A Little Samson builder, Don, moderates
a builders' forum. It is highly recommended, try http://www.groups.yahoo.com/group/samson_builders/
The group has proved very successful, there are now 152
members. There are dozens more pictures, plus
numerous hints and tips.
The Gold Medal Tractor builder, John, has started a GMT builders' forum, now with 24
members. Try http://groups.yahoo.com/group/gmtbuilders/
There are already a good selection of pictures on the site. Membership is rapidly growing. Drawings omissions & corrections are posted here.
'A DREAM COME TRUE' and ' LITTLE SAMSON II'
David Kearley, a 3" scale Little Samson builder and now a 6" scale builder, has published 'A dream Comes True' which records in pictures and text the construction of his 3" model and now 'Little Samson II' a guide to building the engine in 6" scale.
The 3" scale engine is covered in an excellent pair of A5 soft covered books, each with over 80 pages packed with useful information, hints and tips. The books offer outstanding value at just £6 each including postage and packing. The 6" book is an A4 folio style puiblication and also highly recommended. Both available direct from the author (who accepts pay pal & cards) http://www.ddmetalproducts.co.uk or email David Kearley on email@example.com
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Machining services on larger items:
Try Bruce Rice (Runs the model section at Thurlow Rally). Mobile 07980855510. Home. 01245466742. www.rabarker.co.uk No conection - just a good guy. Essex. Bruce now sells boiler fittings - new owner of RA Barker. Try John Dunn (Advertises machining services in Old Glory). Mobile 07985051631. Home. 01430424957. No conection - just a good guy. Yorkshire. Boiler Fittings also available from Yorkshire Model Engineering Supplies Tel 01482 786 534 Mobile 07968 053 332
Try Chris Stubbings (6" LS builder with large lathe) for your 6" LS back wheel machining.Home. No 01926 815305. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
My thanks to all who have offered
pictures of their models, under construction or complete, to include
herewith. They are much appreciated, particularly by those new to our
hobby. If you have any more up to date pictures please forward them.
There is a 3 " Little Samson Video Clip on U tube, try
There is a 4" Little Samson Video Clip on U tube, try
There are a few 6 " Little Samson Video Clips on U tube, try
There are a few 6" Gold Medal Tractors Video Clips on U tube, in build, running on air try, and in steam:
If any of the lnks no longer work do let me know.