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Mia's Engine.......
« on: January 18, 2014, 03:07:16 PM »
This time, last year, I was test running one of my hot air engines on the coffee table, when Little Granddaughter trotted in......... "What dat Grandad?"

Before I could answer, Grandma said. "It's one of Grandad's engines. He will make one for you, one day." ..... Thanks Grandma!   ::)

Those lovely big brown eyes turned to me. "For my birfday?"  :o

What to do?? Grandad's Little Sweetheart is three, in three days time! And, she wants an engine!!   :shrug:

I dived into the Come in Handy pile. And found a heavy aluminium oil pot, from some, long ago scrapped, hydraulic system.

1/4" cross hole.........



Axle........




And, a couple of spare flywheels.......




I reckoned she could safely spin the wheels. Without doing too much damage to herself, or the furniture.

So, I dismantled and boxed. Ready for the next time she called here.......



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« Reply #1 on: January 18, 2014, 03:11:26 PM »

Installation and commissioning didn't quite go to plan. Though, it was fun!  :)

Mia spent quite some time inspecting, and trying to make parts fit together.   :headscratch:

Didn't want any help. So I let her get on with it.........




Can't quite figure out this bent wire bit.......




Eventually. With my help, it was assembled.........




Couldn't get the hang of spinning the wheels. Preferred the "radar dish" mode........




NOT happy! Want to build it, with Grandma's help........




Guess what Grandma's saying.......




After an hour, or so. It was all a bit too much........




Building/ stripping this "Lego Set" engine, kept her amused, for several months. Until I finally managed to hide it in my toy cupboard.

Has she forgotten about it, by now?

Hope so! Cos, I've been modding it.........  :embarassed:

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« Reply #2 on: January 18, 2014, 04:00:58 PM »
What a great pictorial David...my granddaughter is 3 1/2 now but so far no interest in engines. Thanks for sharing these wonderful pictures!!

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« Reply #3 on: January 18, 2014, 04:11:27 PM »
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« Reply #4 on: January 18, 2014, 04:16:30 PM »
Dave
good result a happy Mia , and to boot a quiet one at the end of the build ,just shows you how tiring this model making is


with your one and my two Jo had better look out


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« Reply #5 on: January 19, 2014, 10:37:58 AM »
:o I am never going to get any grand kids to be lucky enough able to spoil them like that, the best I get is my nephew visiting once a year and thanks to his mum he is loosing interest  >:(

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« Reply #6 on: January 19, 2014, 11:59:34 AM »
Start them young  :) :ThumbsUp:
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« Reply #7 on: January 19, 2014, 01:27:33 PM »
Hope so! Cos, I've been modding it.........  :embarassed:



Gotta 350 V8 in it now?....... 8)

Goodonya mate.........I bet she never forgets it!

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« Reply #8 on: January 19, 2014, 01:35:54 PM »
There's been some cracking posts on here over the time David but this one has to be top of the tree  :ThumbsUp:

I just love that last picture of total exhaustion.

A truly great post.

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« Reply #9 on: January 19, 2014, 02:36:38 PM »
Thanks David, what a craking post and thoroughly enjoyed the adventure.
So the big question what's Mia building next.
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« Reply #10 on: January 19, 2014, 02:37:36 PM »
Thanks David, what a craking post and thoroughly enjoyed the adventure.
So the big question what's Mia building next.
best wishes

That's why Grandpa bought all those tools!...... :lolb:
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« Reply #11 on: January 19, 2014, 02:38:16 PM »
Thanks for all your lovely comments Chaps! Very much appreciated.  :ThumbsUp:
I wasn't too sure whether to show, or not.......  I'm pleased I did, now.  :)

Jo.
I appreciate your position.
I sincerely hope you have the opportunity to, maybe, "inherit" one of these lovely little, learning machines. They enrich your life so much..... 



