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Hello - Building my Locomobile Replica

Posted by JPDenver 
Re: Hello - From a newbe to the Steam Auto Arena.
March 14, 2023 05:56PM
Hey Rick,

Sent you a PM.

Weather hit 60 today, but looks like it is dropping down into the 40's for the rest of the week.

I am going to spend the cold days getting things up to trying to run the engine on air.
I need to get some adapters and hose first.

More to come,

Jim
Re: Hello - From a newbe to the Steam Auto Arena.
March 29, 2023 11:37AM
Greetings,

I ran my engine on air today, the blog has multiple runs.

She started right up. I may have some minor clicks and clacks to trace down.
Hard to tell with air rather than steam.

Here is a link to my Youtube video since I cannot embed the video.
Running on air video
Here is my channel:
Hilltop Steamworks Channel

I am using a small compressor with only a 2+ gallon tank. I started running at 60 PSI, that only
lasted about 30 seconds before running down. Then I switched to running at only 25-30 PSI.
This gave me a minute.

Very happy that the engine started right up and reversed cleanly. I did see a small stutter going
from reverse back to forward, but I think that under normal conditions you would not slam the change
under full steam as we have a direct chain drive and no seat belts.

More testing and tweaks to come.

Read my blog.


Regards to all.

Jim Pope
Denver, CO USA
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