. I want to make some live steam models so have started to collect some metalworking tools.
Anyway, this is the weekend's small amount of bits.

A compressor which cost me the total amount of £16 and it is all working except the red knob on the switch is missing so I have ordered a new one for £12.79 and it comes with new gauges and manifold.

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The rest of the pieces cost either £1 or £2 most of them are Moore and Wright items

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The week before this I was given a vacuum pump which was new and faulty the person that brought it was sent a replacement and told to bin this unit. 5 minutes work and it is as good as new well it is new but now problem solved.

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Re: Weekend event

Postby Malc2098 » 09 May 2019, 17:34

Proper job!
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Re: Weekend event

Postby Andyp » 09 May 2019, 17:47

We dont have a section for live steam models but we will find room :D I hope you will share the build with us.
cheers

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Re: Weekend event

Postby MY63 » 09 May 2019, 18:51

I wish I could find a vacuum pump like that I would love to try forming leather using vacuum pressure it is amazing what you can find.
I would also like to see your steam work. My late father had an interest in steam before he retired he was one of the operators of Armstrong's hydraulic swing bridge in Newcastle.
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Re: Weekend event

Postby Dalboy » 09 May 2019, 19:44

I am still getting the equipment also before that happens I need to get a larger workshop to fit everything in. I have my eyes on a lathe and milling machine.

MY63 it is just being lucky and being in the right place at the right time
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Re: Weekend event

Postby MY63 » 09 May 2019, 21:19

Dalboy wrote:I am still getting the equipment also before that happens I need to get a larger workshop to fit everything in. I have my eyes on a lathe and milling machine.

MY63 it is just being lucky and being in the right place at the right time


You could always build a workshop it was easier than I thought. Well now that the shell is finished I can say that :)
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Re: Weekend event

Postby Woodster » 10 May 2019, 16:04

Second hand engineering tools often go quite cheaply at some of the shows. I think it’s probably because only the old farts like us know how to use them. Young folks wouldn’t have a clue unless it’s got a battery of some sort in it. Anyone seen the video of two young lads trying (and failing) to use an old telephone with a dial on the front?! :lol:
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Re: Weekend event

Postby Dalboy » 11 May 2019, 09:17

Woodster wrote:Second hand engineering tools often go quite cheaply at some of the shows. I think it’s probably because only the old farts like us know how to use them. Young folks wouldn’t have a clue unless it’s got a battery of some sort in it. Anyone seen the video of two young lads trying (and failing) to use an old telephone with a dial on the front?! :lol:


I normally get the chance at first look before all the model engineers turn up and get all of the better bits or odd pieces, but this year a bit slow except for the radius gauges.
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