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    Stuart Beam Engine Piston Rings

    It's time to put the piston in my beam engine cylinder. My casting kit is the old style matching the construction book by Andrew Smith; in it he refers to a parting tool to 'machine the (piston) packing groove'. However, I have 1" cast iron rings in my hardware kit, and the current Stuart design...
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    Delayed Intro from John in SoCal

    Been lurking, but guess I haven't properly intro'd myself. Retired this year as V_P Engineering Delta Scientific Corp in Palmdale, CA. Been a Live Steamer since about 1975. Primary interest is steam locomotives of the 1870's (western). Also into aircraft and cars, but too many other projects to...