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Rich's 1/16 scale monitor engine video.
« on: November 07, 2008, 12:50:55 PM »
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Re: Rich's 1/16 scale monitor engine video.
« Reply #1 on: November 07, 2008, 02:17:46 PM »
I saw that engine at this years Cabin Fever show. It is absolutely amazing. It is perhaps one of my favorite steamers. I was drooling all over my hsm issues (or is it MW?)... They have a piece on how he did the steam tube in the back of the engine.

Anybody know of anyone selling the plans to make one of these?

Eric

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Re: Rich's 1/16 scale monitor engine video.
« Reply #2 on: November 08, 2008, 09:27:35 AM »
Your right Eric it's HSM that the article is in. I forgot were I had first seen this engine. If I remember correctly he built the whole thing from pictures. I'm sure he might have drawings. Boy I wish I could remember where I first saw that engine and how he came about building it. It is fantastic work any how.

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Re: Rich's 1/16 scale monitor engine video.
« Reply #3 on: November 13, 2008, 06:25:05 AM »
He is working on a book about the engine and building it with plans. As soon as he tells me that its for sale I will pass the info along.

Here is somebodies 14 second vid of his other engine.


 Here is his web site http://www.stationarysteam.com/

I can post pictures of the parts before he assembled them If there is interest.
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Re: Rich's 1/16 scale monitor engine video.
« Reply #4 on: November 13, 2008, 10:40:34 AM »
He is working on a book about the engine and building it with plans. As soon as he tells me that its for sale I will pass the info along.

Here is somebodies 14 second vid of his other engine.


 Here is his web site http://www.stationarysteam.com/

I can post pictures of the parts before he assembled them If there is interest.
glen

Glen,

Please do. I will buy one when it is available. I would also like to see the parts as well. I have always had a fondness for the Monitor and Merrimack since I was a wee one.

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Re: Rich's 1/16 scale monitor engine video.
« Reply #5 on: November 13, 2008, 10:41:53 AM »
That would be something... build a full RC version of the Monitor! uh oh, I think I feel a loooong term project starting.  :bugeye:

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Re: Rich's 1/16 scale monitor engine video.
« Reply #6 on: November 13, 2008, 10:42:35 AM »
Thanks for the link Glen. His engine are  :jaw:.

The thing I like about his engine builds is the fact no 3D modeling or CNC machines are used. It's just plain talent and a few brain cells. As the article in HSM shows when he made that steam pipe. A bit of ingenuity and using your hands. Now that's talent.

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Re: Rich's 1/16 scale monitor engine video.
« Reply #7 on: November 14, 2008, 04:19:54 PM »





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Re: Rich's 1/16 scale monitor engine video.
« Reply #8 on: November 14, 2008, 04:39:15 PM »









Rich's tools for assembling the engine and tuning, Gold dollar in the center, other than the smallest commercial wrench made the craftsman upper left. Rich has made or modified all the tools. Including the one with the working drain cock on it lower left side.

Here is a link to 29 pictures in a flicr album in case I lost some of the singles
http://www.flickr.com/photos/mjoat/sets/72157604705678938/
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Re: Rich's 1/16 scale monitor engine video.
« Reply #9 on: November 14, 2008, 06:49:16 PM »
Lost for words,  :bow:

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Re: Rich's 1/16 scale monitor engine video.
« Reply #10 on: November 15, 2008, 03:06:12 PM »
Only two ways to express myself.  :jaw:  :bugeye:


Thanks Glen.
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« Reply #11 on: November 15, 2008, 05:16:06 PM »
I keep saying this over and over again.

The people that have the skill to produce articles like these have more skill in one little finger than all these highly paid arty farty types. Yet they never get the true recognition, and most don't even want it. They get their enjoyment from making the articles and showing them amongst a like minded audience.

We have a lady in the UK called Cherry Hill (a true lady, as bestowed on her a few years ago for contributions to engineering), in her younger days she could easily have become almost whatever she wanted to, but decided to pursue her dreams of making perfect replica steam engines, why? no one knows, as she has very rarely been photographed or interviewed, but almost every year she releases another one of her superb engines. They are so well researched and made, engineering students use them for study and research purposes.

Here is a rare pic of my unsung hero Cherry, from 1968, and she is still making suberb models now.





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Re: Rich's 1/16 scale monitor engine video.
« Reply #12 on: November 16, 2008, 11:31:12 AM »
John,

I've read about and seen her models in the mags. Truly outstanding. What I would like to know is how one goes about finding photo's, drawings and such about the planned project. This is one area I lack sorely in.

Thanks for posting that pic by the way. I always wondered what a wommen of such talent looked like. Pretty close to what my mind had pictured.

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« Reply #13 on: November 16, 2008, 12:40:24 PM »
Bernd,

Maybe Glen would be the person to ask, I have done numerous searches and basically come up with nothing much every time.

Glen seems to have a talent for finding the impossible, outstanding or unusual.

John

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Re: Rich's 1/16 scale monitor engine video.
« Reply #14 on: November 16, 2008, 02:03:35 PM »
I can only talk to the ones that Rich has related over the years. that's why I look forward to his book.

He will make numerous trips to were the pumping engine is, and the monitor engine and the Smithsonian and then take a ton of pictures. if the people at the museum will let him and I guess it isn't the first trip there. He would use a scale stick or sticks. And then take lots of pictures, and then lots more pictures of the smaller detail parts with measurements. In case of the pumping engine at the Ford museum many trips to study it. Since no drawings existed,the dimensions were taken from the original. Over 150 photos were taken pre digital camera days. and the then later he reduced it to auto cad drawings.

I will included PDF's of the write up from the program booklet From the NAMES expo. I'm having trouble with the Uploading of the pdf's so I will drop back and try something else.

The story of the monitor engine will be even better as the egg heads at the museum. Didn't want to let him near it. More so after he pointed out that they had assembled the mock up wrong and if they would have ever aired it up it would have destroyed itself.
He got a copy of the original drawings fade badly from the navy office of plans. and he used the Library of Congress for as much information that has been written about the engine and its creator.
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Re: Rich's 1/16 scale monitor engine video.
« Reply #15 on: November 16, 2008, 02:16:50 PM »





JPEG's always work This is Rich's story of his pumping engine
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Re: Rich's 1/16 scale monitor engine video.
« Reply #16 on: November 17, 2008, 12:23:52 PM »
Thanks Glen. That was a nice read.

The gathering of dimensions is that same as model railroaders use to make models of structures, rolling stock and other things by using a scale stick in the picture and of course many pictures. I guess I won't have the persistence to do that. I guess that methods are the same no matter what hobby when it comes to making scale models.

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Re: Rich's 1/16 scale monitor engine video.
« Reply #17 on: November 17, 2008, 12:49:25 PM »
Thanks Glen. That was a nice read.

I'll second that, Cheers Glen  :thumbup:

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