My column-style steamengine

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Re: My column-style steamengine - the Valves

Post by dampfspieler » Sun Oct 27, 2019 8:54 am

Hello,

for the feedwaterpump were made two "mushroom"-valves. At speed higher than 600 rpm the ballvalves destroy the ball seats in the pump body - experience from the operation of my steam lorry MARTIN. The valves are "pressed" with very light springs to its seats so they work ut to 1.500 rpm - experience from MARTIN.

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The valve chest is placed at the upper end of pump chamber to allow the air to leave the system.

The valves in the condensate pump are rubber plate types (NBR). They are small enaugh and noisy in service.

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to be continued
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Re: My column-style steamengine

Post by DetroiTug » Tue Oct 29, 2019 1:06 am

Dietrich,

Good job on the check valves, I like the disc type check valves also. Ball checks are not as reliable.

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The Crosshead Guide Oiler

Post by dampfspieler » Sat Nov 23, 2019 9:04 am

Hello,

when i get the engine there was mounted a wick oiler with a cup from a solid aluminium block and plugged pipes so the oil could leak out.
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At my model steam lorry was a similar problem and the solution was to built a new soldered cup and screwed connections.

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Re: The Crosshead Guide Oiler

Post by dampfspieler » Sat Nov 23, 2019 9:27 am

Hello,

all parts were new built and silver soldered if necessary.
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Re: The Crosshead Guide Oiler

Post by dampfspieler » Sat Nov 23, 2019 10:00 am

Hello,

the wicks were made of woolen threads.

The wicks with its handles from drilled copper wire.
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The wicks in its cups (in working position).
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It is easy to remove the wicks from working position and to protect the fingers from getting oily.


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The displacement lubricator

Post by dampfspieler » Sat Nov 23, 2019 10:35 am

Hello,

the displacement lubricator was made from bar stock and a short pipe. The regulating valve is outside of the body so it can be filled with more comfort.

The valve stem has a 20 degree tip and is tightened with an O-Ring.
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to be continued
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Re: My column-style steamengine

Post by RNoe » Sat Nov 23, 2019 4:10 pm

Really nice and careful work you have done.
Silver brazing is my favorite fabrication method.
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The machine trough

Post by dampfspieler » Sun Dec 15, 2019 10:04 pm

Hello,

because there is only a open baseplate i have built two machine troughs from brass. They were soldered in a fixture.

The fixture
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Re: My column-style steamengine

Post by fredrosse » Tue Dec 17, 2019 6:25 pm

Very nice to see such fine work. Holiday "Eye Candy" for many of us

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Re: My column-style steamengine

Post by TriangleTom » Tue Dec 17, 2019 7:44 pm

Beautiful work on the troughs! I look forward to reading each one of these.
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