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  • Posted in thread: A Smaller Steam Engine For A Smaller Boat on 01-22-2017 at 02:32 PM
    Thanks John, that's a great explanation. I will look for the grinding paste and work on getting
    the surfaces right once I have all the parts made. I'm getting close to having something that
    will run o...

  • Posted in thread: A Smaller Steam Engine For A Smaller Boat on 01-19-2017 at 07:23 PM
    John, I would like to know the details of how you do the lapping process. What do I need to do
    it properly ?As far as the nuts go it would be good to make something a bit fancier wouldn't
    it.Pete

  • Posted in thread: A Smaller Steam Engine For A Smaller Boat on 01-19-2017 at 01:07 AM
    The disk is pressed against the ports with a spring that is covered with a cup shaped piece of
    brass. This is going to have to be tested later to see if there is enough spring tension to
    make it seal....

  • Posted in thread: A Smaller Steam Engine For A Smaller Boat on 01-19-2017 at 01:02 AM
    The disk that ports the steam is next. It wasn't to bad to make, it's just tedious setting up
    the rotary table and doing that means the vise gets dismounted which will require time to get
    it back to s...

  • Posted in thread: A Smaller Steam Engine For A Smaller Boat on 01-19-2017 at 12:54 AM
    This one is going to be pushed around with a prop, not sure of size or pitch though. The plans
    say a 30mm diameter but I'll see what I can learn about those when I get to that bridge. Pete

  • Posted in thread: A Smaller Steam Engine For A Smaller Boat on 01-17-2017 at 07:13 PM
    Thanks John !Yep it will go in a boat when it's all done, but the boat doesn't exist yet. Not
    really sure what it will look like but it will be as small as I can make it and still be stable
    and pond w...

  • Posted in thread: A Smaller Steam Engine For A Smaller Boat on 01-15-2017 at 11:08 PM
    Here are the rest of the pictures8660586606866078660886609It's gonna need some more smoothing
    of the faces where the steam pipe flanges mount to make them seal well but so far so good !Pete

  • Posted in thread: A Smaller Steam Engine For A Smaller Boat on 01-15-2017 at 11:04 PM
    The steam control valve has been the part I have been not looking forward to from the time I
    first looked thru the drawings. I am not sure if I could have pulled off this part if it
    weren't for fchesl...

  • Posted in thread: A Smaller Steam Engine For A Smaller Boat on 01-14-2017 at 04:52 PM
    Bmac2 - thanks for the great post, it's funny to think I am doing something guys want to watch.
    I feel like a hack most of the time especially when I see the other projects on this site !! It
    is surpr...

  • Posted in thread: A Smaller Steam Engine For A Smaller Boat on 01-11-2017 at 04:19 PM
    Time to connect up the valve spool to the cam followers. Not much trouble here, but something
    must be a little off because with everything assembled there was a large increase in effort to
    turn the en...

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