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Re: The Beeleigh Mill, Woolf compound engine.Maldon, Essex.
« Reply #120 on: January 12, 2016, 06:13:09 PM »
Good to see it all coming together. Smashing job.
John Browning. Member of Ickenham and District SME

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« Reply #121 on: January 12, 2016, 06:33:12 PM »
I foresee a lot of drilling, cutting and filing ahead for you.

keep up the good work  :ThumbsUp:
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« Reply #122 on: January 12, 2016, 08:36:06 PM »
I foresee a lot of drilling, cutting and filing ahead for you.

keep up the good work  :ThumbsUp:
The Norwich S.M.E are having the annual auction event this wednesday Tomorrow ,If you want to come and meet the people give me a ring  07796926784, or contact on this site .It is at 7.30 at Angel road Primary school. I will be going with lots of odd items to sell.
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Re: The Beeleigh Mill, Woolf compound engine.Maldon, Essex.
« Reply #123 on: January 12, 2016, 08:49:26 PM »
Wish I could stop by - but I haven't been able to get the car going fast enough to jump the Atlantic yet... Need more steam pressure!

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« Reply #124 on: January 12, 2016, 09:31:59 PM »
unfortunately I'm busy with family tomorrow otherwise id have shown my face. next time maby
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« Reply #125 on: January 12, 2016, 11:11:36 PM »
unfortunately I'm busy with family tomorrow otherwise id have shown my face. next time maby
the next meeting is the 2nd wednesday in the month, in February, this will be a show and tell evening and i shall be going with some of my models.
Willy

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« Reply #126 on: January 12, 2016, 11:16:49 PM »
Wish I could stop by - but I haven't been able to get the car going fast enough to jump the Atlantic yet... Need more steam pressure!
If they had let Tesla have a free reign it might be a reality by now !!

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Re: The Beeleigh Mill, Woolf compound engine.Maldon, Essex.
« Reply #127 on: January 12, 2016, 11:28:00 PM »
The solder job looks like you won Willy......... Nice work mate and this will differently be a beauty.

Don

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« Reply #128 on: January 13, 2016, 01:49:51 PM »
The solder job looks like you won Willy......... Nice work mate and this will differently be a beauty.

Don
Yes ,that seems to have worked out ok ,and all the bits stayed in place after the drilling and filing ,all that remains now is to replicate it exactly !! :ThumbsUp:

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« Reply #129 on: January 13, 2016, 03:35:39 PM »
Very nice progress Willy - I really like that you show the rest of us what is possible in the way of fabricating such pieces.  There is no reason to hold off building something just because castings aren't available ...
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« Reply #130 on: January 13, 2016, 03:45:15 PM »
that looks fantastic! you'd never know it was made out of so many separate pieces.

don't think I would ever have contemplated making this way, id have been trying to carve it out on the mill and cursing that I didn't have cnc capabilities, or a rotary table, or thick enough stock, or many many other things.
one day ill finish a project before starting another!
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Re: The Beeleigh Mill, Woolf compound engine.Maldon, Essex.
« Reply #131 on: January 13, 2016, 03:57:33 PM »
That's beautiful, Willie!! Looks like the original. But then, that was the idea wasn't it!!

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Re: The Beeleigh Mill, Woolf compound engine.Maldon, Essex.
« Reply #132 on: January 13, 2016, 04:49:24 PM »
Very nice progress Willy - I really like that you show the rest of us what is possible in the way of fabricating such pieces.  There is no reason to hold off building something just because castings aren't available ...
Charlie

Thanks for all the comments, I have made it using metal as per wood as per patterns so it is quite straight forward really, also having made one the next one could be made via a lost wax casting and although you would get shrinkage you could get away with it by having photos  that pretend it is the perspective that makes it look a bit smaller !!!

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Re: The Beeleigh Mill, Woolf compound engine.Maldon, Essex.
« Reply #133 on: January 13, 2016, 04:53:04 PM »
that looks fantastic! you'd never know it was made out of so many separate pieces.

don't think I would ever have contemplated making this way, id have been trying to carve it out on the mill and cursing that I didn't have cnc capabilities, or a rotary table, or thick enough stock, or many many other things.
Being soft soldered it will stand up to a certain amount of rough handling, However, i won't be using superheated steam ,as bits might fall off !!!

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Re: The Beeleigh Mill, Woolf compound engine.Maldon, Essex.
« Reply #134 on: January 13, 2016, 10:58:33 PM »
Beautiful results Willy and well done mate................ :ThumbsUp:

Don
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