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Offline Xldevil

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Re: My vertical steam engine completed.
« Reply #15 on: May 27, 2019, 07:43:41 PM »
Beautiful engine.Thank you for sharing.

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« Reply #16 on: May 27, 2019, 08:59:35 PM »
Great looking engine Peter, and even nicer seeing it under steam power. Well done!!

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« Reply #17 on: May 27, 2019, 10:11:27 PM »
Very well done!   :ThumbsUp:

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« Reply #18 on: May 27, 2019, 10:18:26 PM »
Nicely done great fit and finish and runs a treat.  :praise2:


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« Reply #19 on: May 27, 2019, 10:21:39 PM »
Thanks guys  :)

I really want to try and get motivated into building another engine. For a long time I've been wanting to build a fairly big horizontal engine but the more I look online for inspiration the more I am leaning toward building a large marine steam engine. Either way I want something of a decent size, a single horizontal will be easier but a 3 or 4 cylinder marine engine will be far more interesting and will allow me to build a fairly powerful engine utilising smaller cylinders.

Can anyone point me to some online plans for multi cylinder marine steam engines to use as a guideline? I'm not bothered if they are for a twin as I can soon double up  :)

Cheers
Peter.

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« Reply #20 on: May 28, 2019, 04:15:35 AM »
Love to see it on steam - Great Job !

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« Reply #21 on: May 28, 2019, 07:17:48 AM »
You should be able to find a couple of compound two cylinder engines that were published in Model engineer in 1923 and 1924 online, probably John Tom. Rivergypsy on here has a build of one from castings and I think Julius has also done a version for barstock. These are both detailed models.

These things would have been powered by say a 10" boiler and run a small launch so don't expect much out of your 5"

Reeves also have some larger marine engines and there is also the Beaver range from Engineers emporium.

If you want something simple then there is the Stuart compound which could be made from scratch and scaled to suit what size you fancy.

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« Reply #22 on: May 28, 2019, 12:22:00 PM »
Thanks, I seem to remember seeing one in amongst Julius plans but as far as I'm aware there isn't any index of his plans or anywhere where they can all be seen listed together. I think there would probably be other engines I'd be interested in having a go at if I could easily browse all his plans.

I'm not a great fan of the Stuart marine engines, there's just something about the look of them I don't like 


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« Reply #23 on: May 28, 2019, 12:32:14 PM »
Have you tried his website?

Both the '23 and '24 are there

http://www.vapeuretmodelesavapeur.com/telechargements4/

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« Reply #24 on: May 28, 2019, 12:35:36 PM »
Have you tried his website?

Both the '23 and '24 are there

http://www.vapeuretmodelesavapeur.com/telechargements4/

Ah that's great thanks, I didn't realise he had a website. That's just the kind of thing I was looking for where I can browse through them all.

There must be something in there worth a go at building  :)

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« Reply #25 on: May 28, 2019, 01:19:36 PM »
Looking good Pete.

Hope you are feeling a bit better now.

Phil

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« Reply #26 on: May 28, 2019, 01:25:33 PM »
Looking good Pete.

Hope you are feeling a bit better now.

Phil

Thanks, I've been feeling unwell for a while now on and off - I thought it may help if I try to get motivated and build another engine. I want something of a decent size next so currently looking at the Julius plans as a starting point.

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« Reply #27 on: June 09, 2019, 11:22:52 AM »
Hi Peter
Hope your feeling better.
Fantastic engine you have built, I hope you start another one soon, I would love to follow your build.
All the best
Gary.