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Offline Don1966

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Re: The Rainbows Engine.......
« Reply #15 on: March 09, 2014, 11:33:56 PM »
Another beautiful job David and a happy ophan to boot. I like......... :praise2: :praise2:

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Re: The Rainbows Engine.......
« Reply #16 on: March 10, 2014, 12:59:16 AM »
A nice result David. It looks great and seems to be running like a top!!

Bill
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« Reply #17 on: March 10, 2014, 02:56:46 AM »
A nice little runner, good job!!!

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« Reply #18 on: March 10, 2014, 07:58:42 AM »
Well done Mr Drillin', worthy of the tartan spread!

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« Reply #19 on: March 10, 2014, 08:04:34 AM »
Very well done, David. Looking and running great :ThumbsUp: :ThumbsUp:

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« Reply #20 on: March 10, 2014, 12:03:18 PM »
Great runner (Kevin from the "other" forum)

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Re: The Rainbows Engine.......
« Reply #21 on: March 10, 2014, 10:43:10 PM »
Hi Carl.
Plans? Finish it to my spec. Show at the Junction 26 Steamup. Then sell to the highest bidder!  ;)

Frazer.
Mad? I'm beginning to think you're right. But, I can't stop it.......  :shrug:

Don, Bill, Doc, Hugh, Nicolas.
Thanks for your kind comments Fellas. Tweaking and fettling should soon get it running sweetly.  :)

Hi Kev.
Thanks! Nice to see you "over here", too. This is another, happy forum......  :ThumbsUp:

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David.
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Still drilling holes... Sometimes, in the right place!

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Re: The Rainbows Engine.......
« Reply #22 on: March 10, 2014, 11:02:35 PM »
Hi David,It helps but not as mad as youre lass now her mop handle is 2inches shorter :Jester:
Hi Kevin didnt realise it was the same Kevin :ThumbsUp:

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« Reply #23 on: March 16, 2014, 10:39:44 PM »
Hey, Frazer.
Have you forgotten? I make 1" dia. hot caps, from Mrs. Drillin's exercise bike, saddle stem. She hasn't noticed that, either.... Yet!  ;)

Made some more progress.

A new left hand, half shaft. The other had been filed, enthusiastically.
Brass spacers, to position the crank throws.
Washers between moving parts.
And four, healthier looking nuts & washers, to hold the assembly together........




A new, better fitting replacement piston. To replace the undersize replacement(?) piston......




Opening out the cooling fins, for the larger o/d hot cap.
Hoping I don't finish up with a set of washers........




That fits, nicely.........




The engine's finished. Now, just needing a new base board.

I found this redundant Maiwald base. Should be able to plug the holes, and tidy it.......




Not too long now......  :)

Thanks for looking in!  :ThumbsUp:

David D
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David.
Still modifying bits of metal... Occasionally, making an improvement!
Still drilling holes... Sometimes, in the right place!

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Re: The Rainbows Engine.......
« Reply #24 on: March 16, 2014, 10:51:28 PM »
Hi David, another orphan coming on nicely  :NotWorthy: :NotWorthy:
Dont worry I wont spill the beans to youre lass :lolb: our old hoover pipe just became 50mm shorter :naughty:
Slowly eating the elephant
cheers

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Re: The Rainbows Engine.......
« Reply #25 on: March 16, 2014, 11:00:59 PM »
Hi David, another orphan coming on nicely  :NotWorthy: :NotWorthy:
Dont worry I wont spill the beans to youre lass :lolb: our old hoover pipe just became 50mm shorter :naughty:
Slowly eating the elephant
cheers

Thanks Frazer!  :ThumbsUp:

Hoover pipe? Yer've got to get your materials from wherever you find em.   ;)

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Re: The Rainbows Engine.......
« Reply #26 on: March 16, 2014, 11:34:12 PM »
Opening out the cooling fins, for the larger o/d hot cap.
Hoping I don't finish up with a set of washers........

 :lolb:
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Re: The Rainbows Engine.......
« Reply #27 on: March 18, 2014, 12:00:00 PM »
Opening out the cooling fins, for the larger o/d hot cap.
Hoping I don't finish up with a set of washers........

 :lolb:

This made me laugh too, before I felt a rush of empathetic dread! Glad it worked out!

Get that base sorted I can't wait to see it running!

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Re: The Rainbows Engine.......
« Reply #28 on: March 19, 2014, 11:08:38 AM »
Carl, Heff.
Thanks Chaps!  :cheers:   Not long now.   :ThumbsUp:


Thought I'd show the finished base, before it has an engine fixed to it.......




Turned some 3.5mm wooden plugs from dowel, and the smaller 2mm ones, from barbeque skewers.

The faced off end of the dowel, is flush with the face of the base. Tidying the surface, but not disguising it's previous life.

When the paint's fully cured, I'll assemble the engine to it.  :)

David D
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Still drilling holes... Sometimes, in the right place!

Offline Stilldrillin

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« Reply #29 on: March 19, 2014, 05:47:26 PM »
All done! Here we go.......












I don't do polished n shiny. So, I've left the original parts as is, to show their history.

Final video. Sometime soon........

David D
David.
Still modifying bits of metal... Occasionally, making an improvement!
Still drilling holes... Sometimes, in the right place!