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    Stuart Triple new build

    Yesterday I made 4 oil cups for the soleplate ( base) they look OK. Next the crank shaft
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    Stuart Triple new build

    Hi Peter There is no crankshaft supplied with this kit it needs to be fabricated totally by me.
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    Stuart Triple new build

    Hi sniffipn I do the step in the bearings so if they are ever separated they go back together and keep the same alignment. each bearing is numbered on each half and goes into the same position on the base so they can be removed and replaced each time. They are machined using the fixture shown...
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    Stuart Triple new build

    Today I made and finished the main bearings. To get them as accurate and inline as best I could I machined all exterior sizes before I drilled & reamed the main crank holes. I made the keeps to secure the bearings, oil cups tomorrow. I made a small fixture to accurately position the bearings so...
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    Stuart Triple new build

    Hi Mark Yes ground up seemed the way to go. I roughed the base leaving a small amount to get to final size painted the base (pressure pack green) then made the steel base so I could hold it easily on the mill to then finish machine to size all the sections which did not need paint on them. this...
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    Stuart Triple new build

    Hi Colin I know the feeling. I too, still do some paying work it pays for the hobby. What are you building at this moment. I am self taught with regards all things cnc my younger brother is a great toolmaker who is great on cnc machining so he is my help desk. Cheers emers (John)
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    Hello From Behind The Redwood Curtain

    Hi Colin I started the new post in the Engines from castings section where I have a new post. Also look on YT emers steam models for a little more on my efforts. Cheers emers (John)
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    Hello From Behind The Redwood Curtain

    Hi oldengineguy I have started a new post for my Stuart Triple will look for your posts. my new build is Stuart Triple new build
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    Stuart Triple new build

    Hi Everyone I am starting this thread to show the progress of my Stuart Triple Expansion engine build. I am a semi retired machinist 71 yrs old still working part time I have been self employed for the last 31 years doing mainly jobbing work on the equipment I have a cnc toolroom lathe, american...
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    Hello From Behind The Redwood Curtain

    Hi Fellow Geezers I am going to restart my post on my build of the Stuart Triple that way I will see all comments on my progress. I will start from scratch so some of comments here will be repeated. Hope this does not upset anyone. Cheers Emers
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    Hello From Behind The Redwood Curtain

    Hi Stuart How far along with your triple are you. Have you completed much and do you still have all the drawings. My location is Sydney Australia, I live about 15 miles west of the city, Yes we use metric distance here but I was brought up when we still used imperial measurement system. I did my...
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    Hello From Behind The Redwood Curtain

    Hi Everyone I am just starting my Stuart Triple it is a daunting task. I am a semi retired machinist 71 years old I have built 3 steam models over the last 3years I get to run them on steam every month at our model club. I have put my efforts on YouTube emers steam models have a look and let me...
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    Advice on a boiler burner

    Hi Ken You have raised several things for me to consider I will set the safety valve to 50 psi until I can confirm the boiler design to be on the safe side. It will be several weeks until I can get the club to evaluate your suggestions. Our club address SSME - The Model Park as you will see we...
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    Advice on a boiler burner

    Hi Ken As I will miss this months open day at the club it will be a few weeks before I talk to the boiler inspectors about this discussion. In the interim I will record some more information ie Southworth duplex pump strokes per minute, Twin Victoria RPM, Record the pressure I am using with the...
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    Advice on a boiler burner

    Hi Steamchick I run this boiler at our club each month (Sydney society of Model Engineers) I will miss this month as I have family things to attend. We have a stationary steam display with about 20 models which are supplied steam from a boiler we have as a permeant thing in our shed and is piped...
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