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michael rietveld12/06/2021 13:32:25
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I have a vague memory of a Model Engineer article some years ago
describing how someone made a steam turbo-generator from a modern pocket dynamo LED light.
Can anyone tell me the reference ?

I have looked up some indices of ME and found the following
references to steam turbo-generators but not the one I am after:

References to steam turbo-generators
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"Miniature Steam Turbo-generators" by E. Rowbottom, M.E. Nov 18, 1954, VOL III NO. 2791
(continued from p.578, Nov 11, 1954)

Issue Nr page
156 3769 76 Terry Timms Loco Steam Turbo Generator Sweet Pea
158 3795 208 Keith Wilson Loco Ariel 26 S.R. Merchant Navy 5" Generator
158 3792 44 A. Sherwood Loco Tinkerbell, American Switcher 3 0-6-0 5" Turbo Alternator

peter ravenscroft13/06/2021 11:07:11
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hi michael

have a look at the dardjeeling build there is a turbo generator in there it was also an article before he published the dardjeeling articles 2010? ish

it uses a wind up tourch

regards

peter

John Purdy13/06/2021 17:48:09
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Michael

I think the article you are looking for might be the one Peter suggested. It's in ME Vol.201 #4332 15 Aug 2008 and followup in #4334. It uses the innards from a windup LED flashlight.

John

Edited By John Purdy on 13/06/2021 17:48:41

John Purdy13/06/2021 18:12:03
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Michael

Further to my last, the turbo generator write up in Ray McMahon's Darjeeling build article is in ME Vol. 209 #4439 21 Sep 2012 and followup in #4443 16 Nov 2012.

John

michael rietveld15/06/2021 09:33:02
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Gentlemen,

Thanks for your responses. I have found the articles you mentioned. So the complete list of references is below.

I intend building such a steam generator for my 5" G Simplex which I am finishing (started 40 years ago) now that I am retired.

References to steam turbo-generators
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"Miniature Steam Turbo-generators" by E. Rowbottom, M.E. Nov 18, 1954, VOL III NO. 2791
(continued from p.578, Nov 11, 1954)

Issue Nr page
156 3769 76 Terry Timms Loco Steam Turbo Generator Sweet Pea
158 3795 208 Keith Wilson Loco Ariel 26 S.R. Merchant Navy 5" Generator
158 3792 44 A. Sherwood Loco Tinkerbell, American Switcher 3 0-6-0 5" Turbo Alternator

201 4332 211 Raymond McMahon "A miniature steam turbine turbo generator" (August 2008)
201 4334 329 Raymond McMahon "A miniature steam turbine turbo generator" (September 2008)
209 4439 424 Raymond McMahon "Building a Darjeeling Himalayan Class 0-4-0 Tank Locomotive in 3.5in. gauge" Part 42 (Sept. 2012)
209 4443 736 Raymond McMahon "Building a Darjeeling Himalayan Class 0-4-0 Tank Locomotive in 3.5in. gauge" Part 43 (Nov. 2012)

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