Hello I'm Hugh and I've been watching Keith's Videos for a few years now.
Based in Melbourne Australia, I trained thirty years ago as a fitter and turner/tool maker but then over time ended up behind a desk.
I always wanted to set up my own workshop and as I got older and had more disposable cash, I started to set one up. I have a 7x12 Teig type lathe and a Teig T2 Mill with an extended table travel. These seem to cope with most jobs, but I'm in the market for a larger lathe now.
I have a few Stuarts. In bits and complete.
My steam journey started a few years ago when a member of the Mamod and other Steam Toy forum from the USA needed a 10V repaired. He sent it over to me and I sent it back with a new crank and running on lung power, painted and polished.
Then I started accumulating casting sets... First a 10H, then a 10V and another 10V... The 10H is finished and running beautifully. The two 10Vs are going to end up as a marine type standard and pillar engine... more to come.
I'm also working on completing a half built Stuart Beam that I purchased off eBay... That needs remedial work (some of which has been done). I get the feeling that the previous owner found it a bit beyond his skills.
Long term goals are of course the grail engines... D10, Twin Victoria (why stop at one) and even a scratch built half scale Victoria or Number 1.
Anyway, That's me.
You'll see me lurking around. I've already been posting.