My column-style steamengine

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Re: My column-style steamengine

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Hello,

the condensers stand is ready. I have made it from 2 mm-brass sheet.
The stand
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The connection hose between the condenser and condensate pump with receiver.
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Hello,

the condenser is mounted. The stand with inner clamp.
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The engine with mounted condenser.
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That is a remarkably compact and clean installation.
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A marvelous piece of work and an example to those of us are rather less skilled metal workers. Please keep going as I want to see what you plan next.

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I second Pete's comments.
Lets see it steaming a nice hull along the waters!
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Hi,

today I successfully tested the condenser on my steam engine. Although the connections were only hand-tight and the vacuum manometer was only connected to the condensate collection tank in front of the vacuum pump with a silicone hose, a stable vacuum could be achieved.
The "Sound of Silence" of the engine was very impressive - there was nothing to hear. :o :o :o

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Hi,

for those who might be interested in the build of the machine pump unit I show these two sectional images.

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That is very beautiful workmanship. Thank you for sharing!!
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Hi Kelly,

thank you for the comment.

I have redesigned the piston and its rings. There was at first one O-ring as piston-ring. To achieve a better seal, i made a new piston in which i was able to install two X-rings as piston rings.

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Looking wonderful Dietrich. I expect you'll be seeing much improvement from the "x" rings.
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