Spring City Steam Works Reports:
22nd July 2019
While it's crazy hot and in between the new kid prep.... I'm printing some fixtures to test out and help decide on the fixtures for the pancake coils for the Mason. Hopefully a little bending and fixture time this week!
23rd July 2019
One may have been thinking... Why the need to pallet jack the weld table around.... Well, I'm trying to take a 21 foot piece of pipe and wind it into a double stacked pancake flat coil of pipe to replace some coils in the Mason's monotube steam generator. Shops too small, so out in the driveway it goes!!
As for the 3d printed pieces, I'm working out how to fixture the hairpin bent pipe so that the top leg is ~1/4" gap above the lower when it gets wound into a coil. The center section will be made of steel and there will be a clamp on top as well as the pipe getting tack welded to the clamp. Then the 11 foot long top pipe will swing a huge circle as the lower pipe is wound on itself to make the pancake coil. The whole mess then gets flipped over and hopefully that leg winds into a nice pancake below it. Works in my head, got to refine the pieces a little and make some chips and then try that plan out!!!
Spring City Steam Works
Steam stuff!! Today we bent up 2 super-heaters. We like zigzag over coils but I don't have a tone of reasoning behind it. It's working great in my 735 so why not! There are 2 shown, the more parallel one is for a 10 hp car and the slight more angled open on is for a 20 hp car. Next up on the bender..... Monotube steam generator coils!! Let's go
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Ramsey, Isle Of Man · 1909/1910 white o and oo steam car front wheel hubs.
Machined from a solid billet.
Parts and assembly of the White pilot
Fine tuning the White pilot
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Thought that I would share with you the difference in sizes between the 10 & 20 hp Stanley throttle valve and the 30 HP Stanley throttle valve. How many have ever seen a 30 HP Stanley throttle valve? The castings are the same except that the outgoing steam line for the 30 HP Throttle Valve, its embossing for the tubing nut fitting is almost twice as big as the smaller valve's. I haven't had the 30 HP valve apart yet to see what the internal differences are.
"all the gas cars on the road have a 1kW+ alternator onboard, why can't we?"
This one was modified to generate at 10 MPH and put out 30 Amps , it is fitted to a Stanley condenser steam car.
Here are some photos of another conversion I did for a 30 HP 1910 Stanley rear-end, making the patterns for the casting was a little challenge, but it all worked out. I fitted it with O rings for the connections to the rear end hubs.
I used 18 gauge making my Stanley hood.
16 gauge is .0625
18 gauge is .0500
20 gauge is .0375
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