Steam cylinder?

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Steam cylinder?

Post by Richard_W » Fri Jan 10, 2003 1:16 am

I am looking for a steam cylinder casting for an engine with 2 1/8" stroke. Where can I get one with either a 2" or 21/4" bore?

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Re: Steam cylinder?

Post by Tel » Fri Jan 10, 2003 5:11 am

A Stuart 5A cylinder would be pretty close - better clear it wif the bank manager tho',

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Re: Steam cylinder?

Post by Al_Messer » Fri Jan 10, 2003 8:23 am

And get ready to put a second mortgage on the ol' homestead!!
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Re: Steam cylinder?

Post by UnkaJesse » Fri Jan 10, 2003 8:27 am

My TEL, but don't we look studious in the new pic? I believe that your picture, like mine was made a few years ago when your/my hair was still dark. Ah well, I will put up a more recent one later.

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Re: Steam cylinder?

Post by cbrew » Fri Jan 10, 2003 10:09 am

good Morning Richard,
Have you looked into allen models

the chloe cylinders are 1.5X2.25 bore and stroke. it is a little small on the bore
or you can use the larger cylinders which is 2 X 3.25 bore and stroke.
at lease you dont have to mortage you house to buy these!!!!
I hope to helps
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Re: Steam cylinder?

Post by Allen_from_CHT » Fri Jan 10, 2003 10:38 am

Probably have to de-stroke to use the 5A, its a 2-1/4 bore x 2" stroke (backwards from what he wants) As for mortgaging the house, with the current exchange rate the price for the cylinder set (cylinder, heads, piston, valve, chest, etc) is about $415 US plus shipping.

If a 1.5" bore is acceptable, might want to consider the Tiny Power #109

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Re: Steam cylinder?

Post by Richard_W » Fri Jan 10, 2003 11:55 pm

Chris

What I am trying to do is change a 3 1/2 hp gas engine to steam. The bore and stroke of the gas engine is 2.470 X 2.125". So I am not really sure of what the bore diameter should be, when going from gas to steam. I don't know if there are any conversion tables or formulas for this. What do you think? I wouldn't want to break the rod in the engine.

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Re: Steam cylinder?

Post by FredR » Sat Jan 11, 2003 12:13 am

There was an article in Live Steam or maybe Modeltec, that converted a VW engine over to steam. It was titled POPPETT VW or something alone those lines. You may see if there is some ideas there.

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Re: Steam cylinder?

Post by Richard_W » Sat Jan 11, 2003 12:41 am

Fred

They might give me another idea, but I already have one in mind. Centered around this 3 1/2 HP engine. Do you know what issues the article was in?

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Re: Steam cylinder?

Post by Dick_Morris » Sat Jan 11, 2003 12:55 am

For my Consolidation, the cylinder block is a weldment and will have a C.I. liner. Since scale isn't an issue, I think this would be my first choice. It would certainly be cheaper. Some have successfully used and advocate bronze bushings as cylinder liners. I also dont know any reason why you couldn't start with a chunk of C.I. and remove everything that doen't look like a cylinder.

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Re: Steam cylinder?

Post by Tel » Sat Jan 11, 2003 1:52 am

Yer a man after me own heart Dick - fabricate, fabricate, fabricate.
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Re: Steam cylinder?

Post by Tel » Sat Jan 11, 2003 1:57 am

Yeah Allen, that brings us right back to the Stuart prices we were talking about before Christmas - US$415 = Au$930 + shipping = over a grand. Probably cost around Au$25 to fabricate.
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