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    • Bob Sorenson
      Bob Sorenson replied to the thread Stuart 5a stationay build.
      Starting on the cylinder today. The Stuart 5a cylinder casting is wonderful. It is spot on in dimensions and is wonderful to machine...
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    • Bob Sorenson
      Bob Sorenson replied to the thread Stuart 5a stationay build.
      Today are the top and bottom cylinder covers. These are a fairly straight forward turning process. The covers are cast iron, with no...
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    • Bob Sorenson
      Bob Sorenson replied to the thread Stuart 5a stationay build.
      Next for the piston rod is get it between centers with the dividing head to shape the crosshead portion. Mill the crosshead to the final...
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    • Bob Sorenson
      Bob Sorenson replied to the thread Stuart 5a stationay build.
      The piston rod and crosshead are one single casting. As with many of the castings, this one is way oversized. The casting has a very...
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    • Bob Sorenson
      Bob Sorenson replied to the thread Stuart 5a stationay build.
      Today is a short update to finish the connecting rod. Round over the end of the con rod on the rotary table. Center the rotary table...
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    • Bob Sorenson
      Bob Sorenson replied to the thread Stuart 5a stationay build.
      Fellow steamers: Greatly appreciate the discussion about “horsepower”. All good questions and points. Chapter 19 of “Model Stationary...
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