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Alistair Hosie
12-27-2009, 04:02 PM
http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/1890s-Metal-Shaper-for-Steam-Engines-1-12-scale-works_W0QQitemZ270446903193QQcmdZViewItemQQptZLH_D efaultDomain_0?hash=item3ef7e43f99


Alistair

Allan Waterfall
12-27-2009, 04:08 PM
I think you'd enjoy making one of those.

Allan

Alistair Hosie
12-27-2009, 04:40 PM
I would love to, but am too busy with woodworking and other machining at the moment thanks Allan.Alistair

John Stevenson
12-27-2009, 04:45 PM
Have you priced a Stuart kit lately?

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Limy Sami
12-27-2009, 04:51 PM
Have you priced a Stuart kit lately?

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No, but I always thought they were on the pricey side.

Optics Curmudgeon
12-27-2009, 04:54 PM
The shaper kit is currently US$104 on PM's site.
http://www.pmresearchinc.com/store/home.php?cat=6
Since the seller is on your side of the pond, it would be cheaper for you to get it from him.

Joe

Alistair Hosie
12-27-2009, 06:03 PM
John like everything else a good quality kilt is and has always been relatively expensive.They are not even cheap to hire either.:D anyway you can have one brought in from China or Korea much cheaper but it shows in the quality.That is a nice little kit but I wonder is it a cast kit or just material with a drawing .I also question if I have the experience to do it justice,as I am no engineer just a plain old trier with some experience I get by ok.:D Alistair

John Stevenson
12-27-2009, 06:08 PM
11 precision, very detailed, easy machining castings
Precision Pre-Cut brass Gear Stock
Miter Gears completely finished
All required hardware, material & bar stock
Large (22" x 34"), easy to read, "D" size Blueprints at full scale.

oil mac
12-27-2009, 06:08 PM
The price is good Alistair, Looks a nice little model, Much more authentic than the Stuart sets of castings, which i think are overpriced, Stuarts are living on the name of a past very fine concern, I have noticed recently a lot of the nice things they made are no longer on their list, you go for it Alistair.

ammcoman2
12-27-2009, 06:18 PM
I have this kit (now semi-finished) bought a few years ago at NAMES from the PM Research folks. Excellent drawings and plenty of stock metal to go along with the castings. The price has gone up a bit, though. The aluminum castings machine quite well.

You are on your own as far as working out how to machine etc. but the folks on this BBS have helped immensely when I have asked questions.

Geoff

ammcoman2
12-27-2009, 06:25 PM
P.S. The only problem with the kit are the screws as supplied. They are not correct for this type of shaper (1/12 scale model of a 60" shaper). I ended up getting bolts, 0-80 etc., from Coles http://www.colespowermodels.com/index.html

Geoff

Allan Waterfall
12-28-2009, 04:33 AM
Alistair,

You'd gain the experience by actually making one,just like you probably did from making woodworking projects.

If you got stuck there are plenty of people here that would help you with any queries.

Allan