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by AnthonyDuarte
Thu Feb 20, 2020 7:02 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Eccentric Engineer update
Replies: 1
Views: 155

Eccentric Engineer update

Hi everyone, A few things to report, all exciting things! First off, I will be moving EE (and myself) to Southern California! Starting next week I’ll start the process of moving my shop. Looking forward very much to the next chapter of EE, but this will unfortunately delay my production schedule whi...
by AnthonyDuarte
Thu Feb 20, 2020 12:44 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Spoked wheels in CAD
Replies: 8
Views: 1420

Re: Spoked wheels in CAD

These methods are perfectly fine if you only need to create a representation of the driver in your CAD model, and will be purchasing a driver casting. However, if the intention is to make your own driver pattern, draft needs to be taken into consideration. Below is an example of a driver drawn as a ...
by AnthonyDuarte
Thu Jan 23, 2020 10:24 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Monitor Inectors and other Updates
Replies: 1
Views: 776

Monitor Inectors and other Updates

Hi Everyone, I've been getting extremely busy with full sized work, but I'm finally back onto the model injectors. I'm about a month and a half behind on my original schedule, but the Monitors are in full swing production. Waxes will be sent to the foundry tomorrow, and spanner nuts are being carved...
by AnthonyDuarte
Sat Dec 28, 2019 11:05 am
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Full sized injector from scratch
Replies: 19
Views: 4394

Re: Full sized injector from scratch

What is the gallons per hour capacity of the #4 injector? Did you delete the check valve on the end of the delivery line to the boiler? It's really a 4.3 but I went with Nathan's practice of rounding down since I think a single number looks nicer on the casting. This puts the capacity at 700 gallon...
by AnthonyDuarte
Fri Dec 27, 2019 8:33 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Full sized injector from scratch
Replies: 19
Views: 4394

Re: Full sized injector from scratch

Two of the #4 injectors are fully assembled and ready to deliver. Had to remake the combing nozzles to get the injector to work to my liking.

I probably won’t be cutting one of these in half any time soon, but for now enjoy this exploded view:
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by AnthonyDuarte
Thu Dec 19, 2019 2:36 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Full sized injector from scratch
Replies: 19
Views: 4394

Re: Full sized injector from scratch

Still a number of little things to do before I can properly test them, but it’s neat to see it all together!
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by AnthonyDuarte
Sat Dec 14, 2019 10:48 am
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Full sized injector from scratch
Replies: 19
Views: 4394

Re: Full sized injector from scratch

Castings came out great, thanks in part to Richard Ronnie who graciously shared his many years of pattern making experience. Would not have gone as smoothly without his advice! It’s such a unique feeling to see these parts in the flesh after staring at them for so many hours on a computer screen! A9...
by AnthonyDuarte
Wed Dec 11, 2019 2:39 am
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Blower Valve Vs Injector Steam Valve
Replies: 5
Views: 1253

Re: Blower Valve Vs Injector Steam Valve

The valve you would use for a blower can be used for an Injector, and in my opinion on-off/quick start valves should not be used for injectors. They greatly limit an injector’s performance. They have a huge range of capacity when using a regulating steam valve, and even the lifting type will prime m...
by AnthonyDuarte
Tue Dec 03, 2019 8:05 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Full sized injector from scratch
Replies: 19
Views: 4394

Re: Full sized injector from scratch

Thank you all for the kind words. I’ve been working on some of the last small items while waiting for the bodies. I should have castings next Monday. The spindle guides were quite fun to make, and it was even more fun to see the steam valve and handle assembly come together. I hope you all had an en...
by AnthonyDuarte
Thu Nov 21, 2019 11:49 am
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Full sized injector from scratch
Replies: 19
Views: 4394

Re: Full sized injector from scratch

SZuiderveen wrote:
Thu Nov 21, 2019 7:34 am
For an Army 2-6-2t ?
No, I believe they found another to go on that engine. That was a 3.2 Sellers injector.
Not sure if I can say who these are for, but they will need more in the future.
by AnthonyDuarte
Wed Nov 20, 2019 12:35 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Full sized injector from scratch
Replies: 19
Views: 4394

Re: Full sized injector from scratch

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by AnthonyDuarte
Wed Nov 20, 2019 12:30 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Full sized injector from scratch
Replies: 19
Views: 4394

Re: Full sized injector from scratch

All the other bits and pieces for the injector are just about done. Still a few more things to do but nothing major.

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