Model Engineer Talents

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  1. Ralph

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    #1 Ralph, Oct 8, 2019
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    I belong to a couple of model engineers clubs in the Chicago area. A few of the members expressed interest in clocks, more in making them then collecting them and some of them have joined the NAWCC.

    One of the members has made two escapement models. One is a cylinder escapement, the other a chronometer detent escapement.

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    Another member is scratch building a tower clock. He is casting all the parts. He has already cast the plates, the wheels, and stock for the lantern pinions. The plates are aluminum and the wheels and pillars are brass.

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    I went to this fellows house this past Sunday morning and watched him cast the end plates for the winding drum. He plans to include a deadbeat escapement and Harrison's maintaining power.
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    You might recognize this part as one of the parts on the table.



    I'll continue in another post.

    Ralph
     
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    For some reason I could not include this image in the previous post.

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    Not in that one either Ralph. Great skills on show though.
     
  4. Ralph

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    Here is another fellow's effort's He is making a replica of a Howard 00 tower clock movement. He also has made a giant watch movement and numerous other models. They don't necessarily go, but look great. He even has a model of H1.

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    Here's his watch... it's 12"-15" in diameter.




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    Wow! Thanks for sharing, Ralph.
     
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    You know anyone who drives an old Ford Econoline van today is probably doing something interesting.
    What would I do if I had more time? Probably sleep more for starters. I would love to get into more clock stuff, my job gets in the way.
    I wonder how will the mask on the table be used?
     
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    If the model Howard, shown, works it would look great as a wall mounted skeleton clock
     
  8. Ralph

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    I mentioned the one fellow in the club who makes models don't don't necessarily operate, like his giant watch movement. Here is a pix I dug up of his model of H1. I think it is wood. I had to do a double take, when he sent the picture to me.

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