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Offline Don1966

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Re: Pacific Vapor Engine from Morrison & Marvin Castings
« Reply #570 on: November 16, 2017, 12:13:16 AM »
Awesome work Dave love how it turned out.... :Love:



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Re: Pacific Vapor Engine from Morrison & Marvin Castings
« Reply #571 on: November 16, 2017, 12:16:03 AM »
Thanks Don!
I'm looking forward to seeing some work come from your shop again??

Dave

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Re: Pacific Vapor Engine from Morrison & Marvin Castings
« Reply #572 on: November 16, 2017, 12:18:37 AM »
Thanks Don!
I'm looking forward to seeing some work come from your shop again??

Dave
Yeah Dave I really need to get of my butt and do some work. Been having home projects going on but getting close to completing them so maybe next year I get started again.

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Re: Pacific Vapor Engine from Morrison & Marvin Castings
« Reply #573 on: November 16, 2017, 12:39:58 AM »
Outstanding work with the pully Dave.  The fillets on the spokes really make a difference.  Just  beautiful, if I were currently making the flywheels for Tiny, I would add fillets.


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Re: Pacific Vapor Engine from Morrison & Marvin Castings
« Reply #574 on: November 16, 2017, 01:29:48 AM »
outstanding !

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Re: Pacific Vapor Engine from Morrison & Marvin Castings
« Reply #575 on: November 16, 2017, 02:27:57 AM »
Dave,
I really love that pulley, I'm going to file away the liquid nitrogen/dry ice idea. It looks like you turned a monster chunk of steel on the lathe.
Don,
Next year is only a month and a half away. We expect to see something soon. :ROFL:
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Re: Pacific Vapor Engine from Morrison & Marvin Castings
« Reply #576 on: November 16, 2017, 04:32:04 PM »

Don,
Next year is only a month and a half away. We expect to see something soon. :ROFL:
Art
Yeah I hear you Art and I do need some motivation thanks.

Don

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Re: Pacific Vapor Engine from Morrison & Marvin Castings
« Reply #577 on: November 16, 2017, 11:41:43 PM »
Bob, Jeff & Art, thanks for the nice comments, always appreciated.
Don do you have a project in mind, or one that needs finishing?

Dave

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Re: Pacific Vapor Engine from Morrison & Marvin Castings
« Reply #578 on: November 18, 2017, 12:00:23 AM »
Don do you have a project in mind, or one that needs finishing?

Dave
Dave I started this Civil War cannon a while back and it need finishing before i make any engines.

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Re: Pacific Vapor Engine from Morrison & Marvin Castings
« Reply #579 on: November 18, 2017, 12:19:20 AM »
Oh, cannon! I love cannon. Large or small, I love 'em all.. but only coal burners!

The techniques needed to make cannon spurred the rest of everything.

That looks like it will be quite proper and complete when finished. Nice work!

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Re: Pacific Vapor Engine from Morrison & Marvin Castings
« Reply #580 on: November 18, 2017, 12:34:33 AM »
Looks like you are off to a very good start!
Be sure to keep us posted on the progress.

Dave

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Re: Pacific Vapor Engine from Morrison & Marvin Castings
« Reply #581 on: April 29, 2018, 10:49:15 PM »
Dave, you make everyone involved with the Pacific Project proud.  You got the first set of castings from the Silverton Foundry cast personally by the late George Field.  These were from the matchplates I made using Lester Bowman's beautiful but fragile wooden patterns.

Lester hand drew the blueprints using a pencil and "T" square just like the original.  Going back even farther, it was from Buzz Setler and Larry Snow that I received Pacific factory drawings that were useful in convincing Lester to model a Pacific.

Reading your complete forum is the equivalent of two years of a machining apprenticeship under a Master Machinist.  Your detail is exasperating with spectacular results.

But you are not finished:  look what Jan in the Netherlands has done.  His Pacific runs like a clock and is the utmost in precision and then he painted it and let it weather 100 years to get a perfect patina.

Maybe the most amazing thing is it still runs after it was painted.  All of my projects either run OR they are painted.  Good luck with that.

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Re: Pacific Vapor Engine from Morrison & Marvin Castings
« Reply #582 on: April 30, 2018, 01:11:29 AM »
Roland, does there happen to be a video of it running ? Would love to see it if there is one.

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Re: Pacific Vapor Engine from Morrison & Marvin Castings
« Reply #583 on: April 30, 2018, 01:36:03 AM »
Surely, by now Dave has a video of his engine running.

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Re: Pacific Vapor Engine from Morrison & Marvin Castings
« Reply #584 on: April 30, 2018, 07:11:21 AM »
Thanks for posting those photos Roland, what a great finish and far nicer than a shiny blinged up engine.