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Old 11-09-2012, 02:23 PM   #71
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I'm in for whatever works best for the team. If it helps with the planning, some parts that would be pretty simple for me to make in quantity would be:

Steam chest cover
Valve link bell crank
side frames
beam parallel links

I could also do the eccentric, but would probably struggle a bit making all of the straps, so maybe I could send the eccentrics to whomever makes the straps?

I'm looking forward to this!


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Old 11-10-2012, 09:41 AM   #72
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Okay we are on our way ...

I would like to call this build ... Team Build #8 2012.
This team is building Gerry's Beam Engine.
Drawings that we will be using are available at :
http://www.homemodelenginemachinist....anpdf-125.html


We have 7 members and one undecided at this time.

They are:

dalem9 ....... Dale
dreeves....... Dave
joe d .......... Joe
Maverick ......Maverick
ninefinger..... Mike
Path ........... Pat H.
rhitee93....... Brian

Undecided :
chucketn..... Chuck

There are several parts that still needs to be build .... so we could use a few more members ....

So far I have assigned an Item Number and Part Number to each part.
Made a Excel spread sheet showing what each team member has expressed an interest in building.
This also shows what needs to be made.

Here is short list of what is still open:

Connecting rod page 7
Eccentric page 10
Steam Chest, valve and rod etc page 12
Piston, rod , gland page 13
All of page 14 except Valve Link Bellcrank (zone B4)
All of page 15 except Beam Parallel Links (zone B4)

A more detail list and the Excel spreadsheet will be posted Monday afternoon.

So Joe and Chuck take a look and see what you want to build.
Anyone else interested? Now's the time to join.

Later,
Pat H.


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Old 11-10-2012, 01:03 PM   #73
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I'll do these parts if available.*
I'm hope ing that it'll give me some ambition to finish the previous build.*


Valve stem offset post*
Bell rank mounting post
Piston rod

Frame spacers? Are they taken yet?

Chris.*
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Old 11-10-2012, 05:50 PM   #74
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I have virtually just finished the model from these plans.
Get it virtually............virtual engine..............
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Old 11-10-2012, 06:09 PM   #75
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Very nicely done!
What cad you using?
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Old 11-10-2012, 08:12 PM   #76
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I've decided to bow out on this one. My abilities aren't yet up to a team build. But I will follow the build closely, lending what moral support I can.

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Thanks Chris.
This was drawn with Inventor (2009 I think) normally I use 2012 but my other laptop is away being repaird.

PS, thanks a lot larry1.
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Nice to see you here Chris, This should be a good project.

Pat will most likely answer this question with his next post,
but how many engines are we making?
And now for a quick poll.
The plans call for a brass flywheel but that will get kind of expensive.
How about 304 stainless? It will have some contrast, but not as much
as brass. Maybe steel with blue or black oxide? Any other ideas?
The crankshaft will be steel as well as some other bits, so they will match
somewhat. I can also pick another part or two after everyone else picks
thiers.

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Old 11-11-2012, 07:59 PM   #79
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Hi Maverick,

The drawings show the flywheel as Steel, Iron or Bronze - so I would personally pick steel from a cost perspective, and 304 SS is also a nice choice if you don't have issues machining stainless.

I to am willing to sign up to a few more small bits and pieces once Pat puts his list out.

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Mike,
Your right, I was looking at the metric print for a little more detail on the
flywheel. Steel would be cheap but there is a rust problem, maybe paint
or laquer?

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