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Dr_GMJN18/10/2020 11:03:13
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Posted by geoff walker 1 on 17/10/2020 19:08:43:

Great finish Doc, well done, I love the parade of parts, very regimental not a part out of place.

Well you've set the standard now, no going backlaugh.

I suspect you will have no problem maintaining it.

Geoff

Thanks Geoff. I wanted to see all the parts I’d machined together in one place before they got lost in the assembly. It was a satisfying review of all the work Id put in.

David Noble18/10/2020 11:46:37
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Very nice job, I'm more of a clock man but I certainly appreciate your craftsmanship.

David

Dr_GMJN18/10/2020 12:59:08
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Posted by David Noble on 18/10/2020 11:46:37:

Very nice job, I'm more of a clock man but I certainly appreciate your craftsmanship.

David

Thanks for that David.

Roger Benson22/11/2020 13:18:52
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Posted by JasonB on 28/06/2020 10:07:33:

Personally I never machine flywheels on an arbor and it is just asking for chatter and a poor finish. If possible hold by the inside of the rim in either 3 or 4 jaw chuck. Stuarts are usually fairly true once cleaned up with files so 3 jaw will do. This way you can machine the face, 1 side, hub face and then finally bore all at one setting ( I don't ream) then just flip it over to do the other side of rim and hub which don't need any concentricity.

Drill drains first, 1/16" or 1.5mm hole will do, threaded hole about 1/16 to 3/32 short of cylinder

Edited By JasonB on 28/06/2020 10:08:58

What is the thread size for the drain holes? I cannot find any reference to them on the drawing or in the booklet.

JasonB22/11/2020 13:27:42
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You would have to use the smallest Stuart ones which are 5/32" x 40ME

Roger Benson22/11/2020 14:39:45
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Thank you Jason. Strange how it is missed on both documents.

Dr_GMJN24/11/2020 15:46:30
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Posted by Roger Benson on 22/11/2020 14:39:45:

Thank you Jason. Strange how it is missed on both documents.

 

It's not missed - it's on page 54 of the booklet, and the part number for them, 34-50-71960, is on the bottom right table ( "Additional Items For This Model"  )on the assembly drawing.

Edited By Dr_GMJN on 24/11/2020 15:46:57

Ian Johnson 124/11/2020 16:47:54
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Just been browsing your build thread and what a great result! I like the way you overcame problems and cleverly sorted them out.

And those finished photos should be in the Stuart catalogue!

IanJ

Dr_GMJN24/11/2020 20:46:50
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Posted by Ian Johnson 1 on 24/11/2020 16:47:54:

Just been browsing your build thread and what a great result! I like the way you overcame problems and cleverly sorted them out.

And those finished photos should be in the Stuart catalogue!

IanJ

Thanks Ian! Too kind - Most of the issues I had were resolved just by asking questions on here. Looking back, it was pretty straightforward, but all the same daunting for a beginner.

Martyn Edwards 116/01/2021 15:16:21
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Great build blog, what a superb model. Well done!

Can I ask what type/make of paint you used and how was it applied?

mechman4816/01/2021 16:07:33
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Superb finish, nice running at all psi's well done.

George.

Dr_GMJN17/01/2021 15:31:01
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Thanks both.

The paint was from Mike Rhoades, it’s Meccano Dark Blue enamel (1978). It was applied by airbrush, then baked in the oven (see page 16).

Edited By Dr_GMJN on 17/01/2021 15:32:03

Chris Chadwick03/02/2021 09:30:01
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Over the last two days I have read all 18 pages of this build!

Also being a newbie to ME I have been looking at this engine as my first, and I think this build has convinced me to start here.

The engine you have built is an absolute credit to you. The attention to detail and finish you have achieved is outstanding, and it is your first build.

I hope when I get around to building one (when my milling machine arrives) it is half as good.

Very well done.

Excellent tips, guidance, and advice from all the other contributors too.

br03/02/2021 09:51:10
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Chris

The Stuart castings from the Henley period are far superior to those currently available.

Worth looking for a set on ebay .

br

Dr_GMJN03/02/2021 11:04:47
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Posted by Chris Chadwick on 03/02/2021 09:30:01:

Over the last two days I have read all 18 pages of this build!

Also being a newbie to ME I have been looking at this engine as my first, and I think this build has convinced me to start here.

The engine you have built is an absolute credit to you. The attention to detail and finish you have achieved is outstanding, and it is your first build.

I hope when I get around to building one (when my milling machine arrives) it is half as good.

Very well done.

Excellent tips, guidance, and advice from all the other contributors too.

No problem - glad it was helpful.

Dr_GMJN03/02/2021 11:08:02
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Posted by br on 03/02/2021 09:51:10:

Chris

The Stuart castings from the Henley period are far superior to those currently available.

Worth looking for a set on ebay .

br

How are they superior? They look OK to me, and machined very easily.

br03/02/2021 11:19:48
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Posted by Dr_GMJN on 03/02/2021 11:08:02:
Posted by br on 03/02/2021 09:51:10:

Chris

The Stuart castings from the Henley period are far superior to those currently available.

Worth looking for a set on ebay .

br

 

 

How are they superior? They look OK to me, and machined very easily.

 

Put a set of each side by side and you would not ask the question.

Forum member e-mailed me yesterday with picture of S50 bed just bought as part of the S50 kit.

Twisted and insufficient machining allowance, only fit for the bin. Stuart sending replacement.

I was well impressed with your  thread and the finished engine. 

br

 

 

Edited By br on 03/02/2021 11:24:15

Edited By br on 03/02/2021 11:25:13

Dr_GMJN03/02/2021 12:37:39
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Posted by br on 03/02/2021 11:19:48:
Posted by Dr_GMJN on 03/02/2021 11:08:02:
Posted by br on 03/02/2021 09:51:10:

Chris

The Stuart castings from the Henley period are far superior to those currently available.

Worth looking for a set on ebay .

br

How are they superior? They look OK to me, and machined very easily.

Put a set of each side by side and you would not ask the question.

Forum member e-mailed me yesterday with picture of S50 bed just bought as part of the S50 kit.

Twisted and insufficient machining allowance, only fit for the bin. Stuart sending replacement.

I was well impressed with your thread and the finished engine.

br

Edited By br on 03/02/2021 11:24:15

Edited By br on 03/02/2021 11:25:13

Thanks.

Must admit I'd have just sent some photos and given them a call. I'm sure they'd have sent a replacement f.o.c.

Stuart Models seemed very helpful when I bought mine from Doncaster Show a couple of years ago.

I'd heard some stories about the chilled bits being rock hard, and I can see differences in the grain after machining, but really no problem.

Obviously as a beginner I didn't really know what I was doing or what to expect for most of the machining, but ignorance is bliss as they say.

br04/02/2021 08:32:02
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I sat and read through this entire thread last night.

Considering the op was a novice at commencement , I am truly impressed by the quality of the workmanship and the finished engine.

br

Dr_GMJN04/02/2021 09:06:01
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Posted by br on 04/02/2021 08:32:02:

I sat and read through this entire thread last night.

Considering the op was a novice at commencement , I am truly impressed by the quality of the workmanship and the finished engine.

br

Thanks br - much appreciated.

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