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Author Topic: DUKE OF DEVONSHIRE  (Read 191961 times)

Offline R.G.Y.

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Re: DUKE OF DEVONSHIRE
« Reply #480 on: May 18, 2012, 02:20:51 AM »
Full steam ahead, SOON. :yeahbaby Red paint just from the recycled materials.( tin tray) :shhh        P1 drilling the holes first. Then find the shape after.   
P2&3 steam drum completed, and fitted on plate, plate fitted to boiler. Geoff
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Re: DUKE OF DEVONSHIRE
« Reply #481 on: May 20, 2012, 02:24:40 AM »
P1. How I planed to make the manifold. I decided there was to much weight to high  :shoot. So have changed the design, by reducing the size, using tin plate for the top and sides. Insted of 1/16th plate as in the other photos. Geoff
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Re: DUKE OF DEVONSHIRE
« Reply #482 on: May 20, 2012, 05:44:32 AM »
ahhhh, now I see how it's going to work, brilliant  ;D
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(.....gonna need a bigger boat.....)

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Re: DUKE OF DEVONSHIRE
« Reply #483 on: May 20, 2012, 06:59:49 AM »
Only brilliant if it works. Geoff
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Re: DUKE OF DEVONSHIRE
« Reply #484 on: May 20, 2012, 06:25:15 PM »
Hi Geoff
             Exeter model boat show  on farthers day are we going to see this beastie there oh and you of course.

                Old Man

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Re: DUKE OF DEVONSHIRE
« Reply #485 on: May 21, 2012, 02:09:03 AM »
Old man if I can I will, but not on the water I am afraid. geoff
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Re: DUKE OF DEVONSHIRE
« Reply #486 on: May 22, 2012, 10:57:04 PM »
Progressing with the manifold today. Soft solder & riveted joint? Will the solder  :c002 melt!! Lower joint will be drilled & tapped 8BA. Sliding door made of 1/16th plate. Runners to be fitted. Next a plate over the front to hold the steam drum securely so the water gauge won't snap. Geoff
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Re: DUKE OF DEVONSHIRE
« Reply #487 on: May 24, 2012, 07:41:45 AM »
... Will the solder  :c002 melt!! ....
I did wonder about that as the heat from the furnaces is collected inside the 'coffin' without water to keep the temp at around 100c, would it need to be welded?
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Re: DUKE OF DEVONSHIRE
« Reply #488 on: May 24, 2012, 08:50:45 PM »
Yes Mick, I sure you are right. Especially as I will be covering the lot in soldering mat & cooking foil.
The disadvantage of a twin boiler set up is the extra outer surface area. I shall be running it on the bench first. So when the solder runs out I shall push fire cement back in its place. Yes I should have silver soldered in the first place. I was having trouble holding the joints in place ( to drill for the rivets)that is my excuse. Geoff
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Re: DUKE OF DEVONSHIRE
« Reply #489 on: May 27, 2012, 08:23:46 PM »
Making a pattern for the front plate. Using the brass rubbing technique.  :hammer In the photo the bush holes look lopsided, well I am afraid they are, a consequence of dropping the boiler in an annealed state. The boiler that is not me.  :hehe Geoff
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Re: DUKE OF DEVONSHIRE
« Reply #490 on: May 27, 2012, 10:36:12 PM »
Hi PD's....& RGY says......... "The boiler that is not me"   :s_cool


We are always watching .......... :towel ......Derek
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Re: DUKE OF DEVONSHIRE
« Reply #491 on: May 29, 2012, 06:26:20 AM »
Good job you couldn't see me the weekend Derek.  :06 I was well anneled. :beer Geoff
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Re: DUKE OF DEVONSHIRE
« Reply #492 on: May 29, 2012, 11:39:52 AM »
Geoff-- superb sheet metal work-I sure like your ideas! :) :)

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Re: DUKE OF DEVONSHIRE
« Reply #493 on: May 29, 2012, 06:39:01 PM »
Greg, coming from someone of your caliber I take that as a really good compliment. Unfortunately the sheet metal work looks better in the post than it does on my bench. It will be better when finaly fitted in the Duke. thanks Geoff
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Re: DUKE OF DEVONSHIRE
« Reply #494 on: May 31, 2012, 03:04:21 AM »
Someone once said (probably Derek) there are no problems only solutions.  :squareone Well there was a problem with the tin-mans solder melting in the manifold. :sobbing The solution was found in a builders merchants catalog. Woven glass soldering mat & glue to stick it, both guaranteed to withstand 600 degrees. So the inside of the manifold will be lagged. Insulating the manifold & preserving the solder. :respect 
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