Now, we've caught up to present day.
Mia hasn't seen this, since last mid summer. I really hope she's forgotten about it. But, somehow, I doubt it........   ::)

Set onto mill. Align crank axis with 1/4" silver steel shaft.......




48mm in X. 18mm in Y. Spot face, and drill/ ream through, 4mm........




Rotate 180* Offset 18mm t'other side, in Y. And spot/ drill/ ream to 4mm......




1/4" slot. Blummin jaw's in the way.......




Add temporary crank discs, plus cranks........




We got a finger engine........




It works very well, for a temporary set up!  :whoohoo:

I will show the permanent parts, as they are made. Plus an action video, eventually.

My only worry, is what Mia will think of her engine, when she can't dismantle it........  :help:

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« Reply #12 on: January 19, 2014, 02:42:05 PM »
Oh Im sure Mia will soon learn how to dismantle it :lolb:
Just wait till she submits the drawings for the next project :facepalm:
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« Reply #13 on: January 19, 2014, 02:42:41 PM »
Dave....A great idea!....I would offer one thing to think about.

Watch that pinch point where the lever goes through the outer housing slot.  I bet a little finger could get pinched there.

Easily fixed...put a shroud over the opening with some nice big rounded edges...and make sure it doesn't get too close to the table top.  Keep it close to the round housing and all will be good.

She'll have all kinds of fun with it!

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« Reply #14 on: January 20, 2014, 02:39:39 AM »
I think that a most important part of the plan is that as much as possible Mia should be able to assemble/disassemble her engine. From the earlier pictures its obvious that assembling the thing was very much part of the fun she had.

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« Reply #15 on: January 23, 2014, 11:02:58 PM »
Frazer.
I have plans for detachable flywheels. And, if you'd seen her recent drawing of Grandad, you'd realize, I'm safe, for a while.  ;)

Dave.
Plans for a slot cover of some sort, are in hand.

Alan.
You set me thinking. Flywheels held on with magnets! Maybe.......


Time to make the two cranks.

This is the first time I've made anything from "mild steel"! En1a?
I have always used heat treating steel, when at work, and since retiring. En24/ 36/ 39/ aisi4140 etc. But, stocks are now getting low. I've had to buy some.
Got to admit, it's sweet cutting material.......

Drilled/ reamed 1/4" through, from either end. Part off.......




4mm dia, drill/ ream, the 6mm throw.......




Drill/ tap, the grubscrew holes........




Finished.......




Spun in the lathe chuck. One end is within 2 thou of the other.......




Crank assembly finished.......




Finger clearance, under the lever. Now need to make a knob, or dish to mount on top ........




Flywheels, next. Wooden ones!

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« Reply #16 on: January 24, 2014, 01:26:51 AM »
David, its a great project and I know you want it simple enough for Mia to help with the assembly. I would be a bit concerned about the wooden flywheels though in terms of operating the engine with finger power. Generally the more mass that is in the flywheel(s), the easier it will be to keep running. Just something you may want to explore for when she wants to make it "run" after the assembly phase.

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« Reply #17 on: January 24, 2014, 08:15:15 AM »
Thanks for your thoughts Bill.
I have already tried the "original", with just a single flywheelwheel. No problem!

The mass of the internal crank discs is as large as possible, for the space available.
Twin 4" x 5/8" hardwood discs should be ok....... I hope!

The reason for wooden wheels is, camouflage....... Hoping Mia doesn't recognize her engine. Also, protecting Grandma's furniture.

The discs are roughed out. First test run, later today......

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« Reply #18 on: January 24, 2014, 09:15:39 AM »
Great project Dave good idea making it into a finger engine I made a finger engine a few years ago and it is a favourite with my grandchildren.

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« Reply #19 on: January 24, 2014, 11:01:09 AM »
She's a lucky girl Dave. Great project!

