Scraps and Solder Become an Engine

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  1. Nov 15, 2016 #1

    The_Paso_Kid

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    I built this steam engine based on the December 1950 article by that title in Popular Science magazine. I used a little less solder than what the original plans called for.

    It runs great.

    [ame]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qcp0O1Mg2EI[/ame]

    Engine Mod 2.jpg
     
  2. Dec 13, 2016 #2

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    Hi,

    Any chance you could post the plans or where to find the plans?

    Ben
     
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    It's nice to see these old style barstock engines still being made and run.

    It was only a few years ago that 'Elmers' engines were all the rage on here, but it seems to have died down a lot.

    It gave the beginners to this hobby a chance to make something that could fairly easily be made and run without costing a fortune, plus they gave them the experience to move onto more complicated engines.

    Very well done indeed TPK.


    John
     
  4. Dec 14, 2016 #4

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  5. Dec 15, 2016 #5

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    Thanks for the link. Great old mag to read, funny how times have changed!

    I forgot to ask what did you use for the flywheel? It looks like a old tap (facet) handle.

    Ben.
     
  6. Dec 15, 2016 #6

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    I adapted the plans to utilize materials I had on hand. I drilled and tapped to attach parts together rather than use solder to secure the parts and pieces together as per the plans. The flywheel was actually from a broken toy gyroscope it made a perfect flywheel.
     
  7. Dec 16, 2016 #7

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    I am currently modeling and creating drawings for this engine in SolidWorks, I will put the 2D PDF files out here when done as well as some renderings.

    Using the Popular Science link from above for the base and adding a few improvements along the way to make it easier to build.

    If there are any others that you would like done let me know...............
     
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    how do you save it to file
     
  9. Dec 17, 2016 #9

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    I dug around my files and found this sketch I had done while modifying the plans to suit the materials I had on hand.

    Hopefully everything is legible and clear.

    My plans.jpg
     
  10. Dec 19, 2016 #10

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    Quick picture of the SolidWorks Model.

    Have to figure out the correct valve rod and arm lengths then I will be starting on the 2D drawings.

    S&S Engine Assembly.jpg
     
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  11. Dec 20, 2016 #11

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    Finished the model (see updated picture above), now on to the 2D plans
     
  12. Dec 22, 2016 #12

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    Happy Holidays Everyone.....

    My gift to you is the Scraps and Solder measured plans, see attachment.

    There are a few things I will add to this after the holidays, but if you wanted something to do while waiting you can at least make all the parts.

    If printed on 11" X 17" paper all drawings will be at a 1 to 1 scale, Sheet 3 has a square that can be measured to insure printing is to scale.

    Use this link to see the original design....

    https://books.google.com/books?id=y...ce=gbs_ge_summary_r&cad=0#v=onepage&q&f=false

    Later I will add assembly steps and show the optional wood base and cylinder lagging hinted in the bill of materials.

    Until then................

    The drawing is also at http://www.homemodelenginemachinist.com/downloads/scraps-and-solder-engine-328.html

    View attachment Scraps & Solder Engine Assembly.pdf
     
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  13. Dec 23, 2016 #13

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    Got the attachment to work, added to the above post
     
  14. Dec 24, 2016 #14

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    Ice Fyre, thanks man for the time to do that and then to share with us, sure is neat, hope to build one real soon, thanks again for sharing, you a good man, Joe
     

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