Potty Lads and Dads Mill Engine

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  1. Jan 28, 2018 #41

    Hopper

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    I know this is an old thread, but Stew thanks for posting this. I found it after seeing mention of the ME article on another forum. I have been thinking about building a Stuart horizontal kit but baulking at the cost of the kit plus postage to the opposite end of the planet so this looks like a great substitute. I reckon I have all the material needed kicking around in the shed, so off we go!
     
  2. Jan 28, 2018 #42

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    Hi Hopper

    Thanks for your interest in this little engine there has been quite a lot made, its an ideal beginners engine the material required doesn't cost a lot can be made with basic machinery and the design is robust enough to tolerate the odd mistake.

    If you would like a set of my original drawings just send me a PM with your email address and I'll mail them to you, that goes for anyone else who would like the drawings.

    Cheers
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    Thanks Stew. I have the drawings you posted in the thread but will send you my email incase there are any updates.
     
  4. Feb 1, 2018 #44

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    Hi All,
    Started on this today, It will be a long build as this will be a fill in project while I am waiting on parts and supplies for my other jobs.
    Had some brass in the right size for the cylinder in my scrap bin, I had some alloy bar stock there as well, but at 100mm dia it can stay there.
    I have a piece of 25mm scrap plate that will make the valve body tomorrow, I also have a 40mm dia round alloy bar stock that is 29 mm long, should be able to make the cyl end caps.

    Cheers
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    Progress on our effort so far, with limited shed time. The lad's learning a lot. Thanks again for the drawings Stew.
    The flywheel is from an old steam valve handwheel that was kicking around. And had a few scraps of brass just the right size so decided to dress her up a bit. Will paint the cylinder and most of the valve chest green eventually. Cylinder is steel in case he wants to build a boiler and run it on steam at some future point.
    Just the twiddly bits to go now: valve gear, eccentric and stuffing boxes.

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  6. Mar 7, 2018 #46

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    Hi Ghost/Hopper

    Nice work, its nice to see one of your designs take shape

    Cheers
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    Thanks Stew. I'll keep you posted on progress. Down to the fiddly bits now so have slowed down a bit.
     

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