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Vehicles & Models / Re: Chris's Marion 91 Steam Shovel
« Last post by crueby on Today at 11:45:47 PM »
Well, some good news finally: the tooth is finally on the mend, swelling in jaw is almost gone, lots of sleep the last day/night, and I felt up to a bunch of shop time today!  Got just a bit more to do on the submarine, then will be back at the Marion again this week. Thanks all for your patience!

From Kits/Castings / Re: Lane and Bodley 400hp Corliss
« Last post by Ramon on Today at 10:52:21 PM »
You're going to need a lot more holes out of that to get that up the stairs Simon  :Lol:  By the time you get my age they just might have installed that lift they talk about but that's only after they install the hard pipe airline of course   :ROFL:

Glad to see you managing to find some time on it

Regards - Tug
Ah Phil - so you've got yourself a 'half timbered car'  :D

That's not my phrase but one 'Edna Everidge' to her long suffering friend Madge  - "Oh look Madge there's a half timbered car - isn't that quaint ? "

I once had a bright green Austin A55 Cambridge - 'Sean the Leprecaun'. Last car was 'Zipper' this ones 'Ziggy'.

Time you paid that girl Agnes some attention though ;)

Regards - Tug
From Plans / Re: Brian does Ridders flame eater
« Last post by Doc on Today at 10:36:12 PM »
I use just plain cotton close line rope seems to work just fine and it's about a 1/4 inch (the stuff I use).
Hi Simon - just got back home, well fed and well over watered  ;)

If you look at the drawing on the same image you can see I have tapered the transfer passage into the cylinder to assist the flow. Modifying the cutter was how I achieved a reasonable transition. As long as the actual edge does not stray far from it's designed position then the timing remains fairly close to the designed amount. The actual shape is not that important hence the freehand grinding. Usually the passages are cut into the crankcase with the porting cut into the liner to define the timing giving much larger passages but this is how the original was made. 

Bear in mind this is predominantly a model engineering exercise and not an attempt to make anything with exceptional performance - as long as it runs reasonably well I'll be more than happy - hopefully you'll 'hear' the result at Forncett ;)

Regards - Tug
Desmond was born in 1969 and has been fully restored including a new Ash wood frame.
He also has a few upgrades including servo disc brakes, telescopic shock absorbers and an alternator etc.

My wife is an animal lover and wanted to call him Johnny, after Johnny Morris who used to be a TV presenter.  :o

I could not bring myself to call him Johnny, so accepted Desmond as second choice.  :-\

From Kits/Castings / Re: Textile Mill Diorama
« Last post by zeeprogrammer on Today at 10:24:50 PM »
 :pinkelephant: :popcorn: :popcorn: :popcorn:

Did I say I like dioramas?

And yours are exceptional.
From Plans / Re: Brian does Ridders flame eater
« Last post by Brian Rupnow on Today at 10:24:41 PM »
No, Bertie, I don't have any pipe cleaners. I'm delving into the unknown with this whole alcohol burner thing, and hoping in my heart of hearts that once I've built the damned thing it doesn't explode!!!
From Plans / Re: Brian does Ridders flame eater
« Last post by Brian Rupnow on Today at 10:22:38 PM »
Jan Ridders plans show a very nice little alcohol burner fabricated by soldering a number of pieces of 1 mm and 2 mm thick brass together. I happen to have a short piece of 1 1/2" square mild steel here that is just long enough to form the tank body and bottom plate from, and I can solder a separate piece of brass to the top to make a burner that will do for me. Since the tank body will then be made of steel, I can put a magnet size counterbore in the top of the engines aluminum baseplate and epoxy a strong magnet in place. That will prevent the tank from hopping around while the engine is running. (I'm an optimist.)

From Plans / Re: Brian does Ridders flame eater
« Last post by Bertie_Bassett on Today at 10:17:28 PM »
have you got any pipe cleaners? iv seen them used as wicks on here somewhere :noidea:
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