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MSea

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Re: What am I building now?
« Reply #135 on: November 27, 2016, 08:50:44 PM »
Its an old mangle ????/

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Re: What am I building now?
« Reply #136 on: November 28, 2016, 04:15:38 PM »
an old mangle it is not. Zak is heading in the right direction. Here a bit more thrown together.

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Re: What am I building now?
« Reply #137 on: November 28, 2016, 04:23:10 PM »
Is it a static steam engine?
The ones used in factories during the industrial revolution, driving equipment?
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Re: What am I building now?
« Reply #138 on: November 28, 2016, 07:31:39 PM »
No, it`s not a static steam engine, a steam engine though it is! Here the progress so far with some more bits on it and the first coat of colour.

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Re: What am I building now?
« Reply #139 on: November 28, 2016, 08:34:01 PM »
Could it be a model of Puffing Billy?
Hmmmmm!
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Re: What am I building now?
« Reply #140 on: November 29, 2016, 07:19:42 AM »
Looks a bit Trevithick like to me.
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Re: What am I building now?
« Reply #141 on: November 29, 2016, 05:50:28 PM »
Well done Zak....give the man a coconut. It is the Trevithick Coalbrookdale locomotive from 1803.
To date, the only known information about it comes from a drawing preserved at the Science Museum, London, together with a letter written by Trevithick to his friend, Davies Giddy. The design incorporated a single horizontal cylinder enclosed in a return-flue boiler. A flywheel drove the wheels on one side through spur gears, and the axles were mounted directly on the boiler, with no frame. On the drawing, the piston-rod, guide-bars and cross-head are located directly above the firebox door, thus making the engine extremely dangerous to fire while moving.  Furthermore, the drawing indicates that the locomotive ran on a plateway with a track gauge of 3 ft (914 mm).

This is the drawing used as the basis of all images and replicas of the later "Pen-y-darren" locomotive, as no plans for that locomotive have survived.

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Re: What am I building now?
« Reply #142 on: November 29, 2016, 05:54:11 PM »
Make of kit and scale please.
I have been known to go off the rails myself from time to time.
They have a replica at Coalbrookdale I believe, it used to run in a circle.
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Re: What am I building now?
« Reply #143 on: November 29, 2016, 06:00:15 PM »
Airfix, Scale unknown but the thing is 210mm Long and 75mm high if that helps. (106 pieces)

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Re: What am I building now?
« Reply #144 on: November 29, 2016, 06:22:12 PM »
I may have built one many many years ago.
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Re: What am I building now?
« Reply #145 on: November 29, 2016, 06:40:13 PM »
Did they have kits in the 1800's?

Maybe missing from scene at moment but still cheeky!

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Re: What am I building now?
« Reply #146 on: November 29, 2016, 07:01:48 PM »
I reckon that Zak scratch build the original and airfix copied it!! ;)

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Re: What am I building now?
« Reply #147 on: November 30, 2016, 07:22:27 AM »
Cheek.
I don't know why I bother!
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Re: What am I building now?
« Reply #148 on: November 30, 2016, 09:46:28 AM »
I reckon that Zak scratch build the original and airfix copied it!! ;)

Would that be in the stone age ?????????????????????

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Re: What am I building now?
« Reply #149 on: November 30, 2016, 11:16:17 AM »
You lot really are pushing your luck.
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