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Re: The Beeleigh Mill, Woolf compound engine.Maldon, Essex.
« Reply #285 on: April 24, 2016, 02:50:06 AM »
Good looking group, of parts, people, and models!

I think that is Willy behind the bow of the boat??

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« Reply #286 on: April 24, 2016, 03:07:20 AM »
Are you in the pic?
It'd be good to know.
Hi, I am 4 from the right and Sco is 2nd from the left....

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« Reply #287 on: April 24, 2016, 04:06:20 AM »
Ah! That is great to put faces to the names. Cool.

Looks great.
Carl (aka Zee) Will sometimes respond to 'hey' but never 'hey you'.
"To work. To work."
Zee-Another Thread Trasher.

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Re: The Beeleigh Mill, Woolf compound engine.Maldon, Essex.
« Reply #288 on: April 24, 2016, 11:40:57 PM »
Hi Willy

The beam is coming along nicely, thanks for posting the update.
With regards to the group shot; What a nice looking bunch of folks and I actually recognize some of them.  :lolb:

Dave

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Re: The Beeleigh Mill, Woolf compound engine.Maldon, Essex.
« Reply #289 on: April 27, 2016, 01:28:54 AM »
i have started on the feathers and fitting them so it is going to look ok after filling etc. Have looked at the NAMES event and lots of good work there, also quite a lot of large models ,but then everything in America is bigger !!

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Re: The Beeleigh Mill, Woolf compound engine.Maldon, Essex.
« Reply #290 on: April 27, 2016, 11:53:40 PM »
Willy that beam is looking sharp and the mug shot is not bad either....... :lolb:


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« Reply #291 on: April 28, 2016, 01:56:35 AM »
the beam is coming on and brainwise is finished !!!  I have made clips to hold the curved parts in place whilst soldering the feathers and bosses on the web and all is going well. I have to remake some of the parts to get the cavetto profiles to fit........

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Re: The Beeleigh Mill, Woolf compound engine.Maldon, Essex.
« Reply #292 on: April 28, 2016, 02:25:04 AM »
Willy you are the master!

The beam looks splendid.

Dave

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« Reply #293 on: April 28, 2016, 02:48:07 AM »
Very nicely done!!

Do you solder low temperature or silver braze these kinds of parts?

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« Reply #294 on: April 28, 2016, 03:37:30 PM »
Very nicely done!!

Do you solder low temperature or silver braze these kinds of parts?
Hi, i used to solder with silver solder but have found with the lighter loads on small items soft solder is perfectly adequate. I use the resin multicore solder as used in electronics rather than plain plumbers solder as this is now lead free and not as viscous. I get old reels of solder from car boot sales as this a cheap way of obtaining same. i may use superglue of the outside feathers as these will be rather more difficult to solder without mis hap...........I don't know what the temperature difference between lead free and electronic solder is ,but it would be interesting to find out for subsequent soldering of components....any one got a computer ?? !!

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« Reply #295 on: April 29, 2016, 01:21:05 AM »
I have been busy now i know what i am doing and this side of the beam has all the parts in place......just needs lots of fettling and filing and filling and finishing and the other side doing......phew that was an epic task, but in the end it turned out ok,   except all the detail will vanish under the paint!!!

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« Reply #296 on: April 29, 2016, 01:23:32 AM »
Just OK!

You need to give yourself a little more credit; that is an amazing piece of work my friend.

Dave

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« Reply #297 on: April 29, 2016, 01:58:31 AM »
Looks terrific! Going to be a wonderful model to watch run.

Hard to get a sense of scale (sign of good work) - how large is that tower and beam?

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« Reply #298 on: April 29, 2016, 02:31:08 AM »
Awesome work Willy.......I..........like............ :Love:

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Don

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« Reply #299 on: April 29, 2016, 02:33:42 AM »
Looks terrific! Going to be a wonderful model to watch run.

Hard to get a sense of scale (sign of good work) - how large is that tower and beam?
   Hi, This is a better photo with the ubiquitous coke cans for size......I'm glad you like the work so far as i don't want to let the side down ....the con rod will be next and then the steam  jacketed compound cylinders....that will be the biggest challenge !!