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Offline michaelr

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Mill Engine
« on: June 10, 2017, 07:13:21 PM »
Living only twenty miles or so from Silloth Cumbria the home of Carrs flour mill I didn't know about the Mill's museum, being there today for a vintage rally I spotted the signs for the museum so had a visit.
It made my day seeing the persevered mill engine although it's not in steam it is working, next time I will take my video cam.

Mike.

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Re: Mill Engine
« Reply #1 on: June 10, 2017, 07:32:15 PM »
Very good looking engine. Appears to be a cam operated valve system of some sort?

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Re: Mill Engine
« Reply #2 on: June 10, 2017, 07:56:48 PM »
Yes I missed out this picture of the cam shaft.

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Re: Mill Engine
« Reply #3 on: June 10, 2017, 08:14:53 PM »
Very interesting! That would make an interesting variant on the usual eccentric on the crankshaft to model.


We need to send Julius there with a tape measure and a laptop...!
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Re: Mill Engine
« Reply #4 on: June 10, 2017, 09:33:32 PM »
Wow, that is quite a beast of an engine. Thanks for sharing the pictures MIke!!

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Re: Mill Engine
« Reply #5 on: June 10, 2017, 10:12:51 PM »
Looks like a Uniflow to me.

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Re: Mill Engine
« Reply #6 on: June 11, 2017, 10:24:55 AM »
Very interesting! That would make an interesting variant on the usual eccentric on the crankshaft to model.


We need to send Julius there with a tape measure and a laptop...!

DMC do plans for a similar arrangement,same basic set up just the trunk guide / bearing pedestal that is different really. You see quite a few of this type of engine modeled in Germany.

http://www.dampfundmehr.de/im-bau/ventil_masch/ventil_5.htm

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Re: Mill Engine
« Reply #7 on: June 11, 2017, 01:57:05 PM »
Very interesting! That would make an interesting variant on the usual eccentric on the crankshaft to model.


We need to send Julius there with a tape measure and a laptop...!

DMC do plans for a similar arrangement,same basic set up just the trunk guide / bearing pedestal that is different really. You see quite a few of this type of engine modeled in Germany.

http://www.dampfundmehr.de/im-bau/ventil_masch/ventil_5.htm
Who is DMC?

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Re: Mill Engine
« Reply #8 on: June 11, 2017, 03:47:27 PM »

http://dampfmodellbauer.de/webshop/index.php?cPath=1_2_17


The former owner, who has left this world a couple of years ago, was the publisher of a Germany model engine magazin.
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Re: Mill Engine
« Reply #9 on: June 11, 2017, 04:19:45 PM »

http://dampfmodellbauer.de/webshop/index.php?cPath=1_2_17


The former owner, who has left this world a couple of years ago, was the publisher of a Germany model engine magazin.

Thank you!

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Re: Mill Engine
« Reply #10 on: June 21, 2017, 10:34:25 PM »
Thanks again for the link to DMC - I found they had a nice set of plans for a Stanley steam car, they arrived today, very nice plans. Ordering was complicated since they only take a bank transfer, but it was worth it.