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Chatterbox / Re: Possible next projects
« Last post by crueby on Today at 08:05:30 PM »
Crueby,
Where did you get your plans for the Stanley engine?  I built the Locomobile engine scaled up from Live Steam Magazine and it worked out great.
Mike
Hi Mike,


I got them from someone who drew them in Fusion 360 from an existing engine. Does the block look similar to the one you built? If so, how did they machine it? And which issues was it in?
Thanks!
Chris
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From Kits/Castings / Re: Two little CHUK's
« Last post by Alyn Foundry on Today at 07:29:31 PM »
Absolutely wonderful Jo.

I have to agree, you've made something that really " fits " with the casting theme, well done.

So....

Is it a " Pringlebottom " or a disc of cast Iron/Steel?

The " Quack " awaits.... Raucous or mellow?

                          :)
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Chatterbox / Re: Possible next projects
« Last post by mnay on Today at 07:15:13 PM »
Crueby,
Where did you get your plans for the Stanley engine?  I built the Locomobile engine scaled up from Live Steam Magazine and it worked out great.
Mike
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Vehicles & Models / Re: CONWAY 0-4-0 3 1/2" GAUGE LOCO
« Last post by Firebird on Today at 07:02:07 PM »
Hi Pete

Very helpful indeed  :ThumbsUp: :ThumbsUp: :ThumbsUp:

Cheers

Rich
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Chatterbox / Re: Possible next projects
« Last post by crueby on Today at 05:27:54 PM »
Hey Chris,

My vote ( that is if I get one  :slap: ) would be the Marion valve engine in a scaled up version, they are really neat and you did a great job with the smaller version.

Have a great day,
Thomas
Oh sure - votes are free - vote early and often!  :o    Votes may all be ignored at the discretion of the shop elves though...  :Lol:

I do have some 2.5" (and some smaller bars too) of 1144 stressproof steel left over from the smaller engines, works out perfect for the scaled up version.
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Chatterbox / Re: Possible next projects
« Last post by Ye-Ole Steam Dude on Today at 05:22:07 PM »
Hey Chris,

My vote ( that is if I get one  :slap: ) would be the Marion valve engine in a scaled up version, they are really neat and you did a great job with the smaller version.

Have a great day,
Thomas
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Chatterbox / Re: Possible next projects
« Last post by crueby on Today at 04:46:35 PM »
Ah, gotcha! With both end flanges on the cylinder and the end of the steam chest as one piece... Interesting! That would give a way to bolt into the side plates of the steam chest, hold everything aligned and tight. Neat!
No more like this, the cylinder have a circular spigot that fits into the plate which stops them moving outwards.

http://www.modelenginemaker.com/index.php/topic,2851.msg117544.html#msg117544

Similar to how I do single cylinders but the end flanges would be more figure eight shaped.




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Chatterbox / Re: Possible next projects
« Last post by Jasonb on Today at 04:34:36 PM »
No more like this, the cylinder have a circular spigot that fits into the plate which stops them moving outwards.

http://www.modelenginemaker.com/index.php/topic,2851.msg117544.html#msg117544

Similar to how I do single cylinders but the end flanges would be more figure eight shaped.



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Chatterbox / Re: Possible next projects
« Last post by crueby on Today at 04:13:03 PM »
I find it is nice to do a simple engine, in between larger models and sometimes during their build ::)

Jo
Thats the direction I am leaning - a shorter project (the marion valve engine) to give a break from the big projects, something to see done sooner.   :ThumbsUp:
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Chatterbox / Re: Possible next projects
« Last post by crueby on Today at 04:11:50 PM »
I think the Stanley block would be better done if 5 pieces. The two cylinders with the ports machined on them and small spigots on the ends. A central block with the round hole and then two end plates which will fit over the spigots and tie it all together. This Is how I was thinking of doing Julius' Musgrave engine and also how Ramon made the one piece block for his Stuart double ten in the "wide awake" thread. But then again if silver soldered you can do it in 3 and not need to bolt anything together

Last option looks good too.
Interesting - with the center done as side/end plates I could put gaskets or sealant in the joints...
By 'spigots', you mean like flanges to screw through?
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