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    Building lasers and whatever takes my fancy. like http://www.rog8811.com/rideonmowerjeep.htm
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    Education officer (teach kids about the world around them)

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  1. That takes me back, 50 years ago, Guildford tech was the last time and place I used one. But brings up a the thought of where to get access to a shadowgraph should you want to check out your thread.
  2. Mummy was rescued from a dilapidated storage facility that Bensons used in the next village, about 2 miles from me, and last seen 3 or 4 years ago in the small yard half a mile away so fingers crossed she still exists. I think the Bensons showtrac may have been in the same shed as I see that has reappeared in the main yard looking very much the worst for wear.
  3. I am soon to retire and have for years promised myself a Scammell R100, I do not have either the space or the facilities to go full sized so I have "gone ride on/in" . Furlough made me re-think the start date and as I am about to return to work I thought I would post my progress. This will not be to millitary spec but as reused by my local fun fair family, Benson's of Dorking, I have had a fascination for this truck since my school days when I used to watch them being used to nose trailors in and out of the yard.
  4. It may not be traditional but how about WD40 on the hoses, I used it on my old SER 2 rad hoses to make them look nice. Picture of your tanker, brilliant, a very talented lass.
  5. Fantastic work as always, Are you 3D printing your plugs and knobs?
  6. You do know we will need lots of pictures? Oh, and welcome to the forum
  7. May just be me but I cannot get the videos to run, would like to see them though
  8. When i was in the steam engine phase of my life we always refered to the brass and bronze bits as the jewelry, there is some lovely bling there!
  9. I fascinating set of photo's thanks for posting them.
  10. Hi, Welcome to the forum, all interests are interesting to us on the forum, fire away with the pictures! As to the film you mention I see only clips on YT but you never know someone here may have some info.
  11. I cannot answer any of your questions but that is a very nice little car, my dad had one when I was a very young lad, his was in the usual black with a maroon interior, the green and tan looks very nice.
  12. Interesting design, unlike a sprag clutch only two pawls will engage at any time, the springs will not need to be at all heavy as the shape of the pawls will self lock when in the detents. Are you heading toward having all the parts for the gearbox made or hoping to find the right one or something of the era that will work?
  13. Next step up is silver solder, one of the most satisfying means of joining metal. I started re-teaching myself mig welding, I have not done any for years. It started badly with snot everywhere but after deciding to rebuild the gun with some new parts and supporting the end of the knackered cable where it goes into the gun ( should replace that too) I found myself sticking metal together very happily! spending a day welding and grinding.... probably best to have a day off from it so as not to annoy the meighbours, still on furlough so back too it Monday!
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