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by steamboatjack
Thu Mar 25, 2021 9:20 am
Forum: Technical - non Engines and Boilers
Topic: Plain Bearing materials
Replies: 7
Views: 725

Re: Plain Bearing materials

I use Iglidur bushes on all my engines for these minor bearings, stock sizes (metric) and hard & ground pins make a good job.
Regards
Jack
by steamboatjack
Sat Jan 23, 2021 9:08 am
Forum: Sales and Trade
Topic: Elliott Bay Triple expansion castings
Replies: 2
Views: 1423

Re: Elliott Bay Triple expansion castings

I have reduced the price of this lot now.
JM
by steamboatjack
Sun Jan 10, 2021 8:48 am
Forum: Sales and Trade
Topic: Dynamo/Gen Set
Replies: 11
Views: 1618

Re: Dynamo/Gen Set

have you looked at the small alternators used with a small domestic windmill, max 600 RPM about 300W?
Jack
by steamboatjack
Fri Jan 01, 2021 9:16 am
Forum: Technical - Engines and Boilers
Topic: And Now for the Twin
Replies: 156
Views: 51858

Re: And Now for the Twin

The correct name is a "crosshead pin bearing" known to sea going engineers as a "top end". below is a copy of the style I have used on all my recent built engines, using a pin which is fitted and dowelled to the conn rod, the bearing is adjustable and can be easily lubricated through the crosshead. ...
by steamboatjack
Thu Sep 24, 2020 7:47 am
Forum: Technical - Engines and Boilers
Topic: Steam engine from the North Caucasus
Replies: 98
Views: 14769

Re: Steam engine from the North Caucasus

Your picture above shows a “piston valve” very common on locomotives, this particular one has a hollow body so that the upper and lower sections are common, exhaust from the upper ports can therefore leave via the lower exhaust port. It is usual practice to use “inside admission” i.e. the steam ente...
by steamboatjack
Thu Sep 24, 2020 7:32 am
Forum: Technical - Engines and Boilers
Topic: Ancillary vacuum appurtenances
Replies: 3
Views: 793

Re: Ancillary vacuum appurtenances

I have considered the use of a steam ejector for this but never got around to it, it would be particularly useful with a uniflow engine. One problem is that it was usual to condense the outlet from the ejector via a heat exchanger, this would be an added complication and perhaps not required just fo...
by steamboatjack
Fri Aug 07, 2020 7:40 am
Forum: Sales and Trade
Topic: vintage lubricator for sale
Replies: 2
Views: 1576

Re: vintage lubricator for sale

now sold
Jack
by steamboatjack
Thu Jul 23, 2020 7:01 am
Forum: Sales and Trade
Topic: Taylor twin engine for sale
Replies: 2
Views: 1347

Re: Taylor twin engine for sale

THIS ENGINE IS NOW SOLD
Jack
by steamboatjack
Wed Jul 22, 2020 7:20 am
Forum: Sales and Trade
Topic: vintage lubricator for sale
Replies: 2
Views: 1576

vintage lubricator for sale

I have a vintage displacement lubricator for sale on e-bay made by Nathan Mfg Co N.Y. 1885
see UK e-bay for details
Jack
by steamboatjack
Sun Jul 19, 2020 12:03 pm
Forum: Sales and Trade
Topic: Elliott Bay Triple expansion castings
Replies: 2
Views: 1423

Re: Elliott Bay Triple expansion castings

Sorry folks e-mail address was incorrect it should be
jmaltby478@aol.com
Jack