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Weston super Mare, Somerset. England. UK.
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I live in North Somerset, the seaside town of Weston super Mare. Born nearby. I am a retired Engineer and toolmaker. Have fairly recently taken up refurbishing Mamod engines. So far six stationary ones of several model numbers. I do have a fairly well kitted out workshop with a model-maker's lathe and most other tools that allows me to do almost anything in the way of repairing and remaking components. I had my first Mamod Minor when I was about 10-years old. Now I am a "fossil", I am reclaiming some of the fun I had back in those days of the early 1950's.

After retirement, I took a teacher training course for IT and Computer Science and did teach at the local College for a couple of years (stressful)!  Other hobbies: Photography, Clock making/repairs on Vintage and antique ones. Travel, Now attempting to solve the riddle of Mamod thread sizing. Learning that it might not be what you think. Murphie's Law works quite often here I have discovered.

I have three children, three grandchildren. Feeling my age :-)  . and "Oh! Why did I throw out all my IMPERIAL TAPS AND DIES? Now I have to purchase all over again. That's life. (who said that?)


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Reply jaybee-tek
12:27 PM on February 20, 2014 
Hi to all members, I am very pleased to have been accepted to BUCKETS OF STEAM. Thanks to you Les.