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Author Topic: Scale engine for paddle steamer Adelaide  (Read 1994 times)

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Re: Scale engine for paddle steamer Adelaide
« Reply #25 on: March 23, 2021, 05:35:46 am »

Some how the previous post lost the pic, progress today the eccentrics   & rods fitted started on the valve links
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Re: Scale engine for paddle steamer Adelaide
« Reply #26 on: March 23, 2021, 08:00:13 pm »

Really nice work
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Re: Scale engine for paddle steamer Adelaide
« Reply #27 on: March 23, 2021, 09:49:30 pm »

Hi Gary,
The engine sure is looking good, are you going to make a frame to carry the weigh shaft and drop down straps to operate the Stevenson reverse quadrants , ( painted red ) like the full size as shown on the earlier video.


How long has it taken to get the engine to this stage , including the site measure and the C.A.D  drawings.


It'd really turning out to be a master class, may I ask are you going to make the boat to carry it, if not what  ?


George
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Re: Scale engine for paddle steamer Adelaide
« Reply #28 on: March 24, 2021, 01:30:54 am »

G’day George to answer your first question yes I hope to build the necessary super structure to support it I am hoping to be able to hide the reverse servo above inside the upper deck
I have been working on it about 3 months I started the Cad drawings about 12 months ago but got involved with  another project I had given away working on my 5” gauge live steam loco due the the situation with Covid
All the train event I had planned to go to including the Doncaster Model Engineering Exhibition had been canceled
As soon as the Adelaides engine is finished I will get back to it 9 years to date
I have already built the Adelaide just some detailing to finish I have a couple of posts under Working vessels just search my call sign VK2DJ also if you are interested look me up on Facebook to see build pic of my loco build
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Re: Scale engine for paddle steamer Adelaide
« Reply #29 on: March 26, 2021, 12:45:10 am »

Off topic but does that device in some of your pics that seems to be a wire cutter with lots of different sized holes have a name?
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Re: Scale engine for paddle steamer Adelaide
« Reply #30 on: March 30, 2021, 10:15:50 am »

The wire cutter you are referring to are actually BA & Metric bolt cutters the are made in Australia they save a lot of time when cutting small screws
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Re: Scale engine for paddle steamer Adelaide
« Reply #31 on: May 19, 2021, 12:04:45 am »

Can you please provide the name and model number on the bolt cutters? 
Maybe info on where you can buy them down under? 

I would like to see if I can find a way to order a set. 
Not finding it at my local DIY store here in the USA.

Great engine by-the-way.

Thanks, 
Jim Pope
Denver,CO USA 
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