Finished at last Stuart 501 boiler powering Stuart Beam Engine.. VIDEO...

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Hero
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Joined: 24 Mar 2014, 16:38

07 Dec 2017, 00:20 #21

the rat05 wrote: The glass tube and silcone tube was sourced from Kennions LTD Tel:  01279 792859  Email: glrkennions@hotmail.co.uk  the glass tube is 5mm and the silicone tube has OD of 6.5mm....this fits inside the nuts of the compression boiler fittings... the internal size is 5mm....the way to fit it if you dont know is cut 2 pieces of approx 5mm length of silicone tube then put some washing up liquid on the glass  then slide the silicone onto the glass tube this makes it easier to fit and when you tighten up the fitting it will not grab the glass and break it. it is a bit awkward getting all the nuts and silicone on the tube in a tight space but it can be done....    I drilled out the boiler fittings to 5.5mm this is plenty of clearance for the 5 mm tube Good luck give kennions a ring and tell them you want some silicone tube for sealing 5mm sight glass tubing they will sort you out...Steve.p.s. annoying thing was Stuarts emailed me to say they had the original 3/16 sight glass tubing in stock very annoying as i had already drilled my fittings, never mind i think it looks better at 5mm
Thank you, Steve. I didn't think about lubricating the glass, but I'll certainly do so now. Kennion's is a bit far from Canada, but I'll find something suitable a bit closer to home.
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the rat05
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07 Dec 2017, 00:24 #22

Sorry i did not look at your location, im sure they would post it if you have trouble getting some it would fit in a letter , i could buy you some and post it to you if you wish..Steve
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MrDuck
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Joined: 05 Mar 2010, 05:48

07 Dec 2017, 04:17 #23

I never noticed the vid was so long as I was so busy watching😄

You do great work. detailing on the wood and base of the boiler is perfect.

I like the setup, they go well together and all are very traditional items. Very true to life.

Engine runs wonderfully, has that "new" stiffness but ruins at very low pressure so very good.

All in all most impressive.
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nuvolari
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Joined: 01 Jul 2015, 23:35

07 Dec 2017, 04:24 #24

You got some beautiful machinery there.
I love the idea of the brickwork.
Perhaps it would have been a great idea to build everything on one display plate?
At least the boiler, engine and perhaps a condenser.
A nice condenser would prevent burned fingers.🙂
But the general restoration work looks superb.👍

Cheers,
Danny
"Das lied schläft in der Maschine"
(the song sleeps in the machine)
lyrics Einsturzende Neubauten song "Nnnaaamm"

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the rat05
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07 Dec 2017, 10:30 #25

Thank you Petri i think i need to do some work re the exhaust but the boiler and engine performed perfectly ..
The video was unintentionally long as i just got carried away.. i even stopped it near the end but crowd shouted for more so off she went for another few mins.....Steve 😎
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the rat05
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07 Dec 2017, 10:33 #26

Hell Danny i did think about one plate for the whole display but it was the weight as i am not the man i once was. all options for additions to improve it are on the table ..we shall see.
Thanks for your nice comments Danny....Steve
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Hero
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07 Dec 2017, 21:15 #27

the rat05 wrote: Sorry i did not look at your location, im sure they would post it if you have trouble getting some it would fit in a letter , i could buy you some and post it to you if you wish..Steve
Many thanks for the offer, Steve, but I think I have found something suitable, though not nearby as I live in a small village within sight of the end of the known universe.  I just have to wait a month or so for it to arrive from China.

I'll let you know how it works out.
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mazarowski
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Joined: 02 May 2016, 02:33

Yesterday, 12:05 #28

Everything turned out extremely well on your Beam engine and Boiler. I can watch this over and over and I have! Well done, Steve.


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the rat05
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Yesterday, 20:13 #29

Thanks Mike i prefer the bigger sight glass even though it is only slightly bigger just looks better🤓 its funny you say you keep watching the video but so do i its just a relaxing engine to watch running..having my Dad and Stewart there made the day fun..... Steve
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