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  • Posted in thread: A Smaller Steam Engine For A Smaller Boat on 06-01-2017 at 10:57 AM
    I have the other support made and the shaft in place for my ring gear. I will still have to
    drill a spot for a set screw to secure it to the shaft. I need to either make bushings for the
    shaft or sour...

  • Posted in thread: Making small pipe fittings. on 02-23-2017 at 04:21 PM
    Hi George,It runs really well, did it end up powering anything?Regards Tony.Tony,I am not 100%
    sure but I think it went into an "African Queen"When I say that he is a friend, he like you I
    class as a ...

  • Posted in thread: Making small pipe fittings. on 02-22-2017 at 11:10 PM
    Hi George,Good looking engines I like the reversing valve. Yes they are powerful, the one I am
    making now has a reduced bore of 1/2" as my friend doesn't have a very large boiler.Regards
    Tony.Hi Tony,...

  • Posted in thread: Making small pipe fittings. on 02-10-2017 at 05:44 PM
    Tony,Here are 2- pics of Blackgates engines that I built some time ago, I only buy the main
    frame as the cylinder castings are very poor.All other parts are made from stock material and I
    fit a Silico...

  • Posted in thread: A Smaller Steam Engine For A Smaller Boat on 01-27-2017 at 03:20 PM
    Pete,I have seen the video of your Stern Wheeler in action and thought at the time how
    realistic it was, I didn't know that you had posted a thread on the build of the engines for it
    and after having ...

  • Posted in thread: A Smaller Steam Engine For A Smaller Boat on 01-25-2017 at 11:59 PM
    Hi Pete,I seam to remember some where that you stated that you were just a beginner,Some
    beginner !!!!You are doing great work on that little machine and I for one have picked up some
    very good points...

  • Posted in thread: A Smaller Steam Engine For A Smaller Boat on 01-04-2017 at 11:17 PM
    Hi Pete,Like a41capt I have been watching your progress, the engine is sure looking good.Some
    times when you go off the drawing you have to improvise and most times it works out for the
    best.I look fo...

  • Posted in thread: A Smaller Steam Engine For A Smaller Boat on 12-04-2016 at 11:45 PM
    Hi Pete,Looking very good and making good progress.George.

  • Posted in thread: A Smaller Steam Engine For A Smaller Boat on 11-19-2016 at 11:50 PM
    I simply made a jig from a wee bit of bar drilling a hole right through 6mm counter bore with a
    slot drill to fit the cover and super glued them in as super glue doesnt have a great sheer
    strength a s...

  • Posted in thread: A Smaller Steam Engine For A Smaller Boat on 11-19-2016 at 06:38 PM
    Cylinder end covers are next. They seem simple enough and here is what I got done
    8537785378853798538085381So the two of the covers need work on the back side of them for
    o-rings and two have a raised...

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