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PMR #1 Calling it Done
« on: April 04, 2015, 08:39:28 PM »
After several little detours,  especially with the painting and striping, I am going to call this one done just in time for the Cabin Fever show. Its running consistently on about 6psi of air and with the steam chest valve, I can get it  down to 60 rpm without too much loping. I am hoping now that it won't need more disassembly, continued running in will make it even smoother.  Here are a few pictures I took outside since it is a bright sunny day. Thanks for following along on the build log.

Bill
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Re: PMR #1 Calling it Done
« Reply #1 on: April 04, 2015, 08:42:04 PM »
Nice engine! Great proportions on it.

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Re: PMR #1 Calling it Done
« Reply #2 on: April 04, 2015, 08:47:43 PM »
Hi Bill, the structure of the materials (wood, castings) and the colors are very harmonic. I like it, very well done.
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Re: PMR #1 Calling it Done
« Reply #3 on: April 04, 2015, 08:50:38 PM »
Very nice indeed. Good job, Bill!

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Re: PMR #1 Calling it Done
« Reply #4 on: April 04, 2015, 08:55:16 PM »
Beautiful and elegant engine, nicely made!  Like the pinstriped flywheel too,

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Re: PMR #1 Calling it Done
« Reply #5 on: April 04, 2015, 09:56:22 PM »
Bill she sure looks the part after all the effort you put in to it. Beautiful color and everything does flow together in harmony. Looking forward to seeing it at CF.

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Re: PMR #1 Calling it Done
« Reply #6 on: April 04, 2015, 10:11:34 PM »
Spectacular, Bill.  I didn't like the color as you described it but seeing it in the flesh has completely changed my mind.  The pinstriping is elegantly understated-just as it should be.

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Re: PMR #1 Calling it Done
« Reply #7 on: April 04, 2015, 10:33:51 PM »
Many thanks guys for the support along the way as well as your comments here. Funny thing is, if  I paint something maroon or green, the spouse says I am in a rut. This time, she just said it was ugly...actually she liked the blue masking tape. Ah well...ultimately I am the one that has to like it and even though it was unusual for me, the color(s) have grown on me already.

Bill

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Re: PMR #1 Calling it Done
« Reply #8 on: April 04, 2015, 10:41:18 PM »
Great job, Bill!
I really like the pinstriping.
I'm looking forward to seeing it at Cabin Fever.
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Re: PMR #1 Calling it Done
« Reply #9 on: April 04, 2015, 10:52:08 PM »
Thanks Scott. I am really looking forward to seeing your Gade as well. See your in a few days!!

Bill

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Re: PMR #1 Calling it Done
« Reply #10 on: April 04, 2015, 11:12:41 PM »
I have also, essentially, declared my wobbler air engine "finished". I made a good mount for the motor/generator, and added a post on which I will mount a proximity sensor as well as binding posts to monitor the DC output, and an old-fashioned lampholder with a green lens (or red, amber, white, blue, or clear as desired). It will also allow easy changing of the miniature bayonet lamp.
 
But, hey, I am hijacking your thread, and I'll post more details in mine about the machine shop class project. Your engine is a thing of beauty, and although I think a darker color would set off the bright machined surfaces better, it works well, and may be unique. Seeya next week!

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Re: PMR #1 Calling it Done
« Reply #11 on: April 05, 2015, 12:46:50 AM »
Nice looking engine Bill, I wish I could be at Cabin Fever to see it.

Jim

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Re: PMR #1 Calling it Done
« Reply #12 on: April 05, 2015, 12:49:41 AM »
The complete presentation came out very, very nice Bill.  Your pin striping sets things off very nicely.  Worth the effort in the end ... and I like the colours too!


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Re: PMR #1 Calling it Done
« Reply #13 on: April 05, 2015, 12:58:17 AM »
Jim, we will miss seeing you this year! CW, thank for looking in.

Bill

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Re: PMR #1 Calling it Done
« Reply #14 on: April 05, 2015, 01:06:03 AM »
Hey Bill

That is beautiful! I really like the color and the wood base complements the engine quite well.
Nice Job!

What's next?

Dave