An Early Coal Mine

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An Early Coal Mine

Post by steamyjim » Sat May 24, 2014 9:49 am

Started work on the first bit of the scenery for the WLR. I love that very early period of the industrial revolution, so most of the buildings on the line will be based around that. Of course, my locos are more of a 1920s period so I will need to come up with some back story for why nothing changed for 150 odd years! Anyway, the first bit to start with was the atmospheric winding engine for the coal mine. This will also be joined by an atmospheric pumping engine of some form as well as water wheel driven pumps...

Quite simple really - some beach for the beam, a few bits of Meccano, some MDF and some scrap metal!

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Post by kandnwlr » Sat May 24, 2014 9:57 am

Thomas Newcomen (1663 - 1729) would be proud.

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Post by steamyjim » Sat May 24, 2014 4:09 pm

kandnwlr:100928 wrote:Thomas Newcomen (1663 - 1729) would be proud.
I would hope so!
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Post by jim@NAL » Sat May 24, 2014 7:31 pm

this looks good

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Post by Dannypenguin » Sat May 24, 2014 9:30 pm

Like :thumbright:
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Post by steamyjim » Sat May 24, 2014 11:46 pm

Thanks guys! Will post further progress as it occurs...
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Post by Big Jim » Thu May 29, 2014 3:37 pm

Very useful looking brass domes there. What were they in real life?
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Post by steamyjim » Sat May 31, 2014 9:08 pm

Big Jim:101192 wrote:Very useful looking brass domes there. What were they in real life?
It's one of these garden sprayers...

http://www.thegoodstore.com.au/d1210-10 ... s-sprayer/

Can normally pick them up secondhand for a couple of quid!
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Post by steamyjim » Tue Apr 12, 2016 6:03 pm

Got the coal mine up and running today. Plenty of work still to be done, as well as the other buildings needed for a mine!

Can anyone tell me why this isn't embedding?

<embed src="http://www.youtube.com/v/-8vNhqCYmSI=3& ... width="640" height="390">

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Post by steamyjim » Sat Apr 23, 2016 10:44 pm

Any suggestions on embedding the video?
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Post by Soar Valley Light » Sun Apr 24, 2016 8:03 pm

That's a very sedate winding speed Jim. I forget the different winding speeds now for men and materials but both were fairly quick. I think materials went down pretty much on free fall at the start of the wind. Well, certainly with steam, where the braking was frequently achieved by putting on 'back steam'. Electric winders were probably a little less tolerant of such actions!

Your winder looks like a beautiful piece of work, does it drive through a gear train to turn the rope drum?

Nice work.

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Post by steamyjim » Sun Apr 24, 2016 9:57 pm

Soar Valley Light:117713 wrote:That's a very sedate winding speed Jim. I forget the different winding speeds now for men and materials but both were fairly quick. I think materials went down pretty much on free fall at the start of the wind. Well, certainly with steam, where the braking was frequently achieved by putting on 'back steam'. Electric winders were probably a little less tolerant of such actions!

Your winder looks like a beautiful piece of work, does it drive through a gear train to turn the rope drum?

Nice work.

Andrew
I did think the speed to be a little slow - but I wanted a reasonable amount of time that the mechanism was winding so as not to be reversing all the time!

Thankyou! Yes it does, the motor drives a small pinion, in turn driving the large gear on the winding drum shaft, which in turn drives the small gear on the crankshaft.

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