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  • Retired Design Engineer.

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  • 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...

  • Posted in thread: A Smaller Steam Engine For A Smaller Boat on 11-14-2016 at 11:16 PM
    Pete,Nice runner, you shouldn't have any trouble with the socket grubs it's a well supported
    shaft, if you do don't use the 243 Loctite it's only for thread lock.If you have to, be brave
    and use Locti...

  • Posted in thread: A Smaller Steam Engine For A Smaller Boat on 11-12-2016 at 11:47 AM
    Thanks guys I can see what I need to do now, those replays are a lot of help. It seemed simple
    just to look at the drawings but looks were deceiving! I do have another question, the disks
    are just rou...

  • Posted in thread: A Smaller Steam Engine For A Smaller Boat on 11-11-2016 at 12:41 AM
    Pete.Make your discs the exact same dia and drill thro' the centre to suit your shaft ensuring
    that they are machined parallel.Make a small piece of your shaft material as a sliding fitting
    set it up ...

  • Posted in thread: Stuart Twin Launch Engine from set of castings on 04-11-2016 at 10:44 AM
    George, Thank You very much for the drag link I was off quite a bit lol.but now looking for the
    handle as the drawing got really messed up.Thank You will post pictures soonAlec RyalsHi
    Alec,My drawing...

  • Posted in thread: Stuart Twin Launch Engine from set of castings on 04-08-2016 at 04:11 PM
    Hello All, im done with my Stuart twin steam launch enginne but my drawings got messed up and
    need the distance between the drag links if any one could help would be of great help.Thank
    YouAlecHi Alec...

  • Posted in thread: Cutting/turning actual valves/stem on 02-17-2016 at 02:52 PM
    Yes you can machine valves as long as you use slow speed and plenty of cutting fluid, my tool
    is H.S. and as soon as tha tip goes off I resharpen the tool otherwise the valve stem
    hardens.Make sure as...

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