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Offline Michael S.

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Stuart No. 1
« on: March 26, 2022, 06:34:51 PM »
Hi there,

my first set of castings was the Stuart No 1.
It was built in 2003 and unfortunately I didn't take any pictures of the making.

The feed pump is a construction of mine. It is constructed from brass parts and silver solder.
The oil pump was built according to a blueprint.

Michael

Offline Michael S.

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Re: Stuart No. 1
« Reply #1 on: March 26, 2022, 06:44:56 PM »
Another picture and a video First run under steam.

(At  that time I thought I needed gloves for the operation. ) 🤭




Michael

Offline EricB

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Re: Stuart No. 1
« Reply #2 on: March 26, 2022, 07:25:00 PM »
Thanks for sharing. That's a work of art!

Eric

Offline Roger B

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Re: Stuart No. 1
« Reply #3 on: March 26, 2022, 07:47:12 PM »
Splendid  :praise2:  :praise2:
Best regards

Roger

Offline RReid

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Re: Stuart No. 1
« Reply #4 on: March 26, 2022, 11:21:54 PM »
Love that oil pump. You can never have too many moving parts to watch in motion!  :cheers:
Regards,
Ron

Offline Del_61

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Re: Stuart No. 1
« Reply #5 on: March 27, 2022, 08:07:57 AM »
Wow,

A great job and running on steam rather than compressed air!

Well done on a lovely looking engine...

Regards

Derek

Offline Michael S.

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Re: Stuart No. 1
« Reply #6 on: March 27, 2022, 04:55:55 PM »
Hi guys,

thanks for the kind words.

The oil pump needs a longer lever. The ratchet wheel is too coarse.

Michael

Offline steamer

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Re: Stuart No. 1
« Reply #7 on: March 27, 2022, 05:27:17 PM »
Fine looking engine!  Nice build!

Dave
"Mister M'Andrew, don't you think steam spoils romance at sea?"
Damned ijjit!