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Charles Oster10/01/2022 16:50:35
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Can somebody tell me where I can find or buy the articles written by Gordon Smith? Collecting stuff to start building steam engines. Recently BlondiHacks had trouble with commercial safety valves. I starting looking into this and Smith's name came up over and over again. I can't find information on line at all other then his designs are supposed to be really good.

Thanks. Charles

John Rutzen10/01/2022 17:08:53
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Hi Polly models sell the springs for them and also a drawing for the particular one you are making . I think the drawing was 50pence a couple of years ago. I've made several, they work well but I wouldn't describe them as very Pop.

Harry Wilkes10/01/2022 17:58:49
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BlondiHacks had problems because she didn't have a glue as to the bore she needed not because the valves were faulty just to small


Jeff Dayman10/01/2022 18:26:09
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Hi Charles, Mr Smith's safety valve designs were published in Engineering in Miniature magazine in Feb, Mar and Apr 2001. If you can't find back copies of these issues please PM me.

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