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.
Steve Baldock passed away on the 1st of November 2018
Shortly after completing the recreation of two Model R Stanley’s.
These are some photos of the Model-R Steve built from scratch.
He followed my work on my building my EX and E-mailed me often.
He did complete 3D cad drawings of every part.
Instead of castings most of the parts were machined in steel on a CNC Bridgeport Mill pre 1985 He advised me programs on how to go from Cad drawing to G code and then edit the G code to match my machine.
Tilly's grand adventure
After a successful first outing yesterday,I decided to add some of Tilly's jewelry. The lights, the lamp for the boiler sight gauge and the mirror for viewing the sight gauge. All of these things are beautiful as well as functional.
All of the leather is original to the car. It has been cleaned and conditioned. Steaming yesterday showed a couple of steam leaks and a leak in the piping from the hand pump to the steam chest. Steam leaks are fixed, oil pipegets attention tomorrow.
These are some beauty shots I took today before I stopped for the day.
Sarah Moon with Billings on first run in the Grout.
Stanley steam car 1910 Model 70 from Alan Blazick collection along with his Stanley 1902 Runabout, on display at the Blackhawk Museum in Danville California
A 1902 Runabout with stick seat from the Alan Blazick. collection on display at the Blackhawk Museum in Danville California. Best in the Stanley class at Pebble Beach in Monterey California
Thank you to Ian Larcher for providing us with these fascinating pieces of Literature on White, Locomobile, American, Crossland and Vapomobile Steam Cars.
Billy Barnes has almost finished this 1910 Stanley Model 60, just awaiting paint.
Jim Trotta writes:
My new water pre-heater which uses exhaust steam thru heat exchange. The water side has water from the water pumps to boiler. This is so you can use heat from the exhaust steam to heat the incoming water. This helps greatly as your not putting cold water into the boiler.
Photos and Videos courtesy of Jan Kuhlmann.
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