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Your Own Design / Re: Travis Steam Engine No.4
« Last post by b.lindsey on Today at 01:47:45 AM »
If they are 2D drawings, Draftsight (free from the solidworks folks) will open AutoCad files. AutoCAD imho has priced themselves out of the hobbyist market.

Bill
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Vehicles & Models / Re: Chris' Build of a Lombard Hauler Engine
« Last post by crueby on Today at 01:47:32 AM »
Chris, that sounds great with just lung power, should be louder and maybe a pitch or two higher under pressure.
It should sound simaler to the one on my Shay, which is almost the same size. Quite a bit louder under real pressure - I've been called a blowhard at some meetings, but I'm not up to 60psi, unless I get REALLY mad...!
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Chris, that sounds great with just lung power, should be louder and maybe a pitch or two higher under pressure.
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Chatterbox / Re: The Tin Goose restoration. (Ford Tri-Motor aircraft)
« Last post by crueby on Today at 01:45:28 AM »
Nice side project, be interested to see how it goes.

I had never heard of that museum, and will be going by there on Rt 90 in a couple weeks on my way over to Toledo and then Carmel Indiana, it looks like a good place to stop and wander around on the way there (or back, see how the times work out).
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Vehicles & Models / Re: Chris' Build of a Lombard Hauler Engine
« Last post by b.lindsey on Today at 01:44:44 AM »
Sweet!!!  Thanks.

Bill
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Your Own Design / Re: Travis Steam Engine No.4
« Last post by Ye-Ole Steam Dude on Today at 01:40:11 AM »
Thomas,
That's a very nice looking and running engine.  If you ever do intend to sell or make available plans I would be very interested.  BTW, I've had my share of Loctite failures under much less strain than your crankshaft probably experienced.  I'm glad to see you got past that bump in the road

Cheers,
Phil

Hi Phil and thank you. I guess I could take the time to "complete" the drawings to the point that an engine could be built from them. Do you have AutoCAD software? Send me a PM and I will contact you direct if I put a set of plans together for Tom.

Thanks again,
Thomas
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Vehicles & Models / Re: Chris' Build of a Lombard Hauler Engine
« Last post by crueby on Today at 01:36:00 AM »
Nice Chris. Should sound even better with steam too. Would love to hear it, maybe a short audio file or something.

Bill
Hi Bill,

Should have seen that one coming. Or heard it coming, I guess! Here is a short video clip, with absolutely no action, but you can hear the sound from the whistle. I don't have it hooked up for the air compressor yet,  so this is still the sound from one lung-pressure.


I spent some time earlier figuring out the bends on the tubing for the displaement lubricator, to lead from the output of the throttle valve to the steam pipe leading forward through the boiler, and got it pretty close to the drawing I made. Then, the brain far became obvious, when I held it up to the backhead, and realized the cap was directly under the whistle valve, so it would be impossible to get at and add oil.   :Mad:
Oh well, good thing copper tube can be re-annealed and re-bent many times!  Moose-pucky! Swarf-brain! and lots of other choice phrases...
  :facepalm:
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Vehicles & Models / Re: Chris' Build of a Lombard Hauler Engine
« Last post by b.lindsey on Today at 01:26:04 AM »
Nice Chris. Should sound even better with steam too. Would love to hear it, maybe a short audio file or something.

Bill
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Chatterbox / Re: The Tin Goose restoration. (Ford Tri-Motor aircraft)
« Last post by gldavison on Today at 01:23:56 AM »
Of course, you are going to do a build thread on this part fabrication, Right???
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Your Own Design / Re: Travis Steam Engine No.4
« Last post by philjoe5 on Today at 01:16:02 AM »
Thomas,
That's a very nice looking and running engine.  If you ever do intend to sell or make available plans I would be very interested.  BTW, I've had my share of Loctite failures under much less strain than your crankshaft probably experienced.  I'm glad to see you got past that bump in the road

Cheers,
Phil
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