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« Reply #20 on: January 24, 2014, 12:25:46 PM »
Ah....I can see the logic now...especially as to protecting grandma's furniture :)  Somehow I think Mia will still recognize it though :thinking:

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« Reply #21 on: January 24, 2014, 12:59:06 PM »
Hi David, nice project
Dont worry Mias drawing skills will soon improve :facepalm:and then you can join the club :Jester:
We are now onto a high speed Four masted/paddle wheeled boat :insane:and Im sure Iv got shares in pop pop boat engines .I need to make some press tooling as its costing me a fortune in replacement engines.
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« Reply #22 on: January 24, 2014, 07:41:26 PM »
Hi Stew, thanks.
You sowed the seeds. When you made your column engine. It's a pity it took me so long.

Thanks Hugh, Bill.
I just hope she appreciates the effort.

Thanks Frazer.
That boat sounds a cracker! Replacements? Warranty claims? Oh dear!
Have you managed a reliable runner, yet?


Flywheel time!

Two blanks, chopped out of a 16mm chopping board. 1/4" hole through centre........




Mount onto 1/4" bar held in chuck. Friction turn against chuck jaws.......




Cleaned up at 4.3" o/d. That will do, for now........




Test video........

<a href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nhFxNNzj2c0" target="_blank">http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nhFxNNzj2c0</a>


Need now, to design some detachable hubs. For when Mia Mechanic wants to play.

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« Reply #23 on: January 24, 2014, 10:47:06 PM »
Cheers  David, reliable runner? about ten candles per engine  :lolb:

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« Reply #24 on: January 25, 2014, 01:15:32 AM »
This is great David :)  :ThumbsUp:

Just a thought, maybe you could put a pattern similar to the Wilesco M69 on the flywheels :thinking: (just don't look at it for too long :Lol: )

Thanks,

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« Reply #25 on: January 25, 2014, 09:06:15 AM »
Wow! That's a crackin' idea Nicolas!  :whoohoo:

I guess I could find a spiral pattern on Google. Print off, and stick on........  :thinking:

Thanks!  :ThumbsUp:

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« Reply #26 on: January 25, 2014, 12:05:42 PM »
That looks awesome Dave!

Mia's going to love it!


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« Reply #27 on: January 28, 2014, 06:09:20 PM »
Good going David  :ThumbsUp:

Hmmm...  Now who's going to play with it the most - you or Mia  :LittleDevil:

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« Reply #28 on: January 28, 2014, 06:21:52 PM »
Mia will love it Dave...I do too for that matter :)

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« Reply #29 on: January 28, 2014, 06:43:02 PM »
Dave,

Good to see you involving your Grand daughter like that.. Too cute for words mate..  (No, not you).. :facepalm2:  Thats nice of you to make that for her.Im sure it will be still running when your dust.

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« Reply #30 on: January 28, 2014, 08:26:04 PM »
Dave, Arnold, Bill, Paul. Thanks for  your kind comments.  :ThumbsUp:

Still dubious about the possible reception..... "Where's my engine?"  :help:
Today, I sprayed the body royal blue. Mia likes blue.......  ;)

I've also let her see the new flywheels, as I'm varnishing them. "What are those Grandad?" "Two flywheels". "Oh!".......

I think, I might just get away with it. I hope!  :embarassed:


I'm a little stuck at the moment, thinking of a flywheel retaining device. So, a four year old can remove and replace......  :headscratch:

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« Reply #31 on: January 28, 2014, 08:36:50 PM »
Loctite a collar on with shoulder and a big coarse threaded  and knurled nut....the coarser the better.   She can put it on and take it off as much as she likes then.....and she gets to learn righty tighty....lefty loosey :lolb:

You could make the nut from some plastic....the collar too.

get rid of the sharp edges of course.

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« Reply #32 on: January 28, 2014, 10:46:16 PM »
Hi Dave
 
I love this project, glad you decied to share it.
 
Just wondering about the pending awkward moment.........
 
"Wow! Gandang... its as good as da uver one you made me........ Grandma!.... where is it?"
 
