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Offline Nicolas

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Re: Arnold's take on the MEM Corliss
« Reply #525 on: September 01, 2014, 07:44:55 AM »
Fantastic work Arnold :praise2: :praise2: it looks great and it runs great :ThumbsUp: :ThumbsUp:

I haven't had the time to have a proper read through the build, will do that after exams when I get my free time back :)

Are you still planning on building Elmer's #5 as your next one?

Nicolas


Offline arnoldb

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Re: Arnold's take on the MEM Corliss
« Reply #526 on: September 01, 2014, 10:48:04 PM »
Thank you Pat & Nicolas  :)

Nicolas, you might be happy to know that the plans for the #5 is printed, mostly converted to metric, and that I've pretty much run the machining steps for the gears through my mind...  So stay tuned  ;)

Kind regards, Arnold
Building an engine takes Patience, Planning, Preparation and Machining.
Procrastination is nearly the same, but it precludes machining.
Thus, an engine will only be built once the procrastination stops and the machining begins!

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Re: Arnold's take on the MEM Corliss
« Reply #527 on: September 02, 2014, 02:31:02 AM »

Nicolas, you might be happy to know that the plans for the #5 is printed, mostly converted to metric, and that I've pretty much run the machining steps for the gears through my mind...  So stay tuned  ;)


I look forward to seeing your build and learning some new techniques and ideas ;) knowing you, I won't have to wait very long for you to make a start (and finish) :Lol: :Lol: :Lol:

Nicolas

Offline gbritnell

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Re: Arnold's take on the MEM Corliss
« Reply #528 on: September 02, 2014, 03:26:11 AM »
Hi Arnold,
I'm sorry for being so late to comment but you have done a fantastic job on your engine. I know what it takes to document a long build like this so my appreciation is doubled. I have a beam engine that will knock with just the slightest looseness in the crank pin so I wouldn't be too concerned about it.
gbritnell
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Re: Arnold's take on the MEM Corliss
« Reply #529 on: September 02, 2014, 04:49:29 PM »
Thank you Pat & Nicolas  :)

Nicolas, you might be happy to know that the plans for the #5 is printed, mostly converted to metric, and that I've pretty much run the machining steps for the gears through my mind...  So stay tuned  ;)

Kind regards, Arnold
Looking forward to some gear making  :P
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Re: Arnold's take on the MEM Corliss
« Reply #530 on: October 12, 2014, 03:24:14 PM »
Hi Arnold,
Just found this build log.  Your engine is beautiful and an inspiration. :ThumbsUp:

Cheers,
Phil
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Re: Arnold's take on the MEM Corliss
« Reply #531 on: October 12, 2014, 11:06:42 PM »
Thank you George, Alan and Phil  :praise2:   - and apologies for the late reply.

Kind regards, Arnold
Building an engine takes Patience, Planning, Preparation and Machining.
Procrastination is nearly the same, but it precludes machining.
Thus, an engine will only be built once the procrastination stops and the machining begins!