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Offline maury

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Re: Gothic Beam Steam Engine Build
« Reply #105 on: March 26, 2016, 05:33:08 PM »
Ian, thanks for the tip. I don't use aluminum much, but when I do I would like a good paint job. I'll try the Strontium Chromate next time.

Simon, I think you'll like the KelGuard paint. You can also spray it, but you will have to thin it. Also, it finishes the curing faster if you let it cure in the sun a few days.  Let me know how it turns out. Is anyone else using KelGuard?

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Re: Gothic Beam Steam Engine Build
« Reply #106 on: April 01, 2016, 09:07:58 AM »
Thank you Maury for taking the time to record your build. Projects like yours give us beginners something to aspire to.

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Re: Gothic Beam Steam Engine Build
« Reply #107 on: April 02, 2016, 07:09:08 AM »
I thought I would throw in my two cents. That is one beautiful engine. Any chance of seeing a video of it running?

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Re: Gothic Beam Steam Engine Build
« Reply #108 on: April 02, 2016, 08:29:24 AM »
Beautiful  :praise2:  :praise2:  :wine1:
Best regards

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Re: Gothic Beam Steam Engine Build
« Reply #109 on: April 02, 2016, 09:33:00 PM »
I didn't really appreciate the size of the original engine until I saw the pictures with the long stairs. What a beast!


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Re: Gothic Beam Steam Engine Build
« Reply #110 on: July 19, 2018, 05:05:36 AM »
I was interested in building a Gothic Beam Steam Engine.  Who sells a kit contains drawings, castings etc.   
I'm getting close to finishing my Corliss model and looking for the next project.
Bill

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Re: Gothic Beam Steam Engine Build
« Reply #111 on: July 19, 2018, 06:49:33 AM »
Hi Bill,

Would you like to make an introductory post about yourself in the introduction section and you may find one of the members will tell you.

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Offline maury

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Re: Gothic Beam Steam Engine Build
« Reply #112 on: July 19, 2018, 08:50:42 PM »
Bill, send me an email at maury@ecpi.com and I can give you the details.
maury
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Re: Gothic Beam Steam Engine Build
« Reply #113 on: July 20, 2018, 02:37:55 AM »
Hi Bill , I'm new the owner of Historic Models and Reproductions the Gothic Beam engine is currently available , thank you.Jeff

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Re: Gothic Beam Steam Engine Build
« Reply #114 on: July 24, 2018, 05:08:06 AM »
Hi Jeff
I interested in building a Gothic Vertical steam engine.  I would like to purchase a complete set of castings and a full set of drawings.  I live in Westlake Village, California. 
I saw this model several months ago that was made by a metal shop teacher who lives about one hour from me.  He helped me dial in the valve timing on the Corliss engine I built. 
Ever since then, I half to build this awesome model. 
I hope you can help me.
Donleybill@hotmail.com

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Re: Gothic Beam Steam Engine Build
« Reply #115 on: July 24, 2018, 08:31:34 PM »
Bill, there are two Gothic beam engine designs. Both scaled from the original in the Henry Ford museum. The one featured in this build post is the small one. The large one is somewhat larger. Which one were you interested in?

maury
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