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Stewart Hart01/08/2017 06:36:54
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Hi Chris

Congratulation on getting a runner I bet your well chuffed, any chance of a few pics or a video

Compressed air can be a little tricky I've had my pipes crossed before now.

Cheers

Stew

Chris Gill04/08/2017 19:33:25
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Posted by Stewart Hart on 01/08/2017 06:36:54:

Hi Chris

Congratulation on getting a runner I bet your well chuffed, any chance of a few pics or a video

Compressed air can be a little tricky I've had my pipes crossed before now.

Hi Stew

Will do - it's stripped down for painting at the moment so it'll be a few days

Chris Gill11/08/2017 21:34:44
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Hi Stew

I finally finished all the painting and reassembly. If the real thing ran at the speeds I got out of this little model it would have torn the building apart! Here's a pic you might like (not got to grips with posting to YouTube yet - strange the skills you have to acquire to get into engineering).

Incidentally, you mention a third engine in the series - did it ever get published? Thanks

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Stewart Hart12/08/2017 07:49:29
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Hi Chris

Your getting a nice little collection of engines there, I've recently been in touch with Diane and hopefully the third engine will be published soon.

Models do tend to run faster than full size its something to do with the scaling effect, the full size one runs very sedately you can see it running at the Northern Mill Engine Society at Bolton I think there's a video here https://www.nmes.org/

I've also sent you a PM

Her's a little taster of the last of the trilogy, its a little more detailed than the other three, and I've used a laser cut fly wheel I can give details of where I got it cut for those who are interested I have no connection with the firm just a satisfied customer.

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And her's all three

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Cheers

Stew

Chris Gill12/08/2017 19:32:24
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Hi Stew

Thanks for the PM.

They've been interesting projects - my first two engines. Which means I've been learing a lot and making all the usual mistakes (I assume). I was thinking about a half-beam engine next so number three looks spot on.

Thanks again

Chris

Jim Nic12/08/2017 19:40:17
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A good looking pair of engines Chris with some nice touches in the cylinder banding. yes

Jim

mechman4813/08/2017 09:15:28
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Nice pair of engines Chris, what did you paint your top plate with , it looks like it's been anodised ?
​I like your trilogy Stew' on with the vertical cross at the moment, some pics on build in thread ' workshop progress'

Bob / Stew' seem to have trouble viewing pics tho'...

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​George.

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