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Engines => Your Own Design => Topic started by: old phart on July 20, 2012, 02:30:18 PM

Title: Big beam engine video
Post by: old phart on July 20, 2012, 02:30:18 PM
http://s1129.photobucket.com/albums/m516/ronkh1/?action=view&current=bettervid002.mp4

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,

Ron
Title: Re: Big beam engine video
Post by: lazylathe 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!

Andrew
Title: Re: Big beam engine video
Post by: Bill L. 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.
Title: Re: Big beam engine video
Post by: Dean W on July 24, 2012, 04:49:30 AM
Thanks for the video, Ron.  Looks like it runs very well!