George’s New Big Over-Crank Type Vertical Steam Engine Model
Photo Of A Completed Benjamin Goodfellow Overcrank Steam Engine Model
NOTE: The photo of the Benjamin Goodfellow Overcrank Engine below is not built by George but by another model engineer living outside of Thailand. I am just showing it to indicate what George’s engine may look like when its finished.
About The Benjamin Goodfellow Overcrank Steam Engine Model
The new model that George is working on is a model of an over-type vertical live steam cross engine based on the Anthony Mount design.
It’s quite a bit bigger than Georges other models and will stand some 300 mm tall when complete. The flywheel will be 200 mm diameter.
George is still building the much smaller Armstrong’s Hydraulic Pumping Engine Model which has a lot of tiny parts so George alternates between the two to give some variety.
The model steam engine was designed by Anthony Mount based on an 1851 prototype discovered by Anthony Mount in what was then Brighton and Hove Engineerium which is now closed for refurbishment. Hopefully to be opened as the British Engineerium.
The original engine was installed in the cotton mill fitting shop of E & G. Hindle Ltd, Bastfield Mill, Blackburn. It was built in 1851 and was still in use in the 1950s driving the fitting shed shop when the main weaving shed engine was stopped.
A kit of castings, parts and drawings is available from Polly Models in U.K.
Photos Of The Parts Of The Overtype Steam Engine Model Made To Date By Thailand Model Engineer George H
Overcrank Engine Model Columns Assembled
First a photo of the engine assembled from the parts made already. Amazing high and bright finish on the flywheel – looks like chrome plating.
It’s a very handsome engine and when complete would look at home in a glass dome.
Benjamin Goodfellow ‘s Model Columns Machined
Next photo is of the columns machined. Notice that they are tapered and log and slender. Must have been a difficult machining exercise as obviously a travelling steady couldn’t be used.
1851 Overcrank Engine Steam Model Columns Painted
Now the columns are painted and shown alongside the other ornamental parts comprising the completed elegant columns.
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