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RichSteamTx

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New to Me Empire B-35
« on: March 11, 2024, 05:07:46 pm »
I been looking for a B-35 Turbine that is in a bit of better shape than my current one and got one in today.  Which the B-35 that I have had is what got me into Empires in the first place.  My B-30, 31 and 42 are in pretty good shape, so B-35 just looked a bit out of place.  I also wanted the earlier style tank to match the others, so it took me a bit.

This B-35 is complete, even has the whistle topper!  The turbine was really clacking on its cage/cover when it arrived, I got the sharp clinking noise corrected but there is still a dull clanking nose.  It isn't awful, so I likely leave it alone.  There for a bit I didn't think the turbine would kick off from a dead stop but then during the video it proved me wrong - ha!

It looks like my currently B-35 will be going to a good home to help offset this purchase.  I suppose if that falls through I'll end up giving it to my brother. 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dBlNAu8fRRo
Richard

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Re: New to Me Empire B-35
« Reply #1 on: March 11, 2024, 08:56:34 pm »
Nice upgrade Rich!

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Re: New to Me Empire B-35
« Reply #2 on: March 11, 2024, 09:23:33 pm »
Thanks @txlabman!

I even fixed that annoying clacking sound.  I used a washer between the pulley and mount, which allowed me to get things a little tighter yet not lose free rotation movement of the shaft.  Not 100% why that helped as I would have thought a washer perhaps between the turbine and mount would be the fix.  But I guess getting that side to side slop is what was needed.

My old one is all boxed up and off to its new owner!
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Re: New to Me Empire B-35
« Reply #3 on: March 11, 2024, 09:34:55 pm »
Perfect Upcycle Rich.

Glad you fixed the clanking noise!

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Re: New to Me Empire B-35
« Reply #4 on: March 12, 2024, 10:50:11 am »
That engine is in excellent condition, Rich.  Great upgrade.  Thanks for sharing

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Re: New to Me Empire B-35
« Reply #5 on: March 12, 2024, 11:55:47 am »
Thanks guys - here is a little follow up video after I installed that washer between mount/pulley.


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uAnNITt43Jk
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Re: New to Me Empire B-35
« Reply #6 on: March 14, 2024, 09:33:31 am »
a user commented they wanted to see the turbine run an accessory.  I figured I'd try my small B-47 small Windmill but didn't expect it to run well but I was proven wrong.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=w24i2wjWOGo
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