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Cressy Snr
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Steampunk!

Post by Cressy Snr » Sat Nov 16, 2019 9:27 pm

Now then.
This’ll be a long job, as the craftsmanship is going to have to be right, in order to pull off successfully, this style.

The obvious valve to use for steampunk will have to have a top cap and therefore by default and going by what I’ve got left in my valve boxes, and the output transformers I have, it has to be the 807, of which I have two NOS from 1965.

As a taster of the thought process, here’s a mash-up of a Hammond 1627SE, output transformer end-bell, and some half-inch copper plumbing brassware:
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I’m aiming for a cross between Fritz Lang’s “Metropolis” and Terry Gilliam’s “Brazil”
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Re: Steampunk!

Post by RhythMick » Sat Nov 16, 2019 9:44 pm

Watching

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Re: Steampunk!

Post by Mike H » Sat Nov 16, 2019 10:16 pm

Likewise!

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Here's some possible inspiration...
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It's a lamp, is all :D
 
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Re: Steampunk!

Post by RhythMick » Sat Nov 16, 2019 11:10 pm

Mike H wrote:
Sat Nov 16, 2019 10:16 pm
Likewise!

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Here's some possible inspiration...
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It's a lamp, is all :D
Brilliant

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Re: Steampunk!

Post by Ray P » Sat Nov 16, 2019 11:30 pm

Here's a starter for your volume control

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Re: Steampunk!

Post by Wolfgang » Sun Nov 17, 2019 12:32 am

The faucet "volume control" really made me laugh.

But what's out there is truly amazing.
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Re: Steampunk!

Post by Mike H » Mon Nov 18, 2019 8:56 pm

RhythMick wrote:
Sat Nov 16, 2019 11:10 pm

Brilliant
The gin bottle and pressure gauge are nice touches I thought :D
 
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Re: Steampunk!

Post by Ray P » Wed Nov 20, 2019 9:08 pm

Steve, if you're going to explore a styling statement don't forget you have 3D printing available to you nowadays.

I bought a couple of these 'saucepans' from an ebay seller in China to cover the toroids on my 13E1 build;

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but they have a pretty ugly flange for bolting them to the chassis, which I'm not keen on the look of. After taking a few measurements I took to a CAD package and designed some collars to go over the flanges to hide them. I then had a friend at work 3D print them. The priniting took several hours but apparently less than a fivers worth of 'ink'. Here's the result. His printer bed wasn't big enough to do a single collar for both toroids, hence it being in two halves;

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The fit is spot on and they even include blind holes so I can tap threads to bolt them to the chassis. The hole on the centreline is for the on/off toggle switch. I just need to do a little bit of cleaning up on some edges and cyano them together;

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Here's what will be eventually seen on the top of the amp;

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