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Re: Pottyengineering Horizontal Mill Engine - Imperial - Mike's 3rd Engine
« Reply #120 on: January 13, 2019, 08:11:26 PM »
The engine and base fit together like a glove Mike. Beautiful job on both!!

Bill

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Re: Pottyengineering Horizontal Mill Engine - Imperial - Mike's 3rd Engine
« Reply #121 on: January 14, 2019, 05:36:23 AM »
Beautiful!  Love the color, and love seeing it run!  You should feel quite proud of your work here :)
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Re: Pottyengineering Horizontal Mill Engine - Imperial - Mike's 3rd Engine
« Reply #122 on: January 14, 2019, 08:13:15 AM »
Great Job Mike

It ticks over lovely  :whoohoo:

If any one would like a set of drawings just send me a PM with your email address and I'll mail them.

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A little bit of clearance never got in the way

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Re: Pottyengineering Horizontal Mill Engine - Imperial - Mike's 3rd Engine
« Reply #123 on: January 14, 2019, 12:35:39 PM »
Nice piece of work, looks and runs great. :ThumbsUp:      Terry

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Re: Pottyengineering Horizontal Mill Engine - Imperial - Mike's 3rd Engine
« Reply #124 on: January 14, 2019, 01:57:29 PM »
Really nice Mike. Id say that you had a great weekend with these beauties and the Chiefs win 8) :ThumbsUp:

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Re: Pottyengineering Horizontal Mill Engine - Imperial - Mike's 3rd Engine
« Reply #125 on: January 14, 2019, 03:02:28 PM »
Great job Mike and I enjoyed following your build log  :)

The Potty Mill engines are a great design.

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Re: Pottyengineering Horizontal Mill Engine - Imperial - Mike's 3rd Engine
« Reply #126 on: January 14, 2019, 11:25:47 PM »
All, thanks for everyone's very kind comments!  They certainly are encouraging! 

A few things i forgot to mention.

First,  huge thanks to Stew Hart for his excellent set of drawings!  They are really clear and easy to follow and of course his superb design is buildable for even a beginner like me!  i'd encourage everyone to give his engine a try! 

Next, there's one additional thing I'm going to do which is to have some small brass plaques made for each engine with the engine name, year of construction and my name.  This is mostly for posterity, but I think it will look good.  I saw someone else did this on their engines and I really liked it.  Unfortunately i don't remember exactly where I saw it at.

Finally, I've decided on my next engine project.  I'm going to order and attempt to build the PM Research #1 Steam Drilling Engine.  I like the looks of it and I want to give working with castings a go.  I anticipate the biggest issue will be workholding but I've started looking thru Bill Lindsey's build log of this engine and that will be a huge help I'm sure.  I might be crazy but I'm also going to start on a Webster build but I want to build a model of it in Fusion 360 so I'll interspace CAD work with shop work which I think will work OK.  Plus I'll start collecting the various pieces I'll need for the eventual build. 

Again, thanks to all for looking at my build and for all the encouragement and kind words!

Mike
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Re: Pottyengineering Horizontal Mill Engine - Imperial - Mike's 3rd Engine
« Reply #127 on: January 15, 2019, 12:31:06 AM »
Mike, the PMR #1 is a nice engine. I have not been pleased though with my color choice in paint so as soon as things get settled down at the shop it will be getting a new paint job. It's still a nice looking and running engine though. Will certainly be following your build.

Bill

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Re: Pottyengineering Horizontal Mill Engine - Imperial - Mike's 3rd Engine
« Reply #128 on: January 15, 2019, 04:36:23 AM »
Great job Mike. Love it ! I like Stew's engines and have built the Grasshopper and Vertical Cross Single. Have also built the PMR #1. I used that same flywheel on the Grasshopper.

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Re: Pottyengineering Horizontal Mill Engine - Imperial - Mike's 3rd Engine
« Reply #129 on: January 15, 2019, 11:01:47 AM »
Excellent job, I enjoyed your build immensely.

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Re: Pottyengineering Horizontal Mill Engine - Imperial - Mike's 3rd Engine
« Reply #130 on: January 15, 2019, 11:41:54 PM »
Very interesting build log and a great-looking engine.

In the photos on the previous page, the larger of the two oscillators caught my eye. Would you mind posting a little background on it? Or does it feature in another thread?

Thanks,

gary

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Re: Pottyengineering Horizontal Mill Engine - Imperial - Mike's 3rd Engine
« Reply #131 on: January 15, 2019, 11:44:26 PM »
Ah ok - I just found your build log on it - Elmer's #36 Reversing Wobbler.

That's my next read!

 :)

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Re: Pottyengineering Horizontal Mill Engine - Imperial - Mike's 3rd Engine
« Reply #132 on: January 15, 2019, 11:48:39 PM »
Ah ok - I just found your build log on it - Elmer's #36 Reversing Wobbler.

That's my next read!

 :)

Glad you found the build log! 

There's also this:

http://www.modelenginemaker.com/index.php/topic,8474.0.html

That's the Fusion 360 solid model plus a link to the drawings for the engine.  It's 2x size from the original plans and I can confirm that the drawings are pretty correct as I built it from the drawings that you can download and made any corrections as I went along.

I hope they are helpful!  I did enjoy building that engine and learned a lot from it.  It runs quite low at very low air pressure.

Thanks for taking a look at it!

Mike.
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Re: Pottyengineering Horizontal Mill Engine - Imperial - Mike's 3rd Engine
« Reply #133 on: January 16, 2019, 06:45:19 AM »
Yes - I noticed that one too.

Looking forward to reading them.

Cheers,

gary

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Re: Pottyengineering Horizontal Mill Engine - Imperial - Mike's 3rd Engine
« Reply #134 on: January 16, 2019, 07:06:52 AM »
Ha... I just started reading the Elmer's wobbler thread and saw a comment from myself!

Must have started reading it back in August and then drifted away...

Picking up on it again now   :)