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Old 24-12-13, 11:55 PM   #21
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From my very old Stuart Cataloge I found this , there are many models to choose from ......if only !
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Old 25-12-13, 12:13 AM   #22
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Dad has got one of those engines, it's a very similar design to the stuart no1 only smaller.
He got it from an auction many years ago.


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Old 27-12-13, 08:01 PM   #23
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Here is a picture of my 10v next too the older no10 like in the advert.

As you can see the older no10 is more like a smaller no1.

As you can see my 10v is more like a much smaller 5A.



I have now got the top and bottom cylinder covers machined and have made a start on the piston rod, I did not have my camera in the workshop, more pictures too follow.

I have now got a Stuart 10H to do now thanks to Santa! Most of the parts are the same so I think I will now be making double everything while I have the machines set up.

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Old 27-12-13, 08:27 PM   #24
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nice progress Kev i have been watching on facebook , would like to see a video of them running .

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Old 12-01-14, 07:59 PM   #25
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I have made some more progress.

I have now got the piston and piston rod made, I have also got the top and bottom cylinder covers made, drilled and tapped.

I have had a few issues uploading photos from my phone so you will have to wait for pictures.

Next job is machining the valve chest.


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Old 14-01-14, 09:28 PM   #26
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Right, I have solved the problems with uploading photos.

I have now got the valve chest machined, just got the holes to drill for the studs and the steam inlet.

Here are some photos.
















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Old 16-01-14, 07:27 PM   #27
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Got a little bit more done, holes now drilled for the studs in the valve chest, got the steam inlet drilled and tapped and got the cylinder drilled and tapped for the studs, I managed to snap a 7ba tap in one of the holes, luckily I managed to get the broken bit out without damaging the cylinder.
I have also got the valve rod turned down and threaded.






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Old 18-01-14, 07:15 PM   #28
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I have now just got the valve cover to sort out, cylinder lagging and paint.
I got the engine all put back together today, it turns over but is a bit tight, I decided to run it in a little bit on the lathe.

Here is a video I took.



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Old 30-01-16, 08:17 PM   #29
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Right, it's been over 2 years ago since I done anything on the engine, other things got in the way, anyway today I decided to have a look and see what needed diont to get it running.

All I needed to do was make up the valve gear cover and inlet and exhaust pipes.

I spent a couple of hours sorting these out and managed to get it running on air.

It was quite stiff to start with but after a few minutes running and plenty of oil it soon freed up.

Here is a little video of it running on our very small compressor in the office.



I still need to fit the cylinder lagging and paint it but I'm very pleased with how it runs.

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Old 30-01-16, 08:39 PM   #30
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Defence de vapeur Sir!

Seriously though, I harbour a desire for a model beam engine, particularly of the grasshopper variety - would only run it on compressed air though, can't be doing with all that boiling kettle business!

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