Photos Of George’s Stuart Turner Model Beam Engine Nearing Completion In Pattaya, Thailand
Not much of a narrative with these photos, they tell the tale by themselves, particularly as George has gradually removed all the pieces from the Stage as they were transformed into finished parts. A nice touch George that adds much interest to your photos.
Here is the email from George – who lives in Pattaya – enclosing the beam engine photos:-
|Good morning AlanThanks for the latest photographs of the Stuart Turner Victoria mill Engine connecting rod.Looks like it is coming along fine.I have, I hope, included a few shots of the Stuart Turner beam engine.
To get the curved filet on the good end I used a round piece of tool steel held in a tool holder made by eccentric engineering from Australia. I find if I am using HSS tools on the lathe these holders are very easy to use and work very well regrinding is a breeze with the small jig you get with them.
I am going to order a right hand one when I get back to work in six days time.
After getting this far I could not resist trying to get the engine running well you just can’t can you?
So I fitted the connecting rod set up the timing and turned on the air increased the pressure to ten PSI and away she went
A very happy man displayed his achievement to a very bewildered wife who’s only comment was “So what does it do”? Oh well!!
I see you have added a few extra pages to the web site. The photos of the bogie show a high level of workmanship. As do all of the other projects. Puts my bodged conn rod to shame.
I hope all is well with your ongoing projects. As I said before the web site gets better each time I log on keep up the good work.
The first group of photos are displayed in slide show format.
Please make sure to view in Full Screen Mode (Click on FS) to see the full-sized photo.
Georges Beam Engine Aug 2014
Next, I have trimmed some of the photos to show you close up’s of some of the components of the Beam Engine.
Georges Beam Engine Close Ups Aug 2014
So that’s it for George’s Stuart Turner Beam Engine Photos on this page but please check out these additional pages:-
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