- Jun 23, 2017
Looks great griffonv12. When people slap 'Titanic steam engine' on a youtube video of a two cylinder model engine running it's great to see someone actually doing a proper accurate scale model.Hi this is my first post here and as the last post on this subject was some time ago so hope you all see it. Steve love what you have being doing with the 3D it is really cool and the time it must have taken is quite a commitment i take my hat off to you my friend. I am trying to build a 5% scale model of this engine that will run on steam, already have 3800 hours into this build and i am generating more questions than i have answers to. I am working off the French/metric drawing which is really bad quality but did not realise there was a English dimension version which has more detail and better quality where can i get a copy Help, Help, Help? Please.
Sec you posted a picture of the end/side view of the engine which was really good quality where can i get a copy? This picture has helped me the oil feed pipe connected to the bottom of the cross head had to be able to change length and in your picture you can see the telescopic section clearly however its position below the cross head probably means it was not oil for the cross head but was piped down the connecting rod to the big end bearing and the cross head was supplied from somewhere else? anybody got any ideas ?
Does anybody know where the oil supply was attached to the cross head slide plates? there appears to be a hole at the top of the machined oil grooves but where was the pipe connected to it? picture attached.
Does anybody know where the cooling water connects to the cross head slide plates? the only possible connection point i have found is what looks like a round bolt flange at the bottom of the slide plate (picture attached) however this is where Steve has the lifting beam attached and after looking at hidden detail drawing i am inclined to agree. So where are the water connections?
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Steve once again terrific job with the 3D thanks for posting and sorry if this is not really posted in the right place.
Can't help with your questions sorry, I didn't even realise the crosshead guides were watercooled until reading your post.
Best of luck with the build, and please share a video when you have it in steam!