You may have just bought your engine but, ARE YOU SURE ITS WHAT YOU PAID FOR.
Have you or do you need a boiler certificate.
Are you thinking of selling a steam engine. I CAN MAKE YOU MONEY OR SAVE YOU MONEY.
I can fully service, repair and clean any live steam or petrol loco Get you professional Boiler certificate Have your loco highly polished to make it stand out You will have a full report to show the new buyer or for your piece of mind I can even finish of your project I can even collect for you
If you sell an engine with a boiler certificate you are more likely to sell it for almost 25% more You will have piece of mind If you have it serviced and polished it will stand out Time I can save you trying to get it right
I have a vast amount of experience which could benefit you I have almost every facility to hand to fix most things I treat this as a hobby not as a job so extra care is taken
Every job is different Every engine is different But with every engine I will give you a great offer.
Post by dickdastardly40 on Jul 16, 2007 12:36:09 GMT
From your later postings after the initial advert, I would guess that members are not beating down your door with offers of work. If you could post before and after picures of work you have undertaken or even your workshop facilities, folk may see the light in asking for your services.
I, for one, am sorry that you don't seem to feel welcome on this board or that you aren't gaining the business you think might be here. However, I would say that the vast majority of members on the forum are practical types who, if not able initially, to carry out tasks will have the 'necessary' will to ask the question and then try the thing. I am sure there may be a slot for your idea, but I do not think it is here. Most of us are struggling to pay for the hobby as it is and I cannot see too many being able to afford, or want, to pay someone else do the work they feel able to do themselves. After all this is a hobby and is done to satisfy one's spare time and is not like running/maintaining a car, for example, which can be a chore for many.
I hope you take this message in the spirit it is meant and that we can all see some interesting posts of your own projects.
Hi all, I think the service is great as some of us younger members of model engineering have very busy lifestyles (including myself) or do not have the engineering facilities. I had a nice chat with Simon for an hour and a half explaining what I needed done and what projects he has going. I think we could do with more people like Simon to help us all out when we are in need experienced or not because I know that not all projects get completed because of time, etc... I for one welcome Simon and anyone else who can help out anyone. Jamie
G'day Simon. You could offer your services to those sellers on eBay that handle live steam engines and locos. Some of them seem particularly inept at describing the goods. In fact even offer your services on eBay just to get known. I presume you are a recognised boiler inspector/certifier.
Post by Shawki Shlemon on Aug 3, 2007 10:11:01 GMT
Hi Simon This is the correct site for your ad (trade) on this forum and I am sure the majority of members if not all by now know about you .The people in this or any other hobby need the services of somebody like yourself to be available if and when they need it .As more people like Jamie recommend your services on this forum you will become popular and your trade will increase , but this will take time . Good luck .
It's true that most people in this hobby enjoy the tinkering every bit as much as the running, if not more (there's arguably a limit to how many times you can go round the club track before getting bored...).
At the same time, there certainly are people like Jamie and myself who, although happy to give most things a go, maybe lack for space and facilities (and time) to do the big jobs.
I myself very much enjoy anything I can do with hand tools and silver soldering but would have to chat to someone like Simon for more serious machining, as I still have no lathe or mill but I did not want that to get in the way of enjoying the hobby.
No doubt soon I will purchase at least a lathe, but the hobby has to take second place after enhancements to our modest house. Earning a living also means the shed doesn't compare well to the couch after a long day's work!