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>> Home > Forum > Boat Specific Chit Chat! > steam water pump
steam water pump
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Newby7
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Forum Posts: 24
4th Dec 2018 13:30  
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I'm searching for a mechanical steam water pump are there manufacturer or shops that make or show these item's .
Rick

GaryLCoupland
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Forum Posts: 11
6th Dec 2018 17:37  
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I would suggest you go on to eBay, and then type in Microcosm Steam engines in the search window,this will take you to a Chinese Company who make numerous steam engines, at very reasonable prices plus lubricators and mechanical water pumps for various engines. Let me know how you get on. I willpost youa photo of an engine with a pump fitted, one of Microcosm's engines, they do boilers as well.


Gary L Coupland
Newby7
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Forum Posts: 24
6th Dec 2018 17:42  
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Thanks Gary I have looked at their site and yes they have a pump I'm looking at I e-mailed them to find out if they do boiler water tank .
Rick

GaryLCoupland
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Forum Posts: 11
6th Dec 2018 18:17  
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sent you a photo of a mechanical boiler feed pump connected to an oscillating V4 engine. get on eBay and type in Microcosm steam engines. If you use a decent size boiler for your steam engine you should get 20 to 30 minutes run-time. Let me know how you get on. Regards.


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Gary L Coupland
GaryLCoupland
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Forum Posts: 11
6th Dec 2018 18:25  
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You don't need to buy a water tank, simply build one into your hull using plywood and fibre-glass, the favourite is the sharp end simply fit a wooden bulk-head and cover it in fibre-glass.


Gary L Coupland
Newby7
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Forum Posts: 24
6th Dec 2018 20:33  
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I like that idea thanks Gary

GaryLCoupland
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Forum Posts: 11
7th Dec 2018 13:26  
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Hi Rick, I thought you might be interested in this, it looks a bit like a plumbers nightmare, but despite that, a beautiful engine a twin cylinder TVR / USA slide valve 1/2" bore, and incredibly efficient runs on only 30 PSI steam pressure. The boiler is 3 1/2" x 6" and will run for almost 30 minutes with no water pump, carrying water adds a lot more weight.


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Gary L Coupland
Newby7
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Forum Posts: 24
7th Dec 2018 13:33  
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Thanks Gary for the picture I only hope when I get the steam plant I understand enough to have a plumbers nightmare.
Rick

GaryLCoupland
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Forum Posts: 11
7th Dec 2018 14:38  
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Hi Rick, if you google TVR 1ABB steam engine, you will find a really neat and very good value for money steam engine. I'm afraid this is not cheap and around the £250 mark, mind it does have ball race bearings on the crankshaft. This comes as a kit of parts and you have to build it from scratch. when you have completed this task you will have a really good knowledge of exactly how a double acting slide valve engine works while putting this together, you can save up for a boiler to go with it, the instructions for building are very good almost idiot proof they must be as I have built several. Beautiful engine and powerful it will easily power a hull of one-meter length. Something to think about and Christmas is coming.


Gary L Coupland
Newby7
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Forum Posts: 24
7th Dec 2018 19:49  
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Thanks Gary I will look at the steam engine.
Rick

GaryLCoupland
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Forum Posts: 11
12th Dec 2018 22:00  
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Hi Rick, I am afraid it is me yet again, who said you can't teach an old dog new tricks. Despite the odds, I have managed to upload my steam engine video on to YouTube and on here, check out videos on this website and you will find it, it's a bit on the long side at twenty-five minutes, but you have to admit it runs like a Swiss watch and is very efficient in not wasting any steam. Regards, Gary.


Gary L Coupland
Newby7
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Forum Posts: 24
13th Dec 2018 05:24  
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Thanks Gary will look at it in the morning .
Rick

GaryLCoupland
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Forum Posts: 11
13th Dec 2018 08:50  
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Good Morning Rick, well it is here in the U/K. out of curiosity, I had a look at your profile as I imagined you were young and just starting off with steam, at least I got the second bit right and discovered you were of 1947 vintage, easy to figure out as I am from 1946. That was a bit of a shock to the system, anyway I thought I would share with you the fact the TVR steam engines are manufactured in the US of A, across the border by Graham Industries, almost on your door-step so to speak. Regards, Gary.


Gary L Coupland
Newby7
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Forum Posts: 24
13th Dec 2018 11:51  
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Hi Gary yes 1946 Nov. but young at heart.
Rick