Another CliShay Build

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jeanluc83
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Re: Another CliShay Build

Post by jeanluc83 » Thu Dec 17, 2020 3:50 pm

I decided on a different design for the journal covers on my Clishay. The plans called for a hinged cover that I was not all that wild about. I also really didn't like the prospect of having to tap two small holes in each journal.

The final design might be a bit more modern but on a freelance engine I think it works. It also creates an oil well for the bearings. It will be easy to change if I ever decide to go back to a hinged cover.

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Final journal covers
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Close up of my redesigned journals on my Clishay
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Trying to rush with the wrong setup

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Re: Another CliShay Build

Post by jeanluc83 » Sat Dec 26, 2020 3:15 pm

I finally cut the keyways in the main gear and shaft for my Clishay. There is a lot of torque transmitted through this joint so I didn’t want to rely on Loctite alone. The engine crank shaft will get the same treatment.

The most time consuming part was grinding the tool for broaching the keyway in the gear. Overall everything went much better than I expected.

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Both keyways cut and the key made
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Test fit of the new keyway
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Cutting the shaft keyway in my Atlas horizontal mill
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Broaching the gear's internal keyway in the lathe

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Re: Another CliShay Build

Post by dakine » Thu Dec 31, 2020 8:33 am

Iam looking for info on a Firetube boiler for the CliShay
Anyone know where some plans are, build info? Thanks

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ChipsAhoy
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Re: Another CliShay Build

Post by ChipsAhoy » Thu Dec 31, 2020 8:59 am

Modeltec 1994, pg 14 thru 17. Is a set by Ed Warren designed for the CliShay. If you can't find an issue, PM me and I can try to help.
I also have a set of plans for the Big Bertha engine designed to replace the original, it offers more power and eliminates the need to build or use the original transmition. I may can supply the casting for it or offer you 3D printed patterns, or the drawings so that one can print their own.
If you need or want either, please PM me and we can take care of it "offline"... we do not want to continue here because we don't want to hijack this thread.
BTW, this information was provided to me by another member of this board.
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Re: Another CliShay Build

Post by bill4227 » Fri Jan 01, 2021 3:55 pm

Had Marty Knox build mine. Works great. We have boiler inspection here in Maryland so consider where you want to run.

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Re: Another CliShay Build

Post by Marty_Knox » Sat Jan 02, 2021 8:17 am

I have built 4 vertical firetube boilers for CliShays.
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Re: Another CliShay Build

Post by Marty_Knox » Sat Jan 02, 2021 8:23 am

When I was taking pictures of the VFT boilers I felt they reminded me of something.
I finally figured out what that was - R2D2!
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Re: Another CliShay Build

Post by NP317 » Sat Jan 02, 2021 12:20 pm

Such nice work!
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Re: Another CliShay Build

Post by dakine » Thu Jan 07, 2021 4:15 pm

THIS IS LOOKING GREAT! Have you decided on the type of boiler yet?
I am considering the fire tube type, described by" Modeltec 1994, pg 14 thru 17"

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Re: Another CliShay Build

Post by bill4227 » Sat Jan 09, 2021 12:34 pm

Here is my Clishay with the Marty Knox boiler.

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Re: Another CliShay Build

Post by jeanluc83 » Sun Jan 10, 2021 10:31 am

So I'm still going to build a fire tube boiler. My plan is to do all of the fab work and then hire out the welding. I'm hoping that it will not be difficult to find someone willing to weld it. My concern is that no one will want to touch it decause it is a boiler.

Work has slowed on my Clishay. There is too much going on the get any real schedule nailed down but I'm making progress. I'm hoping to get the engine running by spring and the boiler built over the summer. Best case scenario the first steaming will be this fall.
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Thu Dec 31, 2020 8:59 am
... we do not want to continue here because we don't want to hijack this thread.
Please keep sharing. The more info the better.

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Re: Another CliShay Build

Post by ChipsAhoy » Sun Jan 10, 2021 10:53 am

My intent was to not flood and divert from your work with a discussion of request for copies, errors and the potential questions of copyright. Not to squelch the flow of info.
ChipsAhoy wrote:
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... we do not want to continue here because we don't want to hijack this thread.

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