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Antique Walking Beam Steam Engine


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Old 07-05-2018, 09:30:00 PM
Gil Garceau Gil Garceau is offline
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Several who have seen glimpses of this recently acquired piece have requested a more proper presentation.
Hopefully it will not disappoint. I finally got a little time to get it dialed in better. When I first tried it, it would
not run at all. Then I was able to get it to run really rough on about 15-20 psi..... embarassingly rough!
Bottom line is I did not wish to show it that way. Tonight I gave it some attention and after setting
the eccentric it still needed the eccentric rod length adjusted and the angle of the valve rod levers adjusted.
There is a very narrow window where when all is right, it runs well. Happy to report I have found that window.

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Very nice Gil. I saw that one at Orange not two weeks ago - I didn't realize it was yours.

And likely a "real" engine made in the day for actual work, as evidenced by the round groove in the flywheel for a round leather belt - probably drove an early sewing machine, printing press, or paint grinder.

Very nice. Oops I said that.

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It sure is a beauty, and then again so are all the others surrounding it.
Quite the amazing collection and variety in The Office of Steam.
Thanks for sharing Gil
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Old 07-06-2018, 10:25:57 AM
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Gil My engine is the same as yours out of the same castings , But mine doesn't have the iron bed. It has a wood bed. Your engine runs smoother than mine with less pressure. Well done. Ron
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