McOnie

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  1. Dec 12, 2011 #1

    imation

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    Hi All
    The castings for the McOnie engine have arrived and I have made a tentative start.
    The castings were some of the best I have seen, very clean with a generous machining
    allowance. I would like to point out that this engine is not for the feint hearted, I have been
    a model engineer for a long time and this one is one of the hardest I have tackled.
    Having said that it's going to be a beautiful engine when finished.
    I shall endeavour to keep you all informed.
    Regards
    Mike.

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    The McOnie castings are the nicest I've seen in a long while, and make up into a beautiful engine - friend of mine did one recently


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  5. Dec 12, 2011 #5

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    Great engine. Looking forward to following this build
     
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    Went to the sight posted by Jasonb, thanks, and man!!!! :eek:
    I'll have to try and find one of those on youtube. That has to be as cool to see running as it is to look at.

    imation, the best to you on this build. This will be a challenge and then some!!!
     
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    That steamchest does look a bit fiddly doesn't it ::)

    Beautiful work.......Keep it coming!

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    Hi Mike, hadn't realised you had posted this - thanks for the PM.

    Good to see you have made a real good start in such a short time. I shall watch with deep interest. How did you decide to fit that top plate on the steam chest BTW?

    Looking forward to seeing it develop over coming weeks.

    Regards - Ramon

     
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    I have made two engines from Cotswold Heritage , very nice kits .
    I also have an untouched McOnie kit . The base plate is too long to machine on my little mill but I will start it soon .
     
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    Received yesterday the McOnie kit from Cotswolds Heritage.
    Superb quality of castings!
    I was searching on the web for the Model Engineer Magazine vol 200 number 4324 of25/4 till 8/5 2008
    This could help me a lot.
    Did not find it. Probably sold out.
    Maybe there is someone who has these magazines.
    I will be happy to pay for a copy
    Maybe there is someone who can help.
    Kindest regards
    Bruno Lens from Belgium
     
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    Dear Mike,
    Yesterday received the McOnie casting kit from Cotswolds.
    I am interested in following your work on this kit.
    I was searching on the Web for the Model Engineer Magazine vol 200 number 4324 of 25/4 till 8/5/2008 , but did not find it. This could help me a lot.
    Maybe there are members who have these articles.
    Wil be happy to pay for a copy.
    Looking forward to see more photographs of your work
    Kindest regards
    Bruno Lens from Belgium ( newcomer)
     

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