steam indicator diagram

Steam Engine and Boiler Efficiency

March 29, 2020 Nigel 0

Having approximated the engine’s steam consumption at a given speed and having calculated the consumption of fuel for the boiler I should now be able to calculate the Steam Engine and Boiler Efficiency. References Condensers [more…]

traction engine boiler angle

Steam Boiler Angle

December 26, 2019 Nigel 0

I’ve been looking into the angle of the steam boiler on a traction engine relative to the surface that the engine sits on. This angle is always biased downwards towards the firebox. Having measured a [more…]

boiler endplates and tubes

Copper Boiler Tubes

November 25, 2019 Nigel 0

I’ve been looking at how to make the copper boiler tubes. For the vertical boiler I’m using a piece of 15mm household plumbers pipe. For the miniature traction engine I’m working on I wanted a [more…]

annealing copper

Copper Boiler End Plate

November 23, 2019 Nigel 0

Making a copper boiler end plate with a mild steel pattern and firstly hammering the outer edge over. I made a mild steel pattern for the copper end plates to be formed over. The final [more…]