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deemery
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Posted - 03/01/2021 :  1:23:27 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Someone, either Ngineering or MicroLumina, has a 'flicking forge light' set

dae


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Larryc
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Posted - 03/01/2021 :  2:54:59 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Thanks Dave, I'll check it out.

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Larryc
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Posted - 03/01/2021 :  3:17:54 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Moving right along:



Here is the Forge Furnace with all of the outer skin attached. This was spray painted with flat black and will be weathered later. Also plugged the firebox with a napkin so very little black paint would get in the box. The smokestack is a length of bamboo stick cut to length and painted black before gluing into place.



This is where the Furnace will reside. I've already made a door for it and may glue it in the open position. The hot metal comes out of the Furnace and rests on the door where it's picked up by the crane and swung over to the Hammer. There is plenty of room for the crane. The stick that is taped to the floor is my "people meter". It's six foot high to give some scale to the Furnace.

That's where I'm at so far; now just need to get the firebox sorted out. Any comments/suggestions are always welcome.



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TRAINS1941
Engineer

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Posted - 03/01/2021 :  5:29:22 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Looking good Larry!!

Jerry

"And in the end, it's not the years in your life that count. It's the life in your years." A. Lincoln

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Larryc
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Posted - 03/01/2021 :  5:42:33 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Jerry thank you.

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deemery
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Posted - 03/01/2021 :  6:08:27 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
N8046 "furnace / forge / sawdust burner simulator" About 1/3 down the page here: https://www.ngineering.com/lighting%20effects%20for%20structures.htm

dave


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Philip
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Posted - 03/01/2021 :  10:06:08 PM  Show Profile  Visit Philip's Homepage  Reply with Quote
Progress is progress!


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friscomike
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Posted - 03/02/2021 :  08:21:48 AM  Show Profile  Visit friscomike's Homepage  Reply with Quote
Larry, the furnace is looking good. The "people meter" is a terrific idea! I will use it myself in the future. ~mike


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Dutchman
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Posted - 03/02/2021 :  09:58:14 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Very nice, Larry!


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Larryc
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Posted - 03/02/2021 :  12:25:34 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Dave thanks, I'll check out the link when I get a chance.

Philip so true and thanks for stopping by.

Mike thank you. The "people meter" gives me a sense of scale when building. At some point it will be replaced with some LP's.

Bruce thank you and thanks for looking in.


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Rick
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Posted - 03/02/2021 :  2:45:33 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
I like what I'm seeing here.
Keep up the good work Larry.



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Larryc
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Posted - 03/02/2021 :  3:57:06 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Rick thank you. I'll try and keep it going.

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Bernd
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Posted - 03/02/2021 :  4:12:40 PM  Show Profile  Visit Bernd's Homepage  Reply with Quote
Stopping by to see the progress. Looking good Larry.

You might think about putting a concrete base under that steam hammer. I don't think that wooden floor would last to long with hot sparks flying off the hot metal. Also the hammer would be anchored to a solid concrete floor so it wouldn't moved around during operation. Just a suggestion.

Bernd


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Larryc
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Posted - 03/03/2021 :  09:19:05 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Bernd thanks for the suggestion. Probably a concrete slab under the hammer may not be a bad idea, when I get to that point. Although some of the shops in England had thick oak flooring or planks, well supported, under the hammers which would absorb the shock and not be effected by the sparks.

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k9wrangler
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Posted - 03/03/2021 :  10:22:23 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
The forge looks nice, reminds me of the only TV show I watch with regularity, Forged in Fire, Wednesdays on History.

Good explanation on the forge hammer process, the two big forge plants, now gone, in Lansing were called XYZ Drop Forge. A good many of the retirees from those places were stone deaf from the hammering all day long. Red that built the house next door was a GM Forge plant retiree, used to be a scream hearing he and Betty the weed picker screaming back and forth.


Mega Dittos

Karl Scribner
Manistique, Michigan

Edited by - k9wrangler on 03/03/2021 10:27:39 AM

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