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My Workshop / Re: DRO for Samantha Bell!
« Last post by propforward on May 18, 2022, 01:48:14 AM »
Ah heck with it. Shove him down and run screaming into the house giggling and yipping. Thatís what I did.
My Workshop / Re: DRO for Samantha Bell!
« Last post by crueby on May 18, 2022, 01:36:14 AM »
Try and be cool with the delivery driver, not capering around like Gollum finding Precious!
Your Own Design / Re: 1/4 scale Porsche 917 180 degree V12 Build
« Last post by crueby on May 18, 2022, 01:34:27 AM »
He invented the GoPro??!
My Workshop / Re: DRO for Samantha Bell!
« Last post by propforward on May 18, 2022, 01:19:42 AM »
Huzzah! Thatís great news, I am very happy for you. Hope it arrives for the weekend so you can get some time with it.
Your Own Design / Re: 1/4 scale Porsche 917 180 degree V12 Build
« Last post by steamer on May 18, 2022, 01:17:44 AM »
A little inspiration......Steve doing Steve things

My Workshop / DRO for Samantha Bell!
« Last post by steamer on May 18, 2022, 01:13:19 AM »
Tracking number came to me today!   It's been 4 months!....but the DRO kit from DRO Pro is coming soon.

Hoping for a Memorial Day weekend install maybe   We'll see.

Stay tuned!

Your Own Design / Re: New Mills Pumping Station
« Last post by steam guy willy on May 18, 2022, 12:30:28 AM »
Hi MJM and Don. This seems to be a reasonable synopsis of the pump actions  and I am not able to take anything apart ..Yet... I was assuming that the outside curved parts on the end caps casting took the air up tp the top flanged part on the top of the condenser body to the large hand wheel Valve . I would have thought that the output check valves would have to be quite close to this valve to prevent the compressed air travelling towards the other end of the piston cavity !! The curved parts in the inlet holes may indicate that the piston is quite small ??..So thanks for the info and there must be lots of these pumps in use and in muse
 I have now collected some bar stock to construct the pump body but it will not be a functioning part unfortunately.

Restoration of Model Engines / Can this engine be identified?
« Last post by Chipmaster on May 17, 2022, 09:51:56 PM »
This afternoon I was given this old vertical model steam engine to restore, could the members identify it please?

CRHC1727 (2) by Andy, on Flickr

All the engine castings are brass or bronze.
The base is cast iron.
The bore is 1.978"
Stroke = 3"
Flywheel = 8.5" diameter
Overall height = 19"
The cheese head screws holding the cylinder cover are 5/32" x 32 tpi  Whitworth form = the Meccano thread.

IWQF3603 by Andy, on Flickr

IMG_4506 by Andy, on Flickr

IMG_4507 by Andy, on Flickr

IMG_4505 by Andy, on Flickr

IMG_4497 by Andy, on Flickr

IMG_4500 by Andy, on Flickr

And it's got a bad knock as can be heard in this video from my Flickr Album

IMG_4503 by Andy, on Flickr

Machines, Tools and Fixtures / Re: Turning hard steel
« Last post by propforward on May 17, 2022, 09:24:38 PM »
Holy moly!

Kind of makes me want to try it.
Your Own Design / Re: The Le Rhone 9C
« Last post by Craig DeShong on May 17, 2022, 09:14:55 PM »

Ben: we think alike.  :ThumbsUp:

Thanks for taking the time to stop by and see the latest.

A bit of progress todayÖ somewhat hampered by having to coordinate the replacement of our washing machineÖ which was showing signs of wanting to puke all over the floor of the house.

Today was a day of assembly; installing the cam rockers and push/pull rods to the engine case.  Iím thinking I might take an aside here and make a cam disk without cams.  With the specified diameter, it should allow all eighteen of the rollers on the cam-followers to rest on this cam-less cam disk.   This should uncover any in consistencies in placement of the cam-followers.  If any are out of place, it should be easy to tell.  The cam-followers have to be in alignment in order for the valves to operate properly.

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