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Makes a nice size package!!
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Vehicles & Models / Re: Chris's Marion 91 Steam Shovel
« Last post by crueby on Today at 12:52:37 AM »
Excellent job.
Thanks Achim, I am quite pleased with how it is going.


 :cheers:
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Vehicles & Models / Re: Chris's Marion 91 Steam Shovel
« Last post by crueby on Today at 12:49:41 AM »
So the latch closes via its own weight?
That's right, they used gravity for everything possible, there are no springs anywhere. Even the return on brake lever, etc is by counterweights. On the real thing, that latch bar must weigh quite a lt, on the model best I can do is hope the brass is heavy enough, though I could always sneak in a tiny spring if its not reliable.
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Chatterbox / Re: Got myself an ambulance ride!
« Last post by Dave Otto on Today at 12:44:31 AM »
Dave,
Even when I had my shoulder surgery and the left arm was in a sling I could drive. I guess i could still shift steer and operate all the pedals. Hope everything goes well with surgery & all.
Art

Where there's a will there's a way; I drove with one of those big boots on my foot when I broke my calcaneus and they told me no driving. It is probably to cover their butt more than anything.
Hang in there buddy, I hope that you heal quickly.

Dave
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Chatterbox / Re: Got myself an ambulance ride!
« Last post by Art K on Today at 12:22:09 AM »
Dave,
Even when I had my shoulder surgery and the left arm was in a sling I could drive. I guess i could still shift steer and operate all the pedals. Hope everything goes well with surgery & all.
Art
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Oddball / Re: Colibri Hummingbird Dynamic Sculpture - WIP
« Last post by kvom on January 20, 2018, 11:58:36 PM »
I took a parts inventory today and discovered two 1/2" parts are missing plus I screwed one up yesterday.  Seems in adjusting a parts location on the stock I moves the profile but no the holes.  You can see the bottom part on the photo has the holes off center.

I also found four 3/8" parts left to do, and I started to machine them on the vacuum chuck.  I machined a pocket just slightly too deep, and the flashing cracked and slit the film underneath.  So I lost vacuum.   Luckily the stock didn't move enough to cause a problem before I shut it down.  So I reduced the vacuum area to exclude the leaky pocket, and continued on.  But now the machining force apparently was enough to move the stock on the table.  So I'm going to finish this when I remount the vise tomorrow.

There are also two 1/4" parts that will also be done on the vise.
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From Kits/Castings / Re: The "Little Pearl" Single Cylinder Marine Engine
« Last post by b.lindsey on January 20, 2018, 10:40:45 PM »
Yes Zee, it wasn't designed to stay there. More I'd a casting ID I think.  Stay tuned though.

Bill
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Vehicles & Models / Re: Chris's Marion 91 Steam Shovel
« Last post by kvom on January 20, 2018, 10:14:41 PM »
So the latch closes via its own weight?
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From Kits/Castings / Re: The "Little Pearl" Single Cylinder Marine Engine
« Last post by zeeprogrammer on January 20, 2018, 09:33:06 PM »
? You're taking off the lettering etc from the steam chest?
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Chatterbox / Re: Got myself an ambulance ride!
« Last post by zeeprogrammer on January 20, 2018, 09:31:21 PM »
Sorry to hear this.
You probably don't need me saying this...follow the doc's instructions and most importantly...follow through on the therapy that follows...to the t.
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