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    Vee 4 Steam Engine

    These images are of the engine that I have just completed.It is double acting and fully reversible with variable valve timing. Runs like a clock from 1 rpm to 1000 rpm.
    Regards Dale.
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    Looks really Nice. do you have a video? Would like to hear it run.

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    do have any blueprints? i would love to make one that good i have made some small ones, but that would be graet
    ezdoesit

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    I have yet to learn to upload video but I will as soon as possible.
    Dale.

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    This engine was designed with as a solid model and it was constructed from the model. I have not produced any construction drawings as such but everthing is possible.
    Regards Dale

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    Dale, that is a very cool design and looks built by a craftsman's hands. Also looks large, is this for a launch perhaps? what's are the bores - and what are you running it on, boiler wise? did you cast the value chests yourself? are the cylinders also bronze castings or is the CI liners in there? soooo many questions, would love to hear and see more on it.

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    wow.

    I like this alot.

    It does look a little big... whatcha gonna use it for? Are you going to offer the plans for sale? I would be interested in them.

    Eric

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    I forgot to ask... did you use castings for the case?

    Eric

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    that thing cant get any cooler looking
    ignore the spelling mistake

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    Vee 4 steam engine

    There seems to be interest in this type of engine so I will put together the main details and post them for interested people to view. It may spark some more ideas. I cast all the parts using foam patterns. The cylinder bores are bronze with cast iron pistons. Cast iron liners will be fitted when needed.
    The crankshaft and conrods are out of a EA81 Subaru engine. The crankcase is cast from aluminium. This engine has 92mm bore and 67mm stroke and can take up to 500 psi if needed. I designed this engine for a 22 foot steam launch with a water tube boiler which is designed but not built.
    The images show the foam patterns and some of the castings.
    Regards Dale.
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    More info please!

    Hi Dale
    I would like to see more pictures of how you made this engine. I have a few friends that are asking me if I can help make them a steam engine, and this one just heightened my interest as I have about a dozen E81 engines laying around the scrap pile!!

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    Vee 4 Info

    Here are more images. When I pull this engine to pieces I will take some photos of each part. The case is made to house the crankshaft with bearing caps fitted as per EA81. The bottom half of the case is basically a sump. The Subaru conrods fit into the crossheads. The oil pumps feeds oil to the mains and bigend bearings as well as the trunk guides. Some oil from the trunk guides pass through a hole in the crossheads to lubricate the wrist pin.
    This engine does not require a flywheel as there are 8 power strokes per rev.
    The brass lever is for foward and reverse and allows you to advance or retard the steam admission. Steam cut off is built into the piston valves.
    Regards Dale
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