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    G'day Joe, I just LOVE that post of yours;...

    G'day Joe, I just LOVE that post of yours; absolutely "spot-on" with your comments about what has to be done every time the loco finishes work for the day. And as for your "foamers" comment, I don't...
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    I love it Joe. But hang on, if it's French-made,...

    I love it Joe. But hang on, if it's French-made, shouldn't it be spelt "LeBlonde" ?? And maybe it comes with a couple of left hand spanners! And you're quite correct about P. T. Barnum.
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    What great news and a terrific result for the...

    What great news and a terrific result for the thousands of hours of work put into it. But fair go Limy Sami, they've only just lit the fire; surely it's too early for any real work yet?
  4. Greetings from Down Under, Colm. Have a proper...

    Greetings from Down Under, Colm. Have a proper look at both machines even if you can't put power to either: take your time doing it, make notes and use a camera. Look for dings on the bedways and...
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    You beauty, Tony :) a great find and many thanks...

    You beauty, Tony :) a great find and many thanks for posting it. The photos are terrific and hopefully some member may be able to translate the text into English. My son in Cooma, NSW (Snowy...
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    The worm gear on the bottom of my 13" Regal...

    The worm gear on the bottom of my 13" Regal chasing dial was turned from bronze using measurements from a genuine LeBlond part from another Regal of the same age and model. The worm gear has an OD...
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    Thank you John; what an interesting piece of...

    Thank you John; what an interesting piece of history and a great result to see them preserved where people can see and perhaps touch them.
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    You bloody beauty, John!! Many thanks for...

    You bloody beauty, John!! Many thanks for finding that and for alerting us to it. Wouldn't have fancied being a dockyard "matey" on the Clyde during the war!
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    G'day Joe, You and a couple of other members are...

    G'day Joe, You and a couple of other members are the real reasons why I enjoy this site so much. I have yet to be disappointed when reading any of your "pearls of wisdom". By my rough reckoning,...
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    Nice to see you back on-line again, Jamie. Look...

    Nice to see you back on-line again, Jamie. Look forward to reading further reports of progress with your restoration. Regards,
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    You're making great progress, Jamie but (tongue...

    You're making great progress, Jamie but (tongue firmly planted in my cheek) I did wonder why you're spending time cleaning-up the lathe instead of learning how to use it!! Of course the answer is to...
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    G'day Jamie, I've made a cross-slide feedscrew...

    G'day Jamie, I've made a cross-slide feedscrew for my 1943 13 inch LeBlond Regal. The original one was in ordinary cast iron so I used that again. The worst part of the whole job was grinding the...
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    G'day Gents, I have a 13 inch Regal S/No. B7144...

    G'day Gents, I have a 13 inch Regal S/No. B7144 which left the factory on 27th February 1943; the only details on the sale order were "War Department - Lend Lease - British". Until the early 1980s,...
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    G'day Texasgunsmith, I believe you can rule out...

    G'day Texasgunsmith, I believe you can rule out all British manufacturers as possible sources because the threading chart (photo 3) does not include 19 tpi which is very commonly included in UK-built...
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