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Re: The Beeleigh Mill, Woolf compound engine.Maldon, Essex.
« Reply #570 on: December 08, 2016, 04:23:43 AM »
Thats excellent! Now we just need to heat you up a bit more so you breath out steam...!

Watching along, looking great!

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« Reply #571 on: December 08, 2016, 04:40:22 AM »
Thats excellent! Now we just need to heat you up a bit more so you breath out steam...!

Watching along, looking great!

Thanks for the comment....funny how it goes in when i blow and out when i suck !!! oh well back to the drawing board !!....................

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« Reply #572 on: December 10, 2016, 05:07:26 PM »

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There is still a leak in the cylinder that i found when i reassembled the cylinder block, so i took it apart and did a pressure water test and discovered a pin hole that will need sorting out. I should have done this before but as the breath test worked i thought it was ok......I will have to use more JDWeld as i cannot reheat it and use soft solder......Sorry i am a bit late with the text but i was at a talk on mass consumerism ............
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« Reply #573 on: December 11, 2016, 02:04:47 PM »
Fun at Norwich model engineers today    Santas special train rides.......Elf's and safety in evidence.........

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« Reply #574 on: December 14, 2016, 03:10:34 AM »
I have been doing more work for the next steam test. I have stopped up the pin hole with J D Weld and that seems to have worked......i have also been fitting 1/64" gaskets and flatting the mating surfaces. I have had to refit the valves as the 1/64" gaskets equates to 1/4" in the full size. All the bolts on the big engine are square headed and are used without washers and mine will be changed at a later date

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« Reply #575 on: December 18, 2016, 01:56:26 AM »
the steam test again

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« Reply #576 on: December 18, 2016, 02:03:51 AM »
The steam test was successful untill the plastic pipe broke !! I had to change the valve to get the pressure on the port face because the gaskets 1/64" left too much gap This 1/64" equates to 1/4" on the full size engine. The slot in the valve was filled with J B Weld, then filed to make a good fit. The electrically fired boiler makes it quick and easy to produce the steam up to 80 Lbs per square" Cant put any photos on this post at the moment but will try later !!
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« Reply #577 on: December 18, 2016, 02:16:21 AM »
Glad to see it is moving forward, that is quite a complex engine!

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« Reply #578 on: December 18, 2016, 02:34:31 AM »
The steam test was successful untill the plastic pipe broke !! I had to change the valve to get the pressure on the port face because the gaskets 1/16" left too much gap This 1/16 equates to 1/4" on the full size engine. The slot in the valve was filled with J B Weld, then filed to make a good fit. The electrically fired boiler makes it quick and easy to produce the steam up to 80 Lbs per square" Cant put any photos on this post at the moment but will try later !!

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« Reply #579 on: December 18, 2016, 03:35:30 PM »
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« Reply #580 on: December 18, 2016, 03:39:01 PM »
... a couple of minutes ago I  have got a "Forbidden" also and could not get in at all.
So donīt worry, it is all random.
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Re: The Beeleigh Mill, Woolf compound engine.Maldon, Essex.
« Reply #581 on: December 18, 2016, 04:43:33 PM »
Photos.....and new bit of 20 bar pipe!!

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« Reply #582 on: December 18, 2016, 05:19:35 PM »
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Glad to see it is moving forward, that is quite a complex engine!

Of course in 1825 it was the equivalent of rocket science !! except they didn't call it that !!  I wonder what they did call it back then !! any suggestions ??

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« Reply #583 on: December 18, 2016, 04:22:31 PM »
Glad to see it is moving forward, that is quite a complex engine!

Of course in 1825 it was the equivalent of rocket science !! except they didn't call it that !!  I wonder what they did call it back then !! any suggestions ??
Hmmm... Loco Science, Steam Science, Magic, Alchemy? Thats a good question!

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« Reply #584 on: December 18, 2016, 06:39:45 PM »
If it was actually built in the 1820s it was one of the very first compound engines.  Arthur Woolf apparently was the inventor of compound high pressure steam engines about that time.  So I propose Woolf science.

Assuming that the engine at Maldon is a Wentworth, then they were building Woolf compound engines at least as early as 1835.

One website I visited says the engine was build in 1845.