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Offline Hagar

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V12 solenoid engine
« on: August 17, 2018, 11:32:58 AM »
Hi everyone,

It's not finished yet, but most of the parts of my future V12 solenoid powered are now on my desk.
The six-in-line i showed here a few weeks ago is the base i worked on to make this new toy. Same solenoids, same cranckshaft, connecting rods, camshaft, micro-switches, gears...
The more known parts i use, the best it is to let a chance to make it start.

Here are some screen captures of the 3D model. Soon, the pictures of the real thing in assembling phase.

































Offline Admiral_dk

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Re: V12 solenoid engine
« Reply #1 on: August 17, 2018, 12:44:05 PM »
Beautiful 3D models  :ThumbsUp: will be looking forward to see it run Hagar   :popcorn:  :cheers:

Offline Ye-Ole Steam Dude

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Re: V12 solenoid engine
« Reply #2 on: August 17, 2018, 12:51:29 PM »
Hi Hagar,

Looking forward to seeing this build start going together.

Have a great day,
Thomas

Offline Hagar

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Re: V12 solenoid engine
« Reply #3 on: August 24, 2018, 05:36:15 PM »
All parts are born.
Time to play...































I must put in and set the compound crankshaft. A long and boring work to do. At the end there must be no resistance left. The holy graal is a perfectly free crankshaft.
As we say in France : crachons-nous dans les mains car il y a du pain sur la planche. ::)

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Re: V12 solenoid engine
« Reply #4 on: August 24, 2018, 06:53:58 PM »
excellent quality parts, looking great so far!

Offline Hagar

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Re: V12 solenoid engine
« Reply #5 on: August 31, 2018, 11:16:04 AM »
It runs... :zap:

A few pictures of the flywheel birth :





















And the end of the assembling work :



























A little video :


I'm now working on a W18 version. :insane:

Offline Ye-Ole Steam Dude

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Re: V12 solenoid engine
« Reply #6 on: August 31, 2018, 01:27:44 PM »
Hello Hagar,

Beautiful workmanship on all the parts and just a plain cool engine.

Have a great day,
Thomas

Offline zeeprogrammer

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Re: V12 solenoid engine
« Reply #7 on: August 31, 2018, 02:07:03 PM »
Beautiful!  :ThumbsUp:
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Offline 10KPete

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Re: V12 solenoid engine
« Reply #8 on: August 31, 2018, 04:10:24 PM »
Beautiful! Just beautiful.  :ThumbsUp:

 :cheers:

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Offline AOG

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Re: V12 solenoid engine
« Reply #9 on: August 31, 2018, 07:48:07 PM »
Very Nice

Tony

Offline Hagar

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Re: V12 solenoid engine
« Reply #10 on: August 31, 2018, 10:13:39 PM »
Thank you.

It's a poor thing, compare to those i've seen here. But i feel proud to be among the model engine makers.
And i'm still amazed to read comments from USA or any other lands so far from my home. ^-^

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Re: V12 solenoid engine
« Reply #11 on: August 31, 2018, 11:49:12 PM »
Thank you.

It's a poor thing, compare to those i've seen here. But i feel proud to be among the model engine makers.
And i'm still amazed to read comments from USA or any other lands so far from my home. ^-^
Wherever you are in the world, great work is great work, and this is a great engine!

Offline 10KPete

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Re: V12 solenoid engine
« Reply #12 on: September 01, 2018, 03:53:42 AM »
Thank you.

It's a poor thing, compare to those i've seen here.

The workmanship displayed in your engine is of the highest quality, Hagar. You're doing top notch work!

 :cheers: :popcorn:

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Re: V12 solenoid engine
« Reply #13 on: September 01, 2018, 02:05:59 PM »
I like this engine a lot. I've been thinking about a multi-cylinder solenoid engine myself and you have not only provided an example, but set the bar high.

Congratulations on this one and I'll be watching if you post a build of the next one.

ShopShoe

Offline Hagar

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Re: V12 solenoid engine
« Reply #14 on: September 01, 2018, 03:33:33 PM »
Sure i will !

It's a great interest, for me, to see how other engine builders do the same job. So please, create your own multi-solenoid engine. Better solutions are waiting to be found. :noidea:

Offline cfellows

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Re: V12 solenoid engine
« Reply #15 on: September 01, 2018, 04:12:38 PM »
Truly lovely work, Hagar.  The fit and finish on your parts are really nice.  Beautiful engine.

Chuck
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Offline Hagar

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Re: V12 solenoid engine
« Reply #16 on: September 02, 2018, 09:17:31 AM »
Thank you Chuck.

I hope the W18 i'm working on will run as well as this one.