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Offline Michael S.

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Nicholas
« on: May 17, 2022, 07:47:39 PM »
Hello, everyone,

I started machining some castings a few months ago. It will be a Reeves steam engine. It's Nicholas. A nice little bronze steam engine. I converted all measurements to millimeters. But the nuts and bolts are metric.
Please forgive me.
There are already a few videos about it. I would like to show the construction as a video and there are already a few parts to it.
Perhaps you have some time to observe the creation of the machine. I started with the base.
There are already several parts on my YouTube channel.

Michael

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Re: Nicholas
« Reply #1 on: May 17, 2022, 07:49:30 PM »
The base:


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« Reply #2 on: May 17, 2022, 08:06:57 PM »
engine base:


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Re: Nicholas
« Reply #3 on: May 17, 2022, 08:12:33 PM »
the crankshaft bearings:


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« Reply #4 on: May 17, 2022, 08:15:54 PM »
the crankshaft:



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Re: Nicholas
« Reply #5 on: May 17, 2022, 08:35:22 PM »
Nice  :)

I will be interested in seeing how you do the stand. How is your eyesight? I recall there are 14 BAs on this little beauty  :paranoia:

Jo
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Re: Nicholas
« Reply #6 on: May 17, 2022, 08:38:47 PM »
The stand with slideway for the crosshead was not easy to machine. I didn't know where to start. But one area had to start and then the rest followed. A lot of material had to be removed.

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Re: Nicholas
« Reply #7 on: May 17, 2022, 08:42:35 PM »
the stands:


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« Reply #8 on: May 17, 2022, 08:49:31 PM »
There must have been different cast parts for the cylinder. There were two versions in the drawing?!
The steam channels must be drilled. There were questions in the blueprint.

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Re: Nicholas
« Reply #9 on: May 17, 2022, 08:51:18 PM »
the cylinder:


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Re: Nicholas
« Reply #10 on: May 17, 2022, 08:58:22 PM »
The last part of the construction of the machine.
I decided to renovate my workshop. Summer will be a good time for that.
The walls need to be re-plastered. The floor needs to be new. electrics new.
So let's continue in the fall.

Greetings Michael

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Re: Nicholas
« Reply #11 on: May 17, 2022, 09:00:08 PM »
the last part: