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Re: Yet Another Stuart Major Beam Engine
« Reply #195 on: December 27, 2021, 08:33:10 PM »
The motion links look terrific!   I'm sure you'll work out a fix for the cylinder height, nibble a little here, a little there...

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Re: Yet Another Stuart Major Beam Engine
« Reply #196 on: December 28, 2021, 04:17:12 PM »
It Works! !!!!!!

It clears the cylinder gland so I won't have to alter it.  :whoohoo:








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Re: Yet Another Stuart Major Beam Engine
« Reply #197 on: December 28, 2021, 04:32:00 PM »
That is working beautifully, wonderful motion. Your laugh partway through shows you are grinning well too!   :ThumbsUp: :ThumbsUp:

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Re: Yet Another Stuart Major Beam Engine
« Reply #198 on: December 28, 2021, 04:45:52 PM »
Wonderful  :praise2:  :praise2:  :wine1: As I have said many, many times I do enjoy all the open linkages on steam engines  :)  :)
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Re: Yet Another Stuart Major Beam Engine
« Reply #199 on: December 28, 2021, 05:30:29 PM »
Beautiful!  And yes, I believe anyone would be pleased with how well it's running!
Excellent work!
Kim

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Re: Yet Another Stuart Major Beam Engine
« Reply #200 on: December 28, 2021, 09:41:27 PM »
Thanks all for the positive comments. I can't quite believe  the result myself... :Love:

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Re: Yet Another Stuart Major Beam Engine
« Reply #201 on: December 28, 2021, 10:16:22 PM »
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It clears the cylinder gland so I won't have to alter it.

Oh yes it does  :ThumbsUp: - but it looks very close in the video  ;D

Very nice motion  :praise2:

Per

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Re: Yet Another Stuart Major Beam Engine
« Reply #202 on: December 28, 2021, 10:42:54 PM »
That is working very nicely. Could you give me an idea of what electric motor you are powering that with?
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Re: Yet Another Stuart Major Beam Engine
« Reply #203 on: December 28, 2021, 10:48:39 PM »
That is working very nicely. Could you give me an idea of what electric motor you are powering that with?

It is a Bosch windscreen wiper motor: 12-18V via a nylon worm drive which makes for quiet operation.
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Re: Yet Another Stuart Major Beam Engine
« Reply #204 on: December 28, 2021, 11:56:53 PM »
WhewWE!! That is quite simply a gorgeous piece of work and so elegant to watch...  :DrinkPint: :Love: :ThumbsUp: :ThumbsUp:


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Re: Yet Another Stuart Major Beam Engine
« Reply #205 on: December 29, 2021, 03:31:40 AM »
Stately is the word that comes to my mind. That and Beautiful. Congratulations! :cheers:
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Ron

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Re: Yet Another Stuart Major Beam Engine
« Reply #206 on: December 29, 2021, 11:41:45 AM »
"It is a Bosch windscreen wiper motor: 12-18V via a nylon worm drive which makes for quiet operation."

Thank You!
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Re: Yet Another Stuart Major Beam Engine
« Reply #207 on: December 30, 2021, 06:19:37 PM »
Oil/Water Pump

I finished the pump today: connecting rod, flanges and copper transfer pipe.
Did you know that you can hold square bar in a ER20 collet? I didn't until today! Absolute magic!




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Re: Yet Another Stuart Major Beam Engine
« Reply #208 on: January 05, 2022, 02:08:45 PM »
Stuart Major Beam Roughly Assembled

I am changing the fake stone base for a veneered wooden one, so I've roughly assembled the beast to make sure everything works before I strip it all down. There are a few studs and knobs missing, and there is the odd click here and there, but you get the idea!
Well pleased with the result.


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Re: Yet Another Stuart Major Beam Engine
« Reply #209 on: January 05, 2022, 02:23:00 PM »
Hi ,In my local toyshop they have Mahogany veneer about 3" wide and 2' long and about 3/32" thick that I use for my engine basses. some is quite plain but some has quite pretty figuring on the grain .

Looking great and it did remove my socks for me !!!

Willy