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Offline tghs

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Re: 30ft 1890's navy steam launch 1/6th scale
« Reply #30 on: September 03, 2019, 07:02:38 PM »
milled, stacked and loctited the crank web stock,, the mill made quick work of drilling and reaming the shaft bores..

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Re: 30ft 1890's navy steam launch 1/6th scale
« Reply #31 on: September 05, 2019, 12:43:32 AM »
made some gauges the set the webs, drilled the con-rods shafts and started to put the crank together,, as the loctite can be unforgiving, will make a qauge for setting the web when they get placed at 90 degrees..
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Re: 30ft 1890's navy steam launch 1/6th scale
« Reply #32 on: September 05, 2019, 01:01:39 PM »
1/2" space gauge made,, crank loctited up,, it will get pinned and finished next week..
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Re: 30ft 1890's navy steam launch 1/6th scale
« Reply #33 on: September 11, 2019, 01:45:33 AM »
looks more like a crankshaft,, mounted the main bearing tops,, clearances for the crank has been milled,, lots of chips on the mill today
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Re: 30ft 1890's navy steam launch 1/6th scale
« Reply #34 on: September 12, 2019, 04:28:14 PM »
drilled and reamed the base,, fitted the crankshaft,, lots of clean-up work on the base to be done along with some dremel machining..
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Re: 30ft 1890's navy steam launch 1/6th scale
« Reply #35 on: September 12, 2019, 09:54:54 PM »
Important waypoint crossed - especially if it rotates freely  :cheers:

I'm sure that I'm not the only one following, even though you do not get many comments. So let me just say that I enjoy following your journey on this project  :popcorn:

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Re: 30ft 1890's navy steam launch 1/6th scale
« Reply #36 on: September 12, 2019, 10:07:31 PM »
 :popcorn:
 Yep, looking good!

 John

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Re: 30ft 1890's navy steam launch 1/6th scale
« Reply #37 on: September 13, 2019, 12:49:53 AM »
the shaft bearings worked in fairly quick,, the bearing side vs the crank webs were tight fits.. lots of careful file work and several grades of fine lapping compound  has the crank feeling very nice..  I have more castings if I mess one up but quite some time was put in the base..
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Re: 30ft 1890's navy steam launch 1/6th scale
« Reply #38 on: September 13, 2019, 01:30:14 AM »
That is definitely looking the part!   The crank and it's bearings are a major milestone....

Dave
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Re: 30ft 1890's navy steam launch 1/6th scale
« Reply #39 on: September 13, 2019, 01:20:28 PM »
Nicely done!!  Still following along here as well, just haven't had the time to comment much lately.

Bill

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Re: 30ft 1890's navy steam launch 1/6th scale
« Reply #40 on: September 19, 2019, 02:13:50 AM »
started working on the navy type con-rods,, the split bearings are bored,, turned the rod sections (finally used my lathe dog that I've had for years)I use the tops of my castings they will get soldered to the rods,, the stirrup straps and small wedges should get interesting..
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Re: 30ft 1890's navy steam launch 1/6th scale
« Reply #41 on: September 19, 2019, 02:42:26 AM »
Great progress on the conrods, they are a very interesting style. And that looks like a[size=78%]  [/size]Unimat lathe, had one myself years ago.

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Re: 30ft 1890's navy steam launch 1/6th scale
« Reply #42 on: September 19, 2019, 03:08:37 AM »
it's been my ship modeling friend,, somewhat tricked out over the years,, extended rails-raising blocks- up-dated VS motor (very big improvement) I modded the milling post with a screw drive adjuster,, just ebayed the jig saw unit, going to make precision filer out of it..
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Re: 30ft 1890's navy steam launch 1/6th scale
« Reply #43 on: September 19, 2019, 11:02:15 PM »
Great looking little lathe. My dad had one of those too, but when he was downsizing I passed on it since I had a unimat 3, which I still have. Probably should have kept it but that's water under the bridge now.

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Re: 30ft 1890's navy steam launch 1/6th scale
« Reply #44 on: September 20, 2019, 01:32:59 PM »
the LMS shop mill is working great, so glad I added the DRO's,, milled the set of bottom-end bearing halves , a little hand filing has them fitting to the rods nicely.. feeling much better about this method..
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