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Offline steamer

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Re: Governor for the Stuart Beam Engine
« Reply #30 on: October 16, 2012, 12:05:23 AM »
As I remember Tel made an steam engine with a inertia governer......Tel?

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Re: Governor for the Stuart Beam Engine
« Reply #31 on: October 16, 2012, 12:29:29 AM »
Jo

Please open up a topic on governors.  I am very interested in method of producing the small links and levers. The whole concept of managing the power output of an engine automatically is good stuff.  A few years ago I stood and watched a gearless hit or miss engine that used a swinging, bobbing weight that would occasionally jump up and smack a lever and the engine would fire.  I never quite understood how it worked or what it was called but it looked very much like a woodpecker.  Is that what you were referring to?  Tell us about it if you can

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What ...no Inertia governors!......Scandal!

We were talking steam engines rather than gas: both my Centaur and R&B have variations on a Watt. I am sure someone has a woodpecker, who would like to "chirp" in ;) .

Jo

I think it is more correct to think of governors as controlling power rather than speed.  They get their input by sensing speed but their output controls the engine power by increasing/decreasing throttle setting, or causing the hit or miss engine to hit.  The engine slows or speeds up as a result of decreased or increased power.  I guess that sounds like nitt picking but its worth thinking about.

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If you have an inertial governor design that advances the eccentric, I sure would like to see it. 

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Re: Governor for the Stuart Beam Engine
« Reply #32 on: October 16, 2012, 12:33:38 AM »
Jo

I can positively state that I read EVERYTHING you post!    :NotWorthy:

By all means post a thread on governers...of any type ...for any engine!

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Re: Governor for the Stuart Beam Engine
« Reply #33 on: October 16, 2012, 04:09:45 AM »
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As I remember Tel made an steam engine with a inertia governer..

Yes I did - loosely based on the Ames as shown in the New Catechism - now sadly sold on, but it was, and presumably still is, a great runner.

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Re: Governor for the Stuart Beam Engine
« Reply #34 on: October 16, 2012, 04:16:05 AM »
My take on the governor and running at speed

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Re: Governor for the Stuart Beam Engine
« Reply #35 on: October 16, 2012, 07:57:20 AM »
I'll put a pic of the butterfly valve from the stuart up later on the Governor thread when I get in from work, we are not all old codgers Jo!!

I've also got a pic of the simple barrel type that Jo talks about



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Re: Governor for the Stuart Beam Engine
« Reply #36 on: October 16, 2012, 09:13:29 AM »
I've also got a pic of the simple barrel type that Jo talks about



That's the type :ThumbsUp:

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