It's the little things that please . .

Rained off my main task (building a garage for a car {yes really!}) this
afternoon so got a bit of unexpected catchup time to do outstanding jobs:
The welding cart - full size oxy-acetylene bottles, stored in workshop
annex - axle & wheel set one and a half inches too wide to go through
interconnecting door. A bit of reducing spacers and machining bits off the
wheel hubs and axle and lo and behold a trolley that now fits though the
door (only just but that's all it needs !)
Total time perhaps an hour and a half. How long has the job been waiting -
perhaps a year and a half. No more using long pipes and trotting back on
forth - oh joy.
So why didn't I do it before ???????
Andrew Mawson
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Andrew Mawson
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Andrew - you are SERIOUSLY confused. If God had meant cars to live in garages, He would never have invented lathes & milling machines.
I'm convinced that, like good wine, projects need "laying down" to mature for a while before they are ready to be worked on. The ML7 dividing attachment I made over New Year had been maturing for about 5 years before I got around to it...
Regards, Tony
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Tony Jeffree
Ah - but this isn't just a car - its an Austin Healey 3000 - daren't leave it outside
Andrew
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Andrew Mawson
When we moved into where we are now my equipment was in storage so I decided to get the floors down, 3 phase laid in and all painted before moving it back it. On the first night because we had an empty garage, ex stable actually, I put Ower Gerts car in [ the donald wouldn't fit - too high ] This was the first time in all my life I had put a vehicle into a garage. Next morning I couldn't believe it when the blasted thing wouldn't start. That was it, never again, I rushed straight out and bought a bigger lathe and mill to fill the available space up
Normally I would agree with Tony's sentiment here and it gives one to get thru the MKI to MKIX models before completion............. However it's been my recent observation that anything that gets ' laid down' tends to disappear rather quickly and sometimes even departs with the patch of floor it was standing on. Occasionally some things do resurface, Fridays coffee always seems to reappear around the next Tuesday, drinkable but cold. Cheese sandwiches are an anomaly though. The bread is usually beyond economical repair and makes a good Scotch Block but the cheese is usually salvageable with a of rework on the linishing belt.
-- Regards,
John Stevenson Nottingham, England.
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John Stevenson
Congratulations! There are all too many models of locomotives, traction engines and aero engines but I've only seen about three cars. Which one are you making and what scale are you making it to? ;-)
Mark Rand RTFM
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Mark Rand
Nice thick sheet of environmentally unfriendly asbestos mounted over the silencer below the passenger floor and keep the speed up so that there's lots of airflow
Andrew Mawson
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Andrew Mawson
That's the car dreams are made of just make sure the passenger wears fire retardant boots
Have fun
Andrew Bishop
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Andrew Bishop
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And its usually all the better for the maturing! Often the final job bears little resemblence to the original plans :)
Dave
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