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Old 09-24-2017, 05:55 AM   #11
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Well done Mirek

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Mirek, thanks for the plans, If I were to make one sure would not look as good as yours, man that is nice, got a lot of hours in it, something to be proud of.
This is some pictures of the one I run when I was a young fellow a lot younger than that picture, when I was installed in 1895 on a water pump it flooded 10,000 acres of Rice land, it was first run on wood they had a crew of men that cut wood year round to keep if feed only running it about 5 months a year, then early 1900's it was switched to crude oil, the first well was drilled in Louisiana, USA in 1901 then about 1960 it was converted to natural gas, had a 2" line feeding and it would roar, we run it until 1972 put in a V-12 engine, would not pump as slow nor as fast as the steam engine, those rope groves where I have my hand that is where the 2" rope would drive to the pulley that was at the river bank, it was one continues rope, there was a large pulley before and above where I was standing, it would take the rope off the left side of the flywheel and put it on the right side, the big wheel was on 45 degree angle and had weight to keep tension,I am glad that I seen that in my life time.

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Old 09-26-2017, 12:59 PM   #13
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I absolutely like your machine Mirek. Everything on the layout is well built and the engine runs well. I like the detail work as well.
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Old 09-27-2017, 10:03 AM   #14
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Pleased to hear another of our MEM Corliss engines has been finished

The full build of the first of these engines is available here:,1333.0.html

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What a great engine. Well done.
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Wonderful craftsmanship Mirek and beautifully laid out.

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