A Stothert & Pitt beam engine.

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  1. Mar 13, 2017 #1

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    That's beautiful.

    I like the green paint with the well-finished metal details showing for contrast.

    How small? It would be nice to put something in the picture to show scale.

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    Hello ShopShoe.
    Thanks for the comment, the overall width of the base is 11 inches, the flywheel is 6 in.
     
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    That's very nice, I am halfway through very slowly building one but your drawings seem to be slightly different.
     
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    Could you tell me where you got the drawings from
     
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    Thanks for sharing Tomlinson.

    Very well done and very well-presented work. Impressive.
    I ordered a catalog from Cotswold right now. Very good-looking machines.

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    Beautiful !
     
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    Beautiful work Tomlinson, many thanks for sharing.
    I've had an identical model in the cupboard for many years (even before you started yours!) which I hope to get around to in the not too distant future.
    Steve
     
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    I was wondering. Has anyone built this engine from scratch? Is it possible to buy the drw. By themselves. Maybe from someone who has built the engine already.
     
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    I'll see if I can find the drawings. If I can I'll copy them and email them to you. Might be a day or two, I'll let you know.
    Steve
     
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    Wonderfull. Thankyou so much.
     
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    I have seen one built to double the size from scratch and also a smaller one about 2/3rds..

    Drawings would be under copyright but there is enough info in the back issues of ME or EiM which also has the build series.
     
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    Thanks for sharing and that was a beautiful photo album of the build.
    Very nice job, feel proud
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    I am not sure if any of you guys are still using this forum but here goes: i just started building one of these kits that i purchased from Cotswold Heritage. it is practically a scratch built model. they provide a few castings, but 95% of the kit is just sawn metal bits. the beauty is the highly detailed full size drawings that come with it. about 105 pages with 98 drawings.
    i do not have much to show yet, but give me a month or so and i will post some picures.
    have any of you built one since this thread began some years ago?

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    Jenny
    Please make sure you stay in touch. This is one engine I want to build but I will be building it completely from scratch.
     
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    Jmccrack,

    I will be happy to share my experiences with you as I go along.

    one thing I am changing it that i am going to machine the steam chest right into the cylinder, rather than silver solder it on to the turned cylinder.

    it will cause me a little more work machinigthe OD of it but i think in the long run will make for a nicer looking finished product. i can do thisbecause the bronze supplied with the kit is 57 mm in dia, the finished OD at the steam chest is 28mm so there is a ton of"meat on the bone" to work with.

    Jenny
     
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    Yes keep us posted, maybe start a new thread with your build.

    If the piece of supplied bar is cored you may not get the valve chest to fit but it would be OK if solid provided you place the cylinder bore off centre. Could certainly make the valve face as part of the cylinder to avoid soldering
     
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    Great stuff. On one of my twin horizontals I am machined the steam chest into the cylinder itself it worked well
     
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    The only thing I would worry about with boring the cylinder off center and changing the valve face would be that you would/ could change the fit on the base and the alignment with all those wonderful little wobbly bits in the parallel motion that make a beam engine so hypnotic to watch.

    Jenny they supplied 57mm and the finished OD is only 28? That’s not meat on the bone that’s an Easter ham! Please keep posting your build . . . . . and we like pictures . . . . lots of pictures.

    That is a beautiful engine and I have to agree with ShopShoe on the color. If the flywheel is 6” (152mm) then the links in the parallel are what .75 ~ .8” (20mm)?
     
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