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    Happy birthday, Phil!

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    Thanks for the wishes gentlemen and Phil lol

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    Hi Phil

    +1 for the Happy Birthbay Phil.

    I'll be interested in the tour also.

    Stuart

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    Quote Originally Posted by Stustoys View Post
    Hi Phil

    +1 for the Happy Birthbay Phil.

    I'll be interested in the tour also.

    Stuart
    Thanks Stuart
    I am still waiting to see the director about a group free pass (he was doing job interviews for prospective employees today) so I will try and see him tomorrow.
    This weekend might be a bit close for everyone (if not let me know) and the weekend after that I am...ummm...well...getting engaged. The weekend after that I have the Sunday and Monday off if that helps.

    Phil

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    Quote Originally Posted by beer is good View Post
    Steamwhisperer,
    More power to you in your restoration, preservation and keeping the old skills going. I don't know much about machining and metal as I am mainly into woodwork, but I really like the old machinery.

    I think steam will enjoy a comeback - a small nuclear reactor powering trains - why not?

    I was amused the other night watching a program about a nuclear submarine. They can fire the nuke missiles while the sub is under water, but they use steam to push the missile up to the surface when the rocket engine takes over.


    Keep up the good (and very important) work.
    Hi Beer is good
    thanks for the comments
    The odd thing about steam coming back is that the steam engine was never really developed to its full potential when the diesel engine was invented so lots of scope there.

    Phil

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    Here you go Bryan, some more photos

    Phil

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    and 3 more

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    These are the last pics of my workshop
    The next lot will be the machinery i have to or have worked on.
    After that will be current projects.

    these photos are of the forge in operation. I had a couple of Blacksmiths who run their farm using steam power and traditional smithing methods.

    They didn't like the position of the anvil so they moved it

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    Thanks Phil. I think I've got it now. Do you know the maker of that mill, and approx vintage?

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    Hi Bryan
    The mill is a Geo. Richards & Co. from Broadheath near Manchester. We aren't sure about it's actual age but believe it to be pre 1910

    Phil

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    They're great photos of the workshop, with beams of sunlight shining in amongst the splendid looking machinery. Men at work!

    Jordan

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    Quote Originally Posted by Steamwhisperer View Post
    and the weekend after that I am...ummm...well...getting engaged.
    Well I guess a man cant go though life, just being happy. Welcome back to the club.


    Quote Originally Posted by Steamwhisperer View Post
    This weekend might be a bit close for everyone (if not let me know)
    How much notice do you blokes need? I’m O.K with that, I’ve just dropped Greg a note, to see what his movements are like. Are we talking about this Saturday, the 26th Nov?


    The engagement weekend, is out, that’s Sat 3rd Dec
    Quote Originally Posted by Steamwhisperer View Post
    The weekend after that I have the Sunday and Monday off if that helps.
    That would be Sun 11th Dec & Mon 12th Dec. I think that’s our only another option.


    The weekend after Sat 17th, is the week before Christmas, I’d expect a few of us not to be available, as we will be head down mowing lawns, and cleaning Barbeques. I’d have problems with that weekend, its my young blokes 18th birthday on the 18th.


    Regards Phil

    P.S I think I have every one that has expressed an interest email / phone contacts. Do you want me to stir them up? Especially if we push for this weekend.

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    [QUOTE=Machtool;1404579]Well I guess a man cant go though life, just being happy. Welcome back to the club.

    [COLOR=black][FONT=Arial]How much notice do you blokes need? I

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    Cool only half the post. Got good news on the free entry. More tonight

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    Hi all
    I managed to tie the director down today and put forward my proposal with regards to a visit from a very interested group of gentlemen. It was his suggestion for free entry and he backed it up with heavily discounted rates at the lodge if an overnight stay was required and maybe even a discount on a meal. He then expanded on visiting some city highlights. It was here I thought I should slow him down a bit.
    I told him I was thinking of Sovereign Hill as a destination for our Scraping Class Reunion and he reiterated all of the above offers plus a trip down into the mine on the incline tramway and also the Blood on the Souther Cross show with a meal. He then suggested the reunion be held on our 'Steam-Up Weekend' which will be on one of the preliminary final weekends in September of next year. He was adamant that this go ahead and I did everything but lock it in. Lots of Steam machinery and displays visiting as well as our own engines.
    It didn't seem to matter how many people were in the group and wasn't shocked when I suggested it could be up to twenty people.
    How many can we get between now and Saturday or Sunday. I am available both days as a tour guide.

    Phil

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