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Richard Hed

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Holes for the stays done .....still a long way to go
I designed and built one like that but I didn't like it's design so I scrapped it and built a water-tube for 5HP. Scrapped that one too as it was a prototype. Still have not got round to the third one, need a mill to do some of the cuts for the welds.
 

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I designed and built one like that but I didn't like it's design so I scrapped it and built a water-tube for 5HP. Scrapped that one too as it was a prototype. Still have not got round to the third one, need a mill to do some of the cuts for the welds.
Mill does save a lot of grinding
 

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Mill does save a lot of grinding
In this case, the mill is a necessity to make regular holes, about 250 holes, which pipe ends fit into and are welded.--the holes are nice fits. My prototype, I cut the holes out with a plasma arc--very sloppy ultimately bad welds, one with a pin hole that I could not get out no matter how I tried. The steam generator, was, however, a success. Reached 100 psi in about 15 min. The next one will be the same design with a few tweeks.
 

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Nice work!
How did you make such a detailed pattern for the smokebox door? It looks great!

john
 

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The lion's head was a door knocker
The letters are mirror image 3/8 stamps into .010 brass
With a hard plastic under ..... Anealed the brass 2
The lion's head holds them in place
 

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Hi i am looking for Full Plans for the Stephenson Rocket, steam engine, very interested in building this engine, scale does not matter ,Willing to pay for them, but must be complete. many thanks
MICHAEL
You might like to try the National Railway Museum, York as a first port of call.
Email [email protected].
Home page Home | National Railway Museum

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If you run it in Minnesota or Iowa or Missouri ( lots of shows and lots of models) you could have a second safety valve for say 150 or so.
 

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