The Baker boiler.
Today I finished the pressure vessel. I still need to design a firebox or base to mount it on.
I finished it without the cleanout system as I went by the drawing I had.
A friend sent me the drawing back in 2013. I was unable to find more details on it but finely decided to go ahead as I needed a project to keep busy.
There is one measurement on the drawing of twenty-two inches. Using that as a scale the pipe sizes are estimated to be
The main drum 4 inch pipe size about 4-1/2”
The out side riser 1-3/4 inches
The bottom two coils 2 inches about 20 feet
The six coils above that 1-1/4 about 200 feet total
The 12 superheated coils one inch of 170 feet
The 6 economizer coils one inch of 85 feet.
The bottom diagonal pipe two inches about 20 inches long
This is just a rough estimate. It would be nice to know if the casing is off a boiler. What the actual pipe sizes are.
Attached are a few of the final photos of the pressure vessel and the drawing I went by.
I started work on building a model of the Baker boiler. I have had some plans for several years, but was reluctant to start as some photos I had were different then the drawings. I am not sure if they were all built the same. The Patent drawings show a cleanout system to blow the tubes inside the drum and the only construction drawing shows no system on the top of the drum, just a welded top plate. I know there are about three Stanley’s running and using a Baker boiler but I have seen none without the casing on.
Have you seen one striped down? Or do you have any photos of one striped down with no casing.
An all day project, and the last fitting of the night determined if it'd be complete tonight or not. Aaaannnnddd, not. Another hour, maybe two to adjust the boot across the seatback and add an inch wide expansion panel so the eyes aren't tight across the seat. Just a little curve ball the red doesn't have as much give as the onyx. But I do have the onyx boot cut out and ready to head to the upholstery shop for a dye job. We simply don't have the work space needed with everything in it's winter home.
Onyx is looking more like chocolate once close to black. First vinyl fitting of Tilly's boot. Some fitting issues around the Victoria brackets and bow arms. I'll use this copy as a pattern for the final.
Check out this video of Bill Lloyd talking through and firing up his 1924 Doble E11 Steam Car.
Thought I might share some updated pics with the group of my R at Don Bourdon’s. All my best, Jordan
30 horse Stanley engine
I set screw everything together first
Put it in a jig
Pin it and Braze it
That's how it was originally
I am now starting a full restoration of my Morris pick-up steam car. known as windrush.
Some photos of Bill Lloyds Doble, after some major work in being completed at his workshop in Australia.
While Tilly is down for winter, some custom work is being done. As originally built, Tilly's boiler level gauge only would only register the lower 4"of water in the boiler. This led to an incident, our mistake, that led to a swedging party, not fun.
I wanted to have a gauge that had a taller range of coverage. I did not want to have to drill a hole in the body side panel for the top water feed to get to the glass.
After talking with David Nergaard I decided to fit one of his remote level gauges. The assembly consists of a water column mounted next to the boiler, under the seat and a 1 milliampere meter. The meter is housed in a small box I fabricated attached to a plate that is screwed to a cross member under the floor boards. This would require a notch cut into the toe board to clear the plate. I did not want to cut into the original toe board, so a made up a new one. As with any water column top and bottom feed piping connect to the boiler. There will be shut off valves top and bottom as well as a blow down valve on the bottom. An electronic brain box mounted under the toe board makes it all work.
If you would like more information contact David Nergaard. I'm not finished yet, here's my progress to now.
David can speak to the sensor in the water column and how it all works. He has been running one of these for over 10 years.
I'm quite proud of the way the car looks - that's a Midwest Coach Vanderbilt Cup Racer Body
A quote from the late Mark Johnston.
Some great work by the late Mark Johnston.
Any ideas of what this is?
My Dad picked this up yesterday and we have no information on it except that my Uncle got it from his neighbor who passed away at 94 and it was his Dad’s.
Any ideas on what it could be and how old it could be?
GMA Engineering is at GMA Engineering.
Ramsey, Isle Of Man
4 of our improved roller bearing crankshafts for White steam cars 00 back from the grinders.
Some pics of the roller and bronze cage assembly also.
I was nominated to do a ten day steam engine challenge
Every day I will select an image from a day in the life of steam engine or a proud moment as a steam engine owner. Then I will post it without any explanation and nominate someone to take up the challenge.
Re: 1908 Stanley hand brake
Hear are a few drawing of how I built the emergency brake locking hardware.
My 1906 did not have this hardware, but I added outside brakes drums and copied the hardware from a 1907 car.
I also added a brake light and brake switch.
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