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    Last summer I created a scale model of an old Beam Steam Engine. They were used in England to pump water. The first practical steam engine for industrial use was developed by a Scott, Mr. James Watt. I built a plastic model and had plans for a wooden model from a gentleman in England. From these examples, I built my model with several kinds of wood. It was a fun project. I made it for a friend who is a fine wood craftsman and a steam engineer at an atomic plant. I thought some of you might like to see it. Styrk1
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  • #2
    Very well done.
    "Still Montana Mike"

    "Don't worry about old age--it doesn't last that long."
    Mike's Wood-n-Things LLC

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    • #3
      Really cool! Does this move when the handle is turned?

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      • #4
        Very nice, thanks for sharing.

        Bob
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        • #5
          Yes Sappy it does. When you turn the crank the two balls on the governor go around and the main beam toggles driving two other parts. The black drive belt is an O Ring that has been cut and re-glued together with Loctite Gel Super glue. Thank you for the compliment. Styrk1

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          • #6
            That's awesome Styrk1, it covers two great passions of mine, scrolling and the history of industrial steam engines. There are lots of museums over here that have working steam engines from way back, and when ever I get the chance I visit them. When I started work in the coal mines in 1965 they still used a steam winding engine on one of the shafts. Your work is excellent, thanks for sharing.
            Mick
            I am always ready to learn although I do not always like being taught. Winston Churchill

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            • #7
              Thank you for the compliment journeyman. I tried to incorporate the flywheel governor, the separate condenser, and the Watt linkage. It is not exact, but creating it all out of wood was a challenge. Glad to converse with someone who understands steam engines. If I ever make it to England, I will certainly look up a working engine. Styrk1

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              • #8
                Altho the steam engine model parts spin I see you have a No Spin cup for "fair and balanced" size reference.
                Pacifism is great, as long as everyone is participating.



                StephenD


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                • #9
                  Very Very nicely done. Thanks for sharing that great piece of work.

                  DW
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                  • #10
                    Stephen, I see you noticed.Nice play on words! I took the picture with the cup because my brother wanted a size reference e-mailed to him. He lives in another state. I grabbed the first cup on the shelf and didn't think I would be sending it to anyone else. No political bias intended. Styrk1

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                    • #11
                      Clock

                      Hey Mick. I looked at your profile and saw you build clocks. Here is one I fretted a few years ago. Styrk1
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                      • #12
                        You have done a fantastic job of blending together two of my greatest passions, scrolling and antique machinery! Very well done Styrk1. You have inspired me to try a similar project. Thank you for sharing.
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                        • #13
                          Be sure to show us the next project when you are done. Styrk1

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                          • #14
                            Very cool project, I really like this kind of project because they move. I would like to build on like it. Thanks for sharing.
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                            • #15
                              Excellent craftsmanship.
                              God Bless! Spirtihorse

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