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Offline SteamR

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Re: Vulcan Beam Engine finished
« Reply #15 on: January 31, 2024, 01:35:40 PM »
A beautiful steam engine model smoothly running.
Congratulations Geoff.
How is this green color called which gives the engine a nice appearance.

Richard

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Re: Vulcan Beam Engine finished
« Reply #16 on: January 31, 2024, 05:14:10 PM »
Excellent and a good runner  :praise2:  :praise2:  :wine1:

That's some neat fabrication of the A frames  :ThumbsUp:  :ThumbsUp:
Best regards

Roger

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Re: Vulcan Beam Engine finished
« Reply #17 on: February 02, 2024, 11:56:35 AM »
Well Dave it might surprise you to know that no solder was used as I was worried about covering so many seams. I used Bostic serious glue and put a couple of small pins on the out side flanges and small screws in the base this way you can do a piece at a time and it seems ok as i have fabricated a couple of Beams this way and they seem to survive. The interior flanges were bent around a former and tested for fit until the ends could be pushed together. All of these strips hade a groove machined in the middle to locate in the frame. This is what is so rewarding when your trying to find a solution. Geoff

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Re: Vulcan Beam Engine finished
« Reply #18 on: February 03, 2024, 11:14:25 AM »
Richard
You asked about the Paint so here's a picture of the primer and top coat. I bought the Green from a local Wargames shop and it went well.
Geoff

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Re: Vulcan Beam Engine finished
« Reply #19 on: February 04, 2024, 09:31:14 AM »
Thanks for the note about the frame Geoff : the neatness and success of the technique that you used proves the point of its effectiveness.  I would feel confident of its strength, the main A plate is taking all the significant strain. They glue aeroplanes together!, so we shouldn't overlook the usefulness of adhesive help.  Dave

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Re: Vulcan Beam Engine finished
« Reply #20 on: February 04, 2024, 03:55:44 PM »
Richard
You asked about the Paint so here's a picture of the primer and top coat. I bought the Green from a local Wargames shop and it went well.
Geoff

Thank you for the information, Geoff. This green type makes a nice appearance.
Richard

 

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