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1 month 1 week ago #232371 by 1951D2
Replied by 1951D2 on topic 398
It is a long ways over to the engine!! We run steam engines on the mill most of the day, and then the last hour or so we take the belts off for the steam and then hook up the drive shaft for the 398.
  
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1 month 1 week ago #232372 by 1951D2
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This was a test run for the first time after building the hubs and the drive shaft.
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1 month 1 week ago #232373 by 1951D2
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This is what runs the mill when the 398 is not hooked up.
   
 
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1 month 1 week ago #232374 by 1951D2
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This was running the mill, we had about a 30 inch log on it and you will here the ignition cackle just a little and loose about 3 rpms is all.
you have to love a Woodward governor !!
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1 month 1 week ago #232376 by ag-mike
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Like i said last time, BADASS!
I was there showing a 531lb piston retaining nut wrench in the Corliss building. Its from a 5' diameter steam engine piston. I saw the "398". I got some Rollag 2021 videos on my channel. 1 these days we'll meet up.

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1 month 1 week ago #232384 by Bruce P
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That’s great.  I love how little the 398 cares about a 30” log.  

Thanks for the video. 

BP. 

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1 month 1 week ago #232386 by edb
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Hi Team,
used to love getting these on full load for the 24 hour run for standby gen set ratings for commissioning before installation in buildings--some time was also spent in overload.
The inspectors/engineers would come and observe the test run and dictate what loads etc. they wanted at the various stages of the commissioning runs.

I also love the gas engine version of these as they run so quiet in comparison to the diesel at full load except for the turbo's.
Great memories of days at work at the Dealer way back when.
Gives me yellow fever all over again, that's if it ever left.
Cheers,
Eddie B.
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1 month 1 week ago - 1 month 1 week ago #232395 by Rome K/G
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Thats like having two D342's side by side, plenty of power there! Nice ole rattle rattle going on there.
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1 month 1 week ago #232411 by trainzkid88
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its a pity you cant sink into some small leaf grey iron bark timber that would test the sharpness of your saw and make make her work a bit.
that is going to be a slight issue is glazing as it wont work hard enough.

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