Triple Expansion Steam Engine resumes
Busy at this time of the year.
Making some wooden toys for the grandchildren for Xmas.
Preparing the surgery building for sale. Removing and storing 34+ years of medical records, moving furniture, arranging repairs and painting etc etc. Feels strange to be no longer a registered medical practitioner, but I know that it was the correct decision to retire. It has taken 2 years to totally burn the bridges by dropping my medical registration, and selling the surgery etc.
Model Engineering Club annual exhibition.
Plus ongoing military history book reading and reviews.
Slashing long grass, to reduce the summer fire risk.
Assembling and installing a kitchen into a rental property.
So it was a treat to get some time in the workshop today. I had previously made the layshaft brackets for the triple expansion steam engine, so I spent a happy few hours setting up an angle jig on the milling machine to drill and tap holes to attach the brackets.
Yes, but, you will have difficulty getting M2 bolts with hex heads
M2 studs and nuts look fine!
It must be a strange feeling to walk away from a place where you have working your hart out for such a long time. But if this is the right decision for your self that must be even a relief. Anyway strenght thus.
I’m glad you pick up again the Triple building.
So far I have translate (only for myself) your blog in to Dutch.
Why? because I am intend to make this engine as well, I’ll hope you can appreciate that.
I have alraedy the castings and the drawings or plans as you say.
The plans I have resized from inches to cm. My hole equipment is metric so that is the reason for doing this resizing to cm.
I am looking out to your next post and in the meentime I wish you and your loved ones a blessed Chistmas and a happy and healthy new year.
Reegards from the Netherlands
And Christmas wishes to you too Huib.
Re the triple, do be sure to get the series of articles by Bertinat in Model Engineer 1985. I would have saved myself a lot of grief if I had these from the start of the build.
I also converted the dimensions from imperial to metric, and where possible I have used metric standard materials.
Good luck with your triple, and feel free to contact me if I can be of any assistance.
thanks for your reply.
Indeed the articles in the Model Engineer of 1985 are a good guide for making this engine, I have these articles all bounded up in a map.
Recently I bought 4 spare coloms for this engine by your supplier
Ben De Gabriel, the new owner, of E and J Winter.
In England I bought a spare base at J. Reeves, this casting is in Aluminium not in brass.
Last week I bought a rotery table on my mill to make the crankshaft on the way you have done. My Emco Super Maximat 11 is not heavy enough for these job.
Thanks for your kind offer to assistance me when I jammed.