A stream for the Elderbury & District Light Railway

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Re: A stream for the Elderbury & District Light Railway

Post by Andrew » Tue Oct 02, 2018 1:43 pm

Yes, I really like the family connection too. And you can stock Cuttle Brook with Cuttle Fish...

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Re: A stream for the Elderbury & District Light Railway

Post by philipy » Tue Oct 02, 2018 1:59 pm

Andrew wrote:
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Yes, I really like the family connection too. And you can stock Cuttle Brook with Cuttle Fish...
LOL, yes, plays around that thought have gone through my mind as well! Actually, I rather suspect that it was probably originally known locally as the Cattle Brook rather than cuttle, which would make far more sense in terms of a medieval farming community. Late17th century hand writing isn't what you would call easily legible ( I had something of a struggle transcribing it!) and the parish priest who would have written it was quite likely not local and dealing with the accent on the Bucks/Oxfordshire border would have likely taxed his spelling somewhat!

Anyway, google maps still show it as Cuttle and there was a dispute about 30 years ago between Bucks CC and Oxfordshire CC as to who should unblock the Cuttle Brook bridge under the Icknield Way since the Cuttle Brook forms the county boundary.

However, I digress, yet again!

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Re: A stream for the Elderbury & District Light Railway

Post by Lonsdaler » Tue Oct 02, 2018 7:44 pm

+1 for Cuttle brook.
We have a similar 'mispronunciation' nearby. Ordnance Survey shows a local farm as Kepp House, whereas a locally produced earlier map clearly shows it as Cape House. However, OS wins out and the house nameplate is now Kepp, not Cape.
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Re: A stream for the Elderbury & District Light Railway

Post by FWLR » Thu Oct 04, 2018 10:25 am

+ 2 for Cuttle Brook…brilliant name.. :thumbright:
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Re: A stream for the Elderbury & District Light Railway

Post by philipy » Fri Oct 12, 2018 10:59 am

Back on track now... or should that be, up the creek? Anyway, I've now got the water input system more or less sorted. The two spout pieces took just over 10 hours each, to print, and the two halves of the manifold section took about 7hours 25mins, each.

The following pictures are before more than a rough clean up, but with the two pairs glued together to check the fit. There are some gaps but easily fillable.

Tom, you asked about glue and in the end I've actually used Floplast rather than Plasticweld, since it is more tolerant of gaps and I don't want any leaks.


The two halves of the manifold and the two spout pieces glued together:
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The two sub assemblies push fitted together:
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Then hanging on the edge of the tray which will form the top end of the Cuttle Brook ( one day!).
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I still have to make the hose attachment/bend piece, but don't anticipate too much trouble with that.

I'm currently experimenting with mortar colour to try to get a reasonable match for the stone I'm using and I haver 4 mixes drying in the garage as I write this.

The stream bed is currently full of leaves, mostly ash and elder, the apples and willow haven't really started falling yet, but nothing much to do until its all dropped.

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Re: A stream for the Elderbury & District Light Railway

Post by tom_tom_go » Fri Oct 12, 2018 12:13 pm

Glad you have chosen a different glue, FloPast from what I have read sounds like it will tolerate being outside all year round.

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Re: A stream for the Elderbury & District Light Railway

Post by LNR » Fri Oct 12, 2018 1:10 pm

That's one hell of a piece of work Philip, watching these goings on with interest.
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Re: A stream for the Elderbury & District Light Railway

Post by IrishPeter » Fri Oct 12, 2018 1:26 pm

I have to say that I am suitably impressed with the manifold. The 3D printer proving its worth for custom parts yet again.

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Re: A stream for the Elderbury & District Light Railway

Post by philipy » Fri Oct 12, 2018 1:44 pm

Thanks chaps.

Tom, I don't have any fears over using Plasticweld outside. It does what it's name says and welds the plastic surfaces together, so as long as the ABS is weather resistant, so would the joints be. I've been using it outside for years with no problems, but as I said Floplast is thicker and will take up any minor imperfections in the mating surfaces and that was my only reason for switching.

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Re: A stream for the Elderbury & District Light Railway

Post by Soar Valley Light » Fri Oct 12, 2018 7:28 pm

You're making a grand job of this Phil. I'm watching with great interest (it's still an ambition of my own that just wont go away!)

Are you using the Rennies to prevent any syphoning back? :roll: .............. I'll get my coat! :oops:

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Re: A stream for the Elderbury & District Light Railway

Post by Peter Butler » Fri Oct 12, 2018 9:13 pm

That is certainly a piece of artistic engineering and most impressive.
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Re: A stream for the Elderbury & District Light Railway

Post by FWLR » Sat Oct 13, 2018 7:55 am

Agree with Peter, Soar Valley Light(Andrew), IrishPeter(Peter) and LNR(Grant) that is such an impressive bit of work.

Out of curiosity, or just plain being nosey, :lol: What do you estimate the cost of the build Phil.
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Re: A stream for the Elderbury & District Light Railway

Post by philipy » Sat Oct 13, 2018 10:43 am

FWLR wrote:
Sat Oct 13, 2018 7:55 am

Out of curiosity, or just plain being nosey, :lol: What do you estimate the cost of the build Phil.
A 1Kg reel of filament cost £31-95 and holds approx 330metres of filament.
The total filament used for the 4 parts I've already shown, plus the 2 parts for the bend pipe which I'm doing now, is approx 74.5metres. So the cost for the whole shooting match is approx £7-20.

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Re: A stream for the Elderbury & District Light Railway

Post by FWLR » Sat Oct 13, 2018 11:30 am

Thats such a great saving Phil, especially has you couldn’t get one as close to doing what you want it do…..
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Re: A stream for the Elderbury & District Light Railway

Post by philipy » Mon Oct 15, 2018 7:07 pm

Ok, the next bit now works ( indoors in the bath!), using the pump I intend to use in the garden.
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