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PostPosted: Mon Apr 17, 2017 3:22 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Could a copper boiler be fitted inside the steel one, using it as a casing?


I suppose it could be done that way but you would end up with an even smaller boiler than the original.
The John Ericsson engine by Alga hides a smaller boiler under it's insulated dome.
I think Geoff had the right idea by making a new copper boiler.
That might be the way to go.
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PostPosted: Tue Apr 18, 2017 12:17 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Bill, sometimes you gotta bite the bullet and go the whole hog.  
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I'm considering it as a future project.
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PostPosted: Fri Apr 21, 2017 5:42 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I would make a new boiler insert and try to keep the original dome.
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Making a new boiler tested my skills and patience to the limit, spent way too much time on it.
The end result was quite pleasing, and when i saw my engine in steam, all those negative thoughts and frustrations disappeared like a puff of steam.



Once my boiler was made, i sent it off to the nickel platers to have it professionally done.



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PostPosted: Fri Apr 21, 2017 3:10 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

That might just be the only "Long Life" Linemar out there!
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 great work, Oz, have you quoted for a second,  
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