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Re: "Stuart Beam Engine" full build
« Reply #15 on: June 27, 2019, 12:59:42 PM »
Hi Folks
Here is Part 4
Please comment.
Gary
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Re: "Stuart Beam Engine" full build
« Reply #16 on: July 04, 2019, 11:04:44 AM »
Hi folks
Part 5, machining the column.
Hope you enjoy
Gary
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Re: "Stuart Beam Engine" full build
« Reply #17 on: July 05, 2019, 12:06:54 AM »
Nice work on the column but I was wondering if any body has made these engines with a bit of entasis incorporated into the profile...there is a way of producing the taper mathematically  that I have used but would have to look it up !! good to see this documented ...rather like what Clickspring does...
 
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Re: "Stuart Beam Engine" full build
« Reply #18 on: July 05, 2019, 12:33:24 AM »
Nice work on the column but I was wondering if any body has made these engines with a bit of entasis incorporated into the profile...there is a way of producing the taper mathematically  that I have used but would have to look it up !! good to see this documented ...rather like what Clickspring does...
 
Willy
Thank you Willy for your comment.
A very interesting point concerning a entasis on the column, I guess anything is possible, on my next video I machine a double taper on the connecting rod and that process could be adopted to the column after all it would only be multiple changes of angles during the machining process.
I do all my machining the traditional way with a manual lathe, (it does have a DRO) throws out a bit of a challenge, I have another beam engine to build, so I might give it go.
A entasis with fluting, that would be something else again.
All the best
Gary

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Re: "Stuart Beam Engine" full build
« Reply #19 on: July 05, 2019, 02:37:58 AM »
Hi Garry, I did make a fluted column for one of the engines I made... it was a copy of an extant engine from the 1840's. The column was taped which was turned freehand, I did find that when the columns were fluted the action of doing this evened up the tapering and it looked quite acceptable...This engine was the bridewell beam engine that is in Norwich.  good luck with this project and I will continuing watching avidly

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Re: "Stuart Beam Engine" full build
« Reply #20 on: July 11, 2019, 04:56:01 AM »
Hi Folks
Here is Part 6, Machining the connecting rod, hope you enjoy.
Gary
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Re: "Stuart Beam Engine" full build
« Reply #21 on: July 20, 2019, 11:56:01 AM »
Hi folks
Part 7 of the build, machining the bearing blocks.
Sorry some of the sound was messed up.
Hope you find it useful.
Gary
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Re: "Stuart Beam Engine" full build
« Reply #22 on: July 20, 2019, 01:27:05 PM »
Great build thread Gary.
Kind regards,

Jim

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Re: &quot;Stuart Beam Engine&quot; full build
« Reply #23 on: July 22, 2019, 01:22:33 PM »
Hi Gary, interesting thread, looks to be coming along nicely. However for some reason Im not seeing the links to your videos in your posts. Any idea how O can access your videos?!

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Re: "Stuart Beam Engine" full build
« Reply #24 on: July 22, 2019, 11:55:28 PM »
They will NOT show up in IE11 right now - but Chrome works !
It is a question about how the link is posted - but I can't remember how  :old:

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« Reply #25 on: July 25, 2019, 12:00:19 PM »
Hi Gary, interesting thread, looks to be coming along nicely. However for some reason Im not seeing the links to your videos in your posts. Any idea how O can access your videos?!

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Hi Martin
You can access the videos direct from my YouTube channel (Creepy013)
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Gary

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Re: "Stuart Beam Engine" full build
« Reply #26 on: July 25, 2019, 12:02:06 PM »
Hi folks
This is Part 8, machining the eccentric, hope you find it interesting.
Regards
Gary
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Re: "Stuart Beam Engine" full build
« Reply #27 on: September 10, 2019, 07:22:53 AM »
Hi Folks
"It's Alive"
Test run on air to carry out adjustments, I will connect to steam soon, then post up a longer video.
It it is still very tight, especially the piston rings.
Gary
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Re: "Stuart Beam Engine" full build
« Reply #28 on: September 10, 2019, 11:17:37 AM »
Congratulations on the completion of your fine beam engine Gary, it runs beautifully and looks very attractive.  Dave