Been reading this forum for some time and thought I would formally check in. Been playing with some small steam, air, engines for a couple of years now, starting with some simple horizontal engines, made a couple launch engines and then the mill engine. All came out good and learned from each. Found Kim's fine step by step on Rudy's five cylinder radial and it inspired me to make that one and now on my second one, a gift for son who is in the aircraft field. Always wanted to make this engine ever since Rudy put the plans in HSM.
Very fortunate to have nice 20 x 24 detached shop that is heated and cooled which has been used for antique car storage, then carving shop for decoys and now my machine shop. My main tools are a Craftsman 618 which I have owned for 40 plus years and then added a LMS high torque mill which I added power feed and DRO and a LMS High torque lathe. Have plans for a couple more projects to work on, a beam engine and a two cylinder model marine engine.
I am hoping that similar enthusiast in the Omaha area would like to meet and exchange ideas, coffee and etc.