View Full Version : Remember the complete set of plans for a Beam style steam engine?----

brian Rupnow
10-12-2008, 07:40 PM
A few months ago I posted a complete series on building a beam style steam engine---http://bbs.homeshopmachinist.net/showthread.php?t=30035
Well, it has set on a shelf in my office ever since, kinda grungy and full of machining marks. It runs great, but 'twarn't pretty!!! A couple of weekends ago I ran out of other pressing "Things to do" so I had a polishing day. I have an old dual wheel grinder motor that I have set up with 8" diameter polishing buffs. I sent about 6 hours, starting with a spiral cotton buff and Tripoli compound, and then moving on to a loose cotton buff with white rouge compound. This is the finished result. The boys over on Home Model Engine Machinist website always like a bit of "Bling" on their steam engines, and now my engine is "Blingy" enough to show off with the rest of them.---Brian

10-12-2008, 07:49 PM
Nice job! I always hate the buffing part. it is boring after the fun of maching but has to be done. :D

10-12-2008, 11:20 PM
Wot,no movie?:D

Seriously though,nice work,I like that you didn't get carried away with the buffing producing ripples.

brian Rupnow
10-13-2008, 10:11 AM
The movie is at the end of the original thread.

oil mac
10-13-2008, 11:02 AM
Your engine is nice Brian, something in your office which is bound to have a visual impact on people visiting you Well Done!:)

10-13-2008, 08:29 PM
The movie is at the end of the original thread.

Ahh...very nice indeed!:)

10-15-2008, 05:51 PM
Nice Brian ! I'll have to check it out over on HMEM too !

(putting my sunglasses on :p)