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Re: Arnold's take on the MEM Corliss
« Reply #495 on: August 01, 2014, 06:36:14 PM »
Absolutely beautiful work, Arnold.  Be proud of yourself, very proud.
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Re: Arnold's take on the MEM Corliss
« Reply #496 on: August 01, 2014, 06:46:27 PM »
Many thanks for the kind words All  :)

Stuart, I'll be on the lookout for Glenfarclas - the selection in stores over here is rather limited, but I might just find it somewhere.

Ramon, if the "real thing" clicks and clacks, I'm not going to worry any further about it :)

Vince, I'm sure yours will turn out even better looking with the additional details you're adding, and just as well-running  :ThumbsUp:

Mike, go for it; it's a fun build - and need not take near as long as I've been about it.


Well, she found her spot in the living room - there's not enough space with the other engines, so she got her own one:


I'll need to get a bigger table mat though; that one's a bit small.

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Re: Arnold's take on the MEM Corliss
« Reply #497 on: August 01, 2014, 06:51:23 PM »
Arnold, from one Southerner to another that's way South, a truly beautiful job. I enjoyed the build as it progressed and this morning glanced back thru the whole thing again and it's just a great job all around :cheers:. I think a nice tanned hide would be great for a table mat

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Re: Arnold's take on the MEM Corliss
« Reply #498 on: August 01, 2014, 07:00:37 PM »
Totally awesome Arnold!!  What a gorgeous engine, thanks for taking us along on the journey!!

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Re: Arnold's take on the MEM Corliss
« Reply #499 on: August 01, 2014, 07:04:42 PM »
beautiful work, thank you for the photos and video

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Re: Arnold's take on the MEM Corliss
« Reply #500 on: August 01, 2014, 07:12:16 PM »
That is magnificent  :praise2:  :praise2: As I have said before I do enjoy watching steam engine valve gear although I don't fully understand it  ::)  :ThumbsUp:  :ThumbsUp:
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Re: Arnold's take on the MEM Corliss
« Reply #501 on: August 01, 2014, 07:32:43 PM »
Hi Arnold, first of all thank you very much for investing the time and sharing this build log with us. A beautiful engine and a perfect runner is the  final result. Very well done. And, as  already mentioned before, thanks to the  MEM team and Bob for sharing the drawings with all of us. Arnold, may be one day, this engine will get a governor and a adjustable steering of the inlet timing. Nicely done  video, also.
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Re: Arnold's take on the MEM Corliss
« Reply #502 on: August 01, 2014, 08:24:54 PM »
Very fine. The first MEM Corliss off the line if I'm not mistaken, and in MEM logo colors.
The low-speed performance is surely a testament to your craftsmanship.

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Re: Arnold's take on the MEM Corliss
« Reply #503 on: August 01, 2014, 08:53:04 PM »
That is a beautiful model Arnold  :ThumbsUp: :ThumbsUp: :ThumbsUp: Well done  :jumpingsmileys:

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Re: Arnold's take on the MEM Corliss
« Reply #504 on: August 01, 2014, 10:48:27 PM »
Stunning model Arnold. Just stunning. The slow speed was awesome.

Sorry I haven't been around much. Doesn't look like things will change much either.

The obligatory video:

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Re: Arnold's take on the MEM Corliss
« Reply #505 on: August 01, 2014, 10:52:10 PM »
A superb climax, to a very entertaining build, Arnold.   :praise2:

Thank you, for taking us along with you........  :)

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Re: Arnold's take on the MEM Corliss
« Reply #506 on: August 02, 2014, 12:44:38 AM »
"Are not 'happy dances' obligatory?"


You set the bar too high Carl, we are mere mortals in the Happy Dance category :)

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Re: Arnold's take on the MEM Corliss
« Reply #507 on: August 02, 2014, 04:41:12 AM »
Hi Arnold,

That is simply the Ants Pants, Bloody Brilliant, Magnificent, etc............................Don't you just love it when a plan comes together. :ThumbsUp: :ThumbsUp: :ThumbsUp: :cheers:

Thank you for the honourable mention. I know you built it................. but I sorta, kinda feel part of the process and it's a very nice feeling let me tell you.

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Re: Arnold's take on the MEM Corliss
« Reply #508 on: August 02, 2014, 01:50:15 PM »
Hi Arnold,


Well, what can I say !  :praise2: :praise2: :praise2:


Everybody has said it all.  It looks really good, it sounds very nice, its almost a shame that it isn't in an exhibition somewhere, where more people could appreciate the beauty of a superb engine build.  :cheers:





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Re: Arnold's take on the MEM Corliss
« Reply #509 on: August 02, 2014, 03:26:27 PM »
Arnold

You have made a smashing job of that engine, it looks really good.
I feel guilty mentioning this, but to my mind it is running backwards, I am used to seeing mill engines run the opposite way especially when the crosshead runs on slides.
Yours being a trunk guide does not matter as much, so is not wrong.

Phil