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    Corliss Steam Engine (Coles Power Models)

    One impressive build LeZap". In addition to the impressive cat, I can't help noticing the nice Schaublin machines you got. Would be interesting to see a thread on those too? Rudy
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    My first boiler

    Terry, I will encourage you to finish your 10V. I had such a pleasant time making this pretty little thing. Just looking at it after all the work makes me smile. There is something so charming about steam engines. Another very charming engine is the Stuart twin launch, witch I will make in a...
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    My first boiler

    Nick, Thanks for info. I will play a bit whit this boiler plant before I decide if I will make a steam dryer pipe. After all, I have the condenser and why not enjoy fiddling with it. I have the next steam engine in the planing stage so a manifold will be wanted so I can run them both. I made the...
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    My first boiler

    I'm nearing the completion of my boiler project. It is barely tested and operational. I stil have some work left on the burner. there is a thread here on this subject that I will attend to.
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    My first boiler

    Thanks for the info terryd. I have always wondered if superheated (dry) steam will be equally efficient with displacement lubricators?
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    My first boiler

    Hi Terry, I did not make the super heater. In fact, I didn't know about it in the Stuart boiler. However, I have been playing with the thought of routing the pipe back into the fire though. Rudy
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    Stuart boiler HB4 with noisy ceramic burner.

    Thanks Jens Erik. I have actually thought of using a gas burner and already bought a ceramic terrace heater to get hold on the ceramic, so I'll give it a shot and try making one. I absolutely like the idea of using gas. Clean and simple. If I fail I can always buy one or make that spirit burner...
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    Another Stuart Twin Launch build started.

    Nice shop David. You got some seriously good machinery for a hobby shop. Agree about the DRO. I Can't even imagine doing anything without. Got it installed both on my mill and lathe. Stuart has a good reputation, but I don't quite agree. Have just one kit under my belt, but i had to get two of...
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    Stuart boiler HB4 with noisy ceramic burner.

    Is it the Primus burner you referring to ar the noiseless burner Mechanicboy? In my case I'm just about finished with my Stuart 10V steam plant and the only thing missing is actually the burner, and it shall be a quiet one indeed. I'm currently planing to make an adjustable spirit burner. I...
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    Another Stuart Twin Launch build started.

    David, I suspected you where a bit above an average hobby machinist :-). I'm particularly interested in how to achieve accuracy, so I'm looking forward to see how you will solve the cross head task. I have an idea my selves, but that includes some modifications to the design. I will still keep...
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    Another Stuart Twin Launch build started.

    David, you have already done a great job here! Like the way you make the eccentrics. I actually remade mine on my 10V to something similar. Makes a better bearing surface. I will do a Twin Launch my selves (I have a thread on a "Modified Expansion Engine). I think this is a very good...
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    My first boiler

    I have no idea.. Rudy
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    My first boiler

    JCSteam, Thanks, Your'e right, It is greatly inspired by the now reintroduced Stuart 504 boiler. Haven't figured out how to fix it to the base plate yet. Probably four small brackets on the inside, screwed down in threaded holes the 5mm base. Stil not decided on the type of burner I will make...
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    My first boiler

    Minh Thanh, yes, it's a safety valve. Very simple and reliable design. Easy to make. The glas tube is 4mm outer diameter. Bought it on Ebay. I have some hand drawn sketches for it all that I will put up here when I'm coming around to it. Rudy
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    My first boiler

    Andrew, do you have any idea of what pressure this boiler would hold? I was planing on setting the safety valve to 40 psi, but I assume the boiler will take much more. Rudy
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