September 2021: The Haldane HD100 featured on this website is now for sale. UK buyers only. Buyer must collect. Serious interested parties can email email@example.com for more information.
First things first, let me introduce myself. My name is Roy Dawson and this build would not be possible without the support of my long suffering wife Shirley who not only supplied me with endless brews but also a shoulder to weep on when things went wrong. Needless to say, her shoulder was used frequently!
Also this tale involves others, including my good mate Dave who was there to cheer me up when I was in dire straits, usually by spotting the obvious that had been staring me in the face but I of course didn’t see it.
Right, now that’s out of the way let’s get on with it.