Beam Engine, First Run on Live Steam
My Bolton 12 Beam engine is being exhibited at The Geelong Show in the next few days, along with other model engines from The Geelong Society of Experimental and Model Engineers (GSMEE), and many other full size antique engines.
I am particularly excited by this event, because it is an opportunity to run my beam engine for the first time on live steam. Plus it is a really great event generally, (see blog from this time in 2014).
We set up our model engines today, in preparation.
The video below, is of my beam engine’s first run on steam. The Vintage Machinery Society has a full size boiler to run a full size marine triple expansion marine engine, and many other steam engines, including the models in our “cage”.
The steam is at 25-30psi. Enough to turn over the engines, which are just ticking over, not under working loads.
Click on the arrow in the video box, to see the video.