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Re: Just Another Model steam Engine
« Reply #30 on: August 09, 2012, 09:27:35 AM »
Ray would have been tickled pink with that!   

"I love it when anybody makes a steam engine!"

Dave
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Re: Just Another Model steam Engine
« Reply #31 on: August 09, 2012, 12:49:48 PM »
Hi Jack,

Great build!

You asked about watermarking on a Mac earlier.
I use iMage Tools, a free download.
You can resize and watermark batches of files with a few simple clicks!

This is what mine look like using iMage Tools.
Just a pic i took when on vacation with my parents in South Africa



Hope this helps you!

Andrew
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Re: Just Another Model steam Engine
« Reply #32 on: August 09, 2012, 12:50:14 PM »
Excellent work Jack, looks to be a good runner (and definitely a good "looker")  too!!  Ray would be proud and I know you must be as well  :ThumbsUp: :ThumbsUp:

Bill

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Re: Just Another Model steam Engine
« Reply #33 on: August 09, 2012, 07:06:58 PM »
Jack,

Fabulous  :NotWorthy:
 :cheers:
DaveH

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Re: Just Another Model steam Engine
« Reply #34 on: August 09, 2012, 09:34:55 PM »
I am still playing with the valve timing to try and get it to start up and run better but I don't know if I am making a difference or not.

Sometimes it does not start on its own with very low air pressure, well not to my liking yet. I think the measure of a quality build is how slow it will run.

This little guy eats up a lot of air I can just imagine how much the full size version would have taken to run. I would probably need a giant rotary screw compressor similar to what the jack hammer guys use to dig up concrete, but then how am I going to get that into the basement?

Jack

Oh by the way thanks to everyone for all of the nice compliments. :ThumbsUp:

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Re: Just Another Model steam Engine
« Reply #35 on: August 10, 2012, 09:40:56 PM »
It finally cooled off enough around here to be able to go outside, so I decided to take some decent photos in the natural sunlight. Most of my pics that were taken in the shop are dark.

Let me know what you all think, remember I try to be a hobby machinist not a hobby photographer. :shrug:


Jack

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Re: Just Another Model steam Engine
« Reply #36 on: August 11, 2012, 12:41:38 AM »
Looks Great!   make sure you get that feed pump in.

Dave

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Re: Just Another Model steam Engine
« Reply #37 on: August 13, 2012, 05:31:10 PM »
Lovely  :ThumbsUp:

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Re: Just Another Model steam Engine
« Reply #38 on: August 13, 2012, 05:45:31 PM »
Nice! Pretty! Good luck with getting a single cylinder to self start reliably. That's what a finger on the flywheel is for ;D .

Jerry
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Re: Just Another Model steam Engine
« Reply #39 on: August 15, 2012, 02:05:17 AM »
I finished the feed water pump today, its a little brass assembly bolted to the rear of the engine. I think that it adds a nice touch to a rather outstanding model of the Ray Hasbrouck #10 marine steam engine.

Although I built this engine in half scale it shows well and is starting to run well, nice and slow like it should after I get it broken in on air pressure I will hook it up to my small boiler and then I get to play with whistle.

Thanks for all the nice compliments and for following along.

Jack