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  1. #16
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    Hi Guys, Thanks for coming last week it was a real pleasure to meet you guys and I look forward to seeing you guys again soon, hopefully someplace with you trains!

    Here is the link I mentioned showing some uses for the 123 blocks.

    http://rick.sparber.org/123.pdf

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    Quote Originally Posted by Corin View Post
    Hi Guys, Thanks for coming last week it was a real pleasure to meet you guys and I look forward to seeing you guys again soon, hopefully someplace with you trains!

    Here is the link I mentioned showing some uses for the 123 blocks.

    http://rick.sparber.org/123.pdf
    Well, I was going to buy a set of those 123 Blocks last year on eBay, but wasn't really convinced regarding their usefulness. Until now.

    They seem to be very popular in the US, but I cannot recall seeing them used here, or mentioned in TAFE. Maybe I just didn't notice them...

    Does anyone know of a supplier here in Oz?

    Gee, a LOT of other interesting stuff on that website. Just shows how useful the net and forums are. Thanks for that, Corin.

    Regards, Ross.

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    Quote Originally Posted by radial1951 View Post
    Well, I was going to buy a set of those 123 Blocks last year on eBay, but wasn't really convinced regarding their usefulness. Until now.

    They seem to be very popular in the US, but I cannot recall seeing them used here, or mentioned in TAFE. Maybe I just didn't notice them...

    Does anyone know of a supplier here in Oz?

    Gee, a LOT of other interesting stuff on that website. Just shows how useful the net and forums are. Thanks for that, Corin.

    Regards, Ross.
    Gameco Sell them in Australia: 123 Blocks - Artisan Supplies

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    Corin thanks for the comments.
    Good company and an interesting evening, I am sure some of our lunch crowd will be participating in the next one.

    Lunch on Tuesday 8th March will be at St Marys Leagues Club, 1200 h in the foyer.
    All welcome.

    John.

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    Default Report on those 123 Blocks...

    Quote Originally Posted by Corin View Post
    Gameco Sell them in Australia: 123 Blocks - Artisan Supplies
    Well, I bought 2 sets of those 123 Blocks and I must say they are very nicely made and packaged. I had them within 2 days of placing the order, great service.

    Having two sets will give the obvious uses of 4 blocks of identical dimensions, plus the ability to bolt them together in a myriad combination of pairs, angle plates etc. And they are made with the correct counterbored holes to allow the screws to sit below the external surface of the blocks when bolting them together. None of the blocks I have seen on eBay have this excellent feature.

    I think these blocks, and the parallels I also bought, will be very useful additions to my workshop tooling. I reckon they are a bargain. Corin, thanks again for the info.

    Regards, Ross.
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    The April lunch is next Tuesday, the 12th at Penrith RSL.
    John

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    Lunch for May is next Tuesday, the 10th, at St Marys Leagues Club for 1200 h.
    John

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    Lunch for June is next Tuesday, 14th June, at Penrith RSL club for 1200 h.

    A couple of our members joined with the Bundanoon Mechanics Institute at one of their monthly lunches recently in outer SW Sydney.
    Another good discussion on all things metal, and non-metal.
    I will try to get them to join us at one of our lunches.

    John.

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    The July lunch is Tuesday 12th at St Marys Leagues Club.
    John

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    Lunch for August will be this Tuesday, the 9th, at the Penrith RSL Club in the buffet.
    Meet in the bar near the buffet entrance at 1200 h.
    John

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    The September lunch will be 1200 h on Tuesday 13th at St Marys Leagues Club.
    Meet in the foyer (to the left as you enter), then in the buffet.
    John

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    October will celebrated with lunch this Tuesday (11th) at the Penrith RSL buffet for 1200 h.
    John.

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    The lunch for November will be this Tuesday, the 8th, at the St Marys Leagues Club.
    Meet in foyer at 1200 h, with move to buffet about 1230 h.
    John

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    Lunch for December is at the Penrith RSL this Tuesday, 13Dec16.
    See you there,
    John

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    Happy New Year to all, the January lunch will be next week, Tuesday the 10th, at St Marys Leagues Club.
    John.

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