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About KeithAug

  • Birthday 05/27/1953

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    Sussex, England.
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    Sailing, Naval History, Model Ship Building, Model Steam Engine Building. Maisie walking - she is top left.

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  1. As a child I lived close to the Doncaster engine works where I seem to remember both Malard and Flying Scotsman were built. Both of them still run on special occasions.
  2. Is that a Mallard perched on top, Sir Nigel would be proud. And what's the fascination with all those busses.
  3. Coming along well Michael? I am worried about the floor though. It looks like ideal camouflage for parts intent on escape.
  4. We are Moving

    Ah - you mean one of these.
  5. We are Moving

    Michael, nice table but do you need a fork lift truck to move it every time you vacuum?
  6. RussR How about sticking it to a longer piece of sacrificial timber using double sided tape. Then cut it on a chop saw or table saw using a very thin slitting saw blade while holding the sacrificial timber. Alternatively if you don't have power tools cut it with a razor saw and mitre block.
  7. Hello all from Staffordshire England

    Hello Smudger DarkOps stuff looks like fun and should get you off to a good start. I look forward to seeing your builds.
  8. We are Moving

    Michael - Looks great but you may miss toughing it out a minus 20 in you shirt sleeves.
  9. What have you received today?

    Hello Spyglass. I was sailing under the bridge 2 weeks ago. Looking down the estuary just past the spit on the left bank are a number of laid up nuclear subs, a couple of landing craft and a number of type 23 frigates. Many at the end of their lives and rusting away. Hope they don't spoil your view? I think The main line from the bridge curves round in your direction so you may be able to add train spotting to your pastimes? Im a bit jealous.
  10. I'm not trying to hide it but seem to be hiding it quite well. Try the link after my name.
  11. We are Moving

    Hmmmm! House moves - I hate them!!!!!!!!!!! Hope all goes well.
  12. It isn't a big risk. Most distributors live or die by the the recommendations they get from customers. If they constantly shipped out equipment which was inaccurate, packed up after a few months, had dangerous sharp edges and or gearboxes full of swarf they would quickly go out of business. I think that choosing a good distributor is a reasonable way of reducing risk to an acceptable level.
  13. The quality controls of the importer / distributor is of prime importance. Many importers have their own inspect and prepare facilities and do the necessary preparation work to ensure that the machine as delivered is ready to run condition. Additionally some importers have their own staff embedded in the manufacturing facilities to ensure that their equipment achieves their specifications and standards. it is important to choose a distributor who has a good reputation. My experience was that apart from removing protective grease I needed to do nothing other than switch it on.
  14. I have to say that I don't share the negative experiences of Chinese lathes and mills. I have had mine for 5 years and have experienced none of the "cautionary" wear or accuracy issues suggested in previous posts. I regularly work to tolerances of a thousandth of an inch without any problems. I previously owned a Boxford lathe, a well respected UK manufacturer. It was replaced by the Chinese lathe at a 1/6th of the cost and I have to say I found it just as solidly made with the benefit of more features. It is true that the early Chinese machines which started to arrive in the west 20 years ago were of indifferent quality, however in more recent times they have got their act together and now produce good model engineering machines.
  15. Bill, I'm fairly sure the GO759 is yet another version of the machine I have and similar to the one I mentioned above. All made in the same Chinese factory and rebadged by distributors. I agree that this machine is a good compromise between size, power and usable capacity. Mine is badged Warco WM16, but if you look at the design it's virtually identical to the GO795. http://www.warco.co.uk/milling-machines/32-wm-16-variable-speed-milling-machine.html.