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by marinesteam
Sat Oct 03, 2020 12:25 am
Forum: Technical - non Engines and Boilers
Topic: Show us your jewelry
Replies: 2
Views: 483

Show us your jewelry

Hey all, Taking a break from the engine to complete the restoration of three onion top navigation lanterns. All were pretty tatty looking when I purchased them. One had been disassembled by the previous owner in a misguided attempt to clean it and needed to be soldered back together. Need to build r...
by marinesteam
Thu Jul 23, 2020 1:31 am
Forum: Technical - non Engines and Boilers
Topic: Vintage Steam Engine.
Replies: 16
Views: 1764

Re: Vintage Steam Engine.

Make your own shim packs. I sandwich the shim material between 1/8 aluminum plates then drill holes and mill as needed. The shims for the lower conrod bearing were drilled then put into the assembly and filed to the profile.

https://www.mcmaster.com/laminated-shim-stock

Cheers
by marinesteam
Sat May 30, 2020 12:47 am
Forum: Technical - Engines and Boilers
Topic: More progress
Replies: 89
Views: 50537

Re: More progress

Thanks Pete,

Now their is even more to be mesmerized by.

It's alive!!!!!

I'm pretty chuffed as my UK friends would say.

Video of the first run of the HP end on compressed air. Needs a bit of tweaking as it's not reversing well yet but it's a start.

https://youtu.be/nQgz0PHzQ-U

Yeah!
by marinesteam
Thu May 14, 2020 3:38 am
Forum: Technical - Engines and Boilers
Topic: More progress
Replies: 89
Views: 50537

Re: More progress

I guess it's been awhile since posting progress updates on the York. Not that none is being made, just a bit here and there and not thinking about taking pics. So here is the most recent work. The eccentrics have been redone to better fit the crankshaft which came out a few though' undersized after ...
by marinesteam
Mon Apr 13, 2020 1:50 am
Forum: Technical - Engines and Boilers
Topic: Nuts and Nipples
Replies: 6
Views: 2036

Re: Nuts and Nipples

Here is the proposed design, Ended up using 3/16 OD copper tube. The center fitting insert through the cap and threads into the bearing cap so It will act as the hold down bolt for the cap as well as the oil channel. I had first tried a banjo style fitting so that the copper tube would enter perpend...
by marinesteam
Sat Apr 11, 2020 11:18 pm
Forum: Technical - Engines and Boilers
Topic: Nuts and Nipples
Replies: 6
Views: 2036

Re: Nuts and Nipples

Mike, Your awesome!!!!! :D

Thanks so much, I'll draw one up and post a pdf as soon as I can.
by marinesteam
Sat Apr 11, 2020 4:20 pm
Forum: Technical - Engines and Boilers
Topic: Nuts and Nipples
Replies: 6
Views: 2036

Nuts and Nipples

I'm hoping some of my friends on the east side of the pond will have some info they'd be willing to share. I'm looking for drawings on solder type nuts and nipple ends and the mating receiving end. I can't seem to find a source of the parts over here (all Googles lead me to UK sites). So I'd like to...
by marinesteam
Wed Dec 18, 2019 11:30 pm
Forum: Technical - Engines and Boilers
Topic: My column-style steamengine
Replies: 69
Views: 16087

Re: My column-style steamengine

Will you just stop it already! You're making me feel inadequate ;) :lol:

I really like the brazing fixture for the trough. Very nice!

Ken
by marinesteam
Wed Dec 18, 2019 11:25 pm
Forum: Technical - Engines and Boilers
Topic: VFT tube leak
Replies: 54
Views: 13076

Re: VFT tube leak

The popular auction site with the name starting with e and ending in y seems to have a bunch of tube rollers listed, if you're patient you may be able to find the right size

Cheers

Ken
by marinesteam
Wed Nov 13, 2019 7:29 pm
Forum: Sales and Trade
Topic: Blackstaff Boiler Basics
Replies: 10
Views: 5344

Re: Blackstaff Boiler Basics

Pete,

I'm working on designing the casing for my future boiler, would you be willing to share some more detail on the construction of your casing? Especially how the panels fit together and how you are retaining the refractory (also what kind of refractory)

Thanks

Ken