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Offline Craig DeShong

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Re: Maudslay Marine Steam Engine
« Reply #75 on: February 26, 2019, 12:53:58 PM »
Just fantastic work George! The flywheel is beautiful!
 I'm sure the 45 angle was a bear to machine, but it adds so much to the detail of the model.

 John

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Re: Maudslay Marine Steam Engine
« Reply #76 on: February 26, 2019, 09:43:59 PM »
I would never had thought about using 45 degree instead of either 90 or round - but the 45 degree on the rim that "blends" the resulting octagonal spokes are just beautiful  :praise2: and elegantly simple.

I do hope that Chuck sees it finished too.

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Re: Maudslay Marine Steam Engine
« Reply #77 on: February 26, 2019, 11:56:22 PM »


.........I do hope that Chuck sees it finished too.

We hope so too!

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Re: Maudslay Marine Steam Engine
« Reply #78 on: February 27, 2019, 01:05:23 AM »
Wow that's beautiful George!


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Re: Maudslay Marine Steam Engine
« Reply #79 on: February 27, 2019, 03:26:59 AM »
Thanks everyone for the gracious comments. My hope is to get it finished so Chuck can see it. Has anyone heard anything from Chuck?
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Re: Maudslay Marine Steam Engine
« Reply #80 on: February 27, 2019, 12:13:38 PM »
Finding the centers of the corners looks painful.  Impressive flywheel.

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Re: Maudslay Marine Steam Engine
« Reply #81 on: February 27, 2019, 01:12:40 PM »
George, Chuck hasn't been on since Jan 30th. I know of at least one email sent to him but last I heard it had not been responded to. I sure hope Chuck will get to see it too, I know he will be pleased!!

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Re: Maudslay Marine Steam Engine
« Reply #82 on: February 27, 2019, 02:01:36 PM »
The last E-Mail I received from Chuck was at the end of January. He has been having some problems typing & he was experimenting with some voice dictation software.

 I hope he does get to see Georges build, I know he would be very happy with it.

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Re: Maudslay Marine Steam Engine
« Reply #83 on: February 27, 2019, 04:56:24 PM »
Just caught up with your progress George. Truly - really lovely work  :praise2:

I can only echo all the sentiments so far expressed. I've often thought about an all brass/steel engine - thanks to Chuck and now yourself that's becoming evermore a likelihood.

Inspiration indeed from both of you :ThumbsUp:

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Re: Maudslay Marine Steam Engine
« Reply #84 on: February 27, 2019, 11:58:10 PM »
I had mentioned in an earlier post about making a change to the engine. To be exact I didn't trust the strength of the support frames at the crankshaft so I made up a couple of ornamental bars and adapters that would be soldered to the uprights. This would prevent any flex in and out and help prevent the crankshaft from binding. I finished all the mounting bolts, making them as acorn headed bolts.
Tomorrow I will set up the flywheel to drill and tap for the set screw and start on the reversing valve and links.
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Re: Maudslay Marine Steam Engine
« Reply #85 on: February 28, 2019, 12:06:24 AM »
George, have you ever made a skeleton clock? You would be great at it!

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Re: Maudslay Marine Steam Engine
« Reply #86 on: February 28, 2019, 12:21:02 AM »
George, have you ever made a skeleton clock? You would be great at it!

Was thinking the same thing

https://wrsmithclocks.com/product/how-to-make-a-skeleton-wall-clock/

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Re: Maudslay Marine Steam Engine
« Reply #87 on: February 28, 2019, 12:39:36 AM »
Yeah but can it be done at quarter scale and worn on the wrist  ;)

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Re: Maudslay Marine Steam Engine
« Reply #88 on: February 28, 2019, 12:53:02 AM »
Yeah but can it be done at quarter scale and worn on the wrist  ;)

Bill

Naw....too big for the penny....George will make it half THAT size... 8)
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Re: Maudslay Marine Steam Engine
« Reply #89 on: March 02, 2019, 08:14:54 PM »
The engine is complete except it needs some kind of base. With the large flywheel it's a little top heavy to one side. It sits fine but I'm afraid running it might cause it to topple over.
I started on the reversing valve and links last night and finished them this morning. It works as advertised.
I'm going to post another video showing the operations of the valve.
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