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Post  Steam Traction World on Fri 03 Jul 2009, 2:07 am

Hi Guys,

Well you all know what Steve and I do for a living (if that's what you call it!)......So what do you all do? Be interesting to see who's retired, skilled, employed, own business, bus driver etc.

I bet the mix of our customers is quite broad so it would be interesting to see.

Dean

P.S. It doesn't have to be just our customers, if you are signed up to the forum and are reading this please feel free to participate, that way i can try to sell you something! lol Very Happy

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Re: So What Do You Do?

Post  LilyJack on Fri 03 Jul 2009, 10:57 am

I'm a royal pain in the arse if you were to ask the wife Twisted Evil
As for working wise, am a mechanical engineer who's recently cross skilled to electrical as well, and have been for ermmmmm, nah I'd rather NOT say but it's been more years than I care to mention haha.
Started life on the spanners as an apprentice forklift engineer n all that n then went on to many other jobs before finally settling within the pharmaceutical sector.

Dunno what else to put on really erm, 40 next year so anyone wishin to go out on the pi** around June time will be more than welcome, be a good excuse for a get together too I reckon (not that I condone drinking in any way shape or form, I just think it's the be all and end all of anything good in life Twisted Evil (now yaz all think me an alky).

Been interested in traction engines since being a wee lad of 6 or there abouts and am damned glad that I'm finally getting around to building,owning and driving my own. Can't wait to rally it I realllllllllllllly cant. All that steam smoke n steam Very Happy
The lads at work take the piss a little but I put it down to jealousy tongue I'm apparently known as Al' Dibnah haha Laughing
ah well there ya go then, time for me to go to work Crying or Very sad See yaz all at Hollowell tomorrow if anyones going, don't forget, 12:30 BEER TENT, I'll be the one with a little lad an a Beagle dog!!
Take it easy


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Post  BUNGLE on Fri 03 Jul 2009, 2:48 pm

PORN STAR.

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Post  LilyJack on Fri 03 Jul 2009, 3:02 pm

Ha, just burst out laughin seein that Bungle ya daft git!!! Laughing
A porn star in your own bedroom doesn't count you know Exclamation

Bloody good answer though hehehe... Laughing

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Re: So What Do You Do?

Post  TonyT on Sat 04 Jul 2009, 2:32 am

Not a lot at the moment,came out of work last November,so had a role reversal with the missus.She works full time and I'm at home as a house husband,which drives me around the bloody twist at times,not used to it as I had always worked before.Mind you,trying to get a 13 year old to keep his room tidy is hard enough work on its own Razz

But all is not bad,as I had a job interview last week with the Royal Mail and should find out wether I got a job next week Very Happy

I also test games for my kids on the Xbox 360 during the days,got to make sure these games are suitable for them Exclamation

Bungle,I suggested your "job" to my missus but I cant put her reply on here for fear of being chucked off lol!

Cheer's for now Tony

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Post  chrisnchrisroberts on Sat 04 Jul 2009, 3:22 am

I am now retired and am doing what I've been trying to do for years, ie, not go to work. I did a 5 year apprentiship as a Fitter and Turner, then went to sea as a Marine Engineer. Did 12 months on Tankers and bulk carriers then spent 4 years on 2 P&O cruise ships, then back to bulk carriers. Came ashore and went to Power Stations. 1st was 4X30MW turbines and 2X60MW turbines. Next was 6X280 MW turbines and 16200 kpa and was there for 20 years. Then it was back to sea on coal fired turbine ships which were a smaller version of the 1st power station I was at. (almost a model). Then assisted in Commissioning a new Power Station, this time a 450MW turbine and 25000kpa pressure and supercritical as well. This means the water goes straight from water to superheated steam. After another job on a ship it was time to give it away, as the brain wanted to do it but the body didn't. Then another Power Station with 4X30MW, 2X350Mw and 2X450MW turbines, also 25000kpa. (There are 7kpa to 1 psi). Then we went to UK and Ireland (where I had my first Guiness, now have the taste.)for 10 months (drove 22000miles) and arrived back in Australia on P&O's Aurora, which meant I could wake up in the morning and not have to go to work. We then moved house and now the new shed is completed and am about to fit it out. It is 20M X 12m. Should be big enough.

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what do i do?

Post  tompettitt on Sat 04 Jul 2009, 9:36 pm

tom is a self employed motor mech. with own one man business down here in the south east near to hastings.
also running an explorer scout section on my own that was supposed to take up 2 hours a week, nah works out to be a part time job and unpaid, still the scouts appreciate it.
got a 3" burrell for my spare time but hassnt been used for*&%$% months. and a norton commando (for the younger viewers its an old motor bike) also not used in a while but i sitting patiently waiting!!
tom
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4" burrell builder with a soon to be rolling chassis and 2/3 painted in 2 pack cheers

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Post  Steam Traction World on Mon 06 Jul 2009, 9:34 am

Bungle,

When you hurt your hand a few months back did that make you a one handed porn star!!!!! Laughing

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Post  BUNGLE on Mon 06 Jul 2009, 2:02 pm

DEAN,

I LEARNT IT ALL FROM YOU !!!!

