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Offline mikemill

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Horizontal Mill Engine
« on: August 10, 2018, 04:40:08 PM »
Recently completed Horizontal Mill Engine, based on a Clarkson 2 x 2in design, I redesigned it to be more prototypical using photographic reverences 
I built the Clarkson some 35 years ago, while looking for other drawings I found the original and thought it would be fun to make it again only from stock material rather than castings. I had built a Bensons vertical last year from stock and liked the idea.
The mill engine is made from cast iron bar for the cylinder and trunk guide, ali for the base and plumber blocks, the rest from steel, the flywheel is a casting.

Mike

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Re: Horizontal Mill Engine
« Reply #1 on: August 10, 2018, 04:47:16 PM »
Very nice!  :ThumbsUp:

I wouldn't mind seeing a pic of the other side. That wheel looks interesting.
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Re: Horizontal Mill Engine
« Reply #2 on: August 10, 2018, 05:03:57 PM »
That's rather nice.

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Re: Horizontal Mill Engine
« Reply #3 on: August 10, 2018, 09:35:17 PM »
Lovely Mike!! And with reversing mechanism as well. Beautiful job on the base too.

Bill

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Re: Horizontal Mill Engine
« Reply #4 on: August 10, 2018, 09:53:43 PM »
Very nice Mike!

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Re: Horizontal Mill Engine
« Reply #5 on: August 10, 2018, 11:26:31 PM »
Hello Mike

Very well done and a great color scheme.

Have a great day,
Thomas

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Re: Horizontal Mill Engine
« Reply #6 on: August 11, 2018, 09:31:46 AM »
Thanks for your kind remarks

Zee the wheel you refer to is to operate the reversing gear as per original design, when I built the first version I made a lever reverser like on a loco.

Mike

Offline Jim Nic

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Re: Horizontal Mill Engine
« Reply #7 on: August 11, 2018, 03:15:45 PM »
Well done Mike.  A very pleasing result.

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Re: Horizontal Mill Engine
« Reply #8 on: August 12, 2018, 08:44:21 PM »
Hi Mike,

Beautifully done!  :ThumbsUp:

John

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Re: Horizontal Mill Engine
« Reply #9 on: August 12, 2018, 11:01:15 PM »
Lovely engine and impressive photograph as well as it can be expanded on the screen to show all the details with great clarity !!
Willy

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Re: Horizontal Mill Engine
« Reply #10 on: August 13, 2018, 01:51:54 PM »
That is nice and the whole display is beautiful.

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Re: Horizontal Mill Engine
« Reply #11 on: August 14, 2018, 12:48:50 AM »
And I very much like what you did with the brass and the paint.    Mirror polish brass doesn't work so well on models, but that does.   As does a matt paint.   Shows the detail much better!

Well done!

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Re: Horizontal Mill Engine
« Reply #12 on: August 14, 2018, 08:05:30 AM »
Mike,

Great looking engine and I love the tiled base - could you give some more details on how you did it?

Simon.
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Re: Horizontal Mill Engine
« Reply #13 on: August 14, 2018, 10:16:28 AM »
Thanks again for the generous comments. The tiled floor was found on e-bay itís self-adhesive dolls house covering.

There are many highly skilled MEís on this site, itís very encouraging for others efforts to be acknowledged.

Mike