I'm a young Australian, tool maker / machinist living down south in Tasmania, I've built many live steam locos and a 1/3rd scale Burrell traction engine, on the bench at the minute is a batch run of small quarry locos.
Any way I've taken a shine to full size stuff and struggling to find any traction engines to restore, I'm keen on doing a true full scale replica of the Stanley Vanderblit cup car, making every thing then getting it road registrable.
How ever I'm struggling to find ant information on these cars at all this site has been a wonderful help but I'm in need of information on every thing id like to compile / draw a full set of working drawings so others could also build this true replicas of this car.
is this stuff you have? would it be possible to obtain a copy? I'm more than happy to pay for it i understand that gathering this stuff takes years, either photocopies or electronic.
details on the 30 horse engine and boiler as well as key dimensions of the car, I've got very little info on any of the automatics - mind this site has given me heaps.
i would be more than happy to contribute every thing i do cad drawing and photos to this site.
looking forward to your reply
yours in steam
Nigel R Fish
Does anyone have experience with using spray chain lube in a dry engine? I overheard a mention of this, and I assume they were talking about something like http://www.belray.com/bel-ray-super-clean-chain-lube . I'm thinking of taking an EX on a tour, and it seems like it would be nice to just sort of point & blast, rather than trying to insert a long prehensile snout into spots that can barely even be seen.
I have STANHOPE 1899 LOCOMOBILE WITH A MASON 170 ENGINE
HAVE A FEW QUESTIONS IE MODEL 1 OR 2
AND AM TRYING TO FIND THE BRASS I THINK
ALCOHOL BURNER STARTER CAN YOU HELP
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Would anyone be able to help me identify a steam engine I just purchased? It is 20 inches long, 10.5 inches wide and weighs 45 pounds. I would love to know the manufacturer, the horse power and steam pressure requirements. Thanks, Mark
After stumbling' onto steamcarnetwork.com I was thinking to myself : Maybe these people can help me to realise my idea. This is my idea :
All I need now are capable people to get it built IRL.
Guy Janssens aka Gimycko from Mechelen - Belgium.
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Herb de la Porte
What is the thought on putting insulation between the burner and the pilot assembly? what is the reason either way?
The fuel automatic has been steadily pushing fuel pressure towards 160psi after longer rides and last weekend, it would open slowly only with much vibrating and only when the pressure reached well over 160.
I took the thing apart and cleaned it up a little. What do I need to do to make it work again?
Herb de la Porte,
We recommend you check out the technical articles, there is help there.
HERB DE LA PORTE
I did. this unit is different then the one described in the technical articles as it has a nylon stopper on the diaphragm rather than a point. In the meantime, Basil was able to help me out of a bind. This unit was likely made by Gould and probably an improvement over the old pin-type. The system was plugged up because a 1/4" ball bearing from the attached check valve got lodged in the valve body. It has likely been there for a while as the check valve was complete
Hi everyone , over the years has anyone come up with a clever and simple method of stopping the Stanley pilot light from going out . Had all sorts of ideas involving a thermal coupling and spark system but l imagine over the past 100 years some one has a remedy to this annoying problem . Any ideas would be appreciated , when tested it is just so easy to blow out even when at full flame . Ideas...............Marty
HERB DE LA PORTE I first got my car, it was equipped with a propane setup. It allowed for the vaporizer tube to be removed and one of the holes to be used to hold a sparking unit. the sparking unit would be on all the time, which caused an annoying rhythmic ticking sound whenever the pilot was lit. On the plus side, It seemed to work well. Unfortunately, propane pilots seem to have fallen out of favor in the US and that, combined with a system that had a lot of fire damage, led me to fabricate a vaporizer tube and convert the pilot back to Hexane, with all similar results that you're experiencing. The addition of the tube took away any easy option to place thermcopiles or spark generators close to the flame. Don Bourdon has a little shield he sells that may be worth trying. In my case, I have mounted the license plate on a hinge in front of the boiler so when it's down, it somewhat covers the flow of air and that seems to help somewhat but I'm still dealing with frequent blow-outs
Could you tell me how to contact a member of the PrairieSteamers so I can find out more about the Prairie du Chien tour of Sept. 12-16, 2016?
Thank you very much,
Ted Pennekamp, Editor, Prairie du Chien Courier Press,