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Old 01-26-2022, 05:19 AM
JimH JimH is offline
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Location: Scotland, UK
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Default From Scotland


Most of our previous projects have been fairly sizeable steam waggons and heavy stuff with little scope for tin bashing. We have a pretty serious set up for hobbyists but at the moment it's mostly small to medium machining capability. We like to think of ourselves as jack of all trades.

Just to show we have a vague idea of what we are up to recentish efforts include a Sentinel S4...

Before (this was taken by the previous owner. It arrived here as a pile of bits)


And a Scammell Pioneer seen here when it turned up

And after

There is also a Merryweather steam fire engine that we made a new brass cladding for the boiler - you can see the old one in the background. I can go on about this more if anyone is interested. We were very pleased with this (so far)

The current project is a Sentinel Super which started as nothing more than this:

And after five years looks like this (well it did a couple of months ago or so). With the exception of some water jet cutting and some pattern making all of this has been made in-house.

This one made me think a bit more about tin bashing - I made the curved cheek plates for the front which you can see and the riveted water tank which you can't and I'm now keen to get better at sheet metal work. Preferably in aluminium because I'm a bit fed up forming 14 and 16 swg steel sheet.

We recently "discovered" a Coventry Climax FW engine which may give a clue as to what I want to make next.

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Old 01-27-2022, 05:59 AM
metalmarks metalmarks is offline
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Good stuff! More, please!
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Old 01-27-2022, 08:20 AM
dwmh dwmh is offline
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Welcome to the forum Jim. I have a pal who has a couple of steam trucks. one is in Lyons Tea livery.
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Old 01-28-2022, 04:52 AM
Richard Lennard Richard Lennard is offline
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I bet those cold mornings take a bit of "Getting going".
Welcome from the warmer end of the UK/

"Everything is in the system, if it aint working, the system aint right"
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