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Re: Textile Mill Diorama
« Reply #315 on: June 05, 2018, 10:39:44 PM »
The piston gland...

A visit to the local hydraulic supply store yielded a  perfect o-ring for the stuffing box.


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Re: Textile Mill Diorama
« Reply #316 on: June 05, 2018, 10:47:01 PM »
Some more nice progress John. I hadn't realized there were that many holes in the covers but will make the finished engine all the more prototypical .

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Re: Textile Mill Diorama
« Reply #317 on: June 05, 2018, 10:52:14 PM »
Looks very realistic like the boiler room :praise2: - I particularly enjoyed the roofing details, that really could convince me that it was a full size place.

Do almost not dare interrupting the master builder ....  ;) .... but then again I think you'll enjoy some comments, even if they aren't the most interesting.

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Re: Textile Mill Diorama
« Reply #318 on: June 06, 2018, 08:48:02 PM »
I was going to say that you need to be careful of some o-rings around steam.  But this isn't going to run on steam is it.

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Re: Textile Mill Diorama
« Reply #319 on: June 07, 2018, 10:49:09 AM »
Thank you for the kind words gentlemen.

You are right Don. The diorama is designed for compressed air. The air passes through the boiler and into the engine room.

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Re: Textile Mill Diorama
« Reply #320 on: June 10, 2018, 06:38:48 PM »
The slide bars for this engine were machined out of steel bar stock.

I hate milling steel!


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The Slide Bars
« Reply #321 on: June 11, 2018, 10:29:02 AM »
The slide bars are complete but will have to wait some time until fastened to their pad.

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Re: Textile Mill Diorama
« Reply #322 on: June 11, 2018, 11:06:45 AM »
Looking good John.

Cheers

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A Day Off
« Reply #323 on: June 11, 2018, 10:00:07 PM »
Thanks Tom.

Before I get into some heavy cylinder work, I thought I'd take the day and hang a door. The east wall of the engine room has been left off for months. I thought it would be easier to work on the engine with it removed.

But as you can see in the first photo, having it on won't affect access to the engine.

The door has been altered to an interior one. To keep the viewer from feeling he were falling off the end of the earth when opening that door, a little 5/8" bit of flooring has been added. That actually would represent stepping into the mill portion of the factory on the first floor.


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Re: A Day Off
« Reply #324 on: June 11, 2018, 11:07:16 PM »
The door has been altered to an interior one. To keep the viewer from feeling he were falling off the end of the earth when opening that door, a little 5/8" bit of flooring has been added. That actually would represent stepping into the mill portion of the factory on the first floor.

Nice touch. Us amateurs would pull a Beetlejuice.
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Re: Textile Mill Diorama
« Reply #325 on: June 12, 2018, 06:14:19 PM »
Carl, I discovered a design flaw in this wall.

The walls rise above the level of the first floor, but the east wall is just a partition. It should stop at the joist level.

This meant rebuilding the quoin on the corner and cutting the partition wall down.

I guesss that cylinder work will have to wait another day...


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Re: Textile Mill Diorama
« Reply #326 on: June 12, 2018, 06:47:01 PM »
Damn, John, not only a beautifully done build thread but I get to learn all sorts of Scrabble words* as well.

I already knew "quoin" as the keystone in an arch or the angled block of wood used under the breech of a cannon to set its elevation angle, but now I know it's the external angle of a wall as well.

Were you an architect at some point in your life?

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Re: Textile Mill Diorama
« Reply #327 on: June 12, 2018, 08:43:26 PM »
Hi Marv,

Thanks for the nic comment re the thread.

No, I learned many architecctural terms from architectural card modelling. It was my passion before model engineering.

You've given me a nice segue into showing some of my buildings. I have shelves filled with them downstaris.

Here's a flavour of some of them...

There are just too many to feature here.
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Re: Textile Mill Diorama
« Reply #328 on: June 12, 2018, 09:30:56 PM »
Beautiful work all.  I recognize Neuschwannstein and Le Puy-en-Vlay (of the many steps).  The Köln Dom is a masterpiece; those buttresses must have taken forever to construct.

I presume the instructions for assembling these models refer to the construction details by their proper architectural terms.  As a kid, I learned a lot of sailing ship terminology by building ship models.  (I especially remember an Italian kit that came with genuine cats' heads modeled on the ends of the miniature catheads.  I was very pleased.)
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Re: Textile Mill Diorama
« Reply #329 on: June 12, 2018, 10:28:57 PM »
Hi Marv,

I think our interests parallel each other.

Most of my models are preserved in custom built cases and secured with velcro strips.

Do you recognize this second building?  Hint: Mozart