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The best Steam Engine Resto I've seen
« on: June 25, 2024, 06:49:49 pm »
The best Steam Engine Resto I've seen -

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bgc6QWWqOsg
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Re: The best Steam Engine Resto I've seen
« Reply #1 on: June 25, 2024, 08:21:59 pm »
Labor intensive to be sure, but he had all the right stuff for doing it, especially the sand blast cabinet.

Hours wise, I think it would have been quite a bit cheaper to buy a new one, but where's the fun in that?
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Re: The best Steam Engine Resto I've seen
« Reply #2 on: June 25, 2024, 08:46:53 pm »
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Re: The best Steam Engine Resto I've seen
« Reply #3 on: June 25, 2024, 09:06:28 pm »
The video has been disabled.

If you click on the Watch on YouTube that is in the black screen, it will take you to the YouTube video.
"Information is not knowledge, Knowledge is not wisdom, Wisdom is not truth, Truth is not beauty, Beauty is not love, Love is not music: Music is THE BEST...   
Wisdom is the domain of the Wis (which is extinct). Beauty is a French phonetic corruption of a short cloth neck ornament currently in resurgence..."
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Re: The best Steam Engine Resto I've seen
« Reply #4 on: June 26, 2024, 02:07:55 am »
Labor intensive to be sure, but he had all the right stuff for doing it, especially the sand blast cabinet.

Hours wise, I think it would have been quite a bit cheaper to buy a new one, but where's the fun in that?

Pretty sure with 3.7 million views he knew what he was doing with that impressively put together video and has been well compensated for it.
That powder coating looked bloody impressive.....I'd like a sandblasting cabinet and a powder coater!
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Re: The best Steam Engine Resto I've seen
« Reply #5 on: June 26, 2024, 08:37:10 am »
3.7 million views and did anyone pick up on the fact that the whistle/safety valve is defect, then with the arrangement shown how was pressure raised.
With the pressure sustaining parts of this valve missing something is awry, I suspect that it is blocked off somehow otherwise no pressure could be raised.
Therefore; this machine is not fitted with a safety valve, ok if you know what you are doing but I have reservations.
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Re: The best Steam Engine Resto I've seen
« Reply #6 on: June 26, 2024, 10:30:59 am »
Looks to me like it has two (2) safety valves atop the boiler, although it does appear that one of them is missing its lever arm and weight.

What it doesn't seem to have is a whistle!

Perhaps I should add that it does appear to be spitting a little from the port where the whistle should be, though not nearly enough to account for not having the weight pushing down on the valve, but even so, a whistle at full blow will not keep an engine from running at that same time.
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Re: The best Steam Engine Resto I've seen
« Reply #7 on: June 26, 2024, 10:56:47 am »
The video has been disabled.

If you click on the Watch on YouTube that is in the black screen, it will take you to the YouTube video.

Didn't work for me. 

I am intrigued to see what video is being referenced.

Does anyone know the name of the YT Channel?

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Re: The best Steam Engine Resto I've seen
« Reply #8 on: June 26, 2024, 11:21:27 am »
The video has been disabled.

If you click on the Watch on YouTube that is in the black screen, it will take you to the YouTube video.

Didn't work for me. 

I am intrigued to see what video is being referenced.

Does anyone know the name of the YT Channel?

See if this link will work for you Charlie?

https://youtu.be/bgc6QWWqOsg?si=fdHjVPGAQ4plzJqu
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Re: The best Steam Engine Resto I've seen
« Reply #9 on: June 26, 2024, 01:12:48 pm »
With the engine at high speed, take a look at the foaming in the boiler window. Needs cleaning.
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Re: The best Steam Engine Resto I've seen
« Reply #10 on: June 26, 2024, 04:01:52 pm »
The video has been disabled.

If you click on the Watch on YouTube that is in the black screen, it will take you to the YouTube video.

Didn't work for me. 

I am intrigued to see what video is being referenced.

Does anyone know the name of the YT Channel?

See if this link will work for you Charlie?

https://youtu.be/bgc6QWWqOsg?si=fdHjVPGAQ4plzJqu

Thanks.  I have followed this YT Channel for a long time.  This guy has done an amazing restoration.

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Re: The best Steam Engine Resto I've seen
« Reply #11 on: June 26, 2024, 07:27:15 pm »
Looks to me like it has two (2) safety valves atop the boiler, although it does appear that one of them is missing its lever arm and weight.

What it doesn't seem to have is a whistle!

Perhaps I should add that it does appear to be spitting a little from the port where the whistle should be, though not nearly enough to account for not having the weight pushing down on the valve, but even so, a whistle at full blow will not keep an engine from running at that same time.
Ah, so my bad, I was so fixed on the missing lever that I missed the spring loaded SV. 😎

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Re: The best Steam Engine Resto I've seen
« Reply #12 on: June 26, 2024, 08:00:43 pm »
Looks to me like it has two (2) safety valves atop the boiler, although it does appear that one of them is missing its lever arm and weight.

What it doesn't seem to have is a whistle!

Perhaps I should add that it does appear to be spitting a little from the port where the whistle should be, though not nearly enough to account for not having the weight pushing down on the valve, but even so, a whistle at full blow will not keep an engine from running at that same time.
Ah, so my bad, I was so fixed on the missing lever that I missed the spring loaded SV. 😎

Still, your observation as to how he could keep steam up without the lever arm and weight is perfectly valid!

I have to assume he had some sort of a wedge block stuck inside the hole where the whistle pipe should be, but I did notice that there was always a bit of bubbling coming out of that hole.
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Re: The best Steam Engine Resto I've seen
« Reply #13 on: June 27, 2024, 12:38:56 am »
This is an excellent video showing what is possible if you have the skill and all the workshop tools.
I think such a D16 can be find on internet market places from 50 to 200 US$ in good condition -
The work in this video would cost at least 10 times more. On the other side I don't like this
radical over restoring - I always prefer a much softer resto and like to have some patina left
and signs of use/live.

The soul and charm have also been restored.

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Re: The best Steam Engine Resto I've seen
« Reply #14 on: June 27, 2024, 01:00:40 am »
Arnold I too like a little patina...resto's like that used to be called 'Atomic (or Nuclear)' restos coined I think from memory by @IndianaRog (Roger aka Temple of Steam).
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