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A Small Steam Engine That I Have Been Slowly Building

Discussion in 'STATIONARY & LIVE STEAM ENGINES' started by terry_g, Jan 23, 2011.

  1. terry_g

    terry_g Canada Active User Active Member

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    I started this project over three years ago with the flywheel.
    It's slowly coming together.

    There were no plans Just made from what was in the scrap bin.
    I still need to make the manifold that will bolt to the bottom of the
    heads and some kind of frame for it. And maybe one day a simple boiler.

    I will post more pictures as it progresses

    Terry

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    Arved Iron Registered Member

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    Nice! Does it really need that much counterbalance, though?

    Really like that you didn't do just another wobbler. Major props!

    - Arved
     
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    chevy3755 Swarf Registered Member

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    nice job.........
     
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    JimSimmons United States Active Member Active Member

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    Ah! Beautiful! I'll bet she runs "right out of the box". This is my kind of project, and my dream once I gain the experience. Love steam engines.
     
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    Test message- please disregard.

    Thanks.


    Nelson
     
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    terry_g Canada Active User Active Member

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    I found some old pictures on my hard drive of when I built the fly wheel and crankshaft.
    I heated the crank wheel to a dull red in my pellet stove and tapped the shafts in with a hammer.

    Terry

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    Terry

    Nice work

    Walter
     

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