machines which I have made, am making, or intend to make, and some other stuff. If you find this site interesting, please leave a comment. I read every comment and respond to most. n.b. There is a list of my first 800 posts in my post of 17 June 2021, titled "800 Posts"
THE LAST POST
8 years, ~900 posts. 13gB storage full. WordPress offers the solutions of buying a business package at 3 times the price, or deleting old posts to free up some space. I have removed almost all of my videos, with considerable reluctance, to make space to finish the posts about the Armstrong 110pr model cannon construction. However I still get comments from posts posted when I was a newbie, so I am not prepared to delete any more of them.
Just a thankyou to you, my reader. Questions, comments and communications from you are the grist for the mill of blog posters, and I am no exception. I have really enjoyed the journey. Feeling a bit sad, but I will resume my private diary entries, instead of venting my thoughts on johnsmachines.com
I had said that I would move johnsmachines.com to another platform, but now I am not so sure. Some repairs to my house are my next priority, and that will be too boring to blog. At this time I am not moved to start another model, but down the track, who knows?
I had saved the last little bit of storage space for the final photos of the Armstrong 110pr model cannon. Photos of the finished model follow.
And that, dear reader, is that. Goodbye, best wishes, and thank you.
Sorry to it end, it has been a great experience to follow you.
Will catch up whenever I visit your great city.
Look forward to that John!
What a magnificent model, well done John, you can’t stop now, keep up the excellent work, kind regards, Don Chisholm-Smith.
Thanks Don, I have a few months to decide future of blogging. The various encouraging messages like yours are quite persuasive… Wait see. John
Thank you for your excellent work and inspiration for my own models. Greetings from the Czech Republic. Marek
Hi John, fabulous model and I’m going to miss your emails. If you feel like you want to write about making things do drop me a line and I will create you a login on glue-it.com
All the best with the house refurb, best regards, Nigel
Thanks Nigel, I haven’t lost the urge to write and post, and am considering your kind offer. Will be in further contact. John
John. So so sorry to see you pull the plug on this blog. I fully understand that it is to be, but I have THOROUGHLY enjoyed these last many years of your blogging.
Will miss the informative nature very much.
Still waiting to see and hear about what will come next? Les M.
Thanks Les. You must be my longest and possibly oldest reader. When decided I will post details here. John
A great blog, without doubt the best model engineering on the net. Sorry to see it end but look forward to more of your projects if you find another vehicle. I still owe you one for the gear segment so if you need any of my skills just ask, you have the email.
Thanks Robert, no debt owed, but I would like to see some photos when appropriate. I think that you have my email but if not, it is in The Last Post. John.
Another fantastic model, John. I have thoroughly enjoyed reading about your remarkable work, and I will miss your blog very much.
Thanks for the kind words Phil. I have 4 months to decide where to go. And a bit of space to post details when decided. John
Hi John, sorry to hear this. I always enjoyed reading your posts and watching your progress. I think you were an inspiration to so many
I only recently found your blog. I am the poorer for not finding it sooner. You sir, are a true craftsman. As a fellow lover of cigars and whiskey, I will try the dipping method!