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O. B. Bolton Mill Engine

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ned100

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Hello all,

I have just completed this horizontal mill engine, beginning with unmachined castings.

It is presently only running on air, as I continue to search for plans for a suitable boiler for this size engine. 1 1/2" bore.

Will post a video soon.

A few photographs here

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prof65

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Great work ned, it looks like a real engine. Love your attention to details.

Roberto
 

metalmad

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It is a real Engine
just a small one
Top job :)
Pete
 

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Hi Ned,
Very well done. Please post video when you run with compressed air.
Will take lotsa steam to move.
 

ned100

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Hi Ned,
Very well done. Please post video when you run with compressed air.
Will take lotsa steam to move.
Thanks to those who have made encouraging comments.

Here it is running on 10 PSI compressed air.

I am still having difficulty in locating plans for a suitable boiler to run this engine on.

[ame]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jMYLlfHXN_0[/ame]
 

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G'day Ned, A beautiful engine. Thanks for sharing it.

Rickl
 

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Hi Ned,
Runs like the real engines I saw at a steam operated sawmill in our neighbourhood in 1950s. Thats gone,
May I suggest asking EJ Winter for some advice. I bought plans for the B6-3 Colonial-Type Bolier which is Meth
powered. Using Butane/Propane gas may give enough steam.
 

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