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Offline Alyn Foundry

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Re: Stuart Major Beam Engine
« Reply #540 on: September 19, 2022, 11:15:33 AM »
Morning Andy.

A superb demonstration, your models are a credit to your engineering skills and attention to detail.

 :cheers:  Graham.

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Re: Stuart Major Beam Engine
« Reply #541 on: September 19, 2022, 01:00:39 PM »
How do you replenish water in the boiler?  Assume there's a pump somewhere.

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Re: Stuart Major Beam Engine
« Reply #542 on: September 19, 2022, 03:37:31 PM »
Hello Kvom,

Indeed I have two hand pumps alongside the boiler.

Here's a picture of the Stuart 504 boiler back at home,

S Major 1729 by Andy, on Flickr

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Re: Stuart Major Beam Engine
« Reply #543 on: October 07, 2022, 10:06:53 PM »
Jury rigged for steaming in the garden.

My six inch vertical boiler produced plenty of steam for the Major Beam Engine.
Here the boiler is fed by an injector and two hand pumps, I want to add a steam powered feed pump for the full experience. The copper tank with a conical top is a laboratory still I bought on eBay a while ago.


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Re: Stuart Major Beam Engine
« Reply #544 on: October 07, 2022, 11:06:13 PM »
Great to see it puffing away on steam, fantastic!!

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Re: Stuart Major Beam Engine
« Reply #545 on: October 08, 2022, 12:50:14 AM »
That runs great Andy! Love it!  :ThumbsUp: :ThumbsUp: :ThumbsUp:  :cheers:
"I've cut that stock three times, and it's still too short!"