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  • Engine of the USS Monitor Finished.

    Sometime ago, JCHannum, and PTSideshow posted pictures of my engine under construction.
    The engine ran on air last week and is finished.
    It is a 1/16 replica of the real engine that was recovered 6 years ago from the deeps of Cape Hatteras
    N.C. and resides in a tank in Newport News VA at the Mariners Museum.
    No drawings exist except mine from years of research.
    I realize it is not a shop project, but some of the setups to produce
    this model were out of the ordinary. NO castings were used. It is all from solid, including the Y (steam feed) pipe
    Smallest screws are 1mm (.039 ) and smallest square keys are .030 x.030 x .078.
    Any screw made of steel is mine. Brass screws and .022 rivets (714) are the only purchased items.
    There are 465 nuts in the assembly.
    Bore is 2.5" and stroke on this 2 piston engine is 1.375
    All Valves are fully finctional. That is 1/16 flared copper tubing you see.
    The Engine Rev Counter ,Steam Gauge (.400" diam) and Clock are not functional.
    I now have a web site with lots more photos if you're interested.
    its at:
    WWW.StationarySteam.com
    note -the 'email" link there to me does NOT work....yet

    I look forward to seeing Jim and Glen at NAMES this April !
    and you fellows too!

    Rich

    Last edited by Rich Carlstedt; 02-21-2008, 09:08 PM.

  • #2
    Absolutely amazing.

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    • #3
      Originally posted by Rich Carlstedt
      There are 465 nuts in the assembly.
      I think you might have missed one And I say that with the utmost respect,

      Unbelievable work Rich, its worthy of the highest of accolades.

      Its a museum piece for sure.

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      • #4
        Well done, good job.

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        • #5
          Oh my gosh, it just takes the breath away.

          Amazing.

          BW
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          • #6
            Rich

            Very grand.
            Any idea the amount of hours involved in it. Are you going to do a write up on it.

            How many HP did the original have.

            Whats next.

            Hal

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            • #7
              Beautiful workmanship !

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              • #8
                Good Lord Rich, words fail me, I'm impressed! Definitely something to be proud of, any idea of the number of hours involved.
                Beautiful craftsmanship, to say the least. Give yourself a couple of well deserved ATA'BOYS!
                Home, down in the valley behind the Red Angus
                Bad Decisions Make Good Stories​

                Location: British Columbia

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                • #9
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                  (speachless!)

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                  • #10
                    simply beautiful!

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                    • #11
                      Very, Very nice.. Simple words cant describe.. The best I can come up with is Im proud to belong to a group that has membership with these types of abilities... Thanks for posting JRouche
                      My old yahoo group. Bridgeport Mill Group

                      https://groups.yahoo.com/neo/groups/...port_mill/info

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                      • #12
                        times 2

                        Fantabulous!!! Way
                        Wow... where did the time go. I could of swore I was only out there for an hour.

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                        • #13
                          Hi,

                          This is not only a marvel of craftsmanship that is seldom seen these days, but the research that you had to put into this, is beyond compare!

                          dalee
                          If you think you understand what is going on, you haven't been paying attention.

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                          • #14
                            brockley1

                            You are truly amazing. This is THE FINEST piece of work I have ever seen. Awesome also comes to mind. How the hell did you make the handwheel?
                            The difficult done right away. the impossible takes a little time.

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                            • #15
                              Gorgeous!
                              I just need one more tool,just one!

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