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St Paul Steam

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Re: Jensen #25/25G "powerhouse" live steam plant
« Reply #15 on: October 28, 2019, 11:48:58 am »
You Rock Bruce!

Agree with Nick on the switch.

Is this a keeper or are we going to see this one on eBay? 🤠
Thanks Charlie
I'll make sure there are no issue's that haven't been resolved & then list it on Ebay closer to Christmas time most likely 😊
Bruce
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Re: Jensen #25/25G "powerhouse" live steam plant
« Reply #16 on: October 28, 2019, 12:07:15 pm »
you're exactly right, Gil and I were just talking about that very thing , it's very time-consuming to get those upright bearing supports as parallel as possible...but worth it for a lifetime of Superior performance 😉👍

As long as the bearing supports are reasonably close to upright you can use this technique described in the old forum:

Drill and ream the holes for a slip fit on the bearings.  I do this in one setup to guarantee everything is in-line.  Then install the winding with shaft and then the bearings on the shaft.  Use Loctite to secure the bearings to the frame.  Done. 

The drive shaft will align the bearings perfectly and this procedure has worked great every time I've tried it.  Works for the drive shaft bearings on the engine (#25) as well.

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Re: Jensen #25/25G "powerhouse" live steam plant
« Reply #17 on: October 28, 2019, 12:29:38 pm »
I must admit,  I never use the axle shaft to align the bearings, quite the other way around is what I prefer , when the mount/bearings are perfectly parallel...you can tip the unit up on end and the axle will  slide straight through (assuming nothing is in the way) 😊
Bruce
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Re: Jensen #25/25G "powerhouse" live steam plant
« Reply #18 on: October 31, 2019, 02:04:04 pm »
thank you all very much for the kind words, it's greatly appreciated 😊
Bruce
St. Paul Indiana , USA

 

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