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      I'm planning to build a 1/4 scale Stanley Steamer record breaker made with 260 brass. It will be live steam and RC.
      I'm searching for a blueprint.
      I need some wire wheels, too.
      Thanks,
      Giovanni


      1/4 Scale 260 Brass Stanley Steamer Race Car

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  1. Giovanni's Avatar Established Member
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    Quote Originally Posted by protarguy View Post
    Hello Giovanni,
    you asked for the diameter of the spokes.
    In what scale will be the model?
    In every reply to the topic there is written another scale from 1/4 down to 1/8.
    I use 0.4mm stainless steel insect pins for my motorcycle models in 1/8 or 1/9 scale.
    Here is a source for insect pins with metal heads:
    Watkins & Doncaster Pins and accessories
    Ask for the correct shipping rates to your country.

    Uli
    Uli,
    Sorry about the sliding scale!LOL!
    I have finally decided on 1/4 scale for the Stanley Rocket.
    I had to scale it up for the cylinder head passageways to work.
    It is more of a pedal-car size and will display nicely.
    The 1/4 scale Rocket custom molded tires will interchange with some pedal-car tires.
    Thank you very much for the SS pin source.
    What size do you think will work, now that the scale is pinned down.
    Kind Regards,
    Giovanni


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    Quote Originally Posted by ScaleMotorcars View Post
    This is going to be a great thread. I cant wait to see whats next...

    Keep those pic's and posts coming....
    All of the SMC forum members are brilliant in all of the helpful ideas and resources to get my Rocket up to steam! I am learning so much here!
    The projects posted here are truly works of art.
    I am considering using 6061 aluminum sheet to build the body to keep the car light.
    I have been talking with the most brilliant metal former in the USA and may have him make the upper body section. He is really enthusiastic about the build. Here is a video of his work.
    He also sells and has workshops for his metal planishing machines.
    His shop is very close to my place.
    Thanks everyone,
    Giovanni


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    Giovanni
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    I did some poking around and found an archival site on the waybackmachine.

    You may want to check it out but remember its an archival so allot of the links may no longer work...

    http://web.archive.org/web/200805210...speed2006.com/


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    Thanks!
    Very cool info and moving Rocket!
    I tried to save the moving Rocket to my files but it will not open and run?
    I see that you are a Jaguaphile like me!
    Regards,
    Giovanni


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    Quote Originally Posted by ScaleMotorcars View Post
    I just took a look at my AUTOMOBILE QUARTERLY Index. Get your hands on volume 25 #1

    They did a large write up on the 1906 steamer with photos and illustrations.

    Heres one on eBay...

    AUTOMOBILE QUARTERLY AQ Vol 25 #1 - eBay (item 120654848949 end time Jan-30-11 12:42:13 PST)

    Also volume 34 number 4 has more reference to the land speed record attempt of 1906. Its not as well documented as the the one above but it could provide a little more info.

    AUTOMOBILE QUARTERLY AQ Vol 34 #4 Chevrolet - eBay (item 120654846009 end time Jan-30-11 12:36:59 PST)
    Thanks!
    I bought them.
    I also just received 3D CAD drawings of the Rocket body, chassis and drive-train.
    I can now produce the wooden body bucks using a 5-Axis CNC wood-milling machine.
    Things are starting to come together.
    How can I download the moving Rocket avatar?
    I tried but only get a still image.
    I got the avatar figured out!
    Thanks, again.
    Regards,
    Giovanni


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    You need to open it in a browser window. Your computer will only show the first frame in the gif animation.

    As for the books I figured you got them. I noticed both had sold that same day.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Giovanni View Post
    Uli,
    I have finally decided on 1/4 scale for the Stanley Rocket.
    Thank you very much for the SS pin source.
    What size do you think will work, now that the scale is pinned down.
    Kind Regards,
    Giovanni
    Hello Giovanni !
    I guess in 1/4 scale you will need a diameter around 0.6 or 0.7mm.
    Depends on the diameter of the real spokes.
    Just go and measure some bicycle spokes
    and scale them done. Another issue will be the lenght of the spokes.
    The insect pins may be too short. Go look for stainless steel wire on a roll.

    Uli
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    Hi Giovanni, This looks like a fine project, I spent a couple of years at sea on steam pots, and as the bikers say, the rest (diesels) was wasted. Wire is a good idea for spokes if it can be straightened sufficiently to look right. This suggests something springy and stiff in a roll, like MIG welding wire. Another thought is TIG welding rod, both available in stainless and in a number of diameters. My love of steam came early. Barney Becker, of Doble Steam Cars, lived not too far from my parents. On his way home from work, still driving the car he helped design and produce, he'd blow the whistle a couple of minutes out from his house, my dad said that this was so his wife could have a refresher mixed for him. For us kids on our court, that steam whistle meant come in and wash up for dinner.
    Scorpio - Builds models the way the prototype should have been built.
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    All of you guys are brilliant!
    I first checked out the 316L tig wire and can get .045" diameter and can stretch the wire to make straight spokes. Maybe I could silver solder a head on them but it would be nice to find some pins with the heads on them already. There are 40 spokes on each motorcycle-like wheel.
    Great Steamer stories, too.
    I'm a little dyslexic about what you mean by opening the animated avatar in the web browser?
    I just figured out the avatar! LOL!
    Thanks all!
    Giovanni


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    Giovanni
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    I just talked with the owner of a full-scale 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 1/4 Scale 260 Brass Stanley Steamer Race Car models made for the silicon bronze casting 1/4 Scale 260 Brass Stanley Steamer Race Car process. These engine parts models will be used to build RTV 1/4 Scale 260 Brass Stanley Steamer Race Car rubber molds for the wax injection molding.
    I will have access to all of the Stanley Model K chassis and wheel parts, too.
    What is advantageous about supplying a cad file of the parts drawings is that each owner of the race car can recreate his own parts should they need replacements.
    I talked with the Stanley restorer about the valve machining inside the valve chest and decided to use EDM method for a very exact valve surface.
    The Stanley restorer happens to have a very detailed 1/4 scale Stanley Vanderbuilt Cup Race Car missing a steam engine. He is sending me the photos for posting.
    Regards,
    Giovanni

    Here is a video of the NextEngine laser scanning:




    1/4 Scale 260 Brass Stanley Steamer Race Car


    Regards,
    Giovanni
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    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.
    Regards,
    Giovanni

    TechShop is the SF Bay Area's Only Open-Access Public Workshop -- TechShop Locations




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    I am building all four Stanley race cars.


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    Good to see this moving forward. Have you gotten those AQ books yet?

    And do you have link to any of your other builds? Im sure the guys would love to see what you've already built..

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    Hello,
    They are being shipped now.
    My other build is in progress.
    It is an all-metal 1/12th scale 1898 USS Holland submarine.
    The hull is almost ready to spin in 260 brass, making 5 sections that will be silver soldered together. It will have an operating radio control speed controlled brush-less motor, PC programmable linear servos and PC programmable control for a motorized Hall's Effect positioned ballast piston tank.
    Regards,
    Giovanni


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    Regards,
    Giovanni
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    I'll be honest with you, Ive never been much for boats or airplane but thats one cool looking sub. I love the amount of detail and your research is amazing.

    These are going to be some great builds. I cant wait to see the parts come together.
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