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Old 11-08-2011, 02:20:49 AM
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I just started machining my new engine project based on the case 65 1/4 scale prints. I don't have any castings so i'm making all the parts from scratch. It's going to take some work, the drawings are missing some dimensions on some of the parts so i'll have to figure those out. I'm currently working on the engine cylinder. I'll post some photos if anyone is interested. Does anyone have any good photos of the case 65 slide valve?
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Old 11-09-2011, 03:40:56 AM
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Here's some pics of the cylinder being drilled and bored...
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Old 11-13-2011, 09:19:41 PM
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Got some more work done on the cylinder, bored, honed, and ported.
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Default Re: Started New Engine Project

Andrew,

I'm not sure where in Ohio you are, but there are several 65's in Ohio that you could study. Dale Miner has a very nice one and he is a Stakker.

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Old 11-14-2011, 12:50:31 AM
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Beth,
I'm actually located near the town of Somerset OH. To my knowledge I don't think there are any Case engines nearby, but a few miles out I did see what I thought was a Case engine sitting in the corner of a new building that didn't have all the tin on it yet. It was about dusk so hard to tell, no one was there. It's a small town so I asked around and nobody knew anything about it. I do wish there were more steam people local to share info with. I know when my engine is out it does get alot of attention. People sometimes stop to look. Earlier this summer I had it out and these two kids that were driving by stopped to ask me what it was. They really have never seen a steam traction engine, and they just had to take a picture of it.
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Old 11-14-2011, 11:35:11 AM
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Wondering if you should sleeve the cylinder with a cast iron sleeve?

It would absorb oil, and therefore not rust as easily in the wet enviroment of a steam engine.

Just a thought.......
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Old 11-15-2011, 01:34:39 AM
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Pete, I never thought about that, but my other engine has a steel bore also and it hasn't been a problem on that one, so I think it will work ok...
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Old 11-22-2011, 02:22:37 AM
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OK, got a little more work done on the engine, seems like work keeps getting in the way... Here are some more pics of the progress. I want to thank those of you who have helped me with some info, and some dimensions on some of the castings.
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One more photo, couldn't get this one in the last post. This is where i'm currently at. Just starting to cut the slot in the cross head tunnel.
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Slowly making some more progress. I almost have a complete engine frame now.
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Old 12-05-2011, 05:56:06 PM
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Andrew,

looking good . In your first post you wanted a picture of the slide valve. Heres one from the 1917 catalog with the whole engine frame, I hope this can help you out a bit.

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Old 12-16-2011, 10:41:06 PM
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Got some more work done on the engine. here's the crank disk and rod...
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Default Re: Started New Engine Project

Nice work so far! i was wondering if you by any chance have the drawings for the governor. I have a 1/4 scale traction engine that was put out by Tearning back in the 60s. It doesn't have the governor, and I would like to build one for it.
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As far as I know, drawings for Ternings governor were not available, nor do I have any idea if any exists unless someone else knows something about it? From what I know the details were a secret. I called Aaron Terning about the governors once and he would only sell a completed governor. I would love to find one to reverse engineer to find out why. Last year I built a small governor for my other engine, had 1/4" inlet and outlet. It was a non balanced needle valve type spool which actually works well for that size but I doubt that design will work for a 3/8" governor. Once I get this engine done I will probably design a new governor for it.
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Old 01-03-2012, 04:33:03 AM
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Getting some more done on this, more pics, crank disk, cylinder head and piston...
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Here's the D-valve other parts, and the engine.
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Here's a little update- making more progress on my engine. I had to put it on the back burner for a while as other things got in the way... Got the main bearings in the engine frame (ball bearings), and now in the process of making the steam chest, valve packing fitting, valve spool & rod, then on to the eccentric and eccentric strap. I have the eccentric strap cutout and it is ready to be machined. I also did 2 cutouts of the eccentric strap while I was at it so I will have an extra. I'll post some more pics later on.
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Good to hear progress is still being made.
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OK, here's some pics of progress on the steam cylinder, valve and steam chest. Currently making the valve rod guide and packing gland. Didn't have any hex stock so I had to make that too...
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More pics... Steam chest with D-valve in place, cover, the eccentric strap before machining, and the valve rod guide/packing gland fitting as it is before drilling and threading.
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