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Offline cnr6400

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Re: Chris's Holly Pumping Engine Build
« Reply #2070 on: January 22, 2022, 08:16:54 PM »
 :cheers: Fantastic job Chris!  :ThumbsUp:

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Re: Chris's Holly Pumping Engine Build
« Reply #2071 on: January 22, 2022, 08:19:20 PM »
Absolutely awesome, Chris! Congratulations!  :ThumbsUp: :ThumbsUp: :cheers:
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Re: Chris's Holly Pumping Engine Build
« Reply #2072 on: January 22, 2022, 08:22:16 PM »
The shop elves yelled at me for not posting a picture with them on the engine. Okay guys, here you go!

And after that picture, we got to work with hooking up some extensions to the water inlet/outlet tubes and filling up a pan of water on the inlet end. When I started up the engine, it immediately started drawing water up the inlet tubes, and several revolutions later it started coming out the outlet side and filling up the tank on that end!   :cartwheel: :pinkelephant: :whoohoo:   Here is a video of it running and pumping water. It looks like the flow rate is close to a gallon a minute at this engine speed, with no jets of water across the room. After I shut it down there was one little puddle at the inlet end, maybe a teaspoons worth. Not bad!!
Incredibly pleased with its performance!  Going to play with the room lights and get out the tripod for some final photos, and I'll put up a post over on the Showcase subforum. Its been about 11 months to the actual build, plus the several years as a background project creating the 3D CAD model from the original builders blueprints.
Chris :cheers:

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Re: Chris's Holly Pumping Engine Build
« Reply #2073 on: January 22, 2022, 08:30:54 PM »
Even more congratulations!!
Regards,
Ron

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Re: Chris's Holly Pumping Engine Build
« Reply #2074 on: January 22, 2022, 08:34:10 PM »
Wonderful  :praise2:  :praise2:  :wine1: Please give my regards to the Elves  :)
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Roger

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Re: Chris's Holly Pumping Engine Build
« Reply #2075 on: January 22, 2022, 08:47:47 PM »
Congratulations, its such a beautiful engine, what a wonderful achievement!  :cheers:
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Re: Chris's Holly Pumping Engine Build
« Reply #2076 on: January 22, 2022, 10:02:53 PM »
Absolutely Incredible  :whoohoo:

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Re: Chris's Holly Pumping Engine Build
« Reply #2077 on: January 22, 2022, 10:19:01 PM »
Stunning, Amazing .... I give up - out of superlatives ....  :praise2:   :praise2:    :praise2:

.... except for a minor detail - lack of colours on the staff - they do not look right   :stickpoke:

.... maybe even some dirt and signs of daily use  :thinking:

 :cheers:           Per

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Re: Chris's Holly Pumping Engine Build
« Reply #2078 on: January 22, 2022, 10:19:28 PM »
I can't imagine how thrilled you must have been to see the first bit of water go where it was supposed to and not all over the shop floor. You will likely have to get bigger hard hats for the elves now as there heads will likely swell!.

Incredible achievement!
I was cut out to be rich ... but ... I was sown up all wrong!

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Re: Chris's Holly Pumping Engine Build
« Reply #2079 on: January 22, 2022, 10:25:04 PM »
Thanks very much everyone! 

And Per, a lifelike paint job on the manager figures would give me nightmares...  :Jester:   I'm still on the lookout for some figures in everyday workers clothes to replace them.

Just finished taking some more video and photos, about to post them over in the Showcase section of the forum...

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Re: Chris's Holly Pumping Engine Build
« Reply #2080 on: January 22, 2022, 10:36:03 PM »
Excellent in every aspect of this wonderful build Dog, you have out done yourself at every turn. Its fascinating to watch it pump after all that work. Your the man Chris and a very skilled craftsman. When I grow up I want to be just  like you.. :Love:


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Re: Chris's Holly Pumping Engine Build
« Reply #2081 on: January 22, 2022, 10:48:04 PM »
Too cool, Chris!  :praise2:

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Re: Chris's Holly Pumping Engine Build
« Reply #2082 on: January 23, 2022, 02:59:14 AM »
Just absolutely fantastic ! Another great build. Have certainly enjoyed following along. Your confidence and skill is to be admired.

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Re: Chris's Holly Pumping Engine Build
« Reply #2083 on: January 23, 2022, 12:38:48 PM »
wow. wow. wow. wow.

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Re: Chris's Holly Pumping Engine Build
« Reply #2084 on: January 23, 2022, 02:54:27 PM »
Let me add my congratulations to the list!
Very nice work, and the speed at which you make the parts is impressive too.

What's next???

Sid