Author Topic: Marcher, a twin cylinder marine steam engine  (Read 5134 times)

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Re: Marcher, a twin cylinder marine steam engine
« Reply #75 on: December 13, 2018, 11:46:14 AM »
Hi Moxis,

Great job that you have made of the Marcher engine, have you had it running yet ?

George.
Your never too old to learn.

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Re: Marcher, a twin cylinder marine steam engine
« Reply #76 on: December 13, 2018, 04:06:50 PM »
Thank you all for watching my build and having equal opinion about painting the machine. I am being struggling a lot to have proper fittings made to connect my air compressor into inlet piping of Marcher. So far I have only tested the machine just blowing compressed air into the inlet tube with a hand held air gun. And have noticed that in the beginning self starting of the engine was a bit difficult, but after a lot of oil and turning the engine in the lathe for a while it begins to rotate more and more easily producing a lot of black oil. So I am sure that after a couple of days I am ready to publish a video about the running of this little workhorse.

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Re: Marcher, a twin cylinder marine steam engine
« Reply #77 on: December 15, 2018, 12:47:51 PM »
As all of you wanted, first testing with compressed air.

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Re: Marcher, a twin cylinder marine steam engine
« Reply #78 on: December 15, 2018, 02:07:05 PM »
Hello Moxis,

How many rpm's is that thing turning...wow, but even at the high rpm's it runs smooth. Job well done and a beautiful engine, it surely will look good in a boat.

Have a great day,
Thomas

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Re: Marcher, a twin cylinder marine steam engine
« Reply #79 on: December 15, 2018, 03:51:22 PM »
Boy! That is really moving!
Congratulations on getting it to run. That's always quite exciting!
Kim

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Re: Marcher, a twin cylinder marine steam engine
« Reply #80 on: December 15, 2018, 06:28:48 PM »
Very nice Moxis. Great to see it running. How is it at lower rpm's?

Bill

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Re: Marcher, a twin cylinder marine steam engine
« Reply #81 on: December 16, 2018, 06:51:05 AM »
Thanks for watching, all of you. Here another test with low pressure and rpm, as Bill asked:


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Re: Marcher, a twin cylinder marine steam engine
« Reply #82 on: December 16, 2018, 08:36:29 AM »
fine runner, great job, congrats...
but don't over run it on air, as the oiling of the innards is not guaranteed...

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Re: Marcher, a twin cylinder marine steam engine
« Reply #83 on: December 16, 2018, 03:59:35 PM »
Thanks for reminding me this Zephyrin, I have to take it seriously.