 :-[
 
I hope it all goes well.
 
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« Reply #33 on: January 28, 2014, 11:03:46 PM »
Dave.
Thanks! You've got me thinking........  :thinking:

Bez.
Thanks for the smile, and the wishes.  :ThumbsUp:

My thoughts, for that moment, are to ask her. "Well..... What did you do with it?"  ;)

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« Reply #34 on: January 29, 2014, 12:47:31 AM »
Too funny Bez!! But could well prove accurate too!  :ROFL:

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« Reply #35 on: January 30, 2014, 08:40:10 AM »
Wow! That's a crackin' idea Nicolas!  :whoohoo:

I guess I could find a spiral pattern on Google. Print off, and stick on........  :thinking:

Thanks!  :ThumbsUp:

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That should work out great :)

I look forward to seeing it finished :)

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« Reply #36 on: January 30, 2014, 08:27:12 PM »
It's a great thread David, thanks for sharing. Lotsa laughs.  :lolb:

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« Reply #37 on: February 01, 2014, 11:08:25 PM »
Hi Jim.
Thanks for that!  :ThumbsUp:


I've been "watching paint (and varnish) dry", most of last week. While life got in the way, the rest of the time.  :facepalm2:

Puzzling how to make the flywheels, Mia manageable. I remembered, she had included the 1.5mm allen key, as part of the game.

Hmmmm. This bit goes here, somewhere........




So, I drilled n tapped the half shafts M5. She can have a couple of capheads and washers to play with!

The alloy hubs will be sleevelocked onto the half shafts, then the flywheels bored to suit.


Looking a little more respectable, I think......




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« Reply #38 on: February 01, 2014, 11:22:26 PM »
Oh yea!....A nice big allen wrench!   Perfect!... :ThumbsUp:


Get video of this one...it will be classic!

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« Reply #39 on: February 01, 2014, 11:50:46 PM »
That looks great David!!  So when is the big unveiling for Mia? :)

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« Reply #40 on: February 02, 2014, 10:58:08 PM »
Video Dave?
We'll see. She's very independent, these days........  :shrug:

Thanks Bill.
Maybe, a week, or so..... Perhaps!  ::)

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« Reply #41 on: February 12, 2014, 08:02:47 PM »
Finished!

I have made a better big end bearing, 6mm dia. As the original M4 caphead's shank, rattled in it's 4mm hole.
Unfortunately. Chief Tester, Grandma doesn't like it.  "You've made it too quiet, now".......   :facepalm2:

Here are the component parts.......




Assembled.......







Just need a certain young lady's approval, now......  :help:

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« Reply #42 on: February 12, 2014, 08:54:41 PM »
My I like that Dave   :Love: I think you will have a very happy girl there

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« Reply #43 on: February 12, 2014, 09:28:37 PM »
You have certainly blinged it up nicely Dave. Mia is going to love it for sure!!!

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« Reply #44 on: February 12, 2014, 09:40:37 PM »
Careful you don't hypnotise yourselves. Hugh.

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« Reply #45 on: February 12, 2014, 10:50:42 PM »
Nice, Im sure one little girl is going to be very happy that is until Where's :lolb: my other engine Grandad
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« Reply #46 on: February 12, 2014, 11:05:06 PM »
That is really cool David. What a nice gift. It'll be around a long long time.
Thanks for sharing. I'm really glad to see it.
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« Reply #47 on: February 13, 2014, 07:52:42 PM »
Stew, Bill..... Thank you!

Hugh...... See below.

Frazer...... As I have found. She's got a better memory than me!

Carl..... Thank you! I hope it will still be enjoyed, long after I'm gone.

Video......

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« Reply #48 on: February 13, 2014, 07:59:05 PM »

Awesome!    Mia' is going to flip over this...can't wait till you show her how it comes apart!...

