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Old 11-15-2016, 12:39 PM   #1
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Default Scraps and Solder Become an Engine

I built this steam engine based on the December 1950 article by that title in Popular Science magazine. I used a little less solder than what the original plans called for.

It runs great.



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Old 12-13-2016, 12:24 AM   #2
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Hi,

Any chance you could post the plans or where to find the plans?

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It's nice to see these old style barstock engines still being made and run.

It was only a few years ago that 'Elmers' engines were all the rage on here, but it seems to have died down a lot.

It gave the beginners to this hobby a chance to make something that could fairly easily be made and run without costing a fortune, plus they gave them the experience to move onto more complicated engines.

Very well done indeed TPK.


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Here is the link to the December 1950 issue of Popular Science magazine on Google books website. It is copyrighted material, otherwise I would have posted copy of the plans here.

The article is on pages 196 and 197.

https://books.google.com/books?id=yy...page&q&f=false
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Thanks for the link. Great old mag to read, funny how times have changed!

I forgot to ask what did you use for the flywheel? It looks like a old tap (facet) handle.

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Default Flywheel

I adapted the plans to utilize materials I had on hand. I drilled and tapped to attach parts together rather than use solder to secure the parts and pieces together as per the plans. The flywheel was actually from a broken toy gyroscope it made a perfect flywheel.
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Old 12-16-2016, 04:47 PM   #7
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I am currently modeling and creating drawings for this engine in SolidWorks, I will put the 2D PDF files out here when done as well as some renderings.

Using the Popular Science link from above for the base and adding a few improvements along the way to make it easier to build.

If there are any others that you would like done let me know...............
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how do you save it to file
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I dug around my files and found this sketch I had done while modifying the plans to suit the materials I had on hand.

Hopefully everything is legible and clear.
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Old 12-19-2016, 04:50 PM   #10
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Quick picture of the SolidWorks Model.

Have to figure out the correct valve rod and arm lengths then I will be starting on the 2D drawings.


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