Compound – Equipment


Hello Lady’s and  Gentlemen.

It was a while sense I post an update, I was force to take a break, I was tired off building and it’s not good to build if you are not in to it.

 

But now, I have been started again, this time with the small equipment that connects the steam pipe and so on.

The Pipe Flanges

The pipe flanges is a bronze casting, well done and easy to perform.

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After cutting them apart with my hacksaw …

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..I mount it on my lathe, centre drill, and drill hole…

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…and threading ¼ 32.

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I also make a mandrill, treading ¼ 32 for use on my lathe.

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Here I clear up the one side, if you look you can see a small centre hole. This is for use later on.

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Here I have turned the piece around for clearing the other side …

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…and then marked out for drilling…

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…and also drilling the hole.

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And then some good filing.

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And the result, not too bad, right?

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This is a little tool I made to fit in the cylinder block…

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…and here I’ll just need to mark out where the hole would be…

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…and drill and treading…

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…and it suit very good.

Next is an extension of hexagonal brass…

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…and it needs some lathe operation.

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I’ll turn down for threading ¼ 32…

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… and it’s a just an easy operation in the lathe.

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Then some more turns…

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…and begun to cut off…

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…but first centre drill…

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…and drilled true.

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And this is how it should be…

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…and here it’s finish.  It connects the steam from the high pressure cylinder to the low-pressure cylinder. This is not as Stuart has drawn it, but I think it looks nicer.

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And here mounted on the cylinder block.

There are two more flanges to do.

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This is for the steam outlet pip. ..

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…and this is for the steam inlet pip.

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Next is the cylinder cover. I use a paper as a mall…

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…and marked out for the hole and cutting.

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Then drilling and threading.

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And now the main part of my steam engine is finish.

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So far, I feel very pleased, but now I have to demount the whole engine for paintwork and then mount it again. For the last time I hope.

 

I’ll be back.

 

 

 

 

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About Benni Svensson

I am an happy retired man with many interest. I have been building models in my whole life, everything from aircraft to regal ship. I have build steam engine before, but now, I'll got plenty of time...
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