This guide will focus on the Newcomen that’s in the game excluding oil rigs (they will covered in the next guide). This guide will cover setting up a newcomen by yourself. It will also cover how you make the mechanisms required for the more advanced smithing recipes.
This guide will cover anything you need to set up a Newcomen machine of any kind except the oil rig. That one will be covered in the next guide. So without further ado let’s begin!
First things first you need a Newcomen core to construct any kind of Newcomen machinery. The following image covers the entire process (Note: The rubber tire construction will be glossed over. If you want to know how to make a tire check out my previous guide):
Assembling a Newcomen Machine
The core is the most uncommon component of a Newcomen machine. You need various other materials now to finish construction of your Newcomen machine. One of the things you need is a pump beam kit. It’s a very simple combination of branches. I’ll show it here first before construction starts:
So it’s just a collection of shaven branches. This pump beam kit gets important in this next step. Here’s the materials you need for construction of a Newcomen machine:
Now that you have all the materials ready you are ready to construct your Newcomen machine. (Note: This showcases how to set up a Newcomen multitool only. To construct a Newcomen water pump all you need to is ignore the first steps involving stakes and the last (yew shaft) and make it on a dry deep well:
To start off making the mechanisms you need 2 straight branches for each.
The first and easiest mechanism to make is the hammer. It is an important because you can’t get more mechanisms without it:
Now that you have the hammer and the Newcomen multitool from the previous sections you can begin making the other mechanisms shown in the following image:
Now that you have the one small pulley and three big pulleys you assemble them like this on long shafts:
Now all the mechanisms you will need in the next guides going forward are complete.