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Re: Yet Another Stuart Major Beam Engine
« Reply #75 on: April 02, 2021, 08:36:17 PM »
It looks great. One question. When you say solder paint, what is that? Is it hard solder or soft solder?

Tony

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Re: Yet Another Stuart Major Beam Engine
« Reply #76 on: April 02, 2021, 10:37:31 PM »
It looks great. One question. When you say solder paint, what is that? Is it hard solder or soft solder?

Tony

Hi Tony. It is soft solder finely ground into a paste. No flux needed.
John

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Re: Yet Another Stuart Major Beam Engine
« Reply #77 on: April 03, 2021, 12:35:53 AM »
Thanks, it was the paint term that got me. We generally know it as paste solder. The stuff we have is more like a thick grease consistency.

Tony

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Re: Yet Another Stuart Major Beam Engine
« Reply #78 on: April 03, 2021, 09:29:44 AM »
Andy mentioned walkways. This is one I prepared earlier, and I was going to paint it black.
I'm still undecided whether to use it...
John




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Re: Yet Another Stuart Major Beam Engine
« Reply #79 on: April 03, 2021, 11:03:59 AM »
Morning John,

I appreciate the dilemna with the walkway issue, it's difficult to acheive something that looks right. There's the risk that it could detract from the overall appearance of a model. I've posted a little more about walkways on my build log.

Andy




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Re: Yet Another Stuart Major Beam Engine
« Reply #80 on: April 03, 2021, 08:49:04 PM »
The Governor! Part 'B'.

I made this in three parts: barrel, cross piece and finial. Same technique as for the lower part.



Silver soldered this time as I didn't want it flying off the top!



Mounted on a 4BA stud, drilled and tapped 4BA for the finial.



Starting to look quite pretty although they could always do with a bit more polishing!! I really do think that fabrication is the way to deal with these tricky parts.









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Re: Yet Another Stuart Major Beam Engine
« Reply #81 on: April 03, 2021, 11:57:30 PM »
Certainly is very nice looking!  :popcorn:
Kim

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Re: Yet Another Stuart Major Beam Engine
« Reply #82 on: April 04, 2021, 11:44:57 AM »
Looking good  :ThumbsUp:  :ThumbsUp: I'm glad you decided to start posting again  :)
Best regards

Roger

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Re: Yet Another Stuart Major Beam Engine
« Reply #83 on: April 04, 2021, 11:51:15 AM »
Hi John

Just catching up with a few threads here.

Re your walkway, I personally think it would look better without it. We use that perforated material a lot at work, and to my eye it does not sit well with the rest of the model.
I hope you take my comments as being constructive.

Phil

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Re: Yet Another Stuart Major Beam Engine
« Reply #84 on: April 04, 2021, 12:08:48 PM »
Hi John

Just catching up with a few threads here.

Re your walkway, I personally think it would look better without it. We use that perforated material a lot at work, and to my eye it does not sit well with the rest of the model.
I hope you take my comments as being constructive.

Phil

Agreed, no problem.
John

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Re: Yet Another Stuart Major Beam Engine
« Reply #85 on: April 04, 2021, 02:10:17 PM »
Nice work John. I wonder if you could get like a miniature tread plate for the walkways (the old style not the modern checker plate)

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Re: Yet Another Stuart Major Beam Engine
« Reply #86 on: April 07, 2021, 09:34:21 PM »
The Governor's Ball Joints!

Not a lot to show for three or four afternoons' work, but I think I've cracked how to machine bosses on the surface of the arms. The chuck  holds a bathtub fixture which in turn holds the work piece. I'm still experimenting but it's simple and looking good so far... :)








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Re: Yet Another Stuart Major Beam Engine
« Reply #87 on: April 07, 2021, 10:47:49 PM »
Nice work .....  :Love:


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Don

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Re: Yet Another Stuart Major Beam Engine
« Reply #88 on: April 07, 2021, 11:35:11 PM »
Nice work .....  :Love:
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Don

Hi Don. I might just do without the bosses as they are just 7 thou high and just polish everything just nice. At my age who needs bosses anyway!
John

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Re: Yet Another Stuart Major Beam Engine
« Reply #89 on: April 08, 2021, 05:27:36 AM »
The bosses look good, but whatever you think would be best for your build!  You are the master engineer on this project, so what you say goes! :)

Kim