Author Topic: Easton and Andersom beam engine at Bressingham.  (Read 17184 times)

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Re: Easton and Andersom beam engine at Bressingham.
« Reply #225 on: July 07, 2019, 01:57:39 AM »
Great work Willy! Thats quite an intricate part.


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Re: Easton and Andersom beam engine at Bressingham.
« Reply #226 on: July 07, 2019, 02:27:05 PM »
Belated birthday wishes Willy :cheers:       Terry

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Re: Easton and Andersom beam engine at Bressingham.
« Reply #227 on: July 08, 2019, 12:53:37 AM »
Hi Chris and Terry, thanks for the replies... yes it is quite a complicated part and one has to rely on ones experience and hope the laws about capillary action to work !! I have now capped the exhaust pot hole and filled the port with water and so far there is no leakage into the other ports ..... also the Norwich Society has had their 60 year anniversary of the raised track at Eaton Park and they had the original fare price for the rides of 3 Pence  !!!So the chap in the kiosk had a bucket full of 1 p pieces....a couple of pics of the static display with Ivans new Fowler showman's engine and various stationery engines........ Hopefully in the morning the water level will be the same in the exhaust port

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Re: Easton and Andersom beam engine at Bressingham.
« Reply #228 on: July 11, 2019, 03:02:30 AM »
more work on the steam chest...milling out the cavity and starting on the cover  as the steam chest is at an angle i have to make extra bits to mount the part on the mill

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Re: Easton and Andersom beam engine at Bressingham.
« Reply #229 on: July 16, 2019, 02:43:08 AM »
More work on the steam chest attaching it to a block to hold it in the milling vice.....then cutting out the slots to receive the blocks to bolt the  simpling  adjusting valve assy to...
Willy

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Re: Easton and Andersom beam engine at Bressingham.
« Reply #230 on: July 20, 2019, 02:37:41 AM »
Back to work after bouts of Hayfever and  allotmenteering,  there is a norwich in bloom event and i have entered the best allotment category...!! I have been making more parts for the cylinder block, namely the Meyer adjusting assy...getting a bit like clock/watch making...
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Re: Easton and Andersom beam engine at Bressingham.
« Reply #231 on: July 21, 2019, 02:37:16 AM »
more progress with the front web made using a former  and silver soldered in position and the part attached with 12BA screws...lots of tidying up to do though....

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Re: Easton and Andersom beam engine at Bressingham.
« Reply #232 on: July 25, 2019, 02:14:38 AM »
A bit more work for the Meyer valve gear ... the weather is really hot at the moment  so not much workshop time this week..also i have taken the pressure gauge apart and  it looks a bit homemade inside !!!

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Re: Easton and Andersom beam engine at Bressingham.
« Reply #233 on: July 25, 2019, 02:35:50 AM »
 :popcorn:   great work, watching along!

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Re: Easton and Andersom beam engine at Bressingham.
« Reply #234 on: July 25, 2019, 09:52:52 PM »
Willy.......with that kink  :hammerbash: in the Bourden tube, I don't think the gauge would display an accurate pressure reading.......maybe best for the scrap bin...... Derek
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Re: Easton and Andersom beam engine at Bressingham.
« Reply #235 on: July 26, 2019, 08:46:17 AM »
The Bourdon tube, wow, not a simple part to make !
I did many attempts in the past, and succeeded only once!

I read a protocol in a thread here that looks great
http://www.modelenginemaker.com/index.php/topic,3650.150.html

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Re: Easton and Andersom beam engine at Bressingham.
« Reply #236 on: July 26, 2019, 03:26:20 PM »
Hi Chris ,Derek and Zephrin, thanks for the comments.. I did try to remove the Bourdon tube part from the case but it would not come out because the kinked tube was too large... shame really as the graphics is really quite nice.... I have not tried the gauge as the needle is missing..so just a  "sold as seen "  item that might be attached to a bit of steam punk accoutrements !!!..Talking about  Steampunk... i made this about 30 years ago when i was at art college  so was this the first item of steampunk and did i invent this genre ?!!!!

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Re: Easton and Andersom beam engine at Bressingham.
« Reply #237 on: July 27, 2019, 12:02:02 AM »
I have now invented a new Art/art movement called Spinal Tapism.....it is to do with the film when somebody drew a picture of Stonehenge.. but wrote down the dimensions as 3' rather than 30'  so when it was made is was really tiny!!!  anyway there was a plinth in Norwich that had a large metal sculpture placed on it....when this was moved i place one of my small maquette sculptures in the middle and let the denizens of Norwich comment on it....So ..if you want to see the Rockumentary about the British heavy metal bands ..this will be a good laugh   'Spinal Tap '

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Re: Easton and Andersom beam engine at Bressingham.
« Reply #238 on: July 27, 2019, 01:01:51 AM »
Closest I ever got to that was 'Spiral Tap'...  :Lol:

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Re: Easton and Andersom beam engine at Bressingham.
« Reply #239 on: July 27, 2019, 07:21:17 PM »
Willy,

You crack me up, Spinal Tapism - isn't that basically what we are all doing with our model engines  ;D

Simon.
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