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Re: Gothic Beam Steam Engine Build
« Reply #75 on: February 18, 2016, 06:32:39 PM »
Folks, here's an update on the Gothic.

The engine is apart for painting, it's about 80% done. so while I was waiting for some of the parts to dry/cure, I thought I'd work on the final parts for the Governor.

I had some of the parts, but was waiting for the gears. So I made the pulleys and machined the bottom of the Gov main body to fit the gears. I used 1-72 set screws, those were a bit of a challenge. The plans called for 3/8 balls, but the  closest I had were 5/16. I'll see if they work since I don't want to buy a bag of 50.


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Re: Gothic Beam Steam Engine Build
« Reply #76 on: February 18, 2016, 06:38:49 PM »
Lovely, just lovely Maury........ Did you make the gears.....?

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Re: Gothic Beam Steam Engine Build
« Reply #77 on: February 19, 2016, 12:49:43 AM »
Don, thanks for the compilment.

No, I didn't make the gears. I make my spur and helicals, but proper mitre gears require a gear shaper which I don't have.
The 3 cut method on a milling machine isn't worth it for the price unless you can't find commercially available ones.

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Re: Gothic Beam Steam Engine Build
« Reply #78 on: February 19, 2016, 12:52:26 AM »
The governor looks nice Maury; looking forward to seeing this one come together.

McMaster Carr has brass balls in quantities of 25 for 3/8" $10.28  That doesn't seem too bad.

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Re: Gothic Beam Steam Engine Build
« Reply #79 on: February 20, 2016, 02:54:34 AM »
Dave, thanks for the compliment. and, thanks for the tip on the balls. I may need some other sizes soon, so I'll get 'em all at the same time.

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Re: Gothic Beam Steam Engine Build
« Reply #80 on: February 20, 2016, 06:25:02 AM »
Hi Maury, a very nice governor. I am not a big fan of this gothic style industrial era, so I have been more quiet but always watching. Your craftmanship is imressive as usual, specially if I have tried to imagine the one and other set up you must have done to machine some specific parts.
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Re: Gothic Beam Steam Engine Build
« Reply #81 on: March 24, 2016, 04:33:31 PM »
Well, folks, it's been a while since I posted. Guess I just slowed down a bit. Also, it's spring and the yard and garden have demanded a lot of my attention.

That being said, I have more or less completed the Gothic. I  still need to decide how I will rout the inlet for the air to run the engine. I'd liks to find some kind of small quick disconnect that is mostly flush, so I can mount it in the base.

Attached are some photos. I painted the engine in 2 shades of grey, it seems the lighter shade almost looks white to the camera, and it unfortuatly is too light for the for some of the detail to show up.

Enjoy,
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Re: Gothic Beam Steam Engine Build
« Reply #82 on: March 24, 2016, 04:36:29 PM »
Ok, hope y'all liked that. Here are a few more.

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Re: Gothic Beam Steam Engine Build
« Reply #83 on: March 24, 2016, 05:23:51 PM »
It looks very, very good, Maury. I assume we'll see it at NAMES?

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Re: Gothic Beam Steam Engine Build
« Reply #84 on: March 24, 2016, 05:26:35 PM »
Its a beaut!

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Re: Gothic Beam Steam Engine Build
« Reply #85 on: March 24, 2016, 05:28:51 PM »
 8) Very nice Maury.

Would you have a can of drink that you could put alongside it so we can get an idea of its size  :)

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Re: Gothic Beam Steam Engine Build
« Reply #86 on: March 24, 2016, 05:35:37 PM »
Jo, thanks for the compliment. The cylinder casting is about the size of a can of Budweiser. I'll try to get a picture with one.

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Re: Gothic Beam Steam Engine Build
« Reply #87 on: March 24, 2016, 05:41:16 PM »
Maury that is just down right beautiful. I just love the color contrast, well done bud well done...... :NotWorthy:

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Re: Gothic Beam Steam Engine Build
« Reply #88 on: March 24, 2016, 06:19:43 PM »
Very nice engine.
Reminds me of a cathedral,made of ivory.

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Re: Gothic Beam Steam Engine Build
« Reply #89 on: March 24, 2016, 08:59:11 PM »
Nice! I love the detail.
That shot with the stairs is great.
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