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Re: Chris's Holly Pumping Engine Build
« Reply #1980 on: January 08, 2022, 05:53:39 PM »
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Re: Chris's Holly Pumping Engine Build
« Reply #1981 on: January 08, 2022, 06:24:31 PM »
And moving on to the middle level catwalk brackets, just like the first ones but shorter horizontally...


I really like that fixture.   That would work well on the F1.....

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Re: Chris's Holly Pumping Engine Build
« Reply #1982 on: January 08, 2022, 09:17:32 PM »
Looks and sounds better every time  :praise2:  :praise2: It must be difficult trying to compensate for the expansion of steam with compressed air  :headscratch:  So many fine details  :wine1:
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Re: Chris's Holly Pumping Engine Build
« Reply #1983 on: January 09, 2022, 03:42:52 AM »
I can tell you love making catwalk brackets  Chris :mischief:

I wonder if doing it by hand is faster or slower than by CNC  :noidea:

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Love the catwalk,  itís going to look superb with the stanchions in place.
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Re: Chris's Holly Pumping Engine Build
« Reply #1984 on: January 09, 2022, 04:50:23 AM »
Thanks guys! 


Roger, there are 14 valves controlling inlet and exhaust, so lots to get timed for center and edges. Plus two balance valves leading from the main throttle to the IP and LP cylinders added for the compressed air running. Lots to tune!


Craig, lots of brackets, but no where near the precision needed of your 9 cylinder assemblies!


All getting close to done all of a sudden, I am kind of surprised how quickly the catwalks are going together.

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Re: Chris's Holly Pumping Engine Build
« Reply #1985 on: January 09, 2022, 01:14:58 PM »
I am kind of surprised how quickly the catwalks are going together.

Iím not. Youíre a workshop wizard!
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Re: Chris's Holly Pumping Engine Build
« Reply #1986 on: January 09, 2022, 07:56:03 PM »
I am kind of surprised how quickly the catwalks are going together.

Iím not. Youíre a workshop wizard!
Hopefully a better one than Bullwinkle was!

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Re: Chris's Holly Pumping Engine Build
« Reply #1987 on: January 09, 2022, 07:58:25 PM »
Continuing on with the second catwalk brackets, got all the milling cuts for the profiles down except for parting them off from the bar:

This batch is definitely going quicker now that I have the procedure down, and have combined some steps to reduce the number of  times they need to be put in/out of the jig. As they say, Practice Makes A Mess. Or something like that...

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Re: Chris's Holly Pumping Engine Build
« Reply #1988 on: January 10, 2022, 03:57:58 AM »
Great looking chocolate moulds! Re the saying - I thought it was "practice makes Ford Prefects" - at least that might be it if you were from Dagenham in the UK..... :Lol:

Just kidding, the brackets look great.  :ThumbsUp: :ThumbsUp: :ThumbsUp: :popcorn: :popcorn: :popcorn:

Nice to see Bullwinkle's cameo appearance!

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Re: Chris's Holly Pumping Engine Build
« Reply #1989 on: January 10, 2022, 09:01:11 PM »
After cleaning the 'moulds' off after CNR gave the elves the chocolate idea   :slap: , got them cut off the main bars and painted, got the first set installed onto the engine:


Get the rest on, then can start on the rim angle channel like on the top level...

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Re: Chris's Holly Pumping Engine Build
« Reply #1990 on: January 10, 2022, 09:20:50 PM »
Hi Chris, nice work, the catwalks really show the scale of this massive engine.

Cheers Dan
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Re: Chris's Holly Pumping Engine Build
« Reply #1991 on: January 11, 2022, 06:45:00 PM »
More tuning work on the valves, think its about there. Its running nice and slow, and a lot smoother now.
:whoohoo:

Also getting the second level of catwalks further along, the straight edge channels are on, ready to start bending up the curved corner sections:



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Re: Chris's Holly Pumping Engine Build
« Reply #1992 on: January 11, 2022, 08:02:03 PM »
The sound instantly reminded me of the old Jack Lemmon movie, How To Murder Your wife. It sounds like the Globida, Globida machine. You just know I'm going to hear that all night now!
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Re: Chris's Holly Pumping Engine Build
« Reply #1993 on: January 11, 2022, 09:25:53 PM »
sounds like the Globida, Globida machine

I always thought that was the Glopetta Glopetta machine, too many years spent driving a bellowing tractor in my youth I guess.

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Re: Chris's Holly Pumping Engine Build
« Reply #1994 on: January 11, 2022, 09:52:19 PM »
sounds like the Globida, Globida machine

I always thought that was the Glopetta Glopetta machine, too many years spent driving a bellowing tractor in my youth I guess.
Dont know that one!    :headscratch: