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  1. Emers

    Another Aussie

    Hi Alan John here from Kings Langley Blacktown area. You should visit Sydney Society of Model Engineers at Luddernam last Sunday each month check out our website. Will have a great time. Cheers John
  2. Emers

    New member from Australia

    Welcome Where are you in Australia. I am a retired machinist located in Sydney I enjoy machining and have had a love of 2 stroke engines forever. I am 73 now. Welcome again Cheers John (emers)
  3. Emers

    Advice on a boiler burner

    I used those regs to build my boiler almost 4 years ago. It has performed flawlessly since it was certified by our club inspector It is due for recertification later this year. Cheers
  4. Emers

    1/16" Allen wrenches rounding off corners

    Hi Brian I am a 73 year old machinist and I have the same problem, I have noticed the the problem is not always the allen wrench itself but the hex in the grub screw being to large. I try to buy better quality allen wrenches and better brand grubscrews here In Australia I try to purchase Unbrako...
  5. Emers

    Stuart Triple new build

    Hi Everyone Thanks for the comments I ended up with the eccentrics as per the Stewart drawings, where I made a mistake was I had the HP eccentric 180 degrees out. I could get the engine to run with only the HP connected on air and turn in one direction but when I connected the IP cylinder it...
  6. Emers

    Stuart Triple new build

    Last for now update photos with displacement lubricator fitted thinking about a simpling valve so lubricator will probably be modified.
  7. Emers

    Stuart Triple new build

    Next was the lagging of the cylinders the kit is supplied with some aluminium sheet I felt that keeping the cylinders insulated as best possible was important so I packed the space behind the lagging with bits of timber & glue before fitting the lagging. I made cardboard templates for each side...
  8. Emers

    Stuart Triple new build

    I feel in writing mood now so on with my build progress I next made the Air pump & Water pump. Reasonably straight forward machining operations. Some pictures will show results.
  9. Emers

    Stuart Triple new build

    Next came a real problem for me getting the model to run on air on all 3 cylinders looking at some other posts I was vey confused on what to do to get them all working on air. I noticed on some videos of others they would feed air to both the HP and LP cylinders and get the model to run OK. I...
  10. Emers

    Stuart Triple new build

    It has been a while I have been working slowly and making some progress. I have had some paying work plus also, as I have had it said by others, you lose some enthusiasm for the project. I am back. My last post was the making of the transfer pipes they are finished.
  11. Emers

    Stuart Triple new build

    Decided to make the transfer pipes using my home made tube bender have bent up the two pipes and silver soldered the flanges to the 5/16 pipe. Will silver solder the other pipe this week then will have to lag them more pics to follow.
  12. Emers

    Stuart Triple new build

    Continuing on I have made the 3 Guide bars all straight forward as I have a surface grinder very easy to get them looking very nice.
  13. Emers

    Stuart Triple new build

    I have been machining some more parts. I have not explained the slide valve setup the setting of the high and low pressure cylinders slide valves is very straight forward after setting the eccentrics on the crank I used the method described by steamingandy to do that . His picture build has been...
  14. Emers

    Stuart Triple new build

    You are correct will try the other cylinders then get onto all the remaining parts. I can see the end still some distance to go but it is progressing well.
  15. Emers

    Stuart Triple new build

    I looked at where I was up to at this stage and figured I could time the build and test it running on air. I used steamingandy's guide to time the eccentrics and set the slide valve in both forward & reverse and gave it a run on air. I am only doing the High Pressure cylinder today. It worked...
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    Stuart Triple new build

    Next part is the piston rod easier made by doing it in two pieces so I turned the shaft then the crosshead then a keeper to contain the bush. I have to learn how to take better photos as some of my efforts are not worth publishing will keep trying.
  17. Emers

    Stuart Triple new build

    Hi I have finished the connecting Rods
  18. Emers

    Stuart Triple new build

    The Connecting Rod bearings straight forward milling and turning. I machine a locating lip to keep alignment between the halves of the bearing and used Steamandys method to do the radius on the sides.
  19. Emers

    Stuart Triple new build

    Some progress I have made the connecting rods using Steamingandy method. It worked out great. I am trying his suggestion regards the oil hole through the centre will see how it goes when running. I did do some minor change to his method see attached YT clip. I still have to machine the radius...
  20. Emers

    Handed Stuart Triple

    Wow that looks great it will certainly stand out when finished did you get it cast what is the story on that soleplate Cheers emers
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