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Your Own Design / Re: Chris's Holly Pumping Engine Build
« Last post by crueby on Today at 12:10:11 AM »
Woo Hoo!!! 

Iíll drink one with you  :cheers:


Uuuurrrpppp!   :DrinkPint:
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Your Own Design / Re: Chris's Holly Pumping Engine Build
« Last post by Craig DeShong on Today at 12:01:15 AM »
Woo Hoo!!! 

Iíll drink one with you  :cheers:
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Vehicles & Models / Re: S/N 10 Shay
« Last post by Dan Rowe on December 04, 2021, 11:14:08 PM »
Chris, yes I think you are correct although I had not worked it out that the siphon is vertical and we are looking at the hose connection. Normally the siphon is on its side attached to the left frame rail.

The firedoor is at the frame level or just below. There are no vertical boiler drawings available but catalog data states the number of tubes and the length of the tubes and that the boiler is a submerged tube type. That last bit took me a bit to figure out but the boiler has the upper tube sheet below the waterline so a rough estimate of the design is possible. There will be a submerged tube boiler on the model.

The box behind the boiler is wood I believe and the pit irons can be seen again. they are metal straps that support the pit floor and sidewalls. The fireman has to work the fire by standing in the pit and chunking logs in the firedoor.

Yes, we will have the little wire angle brace also. and the roof will have the same design.

The box between the water tank and the boiler is the sandbox.

Good eye Chris and thanks for working out what that round thing was. Seeing the siphon print vertical did not work for me as I already knew how a siphon was usually mounted.

Cheers Dan
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Your Own Design / Re: Chris's Holly Pumping Engine Build
« Last post by crueby on December 04, 2021, 10:54:29 PM »
Thanks all! No more timing tweaks yet, doing holiday prep activities. I did look at the plan sheets for the LP cylinder, at first I thought it printed wrong, it looked too short. Just an illusion, its so much wider!


 :cheers:
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Vehicles & Models / Re: S/N 10 Shay
« Last post by crueby on December 04, 2021, 10:51:05 PM »
The left side pic shows another box between the boiler and the water tank, above the siphon. Do you know what that is? Toolbox, condenser, giant lunchbox?
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Vehicles & Models / Re: Pennsylvania A3 Switcher (Kozo)
« Last post by Kim on December 04, 2021, 10:48:23 PM »
Thanks Per!

Oh man - they are easy to put into the assembly the wrong way (or at least trying to do so) ....
It's not easy to see what way the sides curve with so little amount of metal left ....
Yeah, I've thought about that too! But in person, if you look closely, you can see which side is wider than the other, so you can tell which direction to put them in (I hope!  ;D)

Kim
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Vehicles & Models / Re: S/N 10 Shay
« Last post by crueby on December 04, 2021, 10:48:01 PM »
That left view show the side opening of the siphon unit nicely. Also a clearer view of the boiler. Looks like the firebox is down between the frames, just above the rails? Behind it is another metal box, is that space for shoveling and raking, and to keep embers from falling out onto the rail bed? Also noticed the side to side angled rods/wires next to the light to brace the roof. Amazing what shows in the pictures.
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Your Own Design / Re: 1/4 scale Porsche 917 180 degree V12 Build
« Last post by steamer on December 04, 2021, 10:47:39 PM »
Yeah I'd say I was pretty damn lucky I started with the crank.......

Dave
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Your Own Design / Re: Chris's Holly Pumping Engine Build
« Last post by Kim on December 04, 2021, 10:46:57 PM »
Well done!  Running on 2 cylinders!  That is a big milestone  :cheers:

Kim
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Your Own Design / Re: Horizontal Air Cooled Engine
« Last post by Brian Rupnow on December 04, 2021, 10:29:59 PM »
The rings are on the piston and the piston is back in the engine, and everything goes round and round and up and down like it's supposed to. Out of 8 rings four were damaged, two are on the engine, and I have two left over for some other project.---I would not recommend  putting new rings on a new piston to anyone who was looking for a way to pass a tranquil afternoon. There is no cylinder head on the engine right now, but it does have lots of "suck" when I put my hand over the cylinder and turn the engine over with the flywheels.----thats a good thing!!!!
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