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Re: Maiwald Makeover.......
« Reply #50 on: October 24, 2012, 06:43:53 PM »
.....With red spokes, would this look ok?......Or, are they a little on the large side?....

On the colour - just my opinion (a) the un-painted metal balances the unpainted metal at the hot end, and (b) I find that, depending on the context, having things light-coloured (or sometimes having them black) can make them look physically lighter.

Also, if you take the length along the engine's main axis, with those flywheels they protrude about the same amount as the hot end is distant from the centre of the red frames centre.

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Re: Maiwald Makeover.......
« Reply #51 on: October 24, 2012, 07:09:51 PM »
To make the flywheels "belong" a bit more, maybe just a touch of colour on them; perhaps a thin red line around the rims (like a whitewall tyre, but much thinner).

Or perhaps a splash of red on the hubs like this crude rendition:



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Re: Maiwald Makeover.......
« Reply #52 on: October 26, 2012, 02:01:42 PM »
I quite like those flywheels David, I reckon they should be painted except for the hub face and the rim - so any machined bits unpainted. Maybe just 1 and a pulley on the other side - save a flywheel for something else, or is that just me being a tight @rse!
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Re: Maiwald Makeover.......
« Reply #53 on: October 26, 2012, 03:33:44 PM »
What Nick said David  :thumbup:

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Re: Maiwald Makeover.......
« Reply #54 on: October 26, 2012, 04:00:10 PM »
Dave.
Unfortunately I cannot leave the castings unpainted. A few pinholes in the spokes have had to be filled.

Nick.
Don't worry about flywheel stock. It's all in hand...... 

Andy,  Rob.
Thanks for your input. I now think black spokes with polished rim is the way to go.

Here is the original. Repainted, and fitted to another engine.......




My main  concern was that a pair this diameter, might look too much. Intending to finish off with alloy pulleys to the outside of the hubs.

Thanks for your interest, and input, Chaps!  :thumbup:

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Re: Maiwald Makeover.......
« Reply #55 on: October 26, 2012, 04:09:09 PM »
Ther's something about black that turns me on be it on a shaply female leg or a fly wheel it realy does it for me.

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Re: Maiwald Makeover.......
« Reply #56 on: October 27, 2012, 03:33:37 AM »
I would never have thought of gloss black but it looks brilliant! I also liked the cream that Chris did his 10V a while back - think I might be moving away from the red flywheels I've always done in the past  - don't know where that fixation came from, think it was from younger days when spend endless hours staring at traction engine flywheels!
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Re: Maiwald Makeover.......
« Reply #57 on: October 27, 2012, 03:58:45 PM »
Thanks nick! I don't know why I don't think black, more often.  :scratch:

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Here's 10 curvaceous legs for you.........




What cher reckon?




First coat, only. Another one, sometime, then clean up the rims.  :thumbup:

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Re: Maiwald Makeover.......
« Reply #58 on: October 27, 2012, 04:04:05 PM »
Better:---  Just paint those orangy red bits black and you'll  have it licked

 :drool: :drool: :drool: :drool: :drool:

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Re: Maiwald Makeover.......
« Reply #59 on: October 27, 2012, 04:25:32 PM »
 :thumbup: Nice one David , the engine dose look better with two flywheels  :clap: :clap: :clap: :clap: :clap:


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Re: Maiwald Makeover.......
« Reply #60 on: October 27, 2012, 04:54:31 PM »
Now it's a pice of art  :bow: :bow:
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Re: Maiwald Makeover.......
« Reply #61 on: October 27, 2012, 05:05:43 PM »
Better:---  Just paint those orangy red bits black and you'll  have it licked

 :drool: :drool: :drool: :drool: :drool:

Stew

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The 'orrible colour, is my overenthusiastic camera. Colour balancing against the black background.  :smart:

It's actually a nice red..... To my eye.  :thumbup:

It's staying as is.......   :)


Rob, Benni.
Thank you!  :beer:

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Re: Maiwald Makeover.......
« Reply #62 on: October 28, 2012, 06:07:31 AM »
looks great David, I like it!  :thumbup:
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Re: Maiwald Makeover.......
« Reply #63 on: November 16, 2012, 04:05:03 PM »
Well...... This is still progressing, slowly.  :thumbup:

Unfortunately, the enthusiasm's been a bit lacking recently. Spent a lot of time with other things, and the gonna do's.

Made a new burner......




Complete with removable cap, held with O ring.......




Then I spent a nice hour, this afternoon experimenting with burner settings.......




Just the rod lengths left to fiddle with, and make pivot pins, instead of the M3 screws.

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Re: Maiwald Makeover.......
« Reply #64 on: July 31, 2013, 03:07:31 AM »
Yes...... I know, it's been a while.   

So frustrated with the slow progress, and other frustrations.  :bang:   I put it back in the toy cupboard, for 8 months......  :thumbup:

Finally, got around to it, last week. Everything went well, for a change!  :D


I really like the, "teamwork" flywheels........


















JB-welded a stainless disc, to keep the burner in place.......





And, the final video......




It's been a very frustrating job. But, it's all I hoped for, when I started out. "I'm a bit pleased with that".......

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Re: Maiwald Makeover.......
« Reply #65 on: July 31, 2013, 03:34:08 AM »
Hi Dave
 
That really is a cutie ...  :thumbup:
 
Great improvement from when you got it.
 
So, what's next ??
 
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Re: Maiwald Makeover.......
« Reply #66 on: July 31, 2013, 03:41:59 AM »
Looks great that David, like the skid too.
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Re: Maiwald Makeover.......
« Reply #67 on: July 31, 2013, 04:07:08 AM »
Great job David it looks great.

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Re: Maiwald Makeover.......
« Reply #68 on: July 31, 2013, 05:48:12 AM »
Nick, Mick...... Thank you! 

Dave..... Thanks, too!

Next? Well..... It's just been christened, Metisse.
Don't think the Rickman Bros. will be concerned. But, it will be a bit of a mongrel, when I'm done with it......  :thumbup:

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Re: Maiwald Makeover.......
« Reply #69 on: July 31, 2013, 05:54:33 AM »
Ther's something about black that turns me on be it on a shaply female leg or a fly wheel it realy does it for me.

Stew

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Re: Maiwald Makeover.......
« Reply #70 on: August 01, 2013, 11:04:15 PM »
What a beauty! Missed this one first time around.  :bow: :bow: :clap: :clap:
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Re: Maiwald Makeover.......
« Reply #71 on: August 02, 2013, 02:07:31 AM »
Thanks VT!  :thumbup:

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