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Offline Rivergypsy

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Ateliers Engine Build
« on: January 20, 2017, 05:06:19 PM »
Just a quick post to kick off the prep work on the next project, the engine which powered the railway workshop in Lyon in the 1800s. A friend, Rich Carlstedt shared an engraving of it he’s got with a few friends, and it just seemed plain rude to let all that detail go to waste 

Solidworks modelling is progressing intermittently but nicely, so we should be looking to start work on castings and drawings in the not too distant future. To give an idea of scale, the flywheel will be just under 12” diameter.
        

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Re: Ateliers Engine Build
« Reply #1 on: January 20, 2017, 05:37:37 PM »
Beautiful engine Dave,
It will be fun to watch this one progress.


Dave

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Re: Ateliers Engine Build
« Reply #2 on: January 20, 2017, 05:41:24 PM »
Oh, that one will be a beauty for sure...lots of detail work and the base will only add all the more to it in the end. I love it!!

Bill

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Re: Ateliers Engine Build
« Reply #3 on: January 20, 2017, 06:19:18 PM »
That looks to be a fun project  :ThumbsUp:  :ThumbsUp: The gear system around the governor on it's own looks to be a complete project  :headscratch:
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Roger

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Re: Ateliers Engine Build
« Reply #4 on: January 20, 2017, 07:35:57 PM »
I shall look forward to following this one along.

Funny enough after your post the other day I came across this while looking for something else

http://images-03.delcampe-static.net/img_large/auction/000/371/215/060_001.jpg?v=1

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Re: Ateliers Engine Build
« Reply #5 on: January 20, 2017, 10:32:16 PM »
You don't need no stinkin castings.   :noidea:

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Re: Ateliers Engine Build
« Reply #6 on: January 20, 2017, 11:37:02 PM »
Hi Dave,
 Now I know I better get another couple of hectares of  :popcorn: planted!

Looking forward to this build!

Cheers Kerrin
Get excited and make something!

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Re: Ateliers Engine Build
« Reply #7 on: January 21, 2017, 12:10:00 AM »
Very nice looking design - I especially like the placement of the governor in the lower arch. Going to be watching along too!

Kerrin - pass the popcorn bowl!   :popcorn:

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Re: Ateliers Engine Build
« Reply #8 on: January 21, 2017, 05:06:19 AM »
Hi Chris,
 Checked the field day before yesterday......coming along nicely!

Put you down for a couple of sack fulls! :lolb:

Cheers Kerrin
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Re: Ateliers Engine Build
« Reply #9 on: January 21, 2017, 03:21:55 PM »
Many thanks everyone - i hope it'll be entertaining!

KVOM - funny you mention that, as fabrication has been at the back of my mind. However, there's 4 of us aiming to build this one, and Dennis (who did the compound castings) is up for the challenge :)

Jason - where on earth did you find that?! I've searched high and low to find more on this engine, even with extremely poor French, but to no avail...

Dave

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Re: Ateliers Engine Build
« Reply #10 on: January 21, 2017, 03:49:06 PM »
I thought you might like that :)

Looking back through my history it seems it came up on Pinterest and as I had seen your post I saved teh image.

A bit more digging found some more images from the same set of ingravings but they don't show more of your project

http://delaby-vapeur.com/igaleriedelaby/?q=album/14-le-mecanicien-industriel-stanislas-petit

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Re: Ateliers Engine Build
« Reply #11 on: January 21, 2017, 06:56:46 PM »
Only for information. There is similar engine in Nürnberg, Germany.
https://museen.nuernberg.de/uploads/tx_templavoila/maschinenbauanstalt-spaeth.jpg

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Achim

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Re: Ateliers Engine Build
« Reply #12 on: January 21, 2017, 08:14:40 PM »
Have you been able to figure out the valve?  It looks to be two piece with the top adjusted by the wheel in back.  Also, I'm wondering about the piping;  unclear where the underneath pipe leads.

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Re: Ateliers Engine Build
« Reply #13 on: January 21, 2017, 08:34:06 PM »
Better still is this version of the coloured engraving, you can zoom in enough to read the dimensions and text . Enjoy

http://gazo.dl.itc.u-tokyo.ac.jp/petit/limes/PL051-052.html

The whole book is indexed here for anyone with some time on their hands, couple of nice horizontals that would make a slightly simpler project.

http://gazo.dl.itc.u-tokyo.ac.jp/petit/category/cate04.html
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Re: Ateliers Engine Build
« Reply #14 on: January 21, 2017, 11:42:20 PM »
That riding cut off looks very interesting!!!   I like it!!!

Dave
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