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Offline J.L.

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Re: Lincoln Cross Compound Mill Engine
« Reply #45 on: March 15, 2019, 01:10:32 PM »
Hi Chris,

I did send a photo of the diorama but was a little more subtle. I asked for the dimensions of the engine base while waiting to hear from them.

No response yet.  :-\

John

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Re: Lincoln Cross Compound Mill Engine
« Reply #46 on: March 15, 2019, 01:46:18 PM »
Waiting is never fun!!  Hope you hear something son John.

Bill

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Re: Lincoln Cross Compound Mill Engine
« Reply #47 on: March 15, 2019, 02:12:15 PM »
Sorry to hear the castings are taking so long.

Cheers

Tom.
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Re: Lincoln Cross Compound Mill Engine
« Reply #48 on: April 06, 2019, 03:54:53 PM »
Hello John,

https://www.maidstone-engineering.com/models/casting-sets/lincon-mill-engine-cross-compound-12in-x-7-in-casting-set-drawings
gives the base size for the cross compound as 12" x 7 1/2". Hope this helps !
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H.

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Re: Lincoln Cross Compound Mill Engine
« Reply #49 on: April 06, 2019, 08:50:55 PM »
Thank you!
Allowances for the railings and the location of the flywheel pit complicate the finished size of the raised bed. It would be guesswork without the castings.
Thought of that after I mentioned it.
Kind of you anyway.
John


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Re: Lincoln Cross Compound Mill Engine
« Reply #50 on: April 06, 2019, 11:58:25 PM »
If there are any specific dimensions you need I could measure my castings for you.

Phil

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Re: Lincoln Cross Compound Mill Engine
« Reply #51 on: April 07, 2019, 01:51:27 AM »
Thanks for the offer Phil, but I had specific modifications planned for the engine that would affect the sizing of the footprint of the raised bed until I had some parts assembled.

I am reather discouraged that Blackgates has chosen not to inform me of progress acquiring the castings since they took over the Lincoln line of products. I phoned and was assure by a second email inquiry that I would receive an email when the ordering of the castings would be possible.

The diorama will not proceed at this time. I have found a high end 1:24 scale metal pre-machined tender locomotive full kit to challenge me for the next few months. It will take me to another forum.

Participating here has been very enjoyable.

Cheers...John


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Re: Lincoln Cross Compound Mill Engine
« Reply #52 on: April 07, 2019, 04:03:23 AM »
Please keep on with this forum! We like all types of models.

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Offline J.L.

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Re: Lincoln Cross Compound Mill Engine
« Reply #53 on: April 13, 2019, 01:58:47 AM »
Thanks Pete.

I have been hesitating to proceed with the model I have chosen to fill the void left with no castings for the Lincoln on this site.
The reason being that this site specializes in members machining castings or working from scratch. I have purchased a pre-machined kit that has every part and every bolt carefully laid out for assembly. It wouldn't involve the metal lathe or the mill at all.
 
 However, if that is understood and agreeable to the membership, that I build a parts made model,  I would reconsider and start a new thread.
 
The other site I mentioned is in Germany, where I built all of my architectural models in paper (card modelling). A special section was begun there  to allow models to be built in other materials.
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Re: Lincoln Cross Compound Mill Engine
« Reply #54 on: April 13, 2019, 11:30:57 AM »
I would be curious to see it at least at some stages in the build and would also agree that it might not need a complete build series here, since the parts are pre-made - maybe some pictures showing all parts for a section like a boogie (truck) and a few of the stages in assembling it. Argh - not easy to decide detail level  :thinking:

In the end, it is your build and story + work assembling, taking picture, writing etc.

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Re: Lincoln Cross Compound Mill Engine
« Reply #55 on: April 13, 2019, 12:19:21 PM »
I think it may be quite beneficial to some of the members here to see how you prepare, assemble, & fit all the parts. Even just being a pre-machined kit, it allows new modelers a chance to get their feet wet & get a feel for how it all works.

 &....it takes away the frustrations of scrapped parts.  :Mad:

 John

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Re: Lincoln Cross Compound Mill Engine
« Reply #56 on: April 13, 2019, 01:23:59 PM »
John, sorry that you have had the frustration with the engine castings, but your default project with the loco kit build is I'm sure, likely to interest many members, certainly myself, and it would be nice to follow your progress and , hopefully, enjoyment of that activity.   Dave

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Re: Lincoln Cross Compound Mill Engine
« Reply #57 on: April 13, 2019, 01:58:41 PM »
I agree John, the loco build would be of interest to many so I too, hope you will start a new thread on it here.

Bill

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Re: Lincoln Cross Compound Mill Engine
« Reply #58 on: April 13, 2019, 05:01:18 PM »
Thank you all for the support and encoruagement.
We will return here again when the Lincoln Cross Compound Mill Engine can be built into this diorama.

For now, it's off to Vehicles and Models.  :)

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Re: Lincoln Cross Compound Mill Engine
« Reply #59 on: May 31, 2019, 03:54:36 PM »
Good News!

I just called Jacquie at Blackgates in England this morning to inquire about the Lincoln castings. The request for the engine was made January 24.

Jacquie apologized about the delay due to extenuating circumstances, but the call for castings has gone out now and I am on a priority list. When the castings are available and priced, I will be notified.

Back to the D51.  :)