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Adding a Feed PUMP to a Toy Steam Engine


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Old 05-16-2019, 09:34:33 PM
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Default Adding a Feed PUMP to a Toy Steam Engine

Hello, all. Working on some displays for the up and coming show season, and decided to rig up a generator to run a few of my old steamers. Currently a Jensen and an old Empire B-30, both electric heat engines. I have a Weilsco D-21 on a large table top setup, which was fitted with a gas burner and came from the factory with a boiler hand pump.
Frankly, I prefer my older engines over the Weilsco, since for one, it isn't old. And it just doesn't run as nice as the others. Also, it doesn't fire well outdoors.
Anyway, what I think I'd like to do is set up a feed pump on at least one of the older engines. The Empire even has a blanked off fitting that I think could be used for a water line. I'm more of a gas engine person and not too awful schooled on steam. A search online so far has brought back nothing. Weilsco doesn't sell a separate pump, even as parts, for my engine. If I had provisions, I'd machine one myself.
Has anyone ever done such a thing?
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Old 05-17-2019, 10:06:33 AM
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How about using as small car master cylinder with a one way check valve on it where the brake line come out and the other end of the check valve hooks up to the boiler.you would need to make a hand leaver to pump the water into the boiler.
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Any small hydraulic or air cylinder can be used as a pump. Only need a lever to activate it and 2 check valves. One for inlet one for outlet.
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Spenser: This might be what you want, unmachined .

https://www.ministeam.com/cgi-bin/sh...2ehtml#SID=436

They also have a machined one .

https://www.ministeam.com/cgi-bin/sh...2ehtml#SID=436
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Trying to help on the cheap , but got no response, so try this one out

https://www.ebay.com/itm/223525555133?ul_noapp=true
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