Hello model engineers! Im over here in AUS and I am very interested in steam. I have inherited my great grandfather's steam engine which is a twin steam marine engine that he never completed as an engineer at a pumping station. It is a rather nicely machined engine although when he started it he had very little experience. He did not go on to make any other models nor did he ever complete this engine. As it is at the moment, it has two cylinders, a con rod connection to a nicely machined crankshaft. There are also steam chests either side of the cylinders and eccentric on the crankshaft although they do not make a connection to a valve in the steam chest. Nor do they line directly straight up with it. I would like to know whether there is a possibility I could ever see this engine through to completion. Thanks, Aden.
Jun 17, 2018
I came home form Hairy Forebears (Hare & Forbes, our local machinery shop) with 250kg of semi precision metal. I imagine the thing and I may have a initial problems communicating as it speaks Mandarin with a Deutsche accent. But it seems happy to be sitting in my workshop (aka glorified garage) for the moment. I'l post a pic and thoughts about it when I have it assembled and on a bench. This household blames you for the sudden need to create swarf. ~ smiles ~ Actually the need is not all that sudden. You've just poked me along. so forum members, I'f you've just bought a machine? Why not use this thread to post a pic of your new setup (with initial costs to get going etc), as a guide to folk who may want to get grease under their fingers