Model Centrifugal pump Kit
The Model Centrifugal pump Kit recently purchased from Cringle Engineering was too good to miss building. Especially since I spent most of my working life in the Fire Service(s)of:
- West Midlands,
- South Glamorgan,
- Home Office Fire Experimental Unit
- retiring from Bedfordshire and Luton fire and rescue service.
So finding such a kit fitted with a little bit of my past (but in a much smaller size)!
I am currently making workshop alterations. The intention is to make a CNC centre for the Sherline Mill and Lathe recently acquired. It would be useful to test these changes using some ‘small’ projects.
So instead of waiting for the completion of the project(s) before writing the blog I thought it would be a nice change to update it as I go along.
The Model Centrifugal Pump Kit as delivered.
Inspecting each casting I was pleased with the aluminium ones in both quality and finish, the brass/bronze ones didn’t quite come up to the standard and the impeller in particular will require a lot of work. But that’s the fun part(?!!!).
- -3 alloy castings
- 2 cast brass pipe flanges
- 1 cast brass gland
- cast brass impeller
- cast brass pulley
- 2 bearings
- stainless steal shaft
- stainless steel threaded rod
- brass nuts
- rubber o ring seal and
- 6 pages of technical drawings
A ‘Wobbler’ will drive it.
I believe it would be an excellent kit for someone just starting out. If you need any assistance or advice please feel free to contact me. I don’t know it all…..far from it but the clock had ticked around as it were.
On that point there is a lot of advice and documentation. You could do no better than buying
which is a foundation for aspiring model engineers of all ages. I need to tell you that if you do buy the book by clicking the link above I would receive a very small commission, at no cost to you.
So come back and see the progress of this pump being built, and then used. Looking forward to doing the build, now where is that spanner?????