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Offline Michael S.

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Stuart 2-cylinder Compound
« on: March 19, 2022, 06:43:12 PM »
Hi there,

with the Stuart 2-Zylinder Compound I wanted to represent a little bit of an engine room in the ship. Unfortunately, the machine disappears behind pipes and valves.
It runs a little jerkily under compressed air, which is why it has a bypass valve.
But very smooth running under steam!

Michael

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Re: Stuart 2-cylinder Compound
« Reply #1 on: March 19, 2022, 06:48:03 PM »
Video under steam:
<a href="https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XIHWTt5oXpY" target="_blank">http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XIHWTt5oXpY</a>
Michael

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Re: Stuart 2-cylinder Compound
« Reply #2 on: March 19, 2022, 06:55:39 PM »
Beautiful work!!

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Re: Stuart 2-cylinder Compound
« Reply #3 on: March 19, 2022, 07:14:48 PM »
Very nice!    I love compounds!

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Re: Stuart 2-cylinder Compound
« Reply #4 on: March 20, 2022, 10:42:15 AM »
Looks to be a beautiful runner. Some very interesting engines in the background as well. Is there a common steam source, or do they all have their own boiler?
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Re: Stuart 2-cylinder Compound
« Reply #5 on: March 20, 2022, 10:46:07 AM »
This is a very fine Compound engine, the completing of it with the condensor, thrust block and propshaft, and other marine details really does add character and interest.  Nice to see it running, also  ( and the beam engine in your other video ).  Dave

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Re: Stuart 2-cylinder Compound
« Reply #6 on: March 20, 2022, 11:06:22 AM »
Hi Michael, great job on that engine and good to see it running on stream.   Like others, I really like the presentation.

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Re: Stuart 2-cylinder Compound
« Reply #7 on: March 20, 2022, 09:05:32 PM »
Hello wagnmrk,

the video was recorded at an exhibition in our technology museum. Most models run on compressed air.
I connected the compound to my steam boiler.

Michael

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Re: Stuart 2-cylinder Compound
« Reply #8 on: March 20, 2022, 11:09:25 PM »
Well done Michael, a beautiful engine - so rewarding to see engines running on steam as well.
Stuart

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Re: Stuart 2-cylinder Compound
« Reply #9 on: March 24, 2022, 06:04:56 PM »
There is a video about the structure of the steam engine:

<a href="https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WzGeeNbDjPk" target="_blank">http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WzGeeNbDjPk</a>

Michael

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Re: Stuart 2-cylinder Compound
« Reply #10 on: March 25, 2022, 04:52:45 AM »
Michael.......Congratulations, the model is superb  :ThumbsUp:

In this day & age with so many Rules   :hammerbash: , [initially the product of Insurance and Public Liability matters]  you were very lucky to run the engine on steam in a public environment

One question, when running the engine on steam, [we see the steam hazey mist] could you not partially fill the condenser with tap water?, and does the condenser also act as a form of oil trap, [we see the condenser has valved isolation valve to the bottom drum] for the lubricating steam oil injected?, to save it spitting out of the actual condenser discharge?

Derek  :cheers:
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Re: Stuart 2-cylinder Compound
« Reply #11 on: March 25, 2022, 09:38:42 AM »
Hello Derek,

So far we have been lucky here in Germany with exhibitions and the operation of the model steam engine. Until something terrible happens. Will my private liability insurance help me?

In the video, the machine is running in the exhaust mode. Without cooling water. I would like to do the operation as a condenser machine again. On the day the video was made, the engine's pistons were suddenly stuck. oil shortage. The displacement oiler has failed. My steam boiler has a superheater and had a pressure of 5 bar. The steam was too hot. The machine needs an oil pump!

I would like to try an operation with cooling water. The condenser is equipped with many tubes. A steam cooling water pump is still missing.

Michael

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Re: Stuart 2-cylinder Compound
« Reply #12 on: March 04, 2023, 06:36:15 PM »
Thatís a beauty.  Amazing attention to detail.

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Re: Stuart 2-cylinder Compound
« Reply #13 on: March 04, 2023, 06:38:51 PM »
thanks, i like this engine very much.

Michael

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Re: Stuart 2-cylinder Compound
« Reply #14 on: March 04, 2023, 06:47:08 PM »
Lovely engine , and good to see the prop shaft thrust bearings in place !!

Willy

 

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