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Offline Barry L

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Barry's engines
« on: January 16, 2014, 08:36:35 PM »
When I first introduced myself I said I would show a few pictures Of what I had built.  The first one is a Stuart# 8 that I made over 30 years ago on my little 2 x 12 English lathe. The next is a 1/8 scale Rider Ericsson. The castings are from Myers. The Grasshopper is a set of castings from Canadian Model Engineering. It's about as large as I can do on my equipment. I had to file the bumps off the flywheel casting before it would fit on my lathe. The last picture is a simplified version of Tubal Cain's beam engine "Mary" built from material I had in my shop. The flywheel rim is two layers of 6 inch. steel pipe.
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Re: Barry's engines
« Reply #1 on: January 16, 2014, 09:13:20 PM »
Nice engines but a 3.4 megabyte download for one picture?  Give me a break.  Even on my high-speed connection that took a while.  Anybody on dialup is SOL.

Download FastStone...

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and downsize your photos to 640 x 480 or 800 x 600 maximum before appending them.
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Re: Barry's engines
« Reply #2 on: January 16, 2014, 09:38:10 PM »
Lovely engines Barry  :ThumbsUp: and fantastic photography, as Marv said though, had to scroll all over the screen to see them and that's with a 22" monitor!!  :Lol:

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Re: Barry's engines
« Reply #3 on: January 16, 2014, 10:53:50 PM »
Sorry, I did not realize image size would be a problem. Is there some way I can go back and replace the pictures with smaller ones?

Barry

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Re: Barry's engines
« Reply #4 on: January 17, 2014, 12:09:23 AM »
Hi Barry, yes you can go back and edit your post...clear the attachments and then reattach the smaller files. As Marv said 64-x480 or at most 800x600 is plenty large  enough to see with good detail, but easy and quick enough to download. I am looking forward to see the smaller versions, especially that 1/8 scale Rider Ericsson.

Bill

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Re: Barry's engines
« Reply #5 on: January 17, 2014, 02:05:08 AM »
Barry, love the engines they are all well made and I particularly like the blue on the Ericsson.

Don

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Re: Barry's engines
« Reply #6 on: January 17, 2014, 02:41:18 AM »
Thanks for the pictures ! Very nice job !  :)
Thanks for the visit !
Brian

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Re: Barry's engines
« Reply #7 on: January 17, 2014, 02:59:11 AM »
Very nice, especially the scratch-built beam  :ThumbsUp: :ThumbsUp:

Simon

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Re: Barry's engines
« Reply #8 on: January 17, 2014, 06:06:09 AM »
Hi Barry, very nice engines. Thanks for showing us the pictures.
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Achim

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Re: Barry's engines
« Reply #9 on: January 17, 2014, 07:11:08 AM »
Hi Barry, nice engines there. What's the little lathe you used?

Cheers, Hugh.

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Re: Barry's engines
« Reply #10 on: January 17, 2014, 11:59:26 AM »
Many thanks Barry!!  Very nice work on each of those including the painting and display bases. Those details add a lot !

Bill

Offline Barry L

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Re: Barry's engines
« Reply #11 on: January 17, 2014, 06:55:18 PM »
Hugh, my small lathe was a Flexispeed Meteor II. I ordered it from England over 40 years ago. I'm sure it cost me under $100.00 Canadian but at the time that was a lot of money for me to spend on a hobby. Apparently it has become a Cowells now. There is a post by Jo called "When is a Cowells a different Cowells". The first lathe she shows looks identical to mine. I found it useful for looking after my model railroad stuff but too small for real machining.

Barry

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Re: Barry's engines
« Reply #12 on: January 18, 2014, 04:15:17 AM »
Barry, I bought the same lathe off eBay a few years ago, but for more than $100! It's a lovely little thing, doesn't get used too much at the moment, but will in the future.

Hugh.

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Re: Barry's engines
« Reply #13 on: September 12, 2019, 11:01:24 PM »
A handsome group of engines.

Offline Barry L

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Re: Barry's engines
« Reply #14 on: September 13, 2019, 10:22:25 PM »
Gary I see you have been poking around in the past. Thanks for the comment. I have not posted anything since then but I do still follow everything that happens here.

Barry