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Re: Spinster
« Reply #675 on: February 10, 2013, 06:10:41 PM »
Just plain old driven butter churn. Baguette size dollops fresh. Then you can add the ice-cream freezer and popcorn popper. This could lead to ferris wheel and merry-go-round. A carnival before you know it.
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Re: Spinster
« Reply #676 on: February 10, 2013, 06:46:05 PM »
Ah yes. I should have known better.

Marv...I'm seeing the Deutches Museum again in May. Ooooo can't wait.
(I have many imaginary layouts too.)

Frazer...yes a boat is in my future. I've looking around at paddle steam ships. It would probably be a side wheeler so I can have more fun with it in the pool.

Eric...rats. A carousel is on my list too.

So many cool things to do!


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Re: Spinster
« Reply #677 on: February 11, 2013, 01:29:42 AM »
Carl,

1st up "The Spinster."  :NotWorthy: :praise2: :NotWorthy: :praise2: :NotWorthy: :praise2: .

2nd.......... Your multifunction project reminds me of my time at Defoe Shipbuilding Co., Bay City, Michigan. In the yard there were a series of mobile cranes, these were all steam driven and ran on a railway system.

So we have a steam driven device with lots of pulleys and levers, the craving for a loco is partially satisfied, finally the crane could be modified so that its' steam engine drives a dynamo which in turn drives a motor for the locomotion and motors for the slew, jib and hoist or combinations of steam and electricity to your heart's content.

Food for thought?

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Re: Spinster
« Reply #678 on: February 11, 2013, 11:21:41 AM »
Food for thought?

More like an 8 course meal.  :Lol:

Most of my dreams are like that though. Then I think diet and go for smaller portions.
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Offline Alan Haisley

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Re: Spinster
« Reply #679 on: February 11, 2013, 07:16:04 PM »
Maybe the first mechanical device for the engine to power is a water pump to keep the boiler up to level? There are also steam powered water pumps with no rotating parts; just a double acting steam piston at one end and a pump at the other end of a conrod.
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Re: Spinster
« Reply #680 on: February 11, 2013, 07:26:18 PM »
Carl,

1st up "The Spinster."  :NotWorthy: :praise2: :NotWorthy: :praise2: :NotWorthy: :praise2: .

2nd.......... Your multifunction project reminds me of my time at Defoe Shipbuilding Co., Bay City, Michigan. In the yard there were a series of mobile cranes, these were all steam driven and ran on a railway system.

So we have a steam driven device with lots of pulleys and levers, the craving for a loco is partially satisfied, finally the crane could be modified so that its' steam engine drives a dynamo which in turn drives a motor for the locomotion and motors for the slew, jib and hoist or combinations of steam and electricity to your heart's content.

Food for thought?

Jerry Brown (RIP), a dear friend and one time member of our club, spent many years designing and building his own functional steam shovel cum drag line...

http://www.craftsmanshipmuseum.com/jbrown.htm

Everything on it is steam-powered - tracks, turning engine, feed pumps, winding engine, etc.  It's truly an astounding piece of work.
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Re: Spinster
« Reply #681 on: February 11, 2013, 09:11:04 PM »
That crane is indeed 'A proper job'!

Thanks for posting.
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Re: Spinster
« Reply #682 on: February 11, 2013, 11:42:53 PM »
Nice ideas. What it makes me think of is a diorama that I can continually add to.
That's kind of how this one started but now I'll be thinking of the next one...already!
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Re: Spinster
« Reply #683 on: February 12, 2013, 12:03:16 AM »
Carl,
  I'm way late, but I wanted to congratulate you on the completion of Spinster. Not only a nice machining job, but tons of credit for designing it, too.
As for your next project, I hope you don't put it up for a vote, it should be something that inspires you alone.

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Re: Spinster
« Reply #684 on: February 12, 2013, 02:45:45 AM »
Thanks Tim.

As for a vote...don't you know me yet? It's data. Then I'll go my way.  ;D
Because it 'will' have to inspire me.
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