Model Steam Engine Relief Valves

Model Steam Safety Valves – Relief Valves Model steam engine safety valves, or relief valves as they are otherwise known, are needed on live steam boilers to provide a safe working pressure within the boiler. As the pressure builds inside the boiler through the added heat input, the valve (ball) – kept in place usually by […]

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 […]