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Jensen #30G steam plant
« on: April 22, 2019, 05:58:05 am »
I can't  take credit for this build as our forum member Tim Vrip was the original creator of this nifty little plant, it is on a beautiful Walnut board, I added a pressure gauge, ball bearings to the engine axle, replaced the 3" generator axle with a 4" axle,& added ball bearings & (2) 3 tired drive pulleys.  and lastly I added some brass governor balls to the faux governor. Tim creatively installed a on/off switch in the plinth. it runs very well & I find myself running it often even though it was suppose to go to market when finished.






https://youtu.be/Vcw7m9QYbqI
« Last Edit: May 05, 2019, 09:11:48 am by St Paul Steam »
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Re: Jensen #30G steam plant
« Reply #1 on: April 22, 2019, 08:58:41 am »
Nicely done both of you! Every Jensen should come factory with a switch like that for the generator.

I know Tim does nice work, he restored a Jensen that I sold him a few years ago.
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Re: Jensen #30G steam plant
« Reply #2 on: April 22, 2019, 09:19:36 am »
Beautiful custom modifications on a rarely seen engine.

Well Done!!!
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Re: Jensen #30G steam plant
« Reply #3 on: April 22, 2019, 10:34:57 am »
Bruce, a wonderful engine...love the walnut base and the touches you added!

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Re: Jensen #30G steam plant
« Reply #4 on: April 22, 2019, 03:01:28 pm »
That's a nicely done steam plant especially with the additional mods you did Bruce - runs well and it looks good too!
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Re: Jensen #30G steam plant
« Reply #5 on: April 23, 2019, 02:11:38 pm »
Some nice mods there Bruce, well done !
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Re: Jensen #30G steam plant
« Reply #6 on: April 23, 2019, 02:53:46 pm »
Very nice Bruce (and Tim).

Wondering if there is any insulation between the element and the board?
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Re: Jensen #30G steam plant
« Reply #7 on: April 23, 2019, 04:20:46 pm »
Great stuff Bruce & Tim...!!!

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Re: Jensen #30G steam plant
« Reply #8 on: April 23, 2019, 05:51:16 pm »
Very nice!
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Re: Jensen #30G steam plant
« Reply #9 on: April 25, 2019, 12:29:49 pm »
A beautiful setup Bruce, i can see why you didn't let this one go!

I like the walnut which is such a lovely wood for bases.
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Re: Jensen #30G steam plant
« Reply #10 on: April 27, 2019, 03:38:03 am »
Bruce your Jensen steam plant is lovely and I like the modifications you have done. Great video most enjoyable.
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Re: Jensen #30G steam plant
« Reply #11 on: May 05, 2019, 09:10:04 am »
Very nice Bruce (and Tim).

Wondering if there is any insulation between the element and the board?
I have since added a heat shield under the engine since you made me think of it Scott : ) , although after several runnings...it didn't show any scorching on the board.
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Re: Jensen #30G steam plant
« Reply #12 on: May 07, 2019, 10:03:31 pm »
Nice job Bruce and Tim.

I definitely need one of these!

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Re: Jensen #30G steam plant
« Reply #13 on: May 08, 2019, 09:00:00 am »
Nice job Bruce and Tim.

I definitely need one of these!
Charlie , my initial plan was to finish this off (which I did) & offer it for sale...but I'm still to attracted to it to part with it right now....lol,  I'm thinking of taking the boiler apart & having it re-nickel plated.
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Re: Jensen #30G steam plant
« Reply #14 on: May 08, 2019, 11:06:44 am »
Sounds like a plan.

It is going to look awesome once it is Re-nickled.  Heck, it looks awesome "in situ".

Did you show me this one with you at N.A.M.E.S.?

 

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