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Your Own Design / Re: Freelance Inline Twin
« Last post by Longboy on Today at 05:42:37 AM »
Runs and sounds like its all business. Great build!    Dave
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Machines, Tools and Fixtures / Re: I did a bad bad thing......
« Last post by crueby on Today at 03:32:37 AM »
It's always amazing how light the part is after, and how heavy it was to start!.... :ROFL: :lolb:

Well   The shop vac has to eat too right?

Dave
That's usually when I know to empty the shop vac, when it falls over when rolling it across the shop!
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Vehicles & Models / Re: Chris's Marion 91 Steam Shovel
« Last post by crueby on Today at 03:29:37 AM »
Think I may need a 50lb sack if popcorn for this one Chris. Looking good on paper so far though.

Bill
You must have a BIG microwave for that much popcorn!!   :Lol:


I just heard from the historical society, the visit from the park service guys from Steamtown has been moved back a week to mid November, so one more week to get the rest of the 3d model in shape before then. The fine details of the engines, drums, clutches, and tracks will have to wait until I get in for my own photos and measurements since the ones I got from other sources don't have any close up shots of them. Still lots I can get done till then.


I am going to be taking a side trip this week to design up a modification to the log advance ratchet mechanism for the water driven sawmill at the museum in Maine. They want to cut the advance distance in half to reduce the stress on the blade, and were going to rework the gears till I pointed out that adding a second set of pawls half a tooth over would mean only having to change a pivot point on the lever. Measurements are coming tomorrow, and I will be drawing the new setup in Fusion for them.

I'm keeping my fingers crossed that the Park Service and Historical Society realizes the opportunity that's being placed in their laps.

Jim
The historical society is there I think, its been a while to prove myself to them, very understandable since I showed up unknown out of the blue asking for access, but have been able to show enough knowledge and dedication. The park service was called in to do a condition report on the machine, they know nothing of me or my project yet, but coming from Steamtown they are very used to old machines needing restoration. I am providing a detailed set of blueprints for the machine in its current state in return for inside access to a one of a kind machine, which should be a win win for everyone. The shovel is in desperate need of stabilization and restoration, but there is not much chance for much money locally - the local highway guys were just going to slap a coat of bridge paint on it all. Yikes. Thats when the park crew was called. Hopefully this visit along with the plans and model project will stir up some efforts to raise funds, but we all know how governments work, slow and in odd directions usually, but sometimes the right publicity can shove things along. Not often, but sometimes.
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Machines, Tools and Fixtures / Re: I did a bad bad thing......
« Last post by steamer on Today at 03:18:05 AM »
It's always amazing how light the part is after, and how heavy it was to start!.... :ROFL: :lolb:

Well   The shop vac has to eat too right?

Dave
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Vehicles & Models / Re: Chris's Marion 91 Steam Shovel
« Last post by Flyboy Jim on Today at 03:14:52 AM »
Think I may need a 50lb sack if popcorn for this one Chris. Looking good on paper so far though.

Bill
You must have a BIG microwave for that much popcorn!!   :Lol:


I just heard from the historical society, the visit from the park service guys from Steamtown has been moved back a week to mid November, so one more week to get the rest of the 3d model in shape before then. The fine details of the engines, drums, clutches, and tracks will have to wait until I get in for my own photos and measurements since the ones I got from other sources don't have any close up shots of them. Still lots I can get done till then.


I am going to be taking a side trip this week to design up a modification to the log advance ratchet mechanism for the water driven sawmill at the museum in Maine. They want to cut the advance distance in half to reduce the stress on the blade, and were going to rework the gears till I pointed out that adding a second set of pawls half a tooth over would mean only having to change a pivot point on the lever. Measurements are coming tomorrow, and I will be drawing the new setup in Fusion for them.

I'm keeping my fingers crossed that the Park Service and Historical Society realizes the opportunity that's being placed in their laps.

Jim
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Vehicles & Models / Re: Chris's Marion 91 Steam Shovel
« Last post by 90LX_Notch on Today at 03:08:38 AM »
Cool project Chris.  I'll be watching.


-Bob
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From Plans / Re: 1st I.C. build "Tiny"
« Last post by 90LX_Notch on Today at 03:07:00 AM »
Update:

I started the gear hob yesterday.  I've been having trouble with the 29 degree form tool.  So far, I have broken the tip off three times.  Given that it is for a 48 pitch, 14.5 pa hob, the tip is very small ( a few thousandths) and very delicate.  I have a few more things to try before I go another route.

-Bob
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Bill
You're absolutely right.  I enjoy exhibiting the otto langen because it's an engine that people rarely see.

Phil
I was at Kinzers this summer to help celebrate the 150 ansversary of their otto langen.  They put my model in the Wilock building with the full size.  In the photo: Wayne Grenning's full size replica and the Crosley built engine on loan from the Henry Ford Foundation.
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From Plans / Re: 1st I.C. build "Tiny"
« Last post by 90LX_Notch on Today at 02:57:12 AM »
Thanks Bill.  It's just been a very long race.  The finish line is close.

-Bob
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Your Own Design / Re: Freelance Inline Twin
« Last post by 90LX_Notch on Today at 02:55:00 AM »
Very nice yogi.  It sounds great.  Congratulations.

-Bob
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