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Re: New Mills Pumping Station
« Reply #420 on: September 15, 2022, 03:58:27 PM »
The engraving looks great!

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Re: New Mills Pumping Station
« Reply #421 on: September 15, 2022, 05:46:42 PM »
thanks Chris  , and with a bit of patination they should look more readable...
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Re: New Mills Pumping Station
« Reply #422 on: September 21, 2022, 01:57:57 AM »
So rework onthebase there are some cast on bolting face that have be replicated   these are bolted in place with countersunk screws that will then be filled..... also the covers on the nameplates are fitted the bolting holes were drilled in situ and to make the raised plate holes the clearance 10 BA size the covers are tapped through and the tap continues to the start of the thread and then turned a few more times to cut the clearance size with the enlarged tap dimension. as the plates are quite thin this works really wetland keeps the holes concentric ...

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Re: New Mills Pumping Station
« Reply #423 on: September 21, 2022, 06:19:40 PM »
Parts look really good Willy - nice to see progress  :ThumbsUp:   :cheers:

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Re: New Mills Pumping Station
« Reply #424 on: September 23, 2022, 01:42:02 AM »
Thanks Per , and the bolting faces are attached and the next job is to mill out the slots for the bolts to attach the pump and the slide bars

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Re: New Mills Pumping Station
« Reply #425 on: September 28, 2022, 01:59:33 PM »
Hi All Just a quick reminder that the Forncett steam museum is having its Model engineers day this Sunday 2nd October. This was the last one with some of my models and my able assistant Clare !   Looking  forward to meeting up with all our colleages again.

Willy


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Re: New Mills Pumping Station
« Reply #426 on: September 29, 2022, 01:35:18 AM »
More work on the base with the slots cut out and the underside milled out. These slots are there to allow the air intake from the outside funnels to feed the compressors. I have just been having my house rewired and they have put in a new fusebox with modern RCD's...however when I plugged in my electric welder the RCD's just tripped as they are only 30 Milly-amp rated ..so no welding until I can sort something out ....

Willy

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Re: New Mills Pumping Station
« Reply #427 on: September 29, 2022, 11:18:02 AM »
You should be VERY Gratefull that they tripped as this means that Your Life was saved  :zap:  :zap:

Those 30mA is the Maximum Fault Current that is allowed to run through Your Heart as more is Very likely to Kill You !!!!!

Time to either Throw-Out that old welder or having a Qualified Tech repairing it ...!!!
As a new very good Multi-Welder can bebought for around €200 (today with the Current British state of affair) ~ £200 .... I doubt that keeping the old (unless simple repair) is justifiable ....

Clarification - those new (2022) Multi-Welders are extremely good @ welding Steel, Stainless-Steel. + They can weld other materials and even Aluminium (although Alu-Welds look horrible + lot of spatter).
They are called Multi-Welders as they can do Stick, MIG, MAG and TIG.

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Re: New Mills Pumping Station
« Reply #428 on: September 29, 2022, 12:57:50 PM »
Hi Per Thanks for this and yes I will investigate further... I think there are 100 mA RCD's availably though ?? 
cheers
Willy

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Re: New Mills Pumping Station
« Reply #429 on: September 29, 2022, 10:29:13 PM »
Hi All, I have now got my welding back ..using thicker cable and the 40 amp cooker socket...it is still connected to the 30mA  RCD so should be ok ... and here are the inlet funnels for the fresh air to the compressor...

Willy

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Re: New Mills Pumping Station
« Reply #430 on: September 29, 2022, 10:58:23 PM »
Glad you got the electrics sorted and safe!   :zap:

The funnel looks like a very interesting shape to model!

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Re: New Mills Pumping Station
« Reply #431 on: September 29, 2022, 11:16:04 PM »
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Glad you got the electrics sorted and safe!   :zap:

Couldn't agree more - good to hear Willy :ThumbsUp:

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Re: New Mills Pumping Station
« Reply #432 on: October 01, 2022, 10:34:37 PM »
Thanks "C" &"P".   Off to Forncett steam museum on Sunday  and will take my camera as it is the  Model Engineers day.......

Willy