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Lamp Post Engine

A steam engine driving an electric generator

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Grindstone Cowboy03/07/2020 21:18:47
854 forum posts
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I like that! Very nice work.


paul rayner03/07/2020 21:36:48
182 forum posts
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thats brilliant very unusual

Bazyle03/07/2020 22:19:20
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It is an interesting engne on its own but the lamp standard is a great twist.

Perhaps you can hide the wires, or at least make them cotton covered to be in period.

JasonB04/07/2020 07:10:20
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A very nice and unique engine, look forward to the video of it in action.

Hopper04/07/2020 08:12:39
6180 forum posts
319 photos

Way cool. Imagine a world with one of them chuffing away on every street corner. Heaven.

Stewart Hart04/07/2020 08:31:09
673 forum posts
357 photos

I Like that very much


Roderick Jenkins04/07/2020 09:47:24
2176 forum posts
608 photos

Great fun and nicely executed yes


Stuart Bridger04/07/2020 10:48:57
538 forum posts
29 photos

Very nice work!

duncan webster04/07/2020 12:35:08
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That's brilliant! Sorry for the pun, but it really is

geoff walker 104/07/2020 12:53:57
486 forum posts
186 photos

That is wonderful, I am so impressed. Well done


Jim C05/07/2020 07:41:04
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Well done Nigel, a really interesting design. Can’t wait for its serialisation. Maybe in MEW ? It’s certainly a project I would like to embark on, when I get other jobs off the bench that is !! Cheers for sharing it.

Oven Man05/07/2020 10:20:55
179 forum posts
31 photos

Very nice indeed. I love the way the generator runs off the rim of the fly wheel, makes for a very neat and compact installation.


Derek Lane05/07/2020 11:54:48
719 forum posts
164 photos

Very nice.

Another little tip for getting a clear finish on perspex or any other type of acrylic is the same as you did with the sandpaper is when finished use something like T cut for cars and rub that on while the lathe is turning. I make pens using acrylic but I use Burnishing cream which is basically the same as T Cut. Even for the drilled hole this can work but use a wooden dowel with it

Phil H105/07/2020 12:02:22
457 forum posts
60 photos

Really nice engine and a nice unique idea. I don't think I would ever try this myself but I believe you can polish acrylic with a naked flame!!! Flame polishing!

Ian Johnson 105/07/2020 14:47:22
370 forum posts
102 photos

Very nice, a good looking model. Well done yes


Ady105/07/2020 15:01:37
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geoff walker 105/07/2020 16:09:39
486 forum posts
186 photos

I can't stop looking at this engine.

Small details catch the eye.

The twisted con rod, the soft edges on the valve coupling, the fluted column.

Sumptuous. Like many others I eagerly anticipate more details


Mick B106/07/2020 22:43:14
2153 forum posts
117 photos

Attractive, fun and instructive model - very nice.

Simon Collier06/07/2020 22:47:07
454 forum posts
63 photos

Beautitiful and different engine. Being a model it would surely have to be published in Model Engineer. I wonder why Jim C suggested MEW, perhaps because he subscribes to it?

Michael Gilligan06/07/2020 22:56:13
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Posted by Simon Collier on 06/07/2020 22:47:07:


Being a model it would surely have to be published in Model Engineer. I wonder why Jim C suggested MEW, perhaps because he subscribes to it?


Maybe he wants to use one that size as a work-light on his lathe or mill

... then ‘surely’ it would need to be in MEW devil


Edited By Michael Gilligan on 06/07/2020 22:58:35

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