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From Kits/Castings / Re: 45CC Wall Wizard
« Last post by Jo on Today at 08:03:41 AM »
Thanks Roger  :)

Perfect throttle response  ::) ?

Back in the early days most model engines were for aircraft and they were either running on full throttle screaming away or not running. So any design that enabled you to have speed control must have been something worth making a fuss about. Being able to have a boat chugging along with a nice four stroke sound must have been something special  :wine1:

Jo
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Bob, you have mentioned making a boring tool holder for your Cowell lathe.
 This gadget that I made a while back for my Cowell might just interest you, it is a Swing Clear type of boring bar holder, along the lines of the one that Martin Cleeve wrote up in the Model Engineer mag for the Myford lathe, back in the '60s.
  It works particularly well on the little Cowell, because it saves winding the carriage back a long way on the leadscrew for gauging purposes, or moving the cross slide for measuring and losing the reading.  Once the tool tip is clear of the bore, you just flip the thing out of the way of course.
 Just made out of BMS sections, the fit of the arm between the side plates wants to be a nice snug light push when it is down.   The tool is from 1/4" silver steel, various sizes can be made up to suit, and the tool holder incorporates its own convenient height adjustment!, very handy.     Dave
 

 
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Tooling & Machines / Re: Raynerdís Cowells 90 ME Lathe ... Episode 2
« Last post by craynerd on Today at 07:49:49 AM »
Thanks Bill. Are you enjoying using your Cowells?

Chris
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From Kits/Castings / Re: Tug's Corliss Tandem Compound Project
« Last post by Jasonb on Today at 07:12:35 AM »
All turned out very nicely Ramon, are you going to add the fixing detail to the planks now they are in place or just leave as is?
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From Kits/Castings / Re: 45CC Wall Wizard
« Last post by Jasonb on Today at 07:04:34 AM »
Did they need much throttle response? Back in the 30s I would not think the means to control them was the same as a modern RC radio and may have just been intended for a tether boat where you just set the throttle and that's it.
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From Kits/Castings / Re: Tug's Corliss Tandem Compound Project
« Last post by Craig DeShong on Today at 01:41:33 AM »
There's only one thing to say:
 :ThumbsUp: :ThumbsUp: :ThumbsUp:  :ThumbsUp:  :ThumbsUp:
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From Kits/Castings / Re: Textile Mill Diorama
« Last post by J.L. on Today at 01:29:27 AM »
Hi Kim,

You are absolutely right. I've turned a lot of exotic woods and I think the worst is Cocobolo. I am quite allergic to it.

As for the padauk, I have a dust collector hooked up to the table saw, and wear a mask when sanding the little pieces.

It's a small job and should take very little shaping to get the lengths to fit between the cylinder's flanges.

Thanks for the caution.

Appreciated.

John


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From Kits/Castings / Re: Textile Mill Diorama
« Last post by Kim on Today at 01:18:58 AM »
That's going to look beautiful, John.

Do be careful when working with the Padauk and take precautions.  I've heard that the dust from that can be pretty bad stuff.  But you probably already new that.
Kim
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Tooling & Machines / Re: Raynerdís Cowells 90 ME Lathe ... Episode 2
« Last post by b.lindsey on Today at 01:05:22 AM »
You hit the jackpot Chris. That looks like just about every accessory made for the ME90. And they all look in pristeen condition too. Very nice score !!!!!!!!!

Bill
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Tooling & Machines / Raynerdís Cowells 90 ME Lathe ... Episode 2
« Last post by craynerd on Today at 12:12:11 AM »
There seems to be quite a few with Cowells lathes on here and back in 2013 I also had a Cowells, but due to families, kids and moving home, I had to sell it. Thread here: http://www.modelenginemaker.com/index.php/topic,1250.0/topicseen.html

Anyway, I posted a few weeks back looking for a Cowells again as I really missed it for watch and clock work. I had a few return emails and ended up picking up this real stunner with loads of accessories, including the pinion and wheel cutter an Dividing head. This is absolutely a keeper forever!

I am chuffed to bits with it and put together a short video showing it all!


Iím just in the process of making a spindle indexing unit and then I can use wheel and pinion cutter. Iíll post that when Iíve made it.

Thanks for watching.
Chris
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