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Hello All,

Getting back into steam after some decades; recently acquired a Mamod SL1K and now buying an Accucraft Caradoc with a view to detail and add some R/C...

I'm sure I'll be needing some help from here, especially with my two left hands!

Regards

Dave
 
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Welcome! Everything i have done is based on ideas and help from this place, or so it seems.
 
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Welcome aboard, Dave.
 
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Welcome from Forest Gate. If you are on this side of town there is an informal group of us who have occasional steam ups.
 
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Welcome David , there all mad you know
 
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Welcome to the forum, Dave!

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Welcome Dave....
 
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Thanks for the warm welcome folks; looks like you are all as bonkers as I am.......
 
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Thanks for the warm welcome folks; looks like you are all as bonkers as I am.......
Speaking for myself, probably worse. Oh and welcome to the nut house.
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I'm sure I'll be needing some help from here, especially with my two left hands!
Two left hands would be very handy if you were left handed! :)
 
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Cheers guys;

I'll try and post some pics of my Caradoc over the weekend; she's six years old and barely fired; the original owner was a 94-year-old who seems to have taken great care with his stuff. I'm in the process of adding a second channel on the radio-control for the regulator - the original install was 40mhz so I've removed the receiver and replaced it with a 2.4 ghz OrangeRx R615X, stripped out of its case to reduce bulk, and wrapped in heatshrink for insulation...... The (alkaline) battery holder has been removed and substituted with a 4xAA size NIMH+ Vapextech rechargeable.
I've replaced the regulator and gas knobs with brass levers and have a micro servo for the regulator - I'm just waiting for some 1.5mm piano wire to arrive and I'll be ready to complete the r/c (for now).