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steam water pump by GaryLCoupland Chief Petty Officer   Posted: 3 hours ago
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.

Marian Belle' by steve-d Lieutenant   Posted: 14 hours ago
how is the engine lubricated? Steve

steam water pump by GaryLCoupland Chief Petty Officer   Posted: 14 hours ago
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.

Marian Belle' by GaryLCoupland Chief Petty Officer   Posted: 16 hours ago
The TVR1 BB steam engine plant running in prior to being installed in a Mobile Marine hull.

London engineering show update by robbob Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 3 days ago
Oooops... Link now corrected. Thanks for spotting my bad. Robbob

VB 30 by Mariner85 Chief Petty Officer   Posted: 3 days ago
Just finished adding a crews quarters and pump engine house to the stern of my barge, then added the necessary bitts for stern pushing.

London engineering show update by Ravydave52 Petty Officer   Posted: 3 days ago
Hi all The link on the email about londonmodelengineering web site is wrong it should be https://www.londonmodel style='background-color:yellow;'>engineering.co.uk/ A misspelling stops access to site hope this helps

LONDON MODEL ENGINEERING EXHIBITION by robbob Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 3 days ago
LONDON MODEL ENGINEERING EXHIBITION Friday 18th January to Sunday 20th January 2019 The South's Major Showcase Of Modelling...Not To Be Missed! Please see the dedicated website at: https://www.londonmodel style='background-color:yellow;'>engineering.co.uk/ Opening Times Friday 10am - 5pm Last Entry 4pm Saturday 10am - 5pm Last Entry 4pm Sunday 10am - 4.30pm. Last Entry 3pm.

Upper & Lower Chines by mturpin013 Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 3 days ago
Hi Robbob, thanks for the heads up on London Model Engineering Exhibition at 'Ally Pally' in January 2019. I am hoping to be there, Just to see your masterpiece !

Upper & Lower Chines by robbob Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 3 days ago
Hi Doug. All credit due to Phil Smith and his original design for that actually... Hi rolfman2000 I hope SWMBO is good to her word as I happen to know that the kit is now available to buy from Vintage Model Works 😊👍 I'm told the price is £185.00 + P&P and there's also an optional stand/carrying box which is CNC cut to the hull profile for an additional £10.00 That sounds a bit of a bargain too. Contact Mike Cummings at VMW for more information: http://www.vintagemodelworks.co.uk/ I'm hoping to have the boat in an advanced state of completion in time for the London Model Engineering Exhibition at 'Ally Pally' in January 2019. It will be on the St.Albans & District Model Engineering Society club stand alongside my RAF Crash Tender. Rob.

steam water pump by Newby7 Sub-Lieutenant   Posted: 6 days ago
Thanks Gary I will look at the steam engine. Rick

steam water pump by GaryLCoupland Chief Petty Officer   Posted: 6 days ago
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.

steam water pump by GaryLCoupland Chief Petty Officer   Posted: 6 days ago
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.

steam water pump by GaryLCoupland Chief Petty Officer   Posted: 7 days ago
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.

steam water pump by GaryLCoupland Chief Petty Officer   Posted: 7 days ago
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.