Author Topic: CHUK2 - Alyn Foundry Flame Gulper  (Read 3292 times)

Offline Jasonb

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Re: CHUK2 - Alyn Foundry Flame Gulper
« Reply #105 on: February 13, 2020, 05:38:43 PM »
Runs as good as it looks.

Interesting to see how changing the position of the torch will affect the speed.

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Re: CHUK2 - Alyn Foundry Flame Gulper
« Reply #106 on: February 13, 2020, 05:52:02 PM »
 8) Well done Colin

I can start another set of castings now.

Bitten by the bug   :lolb:  :pinkelephant:

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Re: CHUK2 - Alyn Foundry Flame Gulper
« Reply #107 on: February 13, 2020, 05:54:20 PM »
Jason,

Thank you.  I have just had  another quick run and moving the flame around certainly make a tremendous difference to speed.

Will now see if I can make a meths burner for it.  Thinking of using an old copper plumbing bend (not sure whether its 1/2" or 3/4") and possibly putting three wick outlets.  Not sure whether this will provide enough heat.

If it is unlikely to work may have to revert to some form of gas flame device similar to yours.  What is your gas source?

Colin

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Re: CHUK2 - Alyn Foundry Flame Gulper
« Reply #108 on: February 13, 2020, 05:59:24 PM »
Jo,

Thank you.

I have about 10 sets of castings in workshop. :)  Obviously compared to your stash this is miniscule. :LittleDevil:

I also have a GHT pillar tool to finish which I started about 10 years or so ago.  I also have a Stent T&C grinder which I bought about 8 years ago second hand.  It needs a good clean/paint and refurb and a few safety additions, such as a guard for the wheel.

A may fix these two first as they would be more useful going forward.

Colin

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Re: CHUK2 - Alyn Foundry Flame Gulper
« Reply #109 on: February 13, 2020, 06:17:42 PM »
Well done Colin.

I've already shared your video with our group.

You'll find that a Yellow flame is much better suited for these engines in fact you could try covering the air holes on your torch initially.

I know Mike used a piece of 15mm Copper water pipe which he curved to suit the base diameter. He then Silver soldered a couple of smaller diameter tubes that carried a couple of wicks. He used Paraffin as a fuel because the Copper heats up rapidly and Methyated Spirit ends up coming out under pressure.

For gas operation the designs From Andy and Jason work really well, using either Propane or Butane neat
( without air ) gives a hot Yellow flame.

Cheers Graham.

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Re: CHUK2 - Alyn Foundry Flame Gulper
« Reply #110 on: February 13, 2020, 06:24:19 PM »
I just use a small camping gas type container and a cheap regulator both bought on e-bay. You can see it at the end of the video


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Re: CHUK2 - Alyn Foundry Flame Gulper
« Reply #111 on: February 13, 2020, 07:21:28 PM »
Jason,

I've got several of those cylinders, so just ordered a adaptor/regulator.

Graham,
Not sure why I said Meths, I actually meant paraffin.

See whether can get my silver soldering to hold fluid in rather than just hold things together. :Lol:

Colin

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Re: CHUK2 - Alyn Foundry Flame Gulper
« Reply #112 on: February 13, 2020, 10:45:45 PM »
Congratulations - you have a great runner with good looks  :praise2:   :cheers:

Now another burner that isn't louder than the engine will be a big bonus  ;)

Per

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Re: CHUK2 - Alyn Foundry Flame Gulper
« Reply #113 on: February 14, 2020, 03:45:02 AM »
A great runner Jason.  :ThumbsUp:

I've got a flame gulper of some sort on my bucket list, but I don't think they're as easy to make and get running as you make it look.  :praise2:

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Re: CHUK2 - Alyn Foundry Flame Gulper
« Reply #114 on: February 14, 2020, 09:10:39 AM »
great runners, these 2 flame gulpers...
awesome and attractive model too