Hi Harry, Couple of ideas for your flywheel: 1. make a cast iron or steel "jacket" for the rim and solder or glue it on. The bronze rim can be turned down to compensate for the jacket's thickness. 2. tin the rim with soft solder and buff it 3. turn and paint the rim with automotive laquer in a bright cast iron colour 4. use the flywheel as a pattern to have an iron one cast All of the above are extra fuss, but would allow an nice looking right coloured rim. Cheers Jeff Dayman ----- Original Message ----- From: "Harry Wade" <hww@xxxxxxxx> To: <modeleng@xxxxxxxxxxxxx> Sent: Tuesday, February 21, 2006 9:57 PM Subject: [modeleng] pumps, etc was > At 07:14 PM 2/21/06 -0600, you wrote: > >Sure and you will paint the engine anyway Harry, so the colour makes little > >difference. - Jesse > > Au contraire mon frere! The metal color makes Great deal of > difference, to some folks anyway. When was the last time you saw a big > Corliss engine with red brass flywheel rim showing!? :-o If it was iron > on the real one, then I feel like it ought to be iron on the model. I'm > just like that. > > Regards, > Harry > > MODEL ENGINEERING DISCUSSION LIST. > > To UNSUBSCRIBE from this list, send a blank email to, > modeleng-request@xxxxxxxxxxxxx with the word "unsubscribe" in the subject line. > MODEL ENGINEERING DISCUSSION LIST. To UNSUBSCRIBE from this list, send a blank email to, modeleng-request@xxxxxxxxxxxxx with the word "unsubscribe" in the subject line.