Automatic Steam Engine Lubricator

Automatic Steam Engine Lubricators come in many shapes and forms, but the simplest one is the Displacement Lubricator. Displacement lubricators operate in a very simple way, in that initially, when cold, they are nearly full of very thick steam oil – usually in the range from 90 to 140 grade (which will be sitting on […]

The Annealing Process

The ANNEALING PROCESS explained. An Easy Beginners Guide on how to anneal different metals To define the annealing process in simple terms means to remove any stresses and return material to a soft and workable state. This is especially so in metals that become work-hardened, like copper and brass, although brass can become very brittle […]

Silver Soldering for Beginners

  Silver Soldering for Beginners is relatively straight forward. Silver solder, when applied to a really hot piece of unclean (metal) copper, brass or steel, will just form a blob and will not penetrate where it’s needed, that way not bonding two metal parts together, and when cold it is relatively easily removed. It needs […]

Model Steam Engines For Beginners

Model Steam Engines For Beginners   Our intention is to bring complete beginners into the world of model engineering with this Model Steam Engines for Beginners post, to plant a seed using model engines, to allow curious minds to develop and explore how things work and at the same time entice them into the fascinating […]