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Re: Lane and Bodley 400hp Corliss
« Reply #255 on: August 13, 2018, 08:48:46 AM »
Did have a mind to visit the Bristol show - is it soon?

This coming Friday  ;)

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Re: Lane and Bodley 400hp Corliss
« Reply #256 on: August 13, 2018, 08:56:45 AM »
I'll either be: In the car park acquiring more castings  :embarassed: At the ICEBG stand sharing sticky thingies (assuming someone does not pig them in 2 seconds flat this time  :facepalm: ) or trying to spend my hard earnt pension money  :old: :Lol:

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Re: Lane and Bodley 400hp Corliss
« Reply #257 on: August 25, 2018, 08:38:44 PM »
Bit more work on the eccentric strap - had to machine a bit of chuck clearance into the tooling boss in order to cut the nut pocket.  Also ordered some plywood to make a base.

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Re: Lane and Bodley 400hp Corliss
« Reply #258 on: August 25, 2018, 09:29:14 PM »
looks beautiful !

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Re: Lane and Bodley 400hp Corliss
« Reply #259 on: August 27, 2018, 07:57:24 PM »
Hi Simon, nice family shot of the made progress so far.
Kind Regards
Achim

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Re: Lane and Bodley 400hp Corliss
« Reply #260 on: August 30, 2018, 02:26:13 AM »
Hello Simon,
Such good work.  I've been MIA on this board for a time, busy life these days, . . so I have a lot of catching up, and photo viewing, to do but eventually I'll catch up.
Harry
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Re: Lane and Bodley 400hp Corliss
« Reply #261 on: September 22, 2018, 05:38:21 PM »
Thanks for the comments guys!  Slow progress of late - made hard work of machining the eccentric multiplier stand casting - it was just a pig of a job to hold and establish a datum.  In contrast whipping up a pedestal for the outboard bearing took hardly any time at all out of a piece of TB650 :-)

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Re: Lane and Bodley 400hp Corliss
« Reply #262 on: January 06, 2019, 09:22:40 PM »
Time for an update - been mostly fighting with holding castings of late.  The eccentric multiplier lever casting seemed impossible to hold so gave up and machined it from bar stock.  The steam inlet elbow also proved difficult - tried holding it in the four jaw but couldn't grip it properly, then tried holding it in a small vice and the in the four jaw but again the grip was poor.  Solution was to tap the core holes M10 and then make an L shaped jig to bolt it to - was then easy to hold in the four jaw to shape the flange, and then move to the mill to drill the bolt pattern and swap ends and repeat the operation on the other flange.

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Re: Lane and Bodley 400hp Corliss
« Reply #263 on: January 06, 2019, 09:28:44 PM »
That valve and elbow came out looking great! Nice way to hold the elbow, thats a tricky shape for sure.
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Re: Lane and Bodley 400hp Corliss
« Reply #264 on: January 06, 2019, 09:49:34 PM »
I love what you're doing with those valves SCO.   I see so many engines with valves that are anything but prototypical.

Perfect

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Re: Lane and Bodley 400hp Corliss
« Reply #265 on: January 06, 2019, 09:56:41 PM »
Nice work. Clever workholding......I'm enjoying this :popcorn:      Terry

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Re: Lane and Bodley 400hp Corliss
« Reply #266 on: January 06, 2019, 10:15:34 PM »
Nice work Simon - I'd heard you'd gone down the bar stock route  ;)

Love the valve too - looks very original  :ThumbsUp:

Happy New Year to you and Wendy

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Re: Lane and Bodley 400hp Corliss
« Reply #267 on: January 06, 2019, 10:16:57 PM »
Thanks guys and Ramon happy new year to you and Sue too!

Simon.
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Re: Lane and Bodley 400hp Corliss
« Reply #268 on: January 07, 2019, 12:34:33 PM »
Good thinking there = great result.

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Re: Lane and Bodley 400hp Corliss
« Reply #269 on: January 13, 2019, 03:32:27 PM »
Took time this morning to review a lot of this project Simon.  You have done an excellent job on this model and your postings have been very helpful to me.  I have learned a lot following the project, especially about the problems associated with holding castings for machining.  Some of these problems could easily be addressed when designing the foundry pattern by adding an extra lump or bar to the casting that could be cut off after the part is machined.  It will be my New Years Resolution to add holding considerations to my list of pattern design parameters.

Many thanks for posting your work and comments.

Dennis