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Re: The Rainbows Engine.......
« Reply #30 on: March 19, 2014, 11:16:49 PM »
What do yo mean some time soon Im in suspenders waiting :Lol:
Good luck with the auction I hope she does well for a worthy cause and that you break last years final figure.
You and Pete should be proud of youre selves and I can only add :NotWorthy: :NotWorthy: :NotWorthy: :NotWorthy: :NotWorthy:
Best wishes marra

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« Reply #31 on: March 20, 2014, 01:09:52 AM »
David, that brass looks plenty shiny to me!!  What a magnificent job you have done on it and I wish you all the best with the auction. Looking forward to the video too though.

Bill

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« Reply #32 on: March 20, 2014, 10:26:35 AM »
That looks great! some really good work there :)

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« Reply #33 on: March 21, 2014, 07:14:16 PM »

Frazer Lad.
Yer always in a hurry! Bet you'll soon be asking me, "what's next"...... 

Thanks for your kind wishes n comments.  :ThumbsUp:

Bill.
What you're looking at is gilded brass. I was referring to signs of it's earlier life.

It's spent some time in a rather damp environment.......




I always try to preserve previous patina. Thanks for your best wishes.  :)


Hef.
Thanks for that!  :cheers:


Time for the final video.

Still a bit tight. But happy.......

<a href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JN5Zp-DpDTQ" target="_blank">http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JN5Zp-DpDTQ</a>


Thanks all. For following along.  ;)

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« Reply #34 on: March 21, 2014, 07:29:37 PM »
 8)
Usus est optimum magister

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Re: The Rainbows Engine.......
« Reply #35 on: March 21, 2014, 08:43:54 PM »
Nice :NotWorthy: :NotWorthy:
WHATS NEXT THEN :Jester:

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« Reply #36 on: March 21, 2014, 09:56:07 PM »
Beautiful job. Won't/Can't be an orphan now.

You mentioned 'gilded brass'. I looked it up...but still not sure what that means or the process.
Please teach me.  ;D
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« Reply #37 on: March 21, 2014, 10:23:17 PM »
Jo.
Thanks!

Frazer.
Thanks!

Next? Something you mentioned, is still in my brain. Several months now.........  :thinking:

Carl.
Thanks!

Sorry. Can't tell you anything about the process. But, most of the brass bar components, have been plated with"gold", then varnished.

See the three finished pics, on page 3.

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fcheslop

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« Reply #38 on: March 21, 2014, 11:00:24 PM »
Good luck hope it works better than the one that was in my brain for a few months
Back to the drawing board for me :lolb:
Going to have to go cap in hand to a certain well known gentleman :Jester:again
May become an orphan or just live with the Westbury in a dark place :lolb:
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Re: The Rainbows Engine.......
« Reply #39 on: March 21, 2014, 11:58:54 PM »
Frazer, I resized the picture to something that most should now be able to view.

Bill

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« Reply #40 on: March 22, 2014, 12:22:37 AM »
Nice work David.

It's always a pleasure watching you transform these orphans in to beautiful running show pieces.

Thanks for sharing,

Dave

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« Reply #41 on: March 22, 2014, 03:58:39 PM »
Well done Mr. Drillin  :ThumbsUp:

That sorted her out nicely!

Kind regards, Arnold
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« Reply #42 on: May 30, 2014, 05:55:39 PM »
Dave, Arnold.
Thanks for your kind comments.  :cheers:


As promised. I showed the engine, at last weekend's Junction 26 Steamup. It ran sweetly for more than 4 hours. Despite the rotten weather.

Today, I gave it a rub with a duster. Then took some up to date pics........








And..... Put it up for auction on the Steamtoys Forum.

After 1 hour's bidding, it now stands at 100.........    :)

Happy!   :whoohoo:

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« Reply #43 on: May 30, 2014, 06:05:23 PM »
That is great David and a little beauty she is too!!  I hope the bidding keeps going up and up too. Please do let us know how it goes.

Bill

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« Reply #44 on: May 30, 2014, 09:44:28 PM »
That's good news regarding the auction, and 4 hours running...well done, she's certainly proved herself.

Cheers, Hugh.