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tommo
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tommo
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Joined: November 20th, 2016, 9:09 pm

November 1st, 2017, 8:14 pm #1

Thought I would have a go at building my own Bowser. It seems to be getting some what over engineered to what I had in mind at first 🙂

So a few pics as to where I'm upto so far. I turned the workshop upside down tonight looking for a 1.8 mm drill bit. To fit the rivets in tow hitch plate. Gave up no joy.

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Pete the steam
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Joined: January 30th, 2010, 9:00 pm

November 1st, 2017, 8:50 pm #2

Looking good.
My real name is FRIDAY. When I was born me Dad looked at me and said to me Mam..........
'We'd better call it a day'
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MrMamod
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Joined: January 3rd, 2010, 8:13 pm

November 1st, 2017, 9:06 pm #3

Loving it Cracking build.
Desperately seeking ( NOT Susan ) Mamod Minor Burners of ALL types :-)
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belugawhaleman
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November 2nd, 2017, 5:10 am #4

Nice! It certainly looks sturdy enough.
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MrDuck
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November 2nd, 2017, 6:19 am #5

very nice and sturdy.
Et in Arcadia Ego
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martstb
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November 2nd, 2017, 7:19 am #6

great job, looks really good
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tommo
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Joined: November 20th, 2016, 9:09 pm

November 5th, 2017, 2:43 pm #7

Well I spent most of morning in workshop tinkering and playing on lathe. I decided to fit countersunk screws in chassis and fill them with metal set. Then it's time to make the water tap and pipework to come out the bottom of tank. Nothing fitted permanent yet need to paint it.
The next job is to make up some sort of saddle arrangement for tank to sit on. It does seem to take ages to make small things from scratch that are just an idea floating round in my head.🙂

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MrMamod
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November 5th, 2017, 5:49 pm #8

Wow I love this build you have put a LOT of thought into building this one.
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Jon Cameron
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Joined: August 25th, 2015, 2:35 pm

November 5th, 2017, 6:21 pm #9

Thats really impressive, how did you form the arms for the tow hitch, have tgese been cut from solid?😀
Jon

Now can someone tell me how to get a myford to regrow metal :)

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tommo
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November 5th, 2017, 6:56 pm #10

No they are made from square aluminium bar from Wickes then formed to shape by hand in vice.

This is from doing metalwork and woodwork at school, Unlike today not sure they even do those subjects any more.

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