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The Shipyard ( Dry Dock ): Builds & Questions => Steam R&D: => Topic started by: KBIO on May 09, 2020, 05:15:50 pm

Title: Informations needed - steam engine
Post by: KBIO on May 09, 2020, 05:15:50 pm
Hello folks !
I have an engine machined down by a French man (Mr Bertin) a long time ago, but this engine is a copy of real triple expansion from Sweeden.That's all I know! {:-{
The problem is that I don't have a clue of the original one.
If someone have any information on it, I would greatly appreciate.
Thanks.
Best regards.



Title: Re: Informations needed.
Post by: SteamboatPhil on May 09, 2020, 08:05:02 pm
Very interesting, looks like low pressure cylinder is a slide valve and the other two are piston valves, I will have a search through my archives for you.
Title: Re: Informations needed.
Post by: KBIO on May 10, 2020, 07:59:14 am
Hello!
Thank you Phil!
This type of engine with different types of valves is a classic on marine engines. but this one should look like its grand brother.
Have a nice day!
Title: Re: Informations needed - steam engine
Post by: rhavrane on May 10, 2020, 09:27:10 am
Bonjour Yves,
You are right, This real steam machine looks like yours and is installed in an US tugboat :
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jcAjn5QUNcU&t=911s (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jcAjn5QUNcU&t=911s)


Title: Re: Informations needed - steam engine
Post by: KNO3 on June 01, 2020, 12:37:35 pm
You have a very beautiful model there. I think there were many full size triple expansion engines with the same configuration as your model, so it isn't easy to find the original.