Archive for October, 2010

More on Nigel.

October 31st, 2010

Right, where was I up to? Pulling apart old printers I think. Been doing a lot since then so lets see if I can remember everything. I found some old rusty sheet steel in my spare garage so I nabbed that to make a base for the engine and boiler. I cut a flat piece […]


October 31st, 2010

The other weekend my mate Dave and I went along to Armageddon, the local geek and sci-fi /comic show thing, to get some of my stuff signed by various people. I took along Bender’s head to get that signed by John DiMaggio, who does Bender’s voice, and also a TARDIS sign box to get that […]

Finishing the boiler, testing and first steam run.

October 16th, 2010

As promised last time here is a picture of the throttle valve parts. It’s very simple but does the trick. Throttle valve parts. After leaving the boiler to pickle I took it out and gave it a rub down with a 3m scouring pad. It came out really well. Boiler after pickling in Citric acid […]

A boiler and throttle for Nigel.

October 10th, 2010

This weekend I spent most of my time working on a boiler for Nigel. Well, two boilers as it happened. The first one was a total disaster! Below is how I did it properly and I will point out where I went wrong. For a simple engine like Nigel I only need a simple boiler […]

Starting the steam powered record player and other projects.

October 7th, 2010

Apparently I don’t update this enough so instead of putting things up when they are complete I will try to show a bit more of my works in progress. Generally I am working on quite a number of things at once. I swap from one project to another as the mood strikes me. Some get […]