Todays post is another look at bits of beam engine. It isn’t for those that are not interested in big pieces of finely manufactured, practical and decorative metal.
Parallel motion linkage, on the left for the piston rods, condenser rods and a bit of valve linkage. There are several versions of parallel motion gear and you’ll be pleased to know that I’ve forgotten how to tell one from another. I’ll go with current terminology and call them Watt’s linkages.
It is. She did a quarter of a revolution and stopped bang on bottom dead centre. Steam everywhere. They have to shut it all off and then with a monster of a crowbar lever the engine over by hand. It appears much grunting and profanity is also part of this procedure.
That’s all for today, I’m out to lunch later……looking at this I’m out to lunch now. I love these things. Tomorrow I’ll treat you to some snaps of a wonderful and unique gas engine. I bet you can’t wait.
Have a good week.