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Re: Bruce Macbeth Engine, European Version
« Reply #315 on: July 26, 2020, 11:35:11 AM »
Hi everybody, the new base plate with the second milled wire duct is finished.
This one is for the high voltage wire, going later up to the distributor at the cylinder head.
The new base plate is 50 mm longer than the temporary one, because is has to host the cooler/fuel cell rack and later the coolant tank now also.
The width is, hopefully, adjusted in the graduation of the 10 mm mahogany strips.
Movement of the engine to its new home, follower by the water pump pedestal.
Some new material has arrived over the last week.
Finally some strips thrown to the base plate to get a first impression how it will look like.
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Achim

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Re: Bruce Macbeth Engine, European Version
« Reply #316 on: July 28, 2020, 12:09:16 PM »
Looking good  :ThumbsUp:  :ThumbsUp:  :wine1: Is the fire extnguisher ready for when you glue the strips down  ;)
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Re: Bruce Macbeth Engine, European Version
« Reply #317 on: July 28, 2020, 01:40:47 PM »
Looking good  :ThumbsUp: :ThumbsUp: :wine1: Is the fire extnguisher ready for when you glue the strips down  ;)


Hi Roger,
yes it is, but no "Arbeitsunfall", job is done.
I have seen this fire extinguishers a couple of weeks ago at e-bay and could not resit, because they are in the right scale.
The first two pictures below do show the floor in our canteen at work.
My floor here was inspired by this.
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Re: Bruce Macbeth Engine, European Version
« Reply #318 on: August 02, 2020, 01:54:27 PM »
Hi everybody, next to do, the construction to carry the radiator and later also the fuel cell.
Made by some brass bar stock.
This ceramic perforated plate was very helpful during the entire job.
The hole pattern a job for the CNC mill again.
Everything was soft soldered.

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Achim

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Re: Bruce Macbeth Engine, European Version
« Reply #319 on: August 02, 2020, 08:52:48 PM »
Interesting approach Achim  :ThumbsUp:  where did you got the ceramic material from ?

I forgot to mention the nice woodwork - are you planning to give it any protective layer, like lacquer ?

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Re: Bruce Macbeth Engine, European Version
« Reply #320 on: August 03, 2020, 06:07:50 AM »
Hi Per, the soldering plate was purchased some time ago at this dealer https://www.fohrmann.com/en/soldering-plate.html.
I have seen it at a show in his display and could not resist.
Until last weekend it spent some years under the bench and now I can confirm it is a very useful tool.   


Concerning the finish of the floor, there is a plan.
During the next stages of the build it should stay like it is and collect some scratches and later hopefully some oil and fuel also.
If this has happened than I like to seal it with a one component resin, like it will be used at wooden boats.
Two different samples are ordered currently to find the best looking.
A glossy type is available, but this it not what I like here.
I think a kind of dull or satin-finished type will be better in this case.
Some experiments will follow.

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Achim

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Re: Bruce Macbeth Engine, European Version
« Reply #321 on: August 03, 2020, 09:41:06 PM »
Thank you for the link - not expensive at all  :ThumbsUp:

I'm with you about a blank floor will look wrong here - it's a workplace, not a posh exhibition  ;D

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Re: Bruce Macbeth Engine, European Version
« Reply #322 on: August 04, 2020, 11:36:22 AM »
Hi Achim.

The engine is looking really good.

Tony

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Re: Bruce Macbeth Engine, European Version
« Reply #323 on: August 04, 2020, 06:32:23 PM »
Hi Tony, thanks.


The last pictures of the soldering and were we are today.
I have learned to cook the flux above the soldering wire, so the wire will stay where it should be, in the corner.

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Re: Bruce Macbeth Engine, European Version
« Reply #324 on: August 06, 2020, 12:27:50 AM »
Coming along nicely Achim!

Dave