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Re: Chris's Build of Steering Engine
« Reply #60 on: September 23, 2022, 12:36:27 AM »
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Re: Chris's Build of Steering Engine
« Reply #61 on: September 23, 2022, 01:15:33 AM »
Dog you sure know how to chew up metal. Some awesome skills going on here. You and George are running neck to neck…… :Love:


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Re: Chris's Build of Steering Engine
« Reply #62 on: September 23, 2022, 01:52:11 AM »
Hi "C". more interesting work going on here ....as you have to make two of these exactly the same you could rig up a pantograph arrangement using two mills ??!!! Actually the upright parts are different now I have looked more closely !! :facepalm: :facepalm:
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Re: Chris's Build of Steering Engine
« Reply #63 on: September 23, 2022, 02:42:51 AM »
Thanks very much Don and Willy!




Willy, yes, the two walls have a lot of the same shapes, but the front one has several additional shapes for the motor mounts and valve/clutch attachments.

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Re: Chris's Build of Steering Engine
« Reply #64 on: September 23, 2022, 10:16:33 AM »
again as a comparison the original basis.
Hardly a difference!
The reason for the several bores with a long hole on the base at different distances is that the machine was once installed on two ships.
Chris, I'm happy about your success.

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Re: Chris's Build of Steering Engine
« Reply #65 on: September 23, 2022, 12:26:08 PM »
Thanks Michael,  great to have the comparison. Hmmm, now you need to remake yours in brass!  :Lol:




Have you been able to find out much information about the company that made these engines?

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Re: Chris's Build of Steering Engine
« Reply #66 on: September 23, 2022, 04:49:52 PM »
A little bit of history:

The shipyard was established in 1873 in Uebigau. Uebigau ( today spelled Übigau ) is a suburb of the city of Dresden and is located on the river Elbe.
The shipyard was created as a repair shipyard for the then chain shipping. From 1881 paddle steamers were also built.
The program included steam engines, steam boilers, chain ships and equipment for ships. And of course our steering machine. She has den number 174 and was the first of her kind.
A total of 11 units are said to have been built. Our engine was installed on today's steamer "Riesa" and at some point swapped with the steering engine of the "young Pioneer". The ship "Riesa" still exists as a restaurant on land in the town of Riesa. The "young Pioneer" was scrapped around 2002 and the steering machine ended up in the junkyard. Together with a second steering machine of this type. A collector of steam engines I know received a tip from an acquaintance: You here is something on the scrap yard that looks like a steam engine!
Luckily both steering machines could be bought back.
Chris is now building a model of it for us.

Michael

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Re: Chris's Build of Steering Engine
« Reply #67 on: September 23, 2022, 05:42:24 PM »
Great history details, that adds a lot, thanks!!

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Re: Chris's Build of Steering Engine
« Reply #68 on: September 23, 2022, 07:17:54 PM »
The two photos show the ships in their last stage. They have been rebuilt several times.

Here is another drawing as an example of what the ships originally looked like.

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Re: Chris's Build of Steering Engine
« Reply #69 on: September 23, 2022, 08:02:04 PM »
That would be a great radio control model.

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Re: Chris's Build of Steering Engine
« Reply #70 on: September 23, 2022, 08:21:41 PM »
Video to the main engine:


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Re: Chris's Build of Steering Engine
« Reply #71 on: September 23, 2022, 09:46:53 PM »
Thats amazing. I've never seen a full size oscillating engine running, just models. The middle of the three cylinders is smaller and is fixed, does not rock. Is it a three cylinder compound or is the middle one a pump? I'm thinking its a pump since the middle cylinder doesn't have its own two eccentrics, so it doesn't reverse its valves. Did the same company make the main engine and the steering engine?
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Re: Chris's Build of Steering Engine
« Reply #72 on: September 24, 2022, 12:30:44 AM »
Wow that's impressive!

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Re: Chris's Build of Steering Engine
« Reply #73 on: September 24, 2022, 12:57:33 AM »
yes, the company also built such steam engines. They are oscillating 2 cylinder machines. Either compound machines or twin machines. In the middle is a pump for the injection condensation. They also have machines there that are older than the ships themselves. One ship has an engine from 1857 by John Penn from Greenwich England with a crankshaft from 1853 by Friedrich Krupp in Essen. On the crankshaft is written '10 year guarantee' The machines are not that easy to operate.

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Re: Chris's Build of Steering Engine
« Reply #74 on: September 24, 2022, 12:59:30 AM »
Video: