Pyle National K2 Steam Turbine Generator

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Pyle National K2 Steam Turbine Generator

Post by FLtenwheeler » Wed May 10, 2017 6:37 pm

Hi

Does anyone make castings for the a 1.5/1.6 scale Pyle National K2 Steam Turbine Generator?

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Re: Pyle National K2 Steam Turbine Generator

Post by Dick_Morris » Wed May 10, 2017 8:17 pm

FYI, the K2 and the later K240 are essentially the same. I've read that Pyle National sold parts to upgrade from one to the other.

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Re: Pyle National K2 Steam Turbine Generator

Post by Miserlou57 » Thu May 11, 2017 9:53 am

I 3D printed a K-2 generator in 1.593 scale. This particular material is good up to 170 degrees F if I recall, and if need be I will mount on an insulating board. Thought about doing castings but this is good enough for me.

https://imgur.com/xg4L3Cl,glfXS2b

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Re: Pyle National K2 Steam Turbine Generator

Post by Carrdo » Thu May 11, 2017 11:42 am

There is on ebay from time to time a seller from New Zealand (francesh2005) who is offering Pyle National K2 turbogenerator detailed brass castings in 1.5" scale. They are to make a dummy unit but the castings can be made into a working unit if one is very resourceful. There are no drawings or instructions for this however.

The seller claims that he has produced a working unit from the castings but as I say there are no drawings or instructions on how to do this.

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Re: Pyle National K2 Steam Turbine Generator

Post by FLtenwheeler » Thu May 11, 2017 3:55 pm

Carrdo wrote:There is on ebay from time to time a seller from New Zealand (francesh2005) who is offering Pyle National K2 turbogenerator detailed brass castings in 1.5" scale. They are to make a dummy unit but the castings can be made into a working unit if one is very resourceful. There are no drawings or instructions for this however.

The seller claims that he has produced a working unit from the castings but as I say there are no drawings or instructions on how to do this.
This is the one I was looking for.

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Re: Pyle National K2 Steam Turbine Generator

Post by Greg_Lewis » Fri May 12, 2017 9:47 am

Carrdo wrote:There is on ebay from time to time a seller from New Zealand (francesh2005) who is offering Pyle National K2 turbogenerator detailed brass castings in 1.5" scale. They are to make a dummy unit but the castings can be made into a working unit if one is very resourceful. There are no drawings or instructions for this however.

The seller claims that he has produced a working unit from the castings but as I say there are no drawings or instructions on how to do this.
I see one pictured in the DNC System Technologies ad in Australian Model Engineering magazine. Check http://www.dncsystems.dynalias.com/minirail.
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Re: Pyle National K2 Steam Turbine Generator

Post by Carrdo » Fri Sep 22, 2017 3:48 pm

I just received a set of the 1.5" scale Pyle National dummy K-2 castings from the supplier in New Zealand and I am very happy with them.

They are very detailed hard bronze investment castings and come with come the sprues attached. Chris supplies a fact sheet on how to remove the sprues and cleanup the castings. As well, he includes a x-section listing parts of the K-2 turbogenerator itself.

I have attached a couple of photos of what I have done with the castings so far. One needs to have a fine jewellers type saw to remove some of the sprues. One has to think about how to hold the castings as we are dealing here with some very hard bronze and delicate detail which can be damaged with careless clamping.

Chris has an email: frances_chris@xtra.co.nz for further info or purchases.

I have no commercial connection with this other than being a happy purchaser.
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Re: Pyle National K2 Steam Turbine Generator

Post by Carrdo » Fri Sep 22, 2017 6:24 pm

P.S. to my last post.

You should see his 2" scale NZR Ka971 Northern on Youtube.

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