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fcheslop

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Re: Sterling 60 and other things
« Reply #15 on: August 27, 2012, 06:06:32 PM »
Hi Don as Simon mentioned once the run out was put right the collet chuck is OK for the money
Hi Steve,some times its nice not knowing where I'm going it would just worry me.
Hi Dave ,Iv seen the pics of you re Fantail :NotWorthy: :NotWorthy: I enjoy making toy steam boats at least it gives the engines some thing to do.
Simon I just use a plain bit of bar in the holes to remove the chuck I think you may be right some C spanner
Hi Andrew,its my knocker bar just a bit of copper about 1inch dia tapped M12 and an alloy head and a plastic head its just handy for knocking things into align I'm to heavy handed for a hammer
Many thanks for the kind comments I'm trying to keep on track but the paint on Miss Americe crazed so today Victoria had her internals primed and a good tidy up well tidy ish
best wishes to all
frazer
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Re: Sterling 60 and other things
« Reply #16 on: October 15, 2012, 08:41:22 PM »
Sorry for the long delay in updating this build or that should be these builds .Time at the moment is in short supply so sorry again but theres no blow by blow account just a quick run through at the same time theres nothing startling to give a detailed account about
Miss America was finally painted at long last

My grandson has taken quite a shine to her so another build is underway :facepalm: the idea to do a full build log with drawings for toy steam forum we will see :Lol:
A start has been made on the boiler the engine will be long he lines of Crackers



Victoria is coming on slowly.She now has a coat of gloss and a cab and the deck fitting are on and the gas tank is ready to solder





The sterling 60 is also slowly moving on and a first trial assembly of the build so far

Not all plain sailing :Lol:

Guess who forgot again :hammerbash:to subtract 1/2 the touch bar dia what a muppet or should that be crapsvill
But hey it happens :Lol:
Thats about it apologise offered again for the lack of detail but as Ive mentioned time is short and also I do lack the ability to communicate well
Thanks for looking and good luck with you re builds
frazer

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Re: Sterling 60 and other things
« Reply #17 on: October 15, 2012, 08:56:43 PM »
That is all looking super !!  :cheers:
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Re: Sterling 60 and other things
« Reply #18 on: October 15, 2012, 09:12:30 PM »
That is all looking super !!  :cheers:
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Re: Sterling 60 and other things
« Reply #19 on: October 15, 2012, 11:04:21 PM »
Glad you gave an update.
Looks really really good.
May we expect a boating video?
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Re: Sterling 60 and other things
« Reply #20 on: October 16, 2012, 12:43:51 AM »
Nice!

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Re: Sterling 60 and other things
« Reply #21 on: October 16, 2012, 09:26:51 AM »
Ooooohhhh....... Frazer!!     ...... I've found you!  :whoohoo:

How did I miss all this?  :facepalm:  Where have I been? 

That's a lovely lathe, and all the other bits and pieces.   

Too much to comment on, at the moment. I'm off for another read through.  ;)

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Re: Sterling 60 and other things
« Reply #22 on: October 16, 2012, 10:05:12 AM »
Great stuff there frazer, very cool

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Re: Sterling 60 and other things
« Reply #23 on: October 16, 2012, 05:36:29 PM »
Good going Frazer!

Very nice copper work as well.  I'm curious,  are the holes in the boiler shells for a filler and steam dome ?  Are you going to add a flue, or just heat the boilers from below ?

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Re: Sterling 60 and other things
« Reply #24 on: October 16, 2012, 09:04:46 PM »
Thanks for the kind replies they are appreciated
 Hi Karl, for you a video will be done but don't hold you're breath theres a long way to go as the cab needs trimming out with seats,table, gramophone and a bottle of gin for her ladyship but she is close to her first float test when the superior being is absent and its taken two years to get to this stage :Lol:
Hi David, they left a gap under the door so I sneaked in :Lol: and thanks for the sterling info :ThumbsUp:
Hi Arnold, the boilers are just simple pot ones and will be spirit fired as per the original toy boats from below. You are correct one is a steam dome and the other a filler that houses the safety valve.She will be a close ish copy of the original Bowman toy from the 1920s I just cannot stop making these simple boats I also own some of the originals but as they are nearly 80 years old I am a bit reluctant to sail them in open waters so tend to knock up a re-pro or two .My grandson now has a good collection as he seems to claim them  :Lol:.One of these days I will get back to some serious model making but do enjoy building simple toys :Lol:
Many thanks to all
frazer

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Re: Sterling 60 and other things
« Reply #25 on: October 30, 2012, 10:02:45 PM »
Another episode on the builds but a least this time it is the sterling60
The cylinders are just simple turning but the problems I had are that in the U.K the test tubes made by Pyrex are a lot thicker walled than those specified so the power cylinder dia was reduced to 3/16 and the displacer made with the same clearance with an Id of 11mm and an O.D od 12.46mm I changed the design slightly as I wasn't to happy to glue every thing up as per drawing
I can do a C.O.D if any one needs the info?

The displacer was also made from alloy to save weight and also altered to remove another glued joint or two

At the first attempt she would not run due to a slight tight spot on one of the links
On the second go  :whoohoo: :whoohoo: :Lol:

So she now needs stripping and sending to the bling fairies :Lol:and the pins fitting instead of those drill bits

What relief she runs as I had to alter the bores just wasn't certain :whoohoo: :whoohoo:
Now wheres Zee I need the tutu dance :Lol:
Thanks for looking in
cheers
frazer

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Re: Sterling 60 and other things
« Reply #26 on: October 30, 2012, 10:54:05 PM »
Nicely, beautifully done Frazer!  :praise2:

I'm afraid pbucket vids don't happen, on my computer. So, I'll just imagine, silky smooth, and silent.......  :ThumbsUp:

Well done mate!   

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Re: Sterling 60 and other things
« Reply #27 on: October 30, 2012, 11:19:40 PM »
That was beautifully done Frazier. I love it, nice smooth runner.

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Re: Sterling 60 and other things
« Reply #28 on: October 31, 2012, 02:05:06 PM »
Thanks for the kind comments David and Don :ThumbsUp:
She has had a very quick trip to the bling faries and is now finished

Many thanks to all who have looked in
best wishes
frazer

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Re: Sterling 60 and other things
« Reply #29 on: October 31, 2012, 04:05:03 PM »
Interesting picture - Still Life with Fruit and Stirling Engine. 
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