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Offline legonutter23

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my first engine
« on: July 09, 2014, 09:40:45 AM »
so its time... judgement is upon me i must show you my first and admitdly feble atempt at a engine  :noidea:

its a simple osolating engine thats made from bar stock mostly aluminum.
it took me about a week of fiddling with leaking cylinder heads and sticky pistons to make her run but its there now!!!!
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Offline PStechPaul

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Re: my first engine
« Reply #1 on: July 09, 2014, 09:56:55 AM »
Welcome aboard! Looks like nice work on that engine. I have yet to finish my first design, and it certainly won't be as nice looking as that! What sort of machine tools are you using?

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Re: my first engine
« Reply #2 on: July 09, 2014, 10:06:49 AM »
thanks
i made this one on a emco lathe of un known origin and machines like its made of toffie and a emco lathe that has a head bearings that feel like candyfloss wraped in bacon if you take more that a millimeeter cut! i cant wait till my dmg is fixed!!

rant over haha

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Re: my first engine
« Reply #3 on: July 09, 2014, 10:53:37 AM »
That looks like an excellent first build :ThumbsUp: The first engine always takes time to get to run (and also the second, third....  :shrug: but the time does get shorter  ;))

Emco s are very good machines made in Germany or Austria. 1mm is a big cut on a hobby machine and it might have not been helped if you had a tool that had been ground for cutting other materials. But the finish looks excellent.

So do we get a video of it running?

Jo
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Offline legonutter23

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Re: my first engine
« Reply #4 on: July 09, 2014, 10:59:17 AM »
they arnt hobby machines hah they have been sold as "production machines" but hey for a 4 foot bed they arnt bad

i just prefer my regular 8 footer thats being re wired at the moment.

i will try up load one im not sure how it will go tho haha
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Re: my first engine
« Reply #5 on: July 09, 2014, 11:35:10 AM »
let's see if that works!!
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Re: my first engine
« Reply #6 on: July 09, 2014, 01:36:05 PM »
 Looks good. First builds are really exciting when you get them to run. Even if it takes some fiddling. Keep up the good work.

 Ron

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Re: my first engine
« Reply #7 on: July 09, 2014, 04:39:54 PM »
Thanks

Here as today's efforts in the former of a valve body and the start of a top plate
And some odds and ends from past projects
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Re: my first engine
« Reply #8 on: July 10, 2014, 02:17:41 AM »
Nice looking parts.
 
A friendly tip from an old computer guy who once used a 300 Baud modem  :old: : Some people may not have a high speed connection (and mine seems slow, probably recovering from severe thunderstorms) and a large file like this (3 MB) may take a long time to load (it took about a minute on FIOS). It is considered good practice to resize images to about 800x600 (about 200 kB) so they pop up quickly, and resolution is still quite adequate.  ;)

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Re: my first engine
« Reply #9 on: July 10, 2014, 05:31:04 AM »
No problem notes taken
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Re: my first engine
« Reply #10 on: November 13, 2019, 12:50:28 PM »
Very nice job for a first engine.