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Offline Jim Nic

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Jim's MEM Corliss
« on: February 07, 2017, 04:20:58 PM »
Below are a couple of pictures of my completed MEM Corliss.
Thanks to the MEM Moderators for the design and to Arnold Bosch and Vince Cutajar for their build logs from which I took a few pointers.
I found it an interesting model to build and it turned out to be a beautifully smooth slow runner, highly recommended for anyone looking for a non scale challenge. 
I actually had it running a couple of months ago but put off completing it because some woodwork was required  (not my favourite).
Jim
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Re: Jim's MEM Corliss
« Reply #1 on: February 07, 2017, 04:40:31 PM »
That is a great looking engine, Jim. I really like how you have it mounted and piped. Nice clean look.  :ThumbsUp:

Do you think you might post a video of it running?

Jim
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Re: Jim's MEM Corliss
« Reply #2 on: February 07, 2017, 04:56:03 PM »
That is a great looking engine, Jim. I really like how you have it mounted and piped. Nice clean look.  :ThumbsUp:

Do you think you might post a video of it running?

Jim

Ditto! It's a beautiful engine.

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Offline steamer

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Re: Jim's MEM Corliss
« Reply #3 on: February 07, 2017, 05:01:04 PM »
That looks awesome!


Nicely done!

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Re: Jim's MEM Corliss
« Reply #4 on: February 07, 2017, 05:11:57 PM »
Jim
Thanks for the kind comment.
The video thing is another battle in the ongoing war between me and technology!  I have a video in MP4 format but it's way too big to post direct to MEM.  I opened a Photobucket account and tried to upload my vid but gave up after 40 minutes watching a circle of dots going round (strangely, yelling at the monitor didn't help as much as it usually does).  I will try again and see if I can get it posted.
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« Reply #5 on: February 07, 2017, 05:21:15 PM »
Jim
Thanks for the kind comment.
The video thing is another battle in the ongoing war between me and technology!  I have a video in MP4 format but it's way too big to post direct to MEM.  I opened a Photobucket account and tried to upload my vid but gave up after 40 minutes watching a circle of dots going round (strangely, yelling at the monitor didn't help as much as it usually does).  I will try again and see if I can get it posted.
Jim

A lot of folks, including myself, use YouTube for videos. It seems like I had the same problem uploading video to Photo Bucket.

I've determine over the years, with computers, that there's a good reason they call that little arrow that you move around a "cursor"!  :atcomputer:  :wallbang:

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Re: Jim's MEM Corliss
« Reply #6 on: February 07, 2017, 05:30:21 PM »
I use youtube for all my videos too, seems to work much better.

Beautiful engine!!

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« Reply #7 on: February 07, 2017, 09:18:30 PM »
Beautiful Jim.  Looking forward to see the video.

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Re: Jim's MEM Corliss
« Reply #8 on: February 07, 2017, 09:51:39 PM »
Nice job Jim.  The engine looks great.

Ditto on YouTube for posting videos.  I've had stuff on it for years without a single problem.

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Re: Jim's MEM Corliss
« Reply #9 on: February 08, 2017, 05:40:57 AM »
Beautiful rendition of the MEM Corless, Jim!  Can't wait to see the video when you get that worked out.
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Re: Jim's MEM Corliss
« Reply #10 on: February 08, 2017, 02:09:21 PM »
With a modicum of luck and a great deal of "click & hope" I seem to have a YouTube channel.


The exagerated "chuffing" sound is caused I think by the exhaust venting into the large amplifying chamber formed by the hollow base.

Jim
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« Reply #11 on: February 08, 2017, 02:47:03 PM »
Well done, Jim. Your video came out great! I love the action and sound of that engine.

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Re: Jim's MEM Corliss
« Reply #12 on: February 08, 2017, 02:49:21 PM »
Spectacular!

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Re: Jim's MEM Corliss
« Reply #13 on: February 08, 2017, 02:55:11 PM »
Simply beautiful Jim. I guess I missed your post on this yesterday. Very smooth and as much detail on the base and piping as on the engine itself.  Really well done!!

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« Reply #14 on: February 08, 2017, 04:54:20 PM »
Nice one Jim.

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« Reply #15 on: February 08, 2017, 10:51:19 PM »
Very well done.  :ThumbsUp:

Entrancing action and great sound.
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« Reply #16 on: February 09, 2017, 06:52:35 AM »
Well done Jim

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« Reply #17 on: June 16, 2020, 11:09:18 PM »
Superb-looking engine, beautifully displayed and an amazing smooth runner.

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Re: Jim's MEM Corliss
« Reply #18 on: June 17, 2020, 03:17:34 AM »
Nice fit and finish and a great runner congrats on a job well done.




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Re: Jim's MEM Corliss
« Reply #19 on: June 17, 2020, 03:23:07 AM »
Beautiful job