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Re: New Mills Pumping Station
« Reply #375 on: June 06, 2022, 12:46:23 AM »
Hi Chris ,  Yes a great show and lovely weather for a change ... the first outing for 2 years ... Also .at one of the trade stalls I found this big brass one way sprung valve  that could be the type of valve missing from the New Mills pump !!! albeit with  inside threads !!

Willy

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Re: New Mills Pumping Station
« Reply #376 on: June 16, 2022, 02:55:55 AM »
So.. back in the workshop and continuing with the pump parts  I have made the  front curved part ... turned to thickness and cut out of the bar stock ...the rear part needs to be made next in much the same way ...
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Re: New Mills Pumping Station
« Reply #377 on: June 17, 2022, 03:36:42 AM »
I have now made the other parts and they need tidying up and soldering together.............

Willy

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« Reply #378 on: June 19, 2022, 02:32:47 AM »
The end parts are now done and bolted in place  so the other end to do next so coming along nicely

Willy

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« Reply #379 on: June 19, 2022, 11:38:38 AM »
Looks good Willy  :ThumbsUp:

Have you figured a way to make the Valves yet ?
Do they have to look like the original (will they be visible) ?

The one you bought at the Steam Rally would have fitted the bill if you scale didn't require it to be so small ....   :cheers:

Per

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Re: New Mills Pumping Station
« Reply #380 on: June 20, 2022, 02:38:13 AM »
Hi Per thanks for the comment and I am thinking that I will not be able to use this as a working model as I don't know how the internals are configured to achieve a pumping action .. It was decided to have this model as a depiction of the turbine driving the pump mechanism to show the mechanical action ?!!also the valves would all have to be 1/8th " outside diameter !!
Thanks for your interest with this model

Willy


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Re: New Mills Pumping Station
« Reply #381 on: June 22, 2022, 02:23:47 AM »
I have now been finishing off the side covers and they are cast items with the recess. I made some thin plywood shapes on the laser cutter and superglued them to thin shim brass. the centre part and outside dimension was removed and then glued onto the side covers. the holes were then drilled through into the thin plywood , then the plywood removed. The resulting profile now looks much better and the next job is to tackle the lettering ........

Willy

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« Reply #382 on: June 24, 2022, 03:49:53 AM »
Both ends have now been completed and the small head 10BA nuts and bolts need to be made...I need to attach the lettering witch is embossed as it is a casting .. so still lots of tidying up to do...

Willy

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« Reply #383 on: June 24, 2022, 04:02:00 AM »
Wow, lots coming together, really looking great!  How are you going to make the letters?


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Re: New Mills Pumping Station
« Reply #384 on: June 24, 2022, 04:20:28 AM »
Hi "C",I am going to look at the options available as they are painted red on green...I may get it engraved and fill in with the red >>>>>

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« Reply #385 on: June 24, 2022, 01:32:22 PM »
It's a wonderful model - and engraving and filling with red will look super if you choose to go that route.
Stuart

Forging ahead regardless.

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Re: New Mills Pumping Station
« Reply #386 on: June 24, 2022, 11:00:28 PM »
Willy …… :Love:


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Don

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« Reply #387 on: June 25, 2022, 10:35:19 PM »
Hi Stuart  & Don,
 thanks and option 13 ...take a photo of it and glue it on ??!!!

Willy ;D

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Re: New Mills Pumping Station
« Reply #388 on: June 25, 2022, 11:20:42 PM »
Electro etching it would give the raised letters. The lettered panel is pretty small though, isn't it?

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Re: New Mills Pumping Station
« Reply #389 on: June 30, 2022, 08:17:38 PM »
I'm still following and enjoying  :praise2:  :praise2:  :wine1: So many fine details  :)

We will be in Norwich in August for Jenni's wedding celebration, hopefully we can meet up.
Best regards

Roger