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Offline steam guy willy

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Re: Freelance mill engine from Stuart castings.
« Reply #315 on: September 11, 2018, 10:11:00 PM »
... also a quick question for you Why does heat rise ??


It doesn't, hot air/etc does since it expands, making it lighter per volume than it was.





Hi Chris, yes the term hot air rises is true  and i suppose this is only true for liquids and gasses but not solids !! thinking about what happens in phase changes though ??
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Re: Freelance mill engine from Stuart castings.
« Reply #316 on: September 12, 2018, 02:47:32 AM »
Hi Willy, I think we have discussed the issue of heat rising before, so clearly we need some more words to convey the particular aspect you are puzzling over.  As Chris says, hot air rises, but it is not accurate to say heat rises.  The fundamental principal is that heat travels from high temperature to low temperature.  Up or down, that is, the effect of gravity is not relevant to heat flow.

You mentioned phase change, so do you mean boiling of a fluid, like water changing to steam?  Rather than hijack your engine thread with one of my normal long winded answers, I will go back and continue the thermodynamics thread, to keep all the similar topics together.

I am glad that you are continuing to get the governor working.  The part that always intrigues me about miniature governors is the friction at the gland of the throttle valve.  It is hard to know how to achieve sufficiently low friction for the tiny forces from the flyweights to operate.  But I am sure you will get there, so following with interest.

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Re: Freelance mill engine from Stuart castings.
« Reply #317 on: September 14, 2018, 02:11:55 AM »
Engine slowly coming together.....ready for Beeleigh...The dynamo is connected up and the governor linkage. the name plate is affixed and the base plate in place so just some oil pots to make and the reversing lever to do !! I will get a really good video made as well with proper lighting and  a diffuser lens as the gloss paint is a bit bright.......

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« Reply #318 on: September 14, 2018, 02:18:23 AM »
Very well done Willy!    :ThumbsUp: :ThumbsUp: :ThumbsUp: :ThumbsUp: :ThumbsUp:

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Re: Freelance mill engine from Stuart castings.
« Reply #319 on: September 14, 2018, 02:27:34 AM »
I will get a really good video made

I'm looking forward to that!!  :ThumbsUp: Worth the wait too.
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Re: Freelance mill engine from Stuart castings.
« Reply #320 on: September 17, 2018, 11:00:57 PM »
  This is the engine running on air at Beeleigh Mill..

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Re: Freelance mill engine from Stuart castings.
« Reply #321 on: September 17, 2018, 11:06:54 PM »
I love how smooth and stately it runs and sounds, very well done!


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Re: Freelance mill engine from Stuart castings.
« Reply #322 on: September 17, 2018, 11:26:16 PM »
Beautiful, Willy.  Very elegant engine and great to see it running so well.

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Re: Freelance mill engine from Stuart castings.
« Reply #323 on: September 17, 2018, 11:43:14 PM »
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Beautiful. I really like seeing them run slow.
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Re: Freelance mill engine from Stuart castings.
« Reply #324 on: September 22, 2018, 05:43:10 PM »
So the mill engine is virtually finished and i will be starting on the Bressingham Beam engine next ...This is an Eastons & Anderson  engine from 1870. here are a few pics of it and i will be starting a new thread for it ..........This has got a double valve arrangement with two eccentrics and i will have to read up about that !!

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Re: Freelance mill engine from Stuart castings.
« Reply #325 on: September 22, 2018, 07:35:13 PM »
Thats a great looking engine. Do you know yet why the double valve setup on it?

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Re: Freelance mill engine from Stuart castings.
« Reply #326 on: September 22, 2018, 08:15:16 PM »
Hi Chris , Here they are...but i don't know how they work yet ?? Perhaps some one else knows.....i shall look in my books soon

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Re: Freelance mill engine from Stuart castings.
« Reply #327 on: September 22, 2018, 08:20:41 PM »
Looks a good Project, some detailed work in the parallel links.

Have a look for "Meyer expansion" valve gear

https://www.glasgowengineering.com.au/history/ringarooma-dredging-company
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Re: Freelance mill engine from Stuart castings.
« Reply #328 on: September 22, 2018, 08:45:43 PM »
Hi Jason , thanks and have found this ....twill be fun making that  !! Arethere any builds on this site making an engine with this valve gear ??

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Re: Freelance mill engine from Stuart castings.
« Reply #329 on: September 22, 2018, 08:49:30 PM »
Very interesting setup!