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Offline J.L.

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Lincoln Cross Compound Mill Engine
« on: February 14, 2019, 02:02:25 AM »
Jason B. suggested that a Southworth engine could be a nice alternative for my next diorama.

 Thank you Jason.

Blackgates Engineering in Dewsbury, England have acquired Southworth products and are planning to cast parts for a line of Lincoln engines.  Moulds have been sent to the foundry and should be available for sale in a couple of weeks.

I have decided to set the stage for one of the engines in a mill diorama while waiting.

The project begins with  one-half inch MDF floor, east, west and south engine room walls. It will be assumed that the boiler room is behind the south wall.

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Re: Lincoln Cross Compound Mill Engine
« Reply #1 on: February 14, 2019, 02:04:08 AM »
 :popcorn:

I'm in!
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Re: Lincoln Cross Compound Mill Engine
« Reply #2 on: February 14, 2019, 02:31:03 AM »
Great John.!! Looking forward to it.

Bill

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Re: Lincoln Cross Compound Mill Engine
« Reply #3 on: February 14, 2019, 02:59:36 AM »
Supply of popcorn kernels,  check!

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Re: Lincoln Cross Compound Mill Engine
« Reply #4 on: February 14, 2019, 06:17:25 AM »
 :ThumbsUp: :ThumbsUp:

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Re: Lincoln Cross Compound Mill Engine
« Reply #5 on: February 14, 2019, 05:53:55 PM »
Sounds like another fun ride!  You'll all have to scoot over and make room for me too :)  :popcorn:
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Re: Lincoln Cross Compound Mill Engine
« Reply #6 on: February 14, 2019, 08:26:38 PM »
Glad you are under way again  :) Is that the table from the previous plan?
Best regards

Roger

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Re: Lincoln Cross Compound Mill Engine
« Reply #7 on: February 14, 2019, 10:21:53 PM »
Thanks guys.

It's good to be back in the saddle.

Roger, you've got a keen eye. Yes, that's the ange iron table that was going to be part of the colliery. I cut six inches off of it to suit the new diorama format. Phoenix rose from the ashes,


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Re: Lincoln Cross Compound Mill Engine
« Reply #8 on: February 15, 2019, 11:02:48 AM »
The top of all ll industrial windows seem to be either arched or rounded , I would think strength to be the determining factor.

To obtain a nice smooth arch over the window openings I drilled a pivot hole in a flat plastic bar and fastened it to a trim router.  The radius was four inches.


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Re: Lincoln Cross Compound Mill Engine
« Reply #9 on: February 15, 2019, 01:03:29 PM »
John

I have a set of castings stashed away for this engine as well.
Do you need any of the drawings or the build articles, I have them all as PDF files.

Phil

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Re: Lincoln Cross Compound Mill Engine
« Reply #10 on: February 15, 2019, 01:23:44 PM »
The top of all ll industrial windows seem to be either arched or rounded

The brick arch in it's various forms would be self supporting as no form of lintel was used in those days just wooden formwork known as a "centre" to support the bricks as they were laid.

Maybe I should say that I suggested the "Lincoln" range to John as they are more of a scale model than something like a Stuart No9 and should therfore be better suited to the setting he will place the engine in but not as involved as their corliss engines. There is certainly going to be more finer detailed machining required but I think the result will be well worth it. I have almost talked john into trying scratch building so there is hope for the project after this as it is getting harder to find any suitable casting sets.

J

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Re: Lincoln Cross Compound Mill Engine
« Reply #11 on: February 15, 2019, 03:00:23 PM »
Kind offer Phil.   Sending a PM.

Hi Jason,
Good information about laying the bricks at the top of a window over a form and a reassuring note about the choice of engine. Thank you.

The walls temporarily in place with their openings ...





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Re: Lincoln Cross Compound Mill Engine
« Reply #12 on: February 16, 2019, 03:06:27 PM »
Thomas Saunders kindly gave me the brick stencils you have seen me use in the boiler room on the last diorama. This time I am going to use them in earnest and brick the entire engine room.

The speckle I use is pink. It is very easy to apply with a putty knife. You can see exacty what you are doing and you don't miss any spots, Of course when it dries, it turns white.

However, stencils are not made with gradual arcs for over the windows. Those I had to make myself from thin plastic. Jason described how they lay the bricks on end on wooden formwork called a 'centre'. The radiating look of the bricks I think, was well worth the extra effort.


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Re: Lincoln Cross Compound Mill Engine
« Reply #13 on: February 16, 2019, 04:29:41 PM »
The last pattern is really good and makes the previous picture look like the real thing  :ThumbsUp:

I am yet another follower of this thread  :cheers:    :popcorn:

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Re: Lincoln Cross Compound Mill Engine
« Reply #14 on: February 16, 2019, 07:32:26 PM »
looking forwards to this...I'm sure it will be an interesting project !!!

willy