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« Reply #165 on: January 06, 2010, 12:30:37 PM »

It is also about the most complicated valve system you could choose to model. Which makes this even more impressive.
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« Reply #166 on: January 06, 2010, 03:25:27 PM »

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Good tip Jacq. Another method is to use graphite as a barrier. You can actually do this with a soft pencil or NeoLube, just draw or brush a line at the outer perimeter of where you want the solder to flow. It won't flow past the graphite unless, you're using way too much solder.

Paul any chance of a photograph of your description?

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« Reply #167 on: January 06, 2010, 03:39:46 PM »

Michael:

I have a photo of a loco (1:48 Lima Shay #122 on the "About" page on my blog) assembled using this method for soldering fittings to the boiler, cab walls and so forth, but the loco is painted so, that's not going to help much or at all for that matter. Looks like I should do a SBS on this technique. I've got a machining job in the shop right now for one of the members here. Once that's out of the way, I'll take some photos showing how to do this.

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« Reply #168 on: January 06, 2010, 04:01:54 PM »

Havard,
The large disc (wrist plate) is drilled and tapped, the bolts come through to the front and then I will attach the acorn nuts.
These are 1mm, scale hardware dot com has functional "bolts" down to .5mmhttp://www.scalehardware.com/
They are only 10 miles from me but I still just mail order.

O yeah, I have already ordered some packages of bolts and nuts from SH. Have you any idea how he produces those little rascals?
Prior to discovering SH, I had only used cosmetic bolts in these small sizes, but it is extremly satisfying to bolt things together in a protypical way!

Jaq: Thanks for the soldering tip!

Regards, Håvard H
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« Reply #169 on: January 06, 2010, 04:51:06 PM »

I just saw SH has a new line of "fake" fasteners; allen, slotted and phillips.
I need to go visit him and bring the Corliss to show him, may be he will show me around and I can take some pics of the manufacturing process?  Grin
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« Reply #170 on: January 06, 2010, 11:23:27 PM »

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Looks like I should do a SBS on this technique. I've got a machining job in the shop right now for one of the members here. Once that's out of the way, I'll take some photos showing how to do this.

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« Reply #171 on: January 19, 2010, 03:22:19 PM »

WOW
I just looked at the start date of this, * months.
Alot has changed since then....
Anyway she's all done, the machining anyway, just need some 6mm brass balls for the governor.
-Marty







Wonder how long it will take to color it?! Huh Roll Eyes
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« Reply #172 on: January 19, 2010, 03:32:01 PM »

Wow  Shocked, That's just a beautiful model...visually and technically. Congratulations!
I think you have found your niche........"Scratch-built Brass Models".


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« Reply #173 on: January 19, 2010, 04:24:18 PM »

Not bad overall. You are beginning to get the hang of basic model construction. -- ssuR
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« Reply #174 on: January 19, 2010, 07:54:28 PM »

yep . Give me a small pinch of your skillz.

awesome build!

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« Reply #175 on: January 19, 2010, 08:49:06 PM »

Marty:

It looks fantastic... excellent job. It probably says somewhere in the thread (ut I'm too lazy to go back and search for it), but did you cast the wheel core yourself or did that start out as part of something else?

The plaster bases look much better than your initial experiment. Really looking forward to seeing how you colour this....

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« Reply #176 on: January 20, 2010, 06:44:26 AM »

Thanks guys,
Marc, F*$K that!  Angry I am going back to styrene and wood-much faster to build! Wink

Paul, The wheel center is the only store bought part  Sad It is for a live steamer, found it on that auction site.

Working on taking a movie of it in action.
-Marty
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« Reply #177 on: January 20, 2010, 10:19:55 AM »

-MJ

Wow that is just beautiful.  I wouldn't even have known where to start on something like that.  You neeed "Brass Balls" for what?  I thought you had them when decided to do this project!!

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« Reply #178 on: January 20, 2010, 11:33:09 PM »

Beautiful! Well done!

"Brass balls" are lot less impressive when they only measure 6mm.   Wink

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