Richard Trevithick's Dredger

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  1. Nov 23, 2019 #1

    iszczyg

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    Hi HMEMs,
    I've just finished the replica of Richard's Trevithick's Dredger Steam Engine. It took me almost a year to build the model (I wish I had more time for my passion ;)). Comparing to original I've made slight modifications (mainly due to the model scale):
    - instead of solid fuel I've installed gas burner
    - spring safety valve
    - water pump is dummy device
    - revision hatch is replaced by sight-glass
    The model is called Daga VII - a tribute to my wife.

    Irek

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    Well that is an interesting contraption. Well done

    Mark
     
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    I've never seen one of those before. Nice work.
     
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    Videos like that make this hobby worthwhile, I can imagine the feeling of satisfaction you must experience every time you hear it chug away. Good one. Cheers, Peter.
     
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    Irek, that is a very unique engine design and you've done a nice job building it.

    Chuck
     
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