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Offline Aestus57

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Model Steam Engine "Standard Details"
« on: September 25, 2011, 12:16:55 PM »
Hi Folks,

Now then,.... I've acquired a cast iron cylinder casting which I would like to use to make a horizontal type Mill Engine. There is enough meat in it for about 3/4" bore X 1 1/4" stroke. I'm fairly sure that I can work out all the relevant dimensions, well if you don't try you'll never learn!

Although I know the basics, I would like to make it look as if it had been properly "engineered".

So, can anyone point me in the right direction for a book which offers various designs for piston rod glands, connecting rods, bearing standards, eccentric sheaves, and possibly reversing gears such as Stevensons Link?

Thanks in advance

 :beer:

Peter
Think I'm suffering De Ja Vu and Amnesia at the same time, I'm sure I've forgotten this before!

PatJ

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Re: Model Steam Engine "Standard Details"
« Reply #1 on: September 25, 2011, 02:08:52 PM »
If you look here, there are a large number of engravings that can be used as a guide.
http://www.classicsteamengineering.com/index.php

An example is the bottle engine I am currently working on.
http://www.classicsteamengineering.com/index.php?topic=66.90
I have used the engravings to try and get the authentic "look and feel" of a steam engine, whatever that may be.

Next step is to make patterns, build a furnace, and cast the engine.

Good luck to you.

Pat J