BEAM ENGINE, FIRST RUN, ON COMPRESSED AIR.
To see the video of the beam engine running, click on the Youtube link on the previous blog entry.
In order to make the video without the compressor noise, I turned off the compressor and ran the beam engine off the tank full of air. It did not take long to run out of air pressure, as you will see in the video.
Also, engine is still rather tight, but I expect that the motion will become smoother as the engine is “run in”.
The governor is yet to be linked to the throttle valve, so the engine speed varies substantially.
Watch this space for the beam engine to be run on live steam.