Author Topic: Menck IV steam shovel model 1:12  (Read 3301 times)

Online crueby

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Re: Menck IV steam shovel model 1:12
« Reply #45 on: April 03, 2022, 04:12:42 PM »
That wheel wrench is my new-thing-learned today!

Offline Dan Rowe

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Re: Menck IV steam shovel model 1:12
« Reply #46 on: April 03, 2022, 04:36:59 PM »
Here is one I found by a google search of wheel wrench.

Now I have to make a scale version for my mini tool collection.

Cheers Dan
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Offline derekwarner

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Re: Menck IV steam shovel model 1:12
« Reply #47 on: April 04, 2022, 03:23:06 AM »
Yep.....thats it Dan 'there was one or two on every deck of the engine room in a pipe welded to the railing'. including the E/R bottom Flat where the valves for Sea Chests to manifold pipes connected again with isolation valves to Eductor and Ballast mains

The 'wheel wrench'   :killcomputer:, absolutely invaluable  :ThumbsUp:

Derek
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Re: Menck IV steam shovel model 1:12
« Reply #48 on: April 17, 2022, 10:30:56 AM »
The Menck steam shovel is now equipped with a non functional ashpan, which can easily be removed to give access to the compressed air connection.

The crowd engine now has levers connecting the reversing-valve to the operatorís place. As the crowd engine does not really work with compressed air, I decided to make scale size steam pipes which canít take air pressure. The flanges are held by 1 mm brass screws. There was no flexible pipe connection between the house and the boom. To move the boom, six flanges had to be unscrewed.
Walls and the roof of the house are removed, awaiting painting. I will make a display cabinet for the model to protect it from dust.
Kind regards, Horst

Offline Michael S.

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Re: Menck IV steam shovel model 1:12
« Reply #49 on: April 17, 2022, 02:19:28 PM »
Hello Horst,

this will be a very good model of an excavator.
Maybe I can admire it live at some exhibition.

Michael