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Engines => From Kits/Castings => Topic started by: creepy on May 30, 2019, 10:34:53 AM

Title: "Stuart Beam Engine" full build
Post by: creepy on May 30, 2019, 10:34:53 AM
Hi Folks
I know I'm new here (see introduction post) but I believe you good folks like seeing build videos so I'm starting this thread on the Stuart build.
I will try to post a new part (video) once a week, any questions etc, please comment, please be gentle I'm no video expert. :)
Part 1.
Gary
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AK0C40r1pTc
Title: Re: "Stuart Beam Engine" full build
Post by: yogi on May 30, 2019, 09:07:05 PM
Very cool Gary!

I subscribed to your YouTube channel.  :popcorn:

Title: Re: "Stuart Beam Engine" full build
Post by: creepy on May 31, 2019, 12:05:22 AM
Thank you Yogi
Gary
Title: Re: "Stuart Beam Engine" full build
Post by: toolznthings on May 31, 2019, 01:13:49 AM
Another subscriber to your channel. Neat way to present your build.   :ThumbsUp:    :popcorn:
Title: Re: "Stuart Beam Engine" full build
Post by: jeff l on May 31, 2019, 03:04:09 AM
I'm subscribing to your channel also , can't wait to see the build .
Title: Re: "Stuart Beam Engine" full build
Post by: creepy on May 31, 2019, 03:57:28 AM
I'm subscribing to your channel also , can't wait to see the build .
Another subscriber to your channel. Neat way to present your build.   :ThumbsUp:    :popcorn:
Thanks Guys for the comments and Subs.
Gary
Title: Re: "Stuart Beam Engine" full build
Post by: creepy on May 31, 2019, 01:43:49 PM
Hi folks
Here is Part 2 of the build, or at least Half of it as I have to break it up as the video was getting to large.
When I was editing the video I realized that the sound quality was not the best so that is my next goal is to improve sound and camera angles.
It is quite difficult machining with a tripod in your back pocket.
Hope you enjoy.
Gary
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Title: Re: "Stuart Beam Engine" full build
Post by: creepy on June 06, 2019, 12:52:20 PM
Hi Folks
Here is part two of the Stuart cylinder build, I have decided to break this portion of the build into smaller videos to keep them as short as possible and I can post them up at a smaller time frame (at least one per week).
Hope you enjoy.
Gary.
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Title: Re: "Stuart Beam Engine" full build
Post by: creepy on June 20, 2019, 10:20:42 AM
Hi Folks
Here is Part 3 of the build "machining the flywheel" hope you enjoy.
The completion of the cylinder assembly is awaiting parts from the UK, (cast piston rings) I will then post a video of the cylinder assy.
Thank you
Gary
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=m4tAwuDGizY
Title: Re: "Stuart Beam Engine" full build
Post by: Chipmaster on June 20, 2019, 12:58:59 PM
Slick video presentation Gary, I whizzed through it to see the finished flywheel which looks very smart.

Andy 
Title: Re: "Stuart Beam Engine" full build
Post by: creepy on June 21, 2019, 12:44:48 AM
Slick video presentation Gary, I whizzed through it to see the finished flywheel which looks very smart.

Andy
Thanks Andy
I'll give it a paint over the next few days and post up a photo.
I don't have to tell you how difficult it can be machining cast parts.
All the best
Gary
Title: Re: "Stuart Beam Engine" full build
Post by: creepy on June 22, 2019, 06:00:33 AM
Hi Folks
A few photos of the painted flywheel and a governor that I purchased of Jin which I will fit to the Stuart.









Title: Re: "Stuart Beam Engine" full build
Post by: Chipswitheverything on June 22, 2019, 12:26:25 PM
The machined flywheel with it's new coat of paint looks very nice Gary, your engine is coming on well.  Dave
Title: Re: "Stuart Beam Engine" full build
Post by: Chipswitheverything on June 26, 2019, 01:06:01 PM
Gary, just a thought, I know that you have been interested in Chipmaster's build of the big "Major" beam, as am I, ( I have made one...)  but I wonder if you have seen a number of other build logs on this forum that specifically feature the type of somewhat smaller Stuart beam engine that you are making yourself?
In particular I'm thinking of the lovely engine that is set in an engine house diorama that J.L. has written up very fully, in "Engines from castings" section , titled  "Stuart beam engine in diorama",  series begins June 01, 2017.     Dave
Title: Re: "Stuart Beam Engine" full build
Post by: creepy on June 27, 2019, 12:39:56 AM
Gary, just a thought, I know that you have been interested in Chipmaster's build of the big "Major" beam, as am I, ( I have made one...)  but I wonder if you have seen a number of other build logs on this forum that specifically feature the type of somewhat smaller Stuart beam engine that you are making yourself?
In particular I'm thinking of the lovely engine that is set in an engine house diorama that J.L. has written up very fully, in "Engines from castings" section , titled  "Stuart beam engine in diorama",  series begins June 01, 2017.     Dave

Thank you Dave, I will check this out.
Gary
Title: Re: "Stuart Beam Engine" full build
Post by: creepy on June 27, 2019, 12:59:42 PM
Hi Folks
Here is Part 4
Please comment.
Gary
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bipSiSFtgmw
Title: Re: "Stuart Beam Engine" full build
Post by: creepy on July 04, 2019, 11:04:44 AM
Hi folks
Part 5, machining the column.
Hope you enjoy
Gary
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=g9iXoCaO7rU
Title: Re: "Stuart Beam Engine" full build
Post by: steam guy willy 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...
 
Willy
Title: Re: "Stuart Beam Engine" full build
Post by: creepy 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
Title: Re: "Stuart Beam Engine" full build
Post by: steam guy willy 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

Willy
Title: Re: "Stuart Beam Engine" full build
Post by: creepy on July 11, 2019, 04:56:01 AM
Hi Folks
Here is Part 6, Machining the connecting rod, hope you enjoy.
Gary
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CRkAFz57PMQ
Title: Re: "Stuart Beam Engine" full build
Post by: creepy 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
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gtUPzU9ZdkA
Title: Re: "Stuart Beam Engine" full build
Post by: Jim on July 20, 2019, 01:27:05 PM
Great build thread Gary.
Title: Re: "Stuart Beam Engine" full build
Post by: Martin Cottrell on July 22, 2019, 01:22:33 PM
Hi Gary, interesting thread, looks to be coming along nicely. However for some reason Iím not seeing the links to your videos in your posts. Any idea how O can access your videos?!

Martin.


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Title: Re: "Stuart Beam Engine" full build
Post by: Admiral_dk 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:
Title: Re: "Stuart Beam Engine" full build
Post by: creepy on July 25, 2019, 12:00:19 PM
Hi Gary, interesting thread, looks to be coming along nicely. However for some reason Iím not seeing the links to your videos in your posts. Any idea how O can access your videos?!

Martin.


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Hi Martin
You can access the videos direct from my YouTube channel (Creepy013)
Regards
Gary
Title: Re: "Stuart Beam Engine" full build
Post by: creepy on July 25, 2019, 12:02:06 PM
Hi folks
This is Part 8, machining the eccentric, hope you find it interesting.
Regards
Gary
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=puInl2IgFzY
Title: Re: "Stuart Beam Engine" full build
Post by: creepy 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
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kEkMeyOeAug
Title: Re: "Stuart Beam Engine" full build
Post by: Chipswitheverything 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