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Re: Yet Another Stuart Major Beam Engine
« Reply #180 on: December 13, 2021, 05:30:43 PM »
Guess who has lost three of the rectangular bearing shells...?

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Same guy that forgot to feed the shop gnomes so they stole the bearing shells?   :facepalm:

Other than that, coming along great!

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Re: Yet Another Stuart Major Beam Engine
« Reply #181 on: December 16, 2021, 02:02:31 PM »
Drop Links Tryout Successful!

Well, I made some new bearing shells, but I needed to make one of the four spacing pillars to check the distance between the two bearings when the gib and cotter were tightened up. I needn't have worried, as no-one was more surprised than me when the keys settled in the right places!

As per drawing. The pillars were pressed into the rectangular steel spacers, much easier to make that way! Everything will be polished before final assembly...  :whoohoo:



On the machine.





Onwards and Upwards!

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Re: Yet Another Stuart Major Beam Engine
« Reply #182 on: December 16, 2021, 02:05:25 PM »
Thats looking excellent John, beautiful workmanship on it. How much more have you got to make on this engine?

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Re: Yet Another Stuart Major Beam Engine
« Reply #183 on: December 16, 2021, 02:25:31 PM »
Beauty soon-to-be In Action!

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Re: Yet Another Stuart Major Beam Engine
« Reply #184 on: December 16, 2021, 05:26:06 PM »
Beautiful!

Isn't it exciting when you've spent so much time on a set of parts and then - it all comes together as it's supposed to?  Nothing more fun than that!

Kim

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Re: Yet Another Stuart Major Beam Engine
« Reply #185 on: December 16, 2021, 08:34:22 PM »
Hi folks, and I thank you. I kid myself that there is not much to do now, but a lot of detail work remains, such as gasketing to get it air tight, quite few locknuts to make and blacken, and a lot of polishing!
Still, it keeps me off the gin!

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Re: Yet Another Stuart Major Beam Engine
« Reply #186 on: December 16, 2021, 08:59:41 PM »
90% done, with only 90% left to do...

Looking great, and of course it's all time well spent, right?
Regards,
Ron

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Re: Yet Another Stuart Major Beam Engine
« Reply #187 on: December 16, 2021, 10:10:42 PM »
90% done, with only 90% left to do...

Looking great, and of course it's all time well spent, right?

Agreed!😊😊

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Re: Yet Another Stuart Major Beam Engine
« Reply #188 on: December 20, 2021, 08:40:19 PM »
That's two links done, just two to go!



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Re: Yet Another Stuart Major Beam Engine
« Reply #189 on: December 21, 2021, 01:30:37 PM »
A short video from me on how to test your drop links!  :Love:


I also finished all four drop links. Well pleased!

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Re: Yet Another Stuart Major Beam Engine
« Reply #190 on: December 21, 2021, 04:53:07 PM »
Terrific!

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Re: Yet Another Stuart Major Beam Engine
« Reply #191 on: December 21, 2021, 05:09:23 PM »
Thats looking excellent

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Re: Yet Another Stuart Major Beam Engine
« Reply #192 on: December 25, 2021, 11:53:03 AM »
Just a taster, I'll finish the thing next week!  :Love:



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Re: Yet Another Stuart Major Beam Engine
« Reply #193 on: December 27, 2021, 03:33:35 PM »
Parallel Motion Completed!
(Needs some polish, and some thinner 4BA nuts, but what a nice way to spend a Public Holiday!)







I was going to fit it, but I just found another legacy issue: the cylinder is 1/4" too tall therefore the link fouls the gland! Grr...
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Re: Yet Another Stuart Major Beam Engine
« Reply #194 on: December 27, 2021, 07:23:26 PM »
Well, that's vexing, but that assembly is wonderful.
Stuart

Forging ahead regardless.