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Offline Steamer5

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Re: MEM Corliss in .40 scale
« Reply #15 on: July 29, 2018, 02:29:46 PM »
Very VERY nice George!

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Re: MEM Corliss in .40 scale
« Reply #16 on: July 29, 2018, 09:10:40 PM »
  :NotWorthy: There is not a single build from you George on this forum, that hasn't impressed me and this one is no exception   :NotWorthy:

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Re: MEM Corliss in .40 scale
« Reply #17 on: August 10, 2018, 04:35:28 PM »
Gentlemen,
As far as I'm concerned the Corliss is finished. There were a couple of other things I wanted to do with it, railings etc, but taking apart all those tiny nuts and bolts every time something needs to be done is painstaking. Maybe over the winter I'll have a change of heart.
I cleaned up the aluminum platform for the video and pictures. It's not buffed but polished with aluminum polish. I took cotton swabs to all the parts to get the excess oil off. The governor works well. I cut a strip of leather from an old wallet, .040 thick x .080 wide for the belt. I tapered the ends and glued them with CA. The first few times I ran it the belt stayed flat then it decided to run on edge. I'm not going to fool with it unless it quits working.
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Re: MEM Corliss in .40 scale
« Reply #18 on: August 10, 2018, 04:39:01 PM »
Just stunning George. I bet a lot of custom watchmakers would love to have you working in their studio.

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Re: MEM Corliss in .40 scale
« Reply #19 on: August 10, 2018, 04:44:57 PM »
Awesome George. A real beauty.

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Re: MEM Corliss in .40 scale
« Reply #20 on: August 10, 2018, 06:16:25 PM »
Hey George,

Everything about it is just perfect :cheers:

Have a great day,
Thomas

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Re: MEM Corliss in .40 scale
« Reply #21 on: August 11, 2018, 06:44:39 AM »
Most very cool, George!  A beautiful engine and a very nice engine.  And the governor really adds a nice touch!
Kim

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Re: MEM Corliss in .40 scale
« Reply #22 on: August 11, 2018, 07:20:24 PM »
George

What a lovely little engine, and built in such a short time as well.

I hope you wont be offended by me mentioning that most full size mill engines would be running the opposite way.
Due to the fact that yours has a trunk guide it does not make any difference, but a lot of engines had slide bar cross-heads and the forces need to be downwards through the engine bed, hence they ran the other way. I may be proved wrong but I don't think I have ever seen one running "top of flywheel towards cylinder"

I am awe of what you have achieved here despite my comments above. I only wish I could be as productive.

All the best
Phil


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Re: MEM Corliss in .40 scale
« Reply #23 on: August 11, 2018, 08:10:52 PM »
George, that really is a remarkable piece of miniaturisation  :praise2: :praise2: Congratulations on such a stunning result  :ThumbsUp:

Whilst I concur with Phils observation on a technical point it takes absolutely nothing away from the finished model - it's as I thought it would be - truly, a real 'Gem'.

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Re: MEM Corliss in .40 scale
« Reply #24 on: August 11, 2018, 08:35:48 PM »
Hi Phil,
No offense taken. To be honest I didn't give it any thought. The crank happened to be at BDC so I advanced the eccentric to open the intake valve in that direction. You are correct with your observation.
Thanks for the kind comments.
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Re: MEM Corliss in .40 scale
« Reply #25 on: August 16, 2018, 10:08:35 PM »
Wow !  Even Keith Stewart (Nevil Shute: "Trustee from the Tool Room") would be amazed.
Craig

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Re: MEM Corliss in .40 scale
« Reply #26 on: August 17, 2018, 01:07:54 AM »
That is one of my favorites of the mini series George, and a nice addition to an amazing body of work!!

Bill

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Re: MEM Corliss in .40 scale
« Reply #27 on: August 18, 2018, 10:16:37 PM »
Another masterpiece from a Master Craftsman. :NotWorthy:


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Re: MEM Corliss in .40 scale
« Reply #28 on: August 18, 2018, 10:42:13 PM »
Absolutely outstanding piece of work :praise2:     Brilliant                    Terry

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Re: MEM Corliss in .40 scale
« Reply #29 on: August 19, 2018, 02:05:58 AM »
Wow !  Even Keith Stewart (Nevil Shute: "Trustee from the Tool Room") would be amazed.
 
I have started to read Trustee from the toolroom and notice he also wrote book called   Sliderule  so is this on the same engineering theme ? if so i will try and get a copy
willy