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Re: Little and large - building 2 vertical steam engines.
« Reply #45 on: May 01, 2018, 03:10:36 PM »
It will be my first fully made casting engine - I do hope I don't turn into a closet casting fondler  :stir:

It is perfectly safe so long as you continue to admit your addiction  ;) Think of fondling sets of castings as a motivator keep your energy focused and encouraging you to get out in your workshop rather than sitting there growing old until you are not strong enough.

As a fellow model engineer (96 years young) once said to me: I know I am going to live at least a couple more years as once I finish this model I still have to build that locomotive that I have the castings for sitting on the shelf but it will probably only take 18 months so I might need another set for the engine after that 8) Sadly he forgot to buy the extra set but he did finish building and ran the Loco that he already had those castings for  :ThumbsUp:.

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Re: Little and large - building 2 vertical steam engines.
« Reply #46 on: May 01, 2018, 03:17:43 PM »
I blame you for the slow onset of casting fondling syndrome - I was fine till you gave me the 10v trunk guide, a few weeks later you referred me to a casting supplier and I came away with a no4 cylinder casting. Now to make matters worse I have bought a full set to make a 10v  ;)

Before long I will be at Casting Fondlers Anonymous, sitting in a circle holding hands - "Hi, my name is Peter and I'm a casting fondler".

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Re: Little and large - building 2 vertical steam engines.
« Reply #47 on: May 01, 2018, 03:26:53 PM »
A piece of barstock twice a day will soon have you cured before it's too late :Lol:

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Re: Little and large - building 2 vertical steam engines.
« Reply #48 on: May 03, 2018, 03:42:29 PM »
This little project seems to be getting bigger everyday. It started as a hybrid 10v, then a hybrid no4 came along, today a full casting set for a 10v has appeared :-



It looks to be a new style one as it has a fabricated crankshaft.

I have this awful feeling I'm turning into a casting turning cissy  :stir:

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Re: Little and large - building 2 vertical steam engines.
« Reply #49 on: May 03, 2018, 04:03:35 PM »
Hee hee hee.

I haven't seen too many people get this hooked this fast before.

You need help...

don't seek it.  ;D
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Re: Little and large - building 2 vertical steam engines.
« Reply #50 on: May 03, 2018, 04:12:02 PM »
I haven't seen too many people get this hooked this fast before.

You need help...

I gave him my casting supplier's telephone number  ::) 

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P.S. I hear my supplier has more interesting sets available  :-X
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Re: Little and large - building 2 vertical steam engines.
« Reply #51 on: May 03, 2018, 06:39:58 PM »

P.S. I hear my supplier has more interesting sets available  :-X

Yes Jo but you gobble them all up and leave nothing for the rest of us, it's no wonder Jason is skilled in barstock building  ;)
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Re: Little and large - building 2 vertical steam engines.
« Reply #52 on: May 03, 2018, 06:49:27 PM »
Yes Jo but gobble them all up and leave nothing for the rest of us, it's no wonder Jason is skilled in barstock building  ;)

Not yet she hasn't  :hellno: And there are a few rather nice ones available that she has already made one of her own ;)


Don't believe JBWeld he has made as more engines out of castings than bar stock... It is just he tries to deny his addiction   :disappointed: It is only when you admit to an addiction that you can move forward and find a solution. Like recognising the need to retire so that you can make all the engines you have castings for  :pinkelephant:

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Re: Little and large - building 2 vertical steam engines.
« Reply #53 on: May 03, 2018, 07:07:40 PM »
Steady now Jo you are giving me Ramon's nickname. Also the last time I counted up which was about 10 seconds ago it was about 40/60 with the larger proportion being without castings.

Have a look through this lot and see for yourself, the 10V is not there so add that to the castings list.

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BTW they are almost all painted, complete and run ;)

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Re: Little and large - building 2 vertical steam engines.
« Reply #54 on: May 03, 2018, 07:18:43 PM »
The Cameron steam pump looks an interesting piece, is there a build log to look at ?

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Re: Little and large - building 2 vertical steam engines.
« Reply #55 on: May 03, 2018, 07:21:08 PM »
And lets discount the ones where you chose to build from the commercial drawings that went with a casting set (often doubling up to try to hide the fact)... Someone would think you were trying to collect moths :lolb:

BTW they are almost all painted, complete and run ;)

We haven't seen the Robinson Chippy engine or the Otto Langen running either.

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P.S. The Cameron Pump was another scaled up from the original drawings from the casting set  :ShakeHead:
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Re: Little and large - building 2 vertical steam engines.
« Reply #56 on: May 03, 2018, 07:35:03 PM »
The Cameron steam pump looks an interesting piece, is there a build log to look at ?

Yes it was far more interesting for me to make it from scratch rather than unavailable castings, build below with not just JBWeld but also proper welding, silver soldering or just plain old hacking it from solid

http://www.modelenginemaker.com/index.php/topic,4438.0.html

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Re: Little and large - building 2 vertical steam engines.
« Reply #57 on: May 03, 2018, 07:41:13 PM »
Thanks, would it be able to pump at a reasonably high pressure to fill a boiler ?

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Re: Little and large - building 2 vertical steam engines.
« Reply #58 on: May 03, 2018, 07:49:34 PM »
Don't waste your time Peter if you want a nice practical pump for your boiler build one of Bob Potter's Southworth pumps: http://www.southworthengines.com/steam-feed-pumps/vertical-steam-pumps/

Eric keeps offering me the set of original Camoron pump castings at ever reducing cost as no one wants them :facepalm: there are much nicer engines to spend your limited time making  :)

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Re: Little and large - building 2 vertical steam engines.
« Reply #59 on: May 03, 2018, 07:53:27 PM »
It's really no different to a lot of other feed pumps, just looks a lot nicer than most. Had I intended to use it on steam for a feed pump I would have silver soldered a bit more of the main "casting" rather than JBWelded it, the rest is upto the task.

It's quite a large cylinder so will need a lot of steam