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robert eggleston16/12/2018 02:39:22
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Here is my completed Lil Mo engine with a 3D printed flywheel. Seems to run the same with either flywheel attached. Just waiting for the Oak mounting base from my brother in law's woodworking shop. Best holiday wishes to all!

JasonB16/12/2018 07:44:47
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Rotate them on your computer and save as a new image. Your camera or ipad has rotated them.

JasonB16/12/2018 07:47:23
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How does that drip feed oiler work? air/steam pressure will want to blow back out of it and even if you had a non-return valve there would be no vacuum to open it.

Paul Lousick16/12/2018 09:29:02
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Displacement Lubricators

A displacement lubricator is basically just a closed oil tank with a small pipe connecting it to the main steam pipe which feeds the cylinders.

Steam from the main steam feed pipe enters the oil tank and condenses into water. Due to the difference in specific gravity between water and oil, the oil floats on top of the water. As the water level increases it displaces the oil which runs into the main steam pipe. The oil is then picked up by the steam flow where it is atomised and emulsified and carried to the cylinders. (Will only work with steam, not air as the oil has to float on the condenced water).

The process is continuous, and repeats until all the oil is gone.

A filler plug is fitted to permit filling with oil, and a small drain plug is fitted to the base of the oil reservoir for draining the condensed water.

A needle shut off valve is sometimes provided in the oil feed pipe to regulate oil flow, and to prevent any steam under pressure in the piping escaping though an open filler.

Displacement lubricator

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Neil Wyatt16/12/2018 10:09:14
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Well done.

Is that a plastic eccentric and strap?

Interesting to see the use of unconventional (perhaps better said as non-traditional) materials.

Neil

JasonB16/12/2018 10:09:59
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Paul, I know how displacement ones work but that lubricator is OPEN where you watch the drip

robert eggleston16/12/2018 20:57:16
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Here we go again. Seems like any photo taken with cell phone in portrait format gets rotated 90 deg. on posting but if you take photo in Landscape format it post as normal, without any rotation.lilmo12-18(new-1).jpg

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Edited By Neil Wyatt on 16/12/2018 23:09:33

robert eggleston16/12/2018 20:58:28
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Yuch, Still rotates 90 Deg. any ideas how to correct would be appreciated!

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Paul Lousick16/12/2018 21:13:28
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I use software (Photoshop or other) to rotate the photos before uploading to MEW

Paul

Edited By Neil Wyatt on 16/12/2018 23:09:44

Paul Lousick16/12/2018 21:25:54
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Its hard to see in the photo, but there should be a glass tube inside the brass opening so you can monitor the the number of drips of oil passing thru.

But on closer inspection, I could be wrong. It looks like a standard drip lubricator as used on bearings, not a displacement lubricator. Will be interested to find out.

Edited By Paul Lousick on 16/12/2018 21:30:07

not done it yet16/12/2018 21:37:14
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I generally turn the camera around!

Edited By Neil Wyatt on 16/12/2018 23:09:50

robert eggleston16/12/2018 22:44:52
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Any Idea what is causing a 90 deg. rotation of photo's taken that are normal and then when post they rotate 90 Deg. when posted? I have tried taking and posting in the landscape and portrait position nd then posting with the same poor result! Photo's were all taken with a cell phone camera and sent to a computer file for uploading into my album and ultimate posting on this web site. Any assistance would be greatly appreciated. Bob E

 

 

 

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Michael Gilligan16/12/2018 23:05:44
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You may need to identify the 'phone before anyone can provide much help, Bob.

The underlying problem seems to be that these things are too clever for their own good [or at least for our sanity].

MichaelG.

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Neil Wyatt16/12/2018 23:07:59
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It's because your phone records the orientation of the photo in its meta-data but doesn't actually rotate the image. Windows is able to read the orientation data and display the image the right way up. The forum software can't access this metadata so you have three choices:

  1. Open the photo in an editing program and make sure it is rotated to correct orientation and resave it.
  2. Insert into your post then immediately click 'edit post', once the editor opens right click the image and select 'rotate 90 degrees' in the appropriate direction and save the edited post. It is possible that some users can't access this editing option.
  3. Take photos using your phone in landscape mode

Neil

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Neil Wyatt16/12/2018 23:12:48
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I've moved all these posts to the one thread as they are inextricably linked and I have a fear that otherwise we will end up with several dozen Lil Mo photo threads by the end of the night....

Neil

Michael Gilligan16/12/2018 23:16:09
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Posted by robert eggleston on 16/12/2018 22:44:52:

... I have tried taking and posting in the landscape and portrait position nd then posting with the same poor result!

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@Neil

How do you reconcile this with your third point ?

[confused] MichaelG.

Neil Wyatt17/12/2018 00:08:49
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Posted by Michael Gilligan on 16/12/2018 23:16:09:
Posted by robert eggleston on 16/12/2018 22:44:52:

... I have tried taking and posting in the landscape and portrait position nd then posting with the same poor result!

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@Neil

How do you reconcile this with your third point ?

[confused] MichaelG.

He may have the phone 'upside down' so the landscape pictures come out inverted?

Michael Gilligan17/12/2018 00:34:13
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Posted by Neil Wyatt on 17/12/2018 00:08:49:

He may have the phone 'upside down' so the landscape pictures come out inverted?

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Could be yes

Like I said : They're too clever ...

MichaelG.

JasonB17/12/2018 07:02:48
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It could also be that Robert is seeing them the right way on his machine but not saving them the right way round.

As I said on the first post under the photo I rotated Neil's No 1 works best or just take all photos for the forum with phone in landscape mode.

Michael Gilligan17/12/2018 08:31:07
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Posted by JasonB on 17/12/2018 07:02:48:

.... or just take all photos for the forum with phone in landscape mode.

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dont know I remain confused, Jason [see the quoted quote, below]

MichaelG

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Posted by robert eggleston on 16/12/2018 22:44:52:

... I have tried taking and posting in the landscape and portrait position nd then posting with the same poor result!

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