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Offline old phart

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Big beam engine video
« on: July 20, 2012, 02:30:18 PM »

Well, as promised a video of my beam.
It's not finished as I have to strip it down to smooth out some rough edges, paint and reassemble it.
Here it is running way too fast with a very noisy compressor running away.
It's leaking like a seive as you can well hear!!
The wheel weighs in between 6/7ib and most of the material used was mild steel with the columns and cylinder block a good grade aluminium with the usual bronze brg's and brass bits.

Kind regards,

« Last Edit: July 20, 2012, 02:57:37 PM by old phart »

Offline lazylathe

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Re: Big beam engine video
« Reply #1 on: July 21, 2012, 07:51:58 PM »
Nice one Ron!

Are you going to post all the build log here?
It was a fun one to follow along with!

A nice video of it running slowly would be great!

A new place to hide my swarf!

Offline Bill L.

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Re: Big beam engine video
« Reply #2 on: July 24, 2012, 02:47:06 AM »
Hi Ron,nice to see it again.Thanks again for the link to the plans.
Bill L.
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Offline Dean W

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Re: Big beam engine video
« Reply #3 on: July 24, 2012, 04:49:30 AM »
Thanks for the video, Ron.  Looks like it runs very well!
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