Beam Engine steam pipes made and installed 3 March 2014

by John

Beam Engine steam pipes made and installed

As you will see in the later pictures of the beam engine, I have changed the steam delivery pipe arrangement 3 or 4 times, and I am still not entirely happy. I do like the copper pipe, smooth bends, and brass flanges. But getting the path locations so they look correct and functional is quite a challenge. Also the fact that I need to fit in a displacement oiler somewhere, and that mostly the engine will run on compressed air anyway.