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Post  ian1954 on Fri Jan 25, 2013 8:40 pm

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Pistons are the same size. Just under .1 cc
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Post  Jason_WI on Fri Jan 25, 2013 8:51 pm

Cool. I need to finish my steam engine kit I started when Clinton was president.........
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Post  ado1974 on Fri Jan 25, 2013 8:52 pm

very nice ian

details on both??

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Post  mx862 on Fri Jan 25, 2013 10:46 pm

Live steam is alot of fun, here's my no lathe steam engine i cobbled together last year from junk i had laying around... slightly bigger than the 010.

Currently working on one that fits on a quarter.


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Post  ado1974 on Fri Jan 25, 2013 11:04 pm

why am i not surprised there are a few on here that like live steam??? lol!

i have one of these that is somewhere between germany and australia...@#$%@ postal systems DAMMIT!

http://www.hielscher-dampfmodelle.de/en/product?info=102&x3aefd=145a112c94b5f81fa4bfa1f163cc92fe&x3760c=ff5ebcb82bc1968e3ea2f277a5f9d43e

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OJqp8az8az8

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Post  Dizzyman2011 on Sat Jan 26, 2013 1:20 am

Live steam is cool couple of years ago made my own no large very agricultural but it worked oh how I sat for hours and hours watching this little thing steam up and chug away !!!!!
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Post  ian1954 on Wed Jan 30, 2013 4:58 pm

ado1974 wrote:very nice ian

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The steam engine is from a plan and kit of materials from Bengs in Germany. It is mostly raw materials with the exception of the trestle and the boiler lid which have been shaped by CNC. However, both parts need some finishing.

The engine is one of Ronald Valentines works of art. A 0.098 cc Rova diesel - a speed racer prototype with schneurle porting. I always like looking at masterpieces like this that I could never hope to make myself.
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Post  ian1954 on Wed Jan 30, 2013 5:03 pm

Mx862

I always like looking at other ethusiast creations and particularly ones that have been made without the tools that I have. You obviously have a great deal of patience and that is to be admired.
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Post  ian1954 on Wed Jan 30, 2013 5:08 pm

ado1974 wrote:why am i not surprised there are a few on here that like live steam??? lol!

i have one of these that is somewhere between germany and australia...@#$%@ postal systems DAMMIT!

http://www.hielscher-dampfmodelle.de/en/product?info=102&x3aefd=145a112c94b5f81fa4bfa1f163cc92fe&x3760c=ff5ebcb82bc1968e3ea2f277a5f9d43e

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OJqp8az8az8

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I like the steam engine pictured very much but thought the kit was quite expensive. Then when I looked at the rest of the site and saw the Stuart models at four times the price I pay, i realised that they are machining them ready for assembly which then makes the offerings good value.

I would be interested though if they supplied plans and materials for the little locomotive to build from scratch as it were. It looks a powerful little beast.
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Post  ado1974 on Sun Feb 10, 2013 9:00 pm

finished another project today

runs great...now, had a few issues when it arrived, so it got a complete rebuild after only its 3rd run.

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Post  RknRusty on Sun Feb 10, 2013 9:50 pm

My Dad gave me steam engines when I was a little kid, at least a couple of Christmases. We ran them on Sterno instead of the little white blocks of... whatever it was.

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Post  Cribbs74 on Sun Feb 10, 2013 10:40 pm

ado1974 wrote:finished another project today

runs great...now, had a few issues when it arrived, so it got a complete rebuild after only its 3rd run.

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My son would die if he ever saw that steam engine. You must make a video of it running!

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Post  Admin on Sun Feb 10, 2013 10:46 pm

I have a little Wilesco steam engine that I play with in the summer.

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Its looks like this. Its mounted on a piece of plywood as well as this

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Post  mitchg95 on Sun Feb 10, 2013 11:18 pm

ado1974 wrote:finished another project today

runs great...now, had a few issues when it arrived, so it got a complete rebuild after only its 3rd run.

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is that HO scale? also where did you find the kit, was it pre-machined and ready for assembly, and how much did it cost?
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Post  ado1974 on Sun Feb 10, 2013 11:34 pm

uploading a video as type Computer Issues

it is HO scale.
i got it as a "kit" from here
http://www.hielscher-dampfmodelle.de/en/product?info=102&x3aefd=145a112c94b5f81fa4bfa1f163cc92fe&x0500d=ecea22a7cd4c5fa80b577fe35b0e814f

as a kit, you are mostly assembling the body work.... but i wasnt happy with the rest so tore it down to its component pieces.

the assembly on it wasnt bad... but i wasnt happy DAMMIT!
it is made from mostly laser cut parts, insert tab A into slot A etc, then twist the tab to lock in place..... i soldered every joint and squared and aligned everything properly.
it now feels a lot more robust and runs much smoother..... might need to rework the crank and add a counterbalance Shocked

as far as the body goes... i soldered all of it as well(except the roof, used for access)... then painted in VHT flameproof coating, and finally custom made all the brass railing and steps.
it wasnt cheap... and i have spent quite a few hours on it in the last week or so

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Post  mitchg95 on Sun Feb 10, 2013 11:38 pm

thanks for the input, it is greatly appreciated
i dont have the $ at the this time to buy the kit but i will book mark the link you posted that way if in the future if i want one then i dont have to dig and dig to find it.
do you have a video of it running?
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Post  mx862 on Mon Feb 11, 2013 12:23 am

Too cool!! i also a bit of a train enthusiast to say the least, i got some antique O scale cars that i have wanted to build a a steam loco for... but since ive been trying to build smaller and smaller steam engines.. that plan is currently on hold.

Waiting for the video Cool
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Post  Admin on Mon Feb 11, 2013 12:34 am

I have a HO set that I used to set up all over the family room during Christmas. My grandpa worked for Burlington Northern (and Great Northern back in the day before the merger) so of course the locomotives are GN, BN or BNSF. I need to dig all that stuff out one of these days. That steam locomotive would be awesome to have go around that track. I really should look into one.

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Post  mitchg95 on Mon Feb 11, 2013 1:03 am

my grandfather got into the hobby of model railroading when his doc told him he needed to find a hobby so that he could release some of his stress. He has an HO layout in his basement that be designed and built on his own, he even has a radio scanner that we sometimes use to listen to what the conductors of real trains are talking about and where they are so that we can get some good pictures when we drive along side them on the highway
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Post  ado1974 on Mon Feb 11, 2013 1:40 am

and here is a rough video of it in action

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nlH5R2y_IcI&feature=youtu.be

youtube should have it ready by the time anyone reads this lol!

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Post  mitchg95 on Mon Feb 11, 2013 1:41 am

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Post  mx862 on Mon Feb 11, 2013 10:40 pm

Awesome! what are you running it on? sterno?
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Post  ian1954 on Tue Feb 12, 2013 3:47 am

That is a fine model. I looked at the site and then saw this:-

https://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=PMaS49lGQjo



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Post  ado1974 on Tue Feb 12, 2013 4:25 am

it runs on methylated spirits(alcohol)... about 1cc at a time, burns for 4.5-5 minutes
and along with 3-3.5cc of water... you get about 3 minutes running... with about 2 minutes to build up pressure


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i looked at that one too.... but couldnt justify the cost...
... but now i have this one running the way i want it too.. DAMMIT!

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Post  coxaddicted on Tue Feb 12, 2013 5:06 am

Cool.

I had a steam roller when I was young.

My grand-pa build a steam vessel (everything home build except the hall) but he never finished Sad
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