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Offline steam guy willy

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Re: Easton and Andersom beam engine at Bressingham.
« Reply #210 on: June 18, 2019, 02:30:04 AM »
I have now milled out the steam chest and will need to work out the spacings and dimensions for the ports  i have not silver soldered the parts together yet as i need to do that when all the components are finished. To avoid any movement of the parts whilst milling i have firmly held the steam chest part to the cylinder block with a jubilee clip....

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Re: Easton and Andersom beam engine at Bressingham.
« Reply #211 on: June 20, 2019, 01:19:26 AM »
Hi All, its my Birthday today and i spent it at Bressingham steam engine museum !! so what better way to spend your B-day than sitting in a beam engine eating B-day cake !!!!

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Re: Easton and Andersom beam engine at Bressingham.
« Reply #212 on: June 20, 2019, 01:39:43 AM »
Now thats a happy steam guy! You and the model look great with the engine, happy birthday!!

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Re: Easton and Andersom beam engine at Bressingham.
« Reply #213 on: June 20, 2019, 02:05:57 AM »
Hello Willy,

That is a beautiful machine in your photos, and of course you do add to that :facepalm:

Happy Birthday.

Thomas

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Re: Easton and Andersom beam engine at Bressingham.
« Reply #214 on: June 20, 2019, 02:36:02 AM »
Happy birthday Willy enjoy!


 :cheers:
Don

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Re: Easton and Andersom beam engine at Bressingham.
« Reply #215 on: June 20, 2019, 05:46:46 AM »
Happy Birthday, Willy!
Kim

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Re: Easton and Andersom beam engine at Bressingham.
« Reply #216 on: June 20, 2019, 08:20:21 AM »
Yes.....best wishes :cheers: from Australia Willy......where did you get your own cap?  :Jester:

Always reading your postings here on this thread and the questions on the Thermo - bits & pieces thread with our teacher MJM

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Re: Easton and Andersom beam engine at Bressingham.
« Reply #217 on: June 20, 2019, 08:30:54 AM »
Happy Birthday Willy - I hope you didn't leave too many crumbs about :D

Here's to many more of them  :ThumbsUp: :ThumbsUp:

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Re: Easton and Andersom beam engine at Bressingham.
« Reply #218 on: June 20, 2019, 12:23:34 PM »
Hi Willy, glad to see you enjoying another birthday, and best wishes from me too.  A great way to celebrate at the museum.

I was never a teacher, Derek, definitely not cut out for that, but I am glad you enjoyed the thread.  It was rather fun, tag teaming with Willy, who always seemed to have another great question. 

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Re: Easton and Andersom beam engine at Bressingham.
« Reply #219 on: June 20, 2019, 01:26:46 PM »
Hi All thanks for all the comments.............

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Re: Easton and Andersom beam engine at Bressingham.
« Reply #220 on: June 20, 2019, 08:57:14 PM »
Happy birthday Willy - nice to see you enjoying life again  :cheers:

Best wishes

Per

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Re: Easton and Andersom beam engine at Bressingham.
« Reply #221 on: July 04, 2019, 11:31:42 PM »
Back to work after short break....The Norfolk Organic Group at the royal Norfolk Show ..being a bit ill with backpain and asthma... So I have decided on the dimensions of the steam ports and slide valve.   I have drawn numerous times the way it will all work and have decided to take the plunge and just do it....the steam chest and downpipe is milled out and before I silver solder the part to the cylinder I will mill a slot so I don't have to drill through to reach the ports....I have made a drawing of the mill movement to get the correct spacing ..I am using a 3;32nd milling cutter so have to convert to decimal inches then to mm as the mill is a metric model. As the milling cutter is quite short I have to drill out the ports to reach the cylinder walls... I have also found this little 7/8th clubman series pressure gauge ,minus the pointer, in a junk shop but cannot find out anything about it ...american perhaps ??  any ideas....

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Re: Easton and Andersom beam engine at Bressingham.
« Reply #222 on: July 05, 2019, 02:21:40 AM »
more work on the steam chest... the ports have been opened up and the slots milled out for the channels to the top and bottom of the cylinder. 

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Re: Easton and Andersom beam engine at Bressingham.
« Reply #223 on: July 05, 2019, 07:40:26 AM »
Going well Willy, good to see you able to get back to it.

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Re: Easton and Andersom beam engine at Bressingham.
« Reply #224 on: July 07, 2019, 01:24:32 AM »
I have now silver soldered all the cylinder parts together .. The curved exhaust part has been made and the port has been milled out and then cleaned up with a curved file this would have been cast in on the original and would have been nigh on impossible to drill out. I now have to see if there are any leaks