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Offline alan

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« on: August 25, 2013, 05:23:07 PM »
Hi everyone. I would like to introduce myself. My name is Alan, I currently reside in Kent. I have lurked in the background for some time, but after a visit to the Guildford show I got my motivation back after seeing a young lady demonstrating on a Cowells lathe and surrounded by some beautiful engines. My current workshop consists of a Boxford AUD mark 3 and an early Cowells lathe and and a Modig milling machine. I am now looking to scratch build an engine. Look forward to my future on this site

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« Reply #1 on: August 25, 2013, 05:32:10 PM »
Welcome!  Would that be Kent Ohio?  If so there is an engine show coming up in Zanesville in October. Anywho, looking forward to seeing some pictures of your future projects.
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« Reply #2 on: August 25, 2013, 05:53:04 PM »
Welcome Alan, glad you decided to join in!

Steve...I think he may be talking about Jo's recent demo...not Ohio :)

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« Reply #3 on: August 25, 2013, 05:54:00 PM »
Hi Alan and welcome.  Hope you enjoy it as much as I do.

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« Reply #4 on: August 25, 2013, 05:56:32 PM »
Hi Alan

Welcome!

Steve, I suspect Kent, UK, judging by the "after seeing a young lady demonstrating on a Cowells lathe" :D

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« Reply #5 on: August 25, 2013, 06:00:47 PM »
 :hi: Alan,

A young lady.. I have no idea who that might have been  :noidea: They were not all mine, the three most impressive ones belonged to other forum members  ;)

Any chance of some pictures of your Cowells? For some reason I might have an interest in them  :embarassed: And that Modig sounds rather sexy.

Jo
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« Reply #6 on: August 25, 2013, 06:54:57 PM »
 :hi: Welcome  Allan!


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Offline alan

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« Reply #7 on: August 25, 2013, 07:28:10 PM »
The Modig is one real sexy Swedish lady. I hope to have some photographs soon but in the meantime can you think of any engine I can scratch build as I am new to this scene.

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« Reply #8 on: August 25, 2013, 07:42:46 PM »
How new is new? You have more lathes/mills than many of our members and they strike me as rather nice machines for a beginner to own.

Are you looking for a simple barstock engine, something more challenging or an engine from castings with the little challenges that castings bring?

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« Reply #9 on: August 25, 2013, 08:45:23 PM »
I have been a model engineer for about twenty years but never built a stationary engine only gauge 1 locomotives and tooling, so a simple barstock engine to start or perhaps something more challenging?

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« Reply #10 on: August 25, 2013, 09:30:09 PM »
Hi Alan, welcome to the forum.

Cheers, Hugh.

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« Reply #11 on: August 25, 2013, 09:42:58 PM »
I have been a model engineer for about twenty years but never built a stationary engine only gauge 1 locomotives and tooling, so a simple barstock engine to start or perhaps something more challenging?
It sounds like you could build whatever you wanted. Stationary engines are just like the ones with wheels: a bunch of fiddly bits; some pieces that require really good fits with other pieces; and lots of appearance parts.
There are people here like me that have only been at it a couple of years and others that have spent a lifetime at it. Some of us just have basic tools while others appear to have bought out a couple of machine shops. More machines can make things easier but in the end it comes down to how much time and care you want to take.
Alan
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« Reply #12 on: August 26, 2013, 04:27:39 AM »
Welcome to the nuthouse Alan. :cheers:  Its certainly fun here and educational with all the greats of model engine building here :Lol: Lots of help available and always freely given and in my mind, small as it is , this would be the best forum anywhere.....but then I am biased
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« Reply #13 on: August 26, 2013, 06:39:43 AM »
Glad to see you Alan.  :ThumbsUp:  There are a myriad of engine plans available on-line. Some very interesting models ranging from IC to Diesel with hot air and steam in between. Can you narrow it down just a wee bit for us, something you could do with your eyes closed kind of thing or something with a kazillion fiddly little pieces (yes some builders like them and we all know who you are) or just a nice relaxing build with moderate challenges. The Elmer Verburg engine series is probably one of the most reproduced series of engines on the planet, although they are restricted to steam/air power. All of his engines are well within the grasp of most builders. They can be left in their as-drawn state which is sometimes a bit mundane in nature (I mean that in a good sort of way) or they can be blinged out to the max with just a few minor changes and become show stoppers. And, they are all built from bar stock. This site has them available for easy download, have a look and see if there is anything you might like to try.
http://john-tom.com/html/Engines.html


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« Reply #14 on: August 27, 2013, 11:49:35 AM »
Thank you for such a warm welcome from the members. I am very interested in building a Corliss engine from bar stock. I am currently looking for drawings, but in the meantime I have many accessories to make for the Cowells.

Alan