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« Reply #49 on: February 13, 2014, 08:27:17 PM »
A very cool engine David
 
I'm sure it will be a Grandad keepsake for decades to come.
 
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« Reply #50 on: February 13, 2014, 08:33:49 PM »
Very nice David, Thanks for sharing the adventure :ThumbsUp:

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« Reply #51 on: February 13, 2014, 10:56:38 PM »
That's great, but I think I stared too long at the flywheel....

Cheers....

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« Reply #52 on: February 14, 2014, 12:49:01 AM »
Great video David. Seems easy enough for Mia to operate very successfully too. Im with ths though, the flywheel, as cool as it is, reminds me of the old lead in for "The Twilight Zone."  :)

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« Reply #53 on: February 14, 2014, 11:26:35 AM »
Dave, Bez, Frazer...... Thank you!

Hugh, Bill..... Blame Grandma. She chose that spiral over a "quieter" one.



Training and Handover Day, arrived.

Unfortunately, Mia has been a little quiet and withdrawn, since her face was scratched by a boy, at school.
She was not quite, her usual happy self. :(


Showed her what to do.......




She immediately got the idea. A little short on dexterity......




Hmmm....... Now. Let me see........




Grandad knows where this is leading.......




Where is my old engine? I want to play with my old one........




Ohhh...... NOoooo!!  She remembered! Gulp....  :help:

"You can't sweetheart. I don't know where it is". "What did you do with it?"  :thinking:

It's in YOUR cupboard. In the blue ice cream box. Ah! Hmmm.......  :help:  :help:

"I'm sorry, sweetheart. But. It's not there now........."  :shrug:

Instant tears, and a ten second sulk. (Though, it felt much longer). Grandma, just laughed.......




She can usually be coaxed...... "Look what I've got here". What is it? Sniff...

She calls it her screwer.........




And, it goes in here........




And..... After some fumbling.......




Happy again........




Amazingly. She asked me what each component was made out of! (How do you explain delrin, and M5 stainless capheads, to a four year old?)  :headscratch:

Shortly after she went home. She told Daddy. You need two fingers, not one, for my new engine........  ::)

Oh! My........  :facepalm2:

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« Reply #54 on: February 14, 2014, 11:33:47 AM »
David, I am sure that she will soon forget her original engine and be actively looking forward to playing with her shiny new one  ;)

Boys can be real meanies at times  :ShakeHead:

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« Reply #55 on: February 14, 2014, 11:38:43 AM »
David,

I concur with Jo....but she will soon forget the bad stuff, and once she gets to putting it together and taking it apart she'll be hooked!.....make sure you send  home a supply of the M5 SHCS....I suspect the work shop troll lives at her house also..... :lolb:

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« Reply #56 on: February 18, 2014, 01:48:58 PM »
Priceless!  David
 
Thanks for sharing the joy
 
 
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« Reply #57 on: February 18, 2014, 02:06:40 PM »
Yep...priceless!!!  Thanks so much for sharing the journey and all the great pictures too!!

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« Reply #58 on: February 18, 2014, 02:14:21 PM »
David, beautiful story and pics. And she's the spitting image of her grandma, she is. The swirls just may work a treat at nap time. Thanks for sharing.

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« Reply #59 on: February 18, 2014, 04:10:33 PM »
David,
You have made my day, I was feeling a bit low with a sore throat and a cough but now feel great.

It's just like Frazer when he made the Pop Pop boat for his Grandson Noel.

Thanks for the pics , Mia is a little darling, but like all kids can stamp their feet when things go wrong.

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« Reply #60 on: February 18, 2014, 07:28:13 PM »
Thank you all, for your warm, kind comments, Chaps!  :praise2:

I was a little apprehensive, at the start. The story might be considered a little twee, by rufty tufty engine builders.  :embarassed:

I was wrong. We're all warm hearted, the world over........  ^-^


It's now time to give the next orphan, a good coat of looking at.  :ThumbsUp:

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