Hey wait a minute...
It that like a request to her question, as in, "See God, Sue"?
Or a statement, as in, "See?... God Sue!!"?
So Iâ€™ve been doing researching pretty intensively over the past few weeks and have found what I feel to be a good, solid starting point. I found what appears to be a good boiler from here
and the plans were available for a reasonable amount (see bottom of the page for pics of the guts of the thing).
Itâ€™s a monotube boiler, so its a safer design (with trade-offs of course) and the fellow who designed it was more than helpful and offered to assist me along the way when I needed it. I told him of my intended use and he suggested perhaps adding a couple of inches to the height of it, meaning a few bucks more in copper, basically.
And hereâ€™s a pic of the engine I plan to make. It's about 18" high and has a 2-1/4" bore & a 3" stroke... all made without castings:
Itâ€™s about a 2 Hp with reverse, and the gent with the boiler plans said he felt itâ€™d work just fine with his boiler on The Contraption. The plans for this engine were from here
, and I have to say that I enjoyed purchasing them because they were more than reasonable in cost and... the guy is an old timer machinist/steam junkie. When they arrived, they turned out to be high quality copies of very well done, hand drawn blueprints. Plus, his handwriting looks like my grandfatherâ€™s did so that made it even extra special.
And regarding the boiler, I finally tracked down and talked to the gentleman behind the steam trike that I saw this year. Very nice guy, who told me its called the â€œNeverwas Runaboutâ€
The New and Improved Black Cat... now with 25% more blather