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Steam engine cylnder

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Steam engine cylnder by poetryinmotion Feb 16, 2013

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Steam engine cylinder, Double acting with D slide valve. This is just a teaser, more to come later.


Full size model, scale accordingly some support may be required. Purely Experimental print at your own risk

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printed and assembled one on a gray afternoon. ŝcaled to 15% so most things can be screwed together with M3 screws. will there be more parts from you, like arms connecting to the flywheel and a piston ? flywheel seems to be a little waste on support material, could have been stronger....

Man! That's awesome. Please send photos. I'll send another group of parts

back in town...
will there be more parts ?

Just published a bunch new parts

still curious how it will all go together in the end

i uploaded a photo of the pedestal. [replaced the original image ???]
i had to cut the stl into half to have it fit on my rostock style printer.
the second half i could not finish due to a slipping axe on the printer.
never printed an assortment of that kind of sturdy parts before, challenged my printing skills.
anyway don't expect anything from me soon as I'm off to a month-long vacation [no printing planned ;-]

Got your message. It's looking great. Bummer that you could not fit the whole frame in your printer, let me know what the max print size you have, Iay be able modify to make it fit. I may even be able to split it into two parts that fit together like a puzzle.

Looking good so far.
Have you thought about making it and running it on comp. air? I think you could inset brass sheet into the bearing surfaces and turn a bore liner. Okay, so you'd also have to change all of the shafts but it might just be possible.

UPDATE! More parts added to the steam engine cylinder group Please post your comments good or bad. thanks!