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Re: Maudslay Marine Steam Engine
« Reply #45 on: February 18, 2019, 03:41:09 PM »
Pretty!!!  But where is the giant penny  :D

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Re: Maudslay Marine Steam Engine
« Reply #46 on: February 18, 2019, 06:32:45 PM »
Pretty!!!  But where is the giant penny  :D

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Re: Maudslay Marine Steam Engine
« Reply #47 on: February 18, 2019, 11:34:04 PM »
Hi Chris,
Nothing that big but here's a pair shot with my large penny.
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Re: Maudslay Marine Steam Engine
« Reply #48 on: February 19, 2019, 04:15:37 PM »
First fit-up of all the parts to make the stanchions, base, .062 pin, donut with slot, shaft, .062 pin, donut without slot then the cap. These parts all sandwich the trellis in between.
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Re: Maudslay Marine Steam Engine
« Reply #49 on: February 19, 2019, 04:26:33 PM »
That is beautiful!

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Re: Maudslay Marine Steam Engine
« Reply #50 on: February 19, 2019, 04:43:04 PM »
"Mister M'Andrew, don't you think steam spoils romance at sea?"
Damned ijjit!

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Re: Maudslay Marine Steam Engine
« Reply #51 on: February 19, 2019, 05:10:43 PM »
 And coming together fast too!! :o

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Re: Maudslay Marine Steam Engine
« Reply #52 on: February 19, 2019, 05:38:15 PM »
Ahhhh donít you just love working with brass? Lovely work George and hey bud we need to put a shine on this baby now....... :lolb:


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Re: Maudslay Marine Steam Engine
« Reply #53 on: February 19, 2019, 07:19:44 PM »
Hello George,

OK,....wow, wow, wow, I will keep looking for some better words to express how beautiful your work is on this project. :praise2:

I just cannot imagine the satisfaction you must get some times when you step into your shop.

Have a great day,
Thomas

PS, speaking of your shop it most likely is getting too full of engines, and lucky for you I have plenty of extra space in mine. I'm thinking that your Six Cylinder would give you extra room and it would fit nicely in my shop :lolb:
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Re: Maudslay Marine Steam Engine
« Reply #54 on: February 19, 2019, 08:00:54 PM »
That really is beautiful George.  Sorry I can't come up with a different word, but it just is...
Kim

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Re: Maudslay Marine Steam Engine
« Reply #55 on: February 20, 2019, 01:38:24 AM »
Learning some great technique for working with thin stock.  Thanks George, your work is awe inspiring.
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Re: Maudslay Marine Steam Engine
« Reply #56 on: February 20, 2019, 04:50:22 PM »
 Yesterday was the big day, soldering all the bits and pieces together and hoping that everything would stay in line. The crankshaft fits the bearings very well so my thought was to mount the crank and this would keep everything in line. All the joints were fluxed and I cut up a large pile of solder bits to lay on the joints once the temperature was brought up. I found that if you put the pieces of solder in place before you start heating when the flux starts to bubble the solder either falls off or goes where you don't want it. I lightly clamped between the crank and base just to keep everything closed up, a lot of joints.
 Everything went well but as I expected when it came time to do the feet on the pedestals the base started to draw the heat from the torch away. I was concerned that when it got to flowing temperature the flux would be burned up. Luckily that went well also.
 This morning I spent several hours with scrapers, fine stainless steel wire brush and worn out emery cloth cleaning up the joints. For a scraper I have an assortment of exacto blades with different shaped tips ground onto them, different sized fillets, square corners etc.
 I also made an addition to the build. Not trusting the strength of the pedestals, lateral at the top, I have made up a couple of decorative rods and fittings. These will get soldered to the upper donuts. These will prevent the pedestals from moving in and out.
 The final piece, big piece, is the flywheel. I haven't quite figured out how I'm going to proceed with it due to the thin spokes and large diameter.
I'm going to start with a piece of brass plate, cut and sanded somewhat round. This will be mounted in the four jaw chuck and the shaft hole and side profiling will be cut. It will then be flipped over and the center hole indicated then this side will be profiled. From there it will go to the rotary table to have the spokes cut out. My concern is finishing the O.D. I might have to make up a fixture plate to mount it to and then mill the O.D. using the rotary table.
 We'll find out in the next couple of days.
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Re: Maudslay Marine Steam Engine
« Reply #57 on: February 20, 2019, 05:02:34 PM »
Thanks for putting the mic in the picture George. Glad the soldering went well. It sure looks nice/beautiful/gorgeous/amazing!!!  Would love to see your collection of scrapers if possible too.

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Re: Maudslay Marine Steam Engine
« Reply #58 on: February 20, 2019, 05:32:40 PM »
^^^^^^^^^^Wot Bill said!   :praise2: :praise2:
"Mister M'Andrew, don't you think steam spoils romance at sea?"
Damned ijjit!

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Re: Maudslay Marine Steam Engine
« Reply #59 on: February 20, 2019, 07:19:23 PM »
Just down right gorgeous George ..... :praise2: waiting to see your flywheel and how you go about making it. I am always interested in new ways to build them...... :thinking:



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