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Thread: Steam boiler
19/08/2021 18:00:33

Hi

Thanks for your prompt reply.

My little boiler is indeed too small being only 3 inches by 7 inches (oddment of tube in my workshop).

It was nice to see it running though, albeit for a short time.

19/08/2021 09:51:55

Hi all

I have built a little vertical boiler to power my Stuart Victoria.

Have had it running using 3/16 diameter copper pipe but my steam pressure drops rapidly.

Would I be better using smaller tube? Also i have invested in a ceramic burner (minus jet and feed pipe) the reccomended jet isa number 5 with an orifice of 0.02 mm.

Why is it so important when the fuel then immediately post orifice goes into a large chamber. Just wondering if anybody can enlighten me.

Regardd

Thread: Button dies!!!!!
18/07/2021 14:34:43

Thanks for all that info.

Very enlightening. Just goes to show how innovotive the early engineers were.

17/07/2021 17:21:42

Hi all

Found these in a joblot of taps & dies but have been unable to identify them.

The goid kadies of Google keep saying they are gas threads, which I very much doubt

The smallest 17g is about 1/16th and the latgest 12g is about 5/32.

Anybody have any ideas

Thanksimg_20210717_170344.jpg

Thread: silver soldering
11/05/2021 09:36:46

Thanks for all your comments.

Re photos Bill will add later, got an 18th Birthday on today so have been banned from workshop ha ha

10/05/2021 19:03:51

Hi

Thanks for all the advice. did,nt realise it had to be bright red. Having watched numerous you tube videos and not one of them made reference to it.

will try again with the easy flow flux. any reccomended suppliers.

I got the tenacity from ebay. It had the proper label on it but white powder in a jiffy bag could be anything.

10/05/2021 16:00:30

Hi all

I have today had my first attempt at silver soldering and it was an abject failure.

I cleaned both parts to the nth degree finishing off in pickle bath.

The flux I used was J & M tenacity 5 and the filler was 55% silver 0.5 mm wire.

I was using a rothernberger torch and Mapp gas. The copper got plenty hot enough (dull red)but the flux never "glassed" over and the filler would not run.

Any suggestions would be much appreciated

Thread: Steam boiler
29/03/2021 16:22:48

Hi

Never having made a boiler beforr i was puzzled as to what size/ pressure i should be looking at for the stuart victoria engine.

1 inch bore 2 inch stroke.

Also where would I go to get it tested

Any advice would be appreciaed.

Regards

Thread: Stuart Victoria
28/03/2021 16:55:35

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Finally finished but not tested. My compressor has gone kaput and dont have a steam boiler (next project) victoria 10.jpg

Thread: Stuart victoria
27/02/2021 10:11:37

Hi

Thanks for that.

26/02/2021 18:02:18

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Duncan/Chris. Thanks for clearing that up.

Can you have a look at these pics and give your opinion on them as to whether this is the norm or not.

The forward port is slightly larger than the rear but its the positioning of same when piston is fully extended/retracted, how one has a bigger gap to the slide valve than the other

 

Edited By Arthur Goodwin on 26/02/2021 18:09:19

Edited By Arthur Goodwin on 26/02/2021 18:14:41

25/02/2021 22:47:54

Hi all the attached picture(sorry for orientation) is from Andrew Smith, s book "Building The Victoria"

I am a bit confused by the highlighted text.

How can it be dead center and at the end of its stroke.

Am I missing something or is it a typo. 

Edited By Arthur Goodwin on 25/02/2021 22:48:58

Edited By JasonB on 26/02/2021 07:05:59

Edited By JasonB on 26/02/2021 07:06:40

Thread: Stuart victoria
08/02/2021 12:03:43

Hello

Spoke to Stuarts this morning and they confirmed I should have had the errata sheet in with my kit and the con rod crnters ate correct at 6 and 5/32.

Also the piston rod lenght at 3 and 1/32 from x head center to back of piston.

The one good thing to come out of it was he iffered to replace the con rod material and also waived the p&p.

Thanks to all for your input. My next post hopefully will be a working engine.

Regards Arthur

08/02/2021 11:45:26

Hello

Spoke to Stuarts this morning and they confirmed I should have had the errata sheet in with my kit and the con rod crnters ate correct at 6 and 5/32.

Also the piston rod lenght at 3 and 1/32 from x head center to back of piston.

The one good thing to come out of it was he iffered to replace the con rod material and also waived the p&p.

Thanks to all for your input. My next post hopefully will be a working engine.

Regards Arthur

07/02/2021 19:42:20

Hi all

WOW what a response. I dont know who to answer first.

Apologies for late reply had a family crisis today which diverted me.

Jason. I bought the kit and drawings together. Not from Stuarts but of a colleague who had purchased them years before from Stuarts and everything was sealed up in the original box. Re the main bearing I set it equal equal on the pad to accommodate the 1.5 inch centres, Have got the book for building but was very aware of dimesion mismatch and always adhered to main drawing which coincidently doesnt have a number. just a statement that says it supercedes al pre 1993 drawings

Tug have took on board all your observations and will work thro them tomo.

Phoning stuarts tomo so will give you an update then.

Thanks to all

Arthur

06/02/2021 16:50:20

Hi

Thanks for your comments.

Will phone stuarts on Mon to verify the correct distance between centers

Regards

06/02/2021 14:47:51

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06/02/2021 14:33:47

img_20210206_143709.jpgHi thanks to all

Re jasons post. As i said my con rod centers are 61/32 bu my crankshaft to center of guidebars is just over at 63/64 not enough to creste my problem.

Im thinking the pads on my baseplate are out and will speak to stuarts tomo sbout it.

Once again thanks to all

 

Edited By Arthur Goodwin on 06/02/2021 14:45:14

Thread: Photo upload
06/02/2021 14:22:15

Hi all

Having trouble uploading photos.

Have compressed them all the way down to a file size of 26k from 4mb yet im still getting the error message"unable to complete memory too low"

Any advice please.

Thread: Stuart victoria
06/02/2021 13:43:38

Hi

Thanks for your advice. Will look at tugs suggestion.

Have been unable to upload any pics. Keep getting "memory low" error.

Does anybody know what the max resolution/ file size is.

Thanks again

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