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« on: May 18, 2009, 10:55:34 AM »

Funny what inspires me.
I have always like the Corliss engines.
Timber Times recently ran an article about them and I purchased a book too.
I also did some research on original patents through google.
Unfortunately I was not able to find plans/blueprints so I drew my own scaling the plans from photos and the few know dimensions.
I also have always wanted to build a brass model so the two seemed a natural combination.
I am by no means a machinist, but I am having fun, learning things and improving my skills.

-Marty
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« Reply #1 on: May 18, 2009, 12:42:47 PM »

Marty, the work you have done so far is nothing less than stellar. - Russ
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« Reply #2 on: May 18, 2009, 01:44:52 PM »

Being able to fabricate what you want, is priceless. It is time consuming, but you are not dependant on what others make (or discontinue making). Hopefully, someday, I will have a super fine resolution desktop prtotype machine, and I too will make whatever I want.
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« Reply #3 on: May 18, 2009, 02:42:54 PM »


   Marty,

   beyond me ( in brass)
   do you have following info already :

   http://www.wkinsler.com/technology/corliss/figures/index.html

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« Reply #4 on: May 18, 2009, 03:18:32 PM »

Thanks guys!
Yes Jacq, but thanks for the heads up!
I have a TON of info, think I could even run one!  Huh
Just came in from soldering up the "housing"
-Marty
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« Reply #5 on: May 18, 2009, 04:26:39 PM »


   Marty,

  if it's 1:48 I can use one in the enginehouse  Grin Grin
  Nice job to tune it with all the adjustable valves  Wink Wink before you cn run one.

  the PinoGrande had Corliss engines so I became interested.
  As I am building a derivative of the Hume mill i have to find out what engines were used there.

  You are going to finish up as Paul with all the bolts for his shay, or John with his 1:22.5 stuff...............

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« Reply #6 on: May 18, 2009, 05:24:40 PM »

What a neat work, Marty. Again, you're going to build one of your great chef d'oeuvre. I hope you'll post plenty of pictures for us to enjoy and learn!
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« Reply #7 on: May 18, 2009, 05:28:40 PM »

What scale is it?

You're way too modest about your machining skills. It looks pretty damn good to me.
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« Reply #8 on: May 18, 2009, 05:31:14 PM »

Lookin' good! Should be lots of neat little brass things to make. I look forward to seeing them.

John
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« Reply #9 on: May 18, 2009, 06:41:21 PM »

sorry I forgot to mention; 1:32 scale.
The flywheel had to be outsourced and I found one 6" in dia which worked out perfectly for 16 foot in diameter in 1:32nd.
Yes lots of bolts, lots!....
-Thanks gang.
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« Reply #10 on: May 18, 2009, 07:45:13 PM »

-MJ

Expecting nothing less from you.  Once again you have gotten everyone's interest.  And once again your research and persistence in doing something different has just moved you one step farther up the ladder.
Just another outstanding job.  Just glad to have you around for all the unanswered questions I have.

Jerry
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« Reply #11 on: May 20, 2009, 09:35:42 PM »



Marty,   Echo the others, very impressed with you r brass work!!

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« Reply #12 on: May 24, 2009, 02:02:39 AM »

I feel so betrayed...you've abandoned the light of styrene for the dark side of brass.  Wink Grin

Beautifully done...I too echo the others sentiments, and look forward to your progress. What will you be doing with this when complete?...a dio?

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« Reply #13 on: May 24, 2009, 05:12:08 PM »

thanks Marc,
no worries i had thought of styrene but I want the movement (styrene would have been cheaper and way cheaper!!!).
not sure what it will be when done, may be some 1:32 rolling stock and a loco will appear?

Boy this crankshaft housing was a pain!
I wish I could afford a resistance soldering unit.
anyway, its done. not perfect but the shape and look I wanted.
It's kinda cool to watch the connecting rod go in and out ans the throw goes round.
the crankshaft is just a temporary piece of aluminum.

-Marty
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« Reply #14 on: May 25, 2009, 01:47:44 AM »

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