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Re: Warrior Double acting twin cylinder steam engine from castings
« Reply #120 on: March 24, 2024, 02:15:06 PM »
Hi All , Thanks for all your comments and input  and I have now to marry up the eccentrics with the slide valve rods.....
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Re: Warrior Double acting twin cylinder steam engine from castings
« Reply #121 on: March 26, 2024, 02:22:11 AM »
I have been checking the dimensions of the valve and eccentric travels and also the total length for the eccentric rod and the couplings.. this works out at 1.822"   so something to work to .... I have also re-tapped the bottom of the valve rod to 8BA and used the spring that preloads the die as the rod is stainless steel that is quite tough to thread ...

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Re: Warrior Double acting twin cylinder steam engine from castings
« Reply #122 on: March 27, 2024, 01:33:59 AM »
I have made the valve rod fork and have been checking out the correct dimensions to connect the valve motion to the eccentric travel ......so these are the final parts apart from all the tidying up and the port connections ...
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Re: Warrior Double acting twin cylinder steam engine from castings
« Reply #123 on: March 28, 2024, 03:09:46 AM »
The first conrod has been made and just requires the cotter pin making . Will put more photos of the process later when I make theotherone ...
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Re: Warrior Double acting twin cylinder steam engine from castings
« Reply #124 on: March 28, 2024, 10:21:12 AM »
Nice progress Willy  :ThumbsUp:

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Re: Warrior Double acting twin cylinder steam engine from castings
« Reply #125 on: March 29, 2024, 03:29:48 AM »
Thanks Per.  and the conrod is turned up from a length of brass hexagon and filed up to fit the eccentric strap  and the valve rod fork part . the the eccentric strap holes have to allign with the conrod so it is drilled the tapping sizes first. the conrod is then drilled and connected to the strap part and then the other hole is drilled through from the strap with the tapping size drill then removed and opened up to clearance size. the other hole on the strap is then tapped and the rod then attached with 10 BA bolts. the other end of the rod is then filed square 1/4" and then filed to receive the fork end.
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Re: Warrior Double acting twin cylinder steam engine from castings
« Reply #126 on: March 31, 2024, 03:56:21 AM »
I have made the other valve rod fork and to drill the slot hole it is held in the vice dead square by placing it on the flat steel and putting this machine vice over the top. the engine is close to completion with most of the parts made and the valve rod connections made ... they will need to be adjusted on the crankshaft though. Also a nifty tip I have thought up and tried out  for when I make the inlet steam valves ... is I need to file the square on the wheel and rather than filing it I just drill a hole and use the file as a broach in the drill press and just push it through.... :ThumbsUp: :) :cartwheel:  this saves a lot of work ..!!
4 o'clock was just arrived as the clocks have sprung / springed forwards

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Re: Warrior Double acting twin cylinder steam engine from castings
« Reply #127 on: March 31, 2024, 10:26:38 AM »
From a quick look back it seems you often post well into the wee hours of middle watch.

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Re: Warrior Double acting twin cylinder steam engine from castings
« Reply #128 on: April 02, 2024, 10:56:20 PM »
Hi Charles , yes I am a night owl and I look after all my neighbours in case of local potential disasters ....lions and tigers and dinosurs  etc etc  :)

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Re: Warrior Double acting twin cylinder steam engine from castings
« Reply #129 on: April 07, 2024, 06:45:53 PM »
Warrior engine    <a href="https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=O5bQzTrhtZw" target="_blank">http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=O5bQzTrhtZw</a>  This is the preliminary air test and everything works OK ..so all the correct nuts and bolts need attaching and will be painting the engine with green paint ....also the crankshaft is a tad wobbly so that needs sorting out ...
Willy

The video comes up momentarily but then says it is not valid for some reason ??!!!

You can see the video on  my Facebook page  Robert Willy Bailey.       
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Re: Warrior Double acting twin cylinder steam engine from castings
« Reply #130 on: April 09, 2024, 03:17:03 AM »
I have now taken the engine apart and the first job is to drill for pins to locate the standards .......this has to be done with a lengthened No 52 drill...I have now put the video on Tube and it up/downloads easily....
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Re: Warrior Double acting twin cylinder steam engine from castings
« Reply #131 on: April 30, 2024, 02:07:41 AM »
More work on the engine and lots of fitting done and now the steam pipe connections connecting up ... spring has arrived and there is lots to do on the allotment so I am very busy up there...

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Re: Warrior Double acting twin cylinder steam engine from castings
« Reply #132 on: April 30, 2024, 02:13:30 AM »
Looking great Willy!

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Re: Warrior Double acting twin cylinder steam engine from castings
« Reply #133 on: May 03, 2024, 03:01:49 AM »
I have now finished the pipe work and the soldering was done with the copper pipe connected to the cylinders to get everything lined up. so still more to do before I startbpaintin everything .....

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Re: Warrior Double acting twin cylinder steam engine from castings
« Reply #134 on: May 03, 2024, 03:03:47 AM »
Sweet looking pipes!

 

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