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Offline Quadra

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Swan lives!
« on: November 28, 2018, 07:23:08 PM »

Finished the Swan from Maurys stable earlier this month and got it to run reasonably well. A few problems along the way were a sticking exhaust valve, the hot tube not getting hot enough and getting the fuel mix right. The exhaust valve problem was solved by boring out the port and making and fitting a sleeve to fit with a narrower valve seat. I intended this to be a press fit but in the end used JB Weld. It seems to be holding up OK.
I used a commercial burner for the hot tube but it didn't get hot enough, so with advice from a fellow MEM member a burner was made along with a needle valve. Problem solved. Fuel mixture was just trial and error.

John

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Re: Swan lives!
« Reply #1 on: November 28, 2018, 07:28:55 PM »
Hi John.

Sadly, the link to the video is broken.

Cheers Graham.

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Re: Swan lives!
« Reply #2 on: November 28, 2018, 07:36:40 PM »
Hi John.

Sadly, the link to the video is broken.

Cheers Graham.

Hello everyone,

The youtube video works OK, I just watched it over there and boy that engine sure does sound good.

Have a great day,
Thomas

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Re: Swan lives!
« Reply #3 on: November 28, 2018, 07:37:40 PM »

Finished the Swan from Maurys stable earlier this month and got it to run reasonably well. A few problems along the way were a sticking exhaust valve, the hot tube not getting hot enough and getting the fuel mix right. The exhaust valve problem was solved by boring out the port and making and fitting a sleeve to fit with a narrower valve seat. I intended this to be a press fit but in the end used JB Weld. It seems to be holding up OK.
I used a commercial burner for the hot tube but it didn't get hot enough, so with advice from a fellow MEM member a burner was made along with a needle valve. Problem solved. Fuel mixture was just trial and error.

John



Hello John,

Great job and love that engine.

Have a great day,
Thomas

« Last Edit: November 28, 2018, 07:41:12 PM by Ye-Ole Steam Dude »

Offline b.lindsey

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Re: Swan lives!
« Reply #4 on: November 28, 2018, 07:51:43 PM »
Gorgeous John. What a nice running engine too.

Bill

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Re: Swan lives!
« Reply #5 on: November 28, 2018, 08:04:56 PM »
I can't see the video by clicking in the post.

But if I right click and copy the url I can then paste that and watch?

Certainly runs very nicely and I like the subtle colour choice ;)

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Re: Swan lives!
« Reply #6 on: November 28, 2018, 08:08:16 PM »
Nice runner.  Change the youtube switch to make it embeddable.

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Re: Swan lives!
« Reply #7 on: November 28, 2018, 08:22:07 PM »
Beautiful engine John and what a sweet runner. Great job.

Ray
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Re: Swan lives!
« Reply #8 on: November 28, 2018, 08:33:06 PM »
Very nice runner John.   :praise2: :praise2:

Vince

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Re: Swan lives!
« Reply #9 on: November 28, 2018, 08:46:05 PM »
Beautifully done John!
I have castings for one of these ageing on the shelf.

Maury will be pleased.


Dave

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Re: Swan lives!
« Reply #10 on: November 28, 2018, 09:13:14 PM »
John, Excellent work! Nice smooth runner. It's always nice to see another one of my kits completed. There are a bunch of them I wish folks would share.

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Re: Swan lives!
« Reply #11 on: November 28, 2018, 09:18:46 PM »
That is a really classy job and runs beautifully smooth.

Simon.
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Re: Swan lives!
« Reply #12 on: November 29, 2018, 02:20:27 PM »
 Hi Folks,

Thanks for the kind words.

Sorry about the post not linking to utube, this was my first post to MEM with utube, in the past I had a friend do it for me. A bit of a learning curve.
I hope now it is corrected. Fingers crossed.

John

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Re: Swan lives!
« Reply #13 on: November 29, 2018, 02:21:30 PM »
Congratulations on a very successful build.

I like the way that runs. It pretty much matches the videos that show real oilfield engines running and doing their jobs.

thank you for posting,

ShopShoe

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Re: Swan lives!
« Reply #14 on: November 29, 2018, 08:11:45 PM »
very nice!

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Re: Swan lives!
« Reply #15 on: November 29, 2018, 08:42:23 PM »
Really like the colour scheme on that great running engine! Well done.

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Re: Swan lives!
« Reply #16 on: December 01, 2018, 09:02:09 PM »
The finish on your engine and the way it runs so well is inspiring.
I would enjoy a much longer video.

Andy

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Re: Swan lives!
« Reply #17 on: December 01, 2018, 09:25:29 PM »
Beautiful engine! I love all the detail.

Great job!  :ThumbsUp:
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