Sunday, 15 January 2012

Terry Burnett's Steam Turbine

Another fine model by Terry, it had a three page spread in Model Boats magazine back  in July 2007, why not dig out that old copy and check  out the write up!,  we aren't able to reproduce it here for copy write reasons, but well worth the read.


The turbine is the final development in a series of steam turbines I have made. The prototype appeared in model boats magazine, ( July 2007)
Details as follows:
50 impulse section blades in the rotor
Stainless steel rolling element bearings throughout. Casing aluminium. Gears steel.
Superheated steam (approx 8 deg C superheat at inlet) at 100PSI initial inlet pressure.
Convergent divergent nozzle + reversing nozzle
Reduction gearbox 7:1
Turbine speed 28,000 rpm
Regards Terry
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We certainly have some good engineering modellers in the club and getting quite a few mentions in the modelling magazines lately one way or another with the Bob Abell's cable laying " Great Eastern" double spread last month and his own write up due out in March!, and the Lifeboat Days we've had created some good press coverage, there is no doubt who and where  we are now! 

Let's keep it up and have another great year! its all down to the members isn't it.
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There isn't much difference between a toilet seat and an anniversary is there, Men usually miss them both.


That's all for now folks.

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