1/4 Scale Stanley Flying Tea Kettle

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1/4 Scale Stanley Flying Tea Kettle

Post  giovanni on Thu 03 Feb 2011, 11:12 am

Hello fellow Steamers.
I am new here and not sure if this is an appropriate place to post my project, so please let me know if not.
I am in the design phase of my 1906 Stanley Steam Car called The Flying Tea Kettle project.
I have nearly all of the 3D CAD file drawings and will be starting the casting of the engine and planishing the aluminum for the body very soon.
The overall length is 48" and a width of 9". The engine bores are 1-1/4" and the engine will be made from silicon bronze and stainless steel.
The all-copper fire-tube boiler will be 7.5" width x 4.5" height and propane/butane fired with a 100-150 operating pressure.
Any advice is very much appreciated.
Thanks,
Giovanni




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Re: 1/4 Scale Stanley Flying Tea Kettle

Post  hughb on Tue 08 Feb 2011, 3:03 pm

Hi
Wellcome Very Happy
This looks like it could go a long way thanks for this and do keep posting.
Good luck Cool

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Re: 1/4 Scale Stanley Flying Tea Kettle

Post  giovanni on Tue 08 Feb 2011, 3:56 pm

Thank you.
Here is an update:
I just talked with the owner of a Stanley race car engine that is offering me an opportunity to completely disassemble the engine for laser scanning of the engine parts and creating 3-D CAD drawings. I can now have 3-D acrylic models made for the silicon bronze casting process. These engine parts models will be used to build RTV rubber molds for the wax injection molding.
I will have access to all of the chassis and wheel parts, too.
What is advantageous about supplying a cad file of the parts drawings is that each race car owner can recreate his own parts should they need replacements.
We talked about the valve chest and valve machining inside and decided to use EDM method for a very exact valve surface.
Regards,
Giovanni
Here is a video of the NextEngine laser scanning:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ggvzcGdZsTc
There are Tech Shops in some areas of the USA and growing fast.
They have the NextEngine laser scanners and 3-D printers.
You can become a member and use all of their fine machinery.
I'm joining and then laser printing my parts.
http://techshop.ws/locations.html
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Al51vWkoy-k

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Re: 1/4 Scale Stanley Flying Tea Kettle

Post  giovanni on Tue 08 Feb 2011, 4:00 pm

Here is a video of the EDM process:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aQI2lmTi0Zs&feature=player_embedded

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Re: 1/4 Scale Stanley Flying Tea Kettle

Post  giovanni on Tue 08 Feb 2011, 4:02 pm

Where is Darth Vader when he is needed!LOL! Laughing
Regards,
Giovanni

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Post  giovanni on Tue 08 Feb 2011, 4:08 pm

I will be building a series of four race cars.
The Flying Tea Kettle

The Turtle Racer

The WoggleBug

The Vanderbuilt Cup Racer

Kind Regards,
Giovanni

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Post  Rickster on Wed 09 Feb 2011, 12:21 pm

What a great project, it's really interesting - great cars and the laser scanning thing is quite brilliant.

Keep 'em coming

cheers

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Re: 1/4 Scale Stanley Flying Tea Kettle

Post  giovanni on Wed 09 Feb 2011, 10:22 pm

The Laser scanning and 3-D printing would be considered science fiction 20 years ago! affraid

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Re: 1/4 Scale Stanley Flying Tea Kettle

Post  hughb on Thu 17 Feb 2011, 1:23 pm

Hi

I do not think I get whot is going on .....I will ask at wok from a mate..

Thanks for the vid and good luck

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Re: 1/4 Scale Stanley Flying Tea Kettle

Post  giovanni on Sun 20 Feb 2011, 9:24 am

Here is a 2/3 scale recreation of the Flying Tea Kettle.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XqzLAR3Byc8


Here is the original car:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=J3uoPlT8sV4

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Re: 1/4 Scale Stanley Flying Tea Kettle

Post  giovanni on Tue 22 Feb 2011, 1:34 pm

The wooden body bucks are being made now for the aluminum body panels. Here is the machine.
Thermwood Model 67 CNC Router
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=v1zZm0lWfKQ

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iKLEv5NeSRk

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Post  hughb on Fri 25 Feb 2011, 2:39 pm

Hi
Thanks for the vids look cool and the pace that it gets done at bounce affraid

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