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Steam engines with electronically controlled valves

Hunting down ME series

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Simon036215/02/2021 11:04:17
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Hi All,

I recall in I think the last 10 years (dated from the time of our last major move) a short ME series describing the build of several stationary steam engines with the valve events controlled electronically - possibly solenoids but more likely steppers. I think the author made a basic single (or maybe a V-twin) and then multiplied it up into multi cylindered versions.

Can anyone help with the articles? I have tried several searches but I am lacking a key word to add focus.

@Michael G, I await your response with anticipation wink



Nick Clarke 315/02/2021 14:34:27
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Is the one?

2008 vol 200 Issues 4319 p197, 4323 p440, 4327 p689

Les Kerr (Australia) Self-starting single-cylinder double-acting steam engine

Nick Clarke 315/02/2021 14:37:48
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Simon036215/02/2021 15:56:40
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Thanks Nick,

The valve control certainly fits the bill but I recall multi-cylindered versions as well.

Maybe I need to look through this article first.


Harry Wilkes15/02/2021 16:41:16
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On top of the head wouldn't something like the control for steam power model boats !


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