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madboats

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steam engine service
« on: July 13, 2020, 10:24:02 pm »

Hi all                                                                                                                                                                   I have a Anton Cristal steam engine which i have had for over 12 years it seams to lacking power output  even though the boiler maintenance good pressure so as my knowledge of steam engines is limited to were put the oil water and gas i would like to have it serviced could anyone recommend a company that undertakes such work. Thanking you in advance


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Re: steam engine service
« Reply #1 on: July 13, 2020, 11:05:16 pm »

You could always post it over to Fabrice, or as a preliminary...do you belong to a Model Steam boat group?......if so, why not have a talk to members & outline your query




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Re: steam engine service
« Reply #2 on: July 14, 2020, 06:55:52 am »

Hi Madboats


Do you know the make of this plant/engine, if Cheddar then Jerry at Clevedon Steam would look at it I'm sure.


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Re: steam engine service
« Reply #3 on: July 14, 2020, 08:01:19 am »

Bonjour Madboats,
Fabrice "Anton" Bretagne is very helpful and would help you if needed, you may contact im here : http://www.anton-vapeur.fr/
For people who do not know this machine (3,1 cm3 version) : https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=42f1uoF22NU
Installed in a 12 kilos launch : https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZUYI5o97Ldw
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Re: steam engine service
« Reply #4 on: July 14, 2020, 08:07:11 am »

Just noticed, its an Anton
Well it was early in the morning !!!!!!
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Re: steam engine service
« Reply #5 on: July 14, 2020, 10:13:42 am »

Hello Mikew!
Are you sure that the lack of power is coming from the engine ?
Maybe interesting to check the engine with compressed air. Check if there is a leak  out of the engine (gasket?) , I doubt it.
If you have a rev's counter , check if you can reach 2500rpm (or more with 2 b (30 psi) pressure. Not in charge.
Do not forget to flood the engine with light oil for the breaking. Check if any stiff point.
Those engines like oil as much as an 'Aussie' likes beer!  %) {-) [size=78%] [/size]
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Re: steam engine service
« Reply #6 on: July 14, 2020, 07:37:58 pm »

Thank you all for your swift and constructive replies which the points raised i have taken on board.                   Just a matter of curiosity one thing that has come to light having looked at pictures of the engine on the net they all have a fly wheel when i brought the engine along with a Topaz from Marten howes & baylis one was not supplied do the engines run better with one by no means am i criticizing MNB has i say  just wondering     


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Re: steam engine service
« Reply #7 on: July 15, 2020, 07:47:19 am »

Bonjour Madboats,
Several of my small machines have no flywheel and I do not notice a difference. I think it is planned to give a smoother operation and I have also learnt, even if I do not apply it, that it is  better to put it on the propeller shaft side to avoid torsion of the crankshaft in the event of inadvertent blockage of the propeller in operation.
If you wish one, I would kindly suggest you to buld a large "TOC" (machine / propeller shaft connection) like this example to compensate the lack: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=utYZJDJPBVg&t=1s
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« Reply #8 on: July 15, 2020, 10:11:08 pm »

Hi rhavrane
Thank you for your advice.
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