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Re: New Mills Pumping Station
« Reply #450 on: November 22, 2022, 02:46:59 AM »
So, I am cleaning up the base and adding the bolting down flanges .. I have a lot of filing buttons of all different shapes and sizes to speed things up a bit ..also starting to apply paint to some of the parts..

Willy

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« Reply #451 on: November 22, 2022, 07:08:28 PM »
Still following along  :)  :ThumbsUp: I too have an ever growing family of filing buttons  :)
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Roger

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Re: New Mills Pumping Station
« Reply #452 on: November 22, 2022, 07:32:41 PM »
well done 👍

and a nice old ammeter in the background.

Michael

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« Reply #453 on: November 23, 2022, 02:11:09 AM »
Hi All thanks for the comments  and I am completing the pump details with the stuffing boxes ..I have had to drill the holes in the caps and they are clamped in the vice ...to get them aligned I remove the vice from the drill and place the part to be  drilled on a flat surface then up end the vice and then clamp the part up . this holds it perfectly in alignment .

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« Reply #454 on: November 24, 2022, 02:40:18 AM »
Now I have been making all the studs and bolting everything in place .......and ready to do the other end...

Willy

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« Reply #455 on: November 24, 2022, 11:00:51 AM »
It really starting to look like it bigger brother now  :ThumbsUp:

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« Reply #456 on: November 25, 2022, 02:44:59 AM »
Hi Per , I have just had a look at the photos and the bolts /nuts are a bit over scale size  and I made them 10 BA originally. I have now made them with 12BA nuts drilled and tapped out to10BA. so the nuts are scale size but they look strange with the oversize threads ... I could chuck them and turn the threaded parts a bit smaller ?!! I think the correct size should be 11BA  but they don't make hex rod to manufacture the correct size nuts ??  what I should do is mill up some rod myself ....
On the side panel you can see the 10BA sized nut that will be replace with 12BA...

Willy

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Re: New Mills Pumping Station
« Reply #457 on: November 25, 2022, 03:00:56 AM »
Hi Willy,  pump is looking great. Picking the fastener sizes is always a tough choice, but well worth the time.


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« Reply #458 on: November 25, 2022, 11:28:28 PM »
Willy.......that image.. IMG_3686 looks amazing  :Director:.......just like a 'commercial full-sized component'

So often, especially in older machinery, bolt sizes and spacing looks ...so variable, and sometimes over-designed for pressure ratings or constraining forces for the application

Derek
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Re: New Mills Pumping Station
« Reply #459 on: November 26, 2022, 07:45:26 PM »
Very nice Willy bet them file are about worn out by now.        :Love:


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« Reply #460 on: November 28, 2022, 01:53:03 AM »
Hi all , thanks for the comments and the files are wearing out slowly .".a bit like me !!!"  so I have now been replacing the nuts and bolts and the 12BA  huts and bolts that I buy are two different sizes...?!  I have managed to find some small hex steel bar to make the bolts ,but it is  91 thou /2.3 mm but the nuts are are 2 mm ??!!  I have made a new diestock holder for the small Emco Unit lathe  and have used some smaller dies that I have to make them less clumsy to use in the lathe ,..I have even knurled it to make it easier toehold ....So the pump part is now ready to paint ...

Willy

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Re: New Mills Pumping Station
« Reply #461 on: November 28, 2022, 02:03:40 AM »
They look great Willy!

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« Reply #462 on: November 29, 2022, 12:26:44 AM »
That pump really does look the business. Looking forward to seeing it "in place". :ThumbsUp: :cheers:
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Re: New Mills Pumping Station
« Reply #463 on: November 29, 2022, 12:33:33 AM »
I just read this thread from the beginning. What a wonderful project!  :NotWorthy:  :popcorn: :popcorn:

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Re: New Mills Pumping Station
« Reply #464 on: November 29, 2022, 05:06:12 PM »
Splendid  :praise2:  :wine1: I have also just made a new small tailstock die holder for my Proxxon FD150. I picked up some surplus 12mm dies from work in useful sizes and needed a good holder.
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Roger