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Post  baggycanoe on Tue 07 Jul 2009, 2:49 pm

Like tompettitt i'm a leader in our local scout group, also a keen canoeist, and I work for Enviroment Agency looking after flood & water management for UK.

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Post  hughb on Wed 08 Jul 2009, 1:58 pm

HI as for me
Well I am a cabnetmaker BUt I work in a joiners shop .I make stairs and run wood all day long .
I JUT love my job bounce Razz
Ho yes I did get a job at STW but just for one day .Now that was fun if you not tryed it then do. Smile

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Post  plantters on Wed 15 Jul 2009, 4:49 am

On paper it says I am an Agricultural Engineer. The rural life is where my love of old tractors and steam has come from but unfortunately would never have of paid for any of my Hobbies!

I realised many years ago that although working on farms was an idyllic existance there was little money in it.
Left college and managed to wangle a job working on North Sea oil platforms where the money was better but the landscape was a little bland unless there was a storm then bland it was not!
5 Years later I ended back on dry land working for a civil engineering company keeping their fleet of plant and HGV's on the road.
Company folded and I decided to take the plunge to self employment, one man and his Escort Van complete with a tool kit and I will fix anything attitude.
Has grown a little in the last 15 years, a few staff and mostly working on Municipal Vehicles, dustcarts, road sweepers etc.

Do I wish I was still back on the farm? Yes most days. Am I glad I earn a bit more now than I would have been had I stayed? Yes everyday!!

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Post  miller on Wed 15 Jul 2009, 12:58 pm

I've just returned to steam traction world (ex model works employee) as a machine programmer and setter making a few parts for your models. Cool

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Post  LilyJack on Wed 15 Jul 2009, 3:24 pm

LilyJack shines his toe-cap boots ready to boot Miller if any of the 2" kit aint up to scratch tongue
Only kiddin chap. Probably bump into you at the end of the month when I come over to pick up me TENDER KIT (MAKE NOTE STEVE N DEAN) and deposit for the boiler!
Oh, and me front end too, that'd be handy... Very Happy

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Post  miller on Thu 16 Jul 2009, 10:17 am

just working on the 2" governors now Cool some of the parts are unbelievably small. Sad

thinking of posting a few photo guides on the forum, showing the process of machining in a little more detail and hopefully giving you guys a little more insight into what is actually involved in getting the kits together, the 2" governors will be first and if it proves popular we may do more as and when "interesting" parts come up, watch this space Cool

Craig What a Face

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Post  hughb on Thu 16 Jul 2009, 12:50 pm

I am tyring to get some pics for you but I have a link prob .....LOL

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Post  BUNGLE on Thu 16 Jul 2009, 2:53 pm

MILLER, WHATEVER YOU DO, DON'T LEND STEVE YOUR CAMERA !!!!!!! lol!

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Post  hughb on Fri 17 Jul 2009, 11:43 pm

Very Happy Very Happy Very Happy Very Happy

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Time for an update

Post  TonyT on Tue 21 Jul 2009, 4:51 pm

Excellent news,I've have been offered a job with the Royal Mail,and of course,I've taken it. cheers
I have a start date in August after a boys weekend away with the kids at Knebworth House (Sonisphere Festival)

Let the good times roll!

Now it's time to convince the family that a 4" showmans isn't such a bad idea

cheer's Tony Very Happy

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Post  plantters on Wed 22 Jul 2009, 4:14 am

TonyT wrote:Excellent news,I've have been offered a job with the Royal Mail,and of course,I've taken it. cheers
I have a start date in August after a boys weekend away with the kids at Knebworth House (Sonisphere Festival)

Let the good times roll!

Now it's time to convince the family that a 4" showmans isn't such a bad idea

cheer's Tony Very Happy

Just tell them that Dean & Steve's long term financial stability depends on....... Very Happy

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Post  LilyJack on Wed 22 Jul 2009, 9:37 am

TonyT What a Face

Good man, not too bad considering there's 'sposed to be sweet fa about regards to work.

I int too sure about that showmans you know, looks like it'll be a right pig to drive, I keep lookin at the agri DCC thinking it'll look rather splendid but I've to finish me 2" first Crying or Very sad

Well done again mate!!

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Post  forge on Wed 22 Jul 2009, 1:16 pm

good news tony,
hope you enjoy your new job.

i am thinking of going for the 4" Road loco version once i have the 2" burrell and a wagon finished! i have come to the conclusion if i can build and drive a 2" a 4" model will be easy! Very Happy


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Post  BUNGLE on Wed 22 Jul 2009, 2:21 pm

VERY WELL DONE TONY, PLEASED FOR YOU MATE. IF WE WERE ABLE (THINGS AGAINST AT THE MO) WE WOULD GO FOR THE 4" SHOWMENS TOO.

WELL DONE AGAIN

BUNGLE

P.S. WE HAVEN'T SEEN ANY PICS OF YOUR UNDIES LATELY !! lol!

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Post  hughb on Thu 23 Jul 2009, 1:15 pm

Hi I now have some pics for you. All done by hand and some just for fun.
6 sided sowing box with lift out boxes in side
these were for fun as I was told that I could not do it.
more on the way

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Post  hughb on Thu 23 Jul 2009, 1:17 pm

some more for you My kitchen table and chairs all in oak
this is a shaker stile table with parctry top.

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