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« on: March 31, 2019, 02:24:06 PM »
Hi guys. Its been a few years since I posted last but I pop in for a look every once in a while. Nothing new in the engine dept. I might pull my 6/1 heavy wheels out and finish the rebuild (head was done 10 years ago). It is a rad model. The 16/2 in my avitar still lives here.
Actually there is a new one, an FR1 with a 6000w 110/220 direct coupled.
Its been a tough few years taking care of my ailing Mom who passed in January. Life can start again now so if any engine work is underway I will surely post it.
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« Reply #1 on: March 31, 2019, 10:09:16 PM »

Sorry to hear about your Mother.

I have nursed my grandmother and father in law and know what it's like.  Off to the country this week to look after my Dad. Just having a cataract operation but having turned 80 in Jan I'm always nervous when the phone rings it might be one of " those" calls.  Had enough of those already.

Life unfortunately does tend to get in the way of best laid plans.  I try not to worry these days. Do the important things and  turns out the rest don't matter much as I thought.

The great part about this place is we get to live our engine fantasies Vicariously through reading and seeing what others have done with theirs.

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« Reply #2 on: April 01, 2019, 01:43:11 AM »
Same. Momís turning 80 at the end of April and dadís not far behind. Fortunately theyíre both in extremely good health, and theyíre certainly enjoying their first and only grandchild.  But time is a cruel mistress, and Iím looking sideways at the calendar willing it to just hold up for a minute.  If I could pause my life right now I would, but that would interrupt the journey which is supposed to be more important than the destination.

On a very happy note, just today I got my Monarch 10EE lathe up and running!  Itís a 1950ís model, and lived most of its life at NASA Redstone in Huntsville, Alabama. I wish I could have a list of parts it made for the space program.

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« Reply #3 on: April 01, 2019, 06:23:38 AM »
Very sorry for your loss and I can really sympathize with you as I have lost both Ma n Pa which now makes me the Patriarch of our whole mob, WOW, never wanted the position but being the oldest male in the mobI'm it!
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« Reply #4 on: April 02, 2019, 11:35:12 AM »
Welcome back Contaucreek, I to am sorry for your loss and understand the personal anguish and pain that goes with that loss. In time the pain will fade but the loss will not, instead it will slowly turn to happy memories of the times you spent, the laughs you had and the memories and stories you shared. Remember her when you are trying to advise the mob you now lead, she taught you well, have trust in what she taught you.