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Re: Lane and Bodley 400hp Corliss
« Reply #330 on: October 02, 2019, 08:32:38 PM »
Thanks again guys.  Not much workshop time at the moment as work is a bit frenetic so no real progress for the last few weeks - looking forward to Forncett this weekend though!

Simon.
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Re: Lane and Bodley 400hp Corliss
« Reply #331 on: October 02, 2019, 09:11:24 PM »
Very impressive Simon,  I love that governor.             Terry

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Re: Lane and Bodley 400hp Corliss
« Reply #332 on: October 02, 2019, 09:19:23 PM »
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 Real nice work Simon!
 Following along quietly & looking forward to more.
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Re: Lane and Bodley 400hp Corliss
« Reply #333 on: October 02, 2019, 10:38:34 PM »
Outstanding work Simon. The fit and finish is first rate.
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Re: Lane and Bodley 400hp Corliss
« Reply #334 on: October 02, 2019, 11:59:02 PM »
Lovely work there and YEA ..Forncett. this w/e. see you there....

Willy

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Re: Lane and Bodley 400hp Corliss
« Reply #335 on: October 03, 2019, 01:01:34 AM »
Simon , Beautiful work , it looks like your not to far away from a running engine .Jeff

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Re: Lane and Bodley 400hp Corliss
« Reply #336 on: October 03, 2019, 09:17:49 AM »
lot of work and attention to details for this cute governor, impressive result !
these little things always are subject of questions in steam fairs and model shows...

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Re: Lane and Bodley 400hp Corliss
« Reply #337 on: October 03, 2019, 10:04:08 AM »
Thanks for all comments.  I should perhaps own up that hidden inside the governor base are some commercially obtained rather than homemade, plastic bevel gears  :-[

Simon.
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Re: Lane and Bodley 400hp Corliss
« Reply #338 on: January 11, 2020, 06:57:33 PM »
Long time no post and not much progress to report either  :-[

Made a complete set of the governor linkages (1st photo below) but wasn't really happy with the look or the functionality so started again from scratch with a brass version and some proper turn-buckles.

Simon.
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Re: Lane and Bodley 400hp Corliss
« Reply #339 on: January 11, 2020, 08:24:09 PM »
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Long time no post and not much progress to report either  :-[


I know that one all too well  :-X

However small - you have made progress  :cheers:

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Re: Lane and Bodley 400hp Corliss
« Reply #340 on: January 11, 2020, 08:30:26 PM »
Nice detailing and finish on your governor linkages.....Good Job :ThumbsUp:             Terry

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Re: Lane and Bodley 400hp Corliss
« Reply #341 on: January 19, 2020, 11:52:25 AM »
Hi Simon, really nice.
Kind Regards
Achim

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Re: Lane and Bodley 400hp Corliss
« Reply #342 on: January 19, 2020, 03:37:37 PM »
Thanks for posting Simon, the linkage look great.  It's the small detail that makes a model great.
Dennis

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Re: Lane and Bodley 400hp Corliss
« Reply #343 on: February 16, 2020, 03:26:02 PM »
Another month passed and not much physical progress, actually I've been endlessly fiddling and adjusting the valve gear which required a few bits to be remade.  The governor trip positioning is very sensitive - a few tenths of a mm of the governor lever moves from no trip to immediate trip.  I keep wondering about doing a CAD model of the full linkage to see if I can desensitise it.  Anyway a video below showing the tripping action - you can see the left hand mechanism isn't completely reliable.

<a href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yzNIfYi3EZ4" target="_blank">http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yzNIfYi3EZ4</a>

Simon.
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Re: Lane and Bodley 400hp Corliss
« Reply #344 on: February 16, 2020, 04:12:27 PM »
Impressive valve gear there, doing that at model scale is quite an accomplishment!
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