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Offline CookieCrunch

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Dead link - john-tom.com
« on: October 09, 2018, 03:44:14 PM »
I've been trying to find a copy of the plans for Elmer's horizontal wobbler engine (No. 25).  I remembered seeing it on www.john-tom.com and even saved a bookmark to the site because of all the other good stuff on there.  The site appears to have been down for a while.  :(  Such a shame if this site has gone with the wealth of interesting plans.   A web search for the engine plans all point there.  Does anyone know of any other site that has Elmer's plans?

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Re: Dead link - john-tom.com
« Reply #1 on: October 09, 2018, 04:07:20 PM »
Actually just found this:  Elmer's Engines in PDF available.  It's a slow download but worth the wait.

https://www.myheap.com/metalworking/resources-downloads.html

It appears to be a legit download and not dodgy.  Also it's free!

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Re: Dead link - john-tom.com
« Reply #2 on: October 09, 2018, 04:12:12 PM »
Hope the site comes back again, it was a great source!

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Re: Dead link - john-tom.com
« Reply #3 on: October 09, 2018, 04:37:25 PM »
Thanks for the link Nigel. When you can please post an introduction in the "introduce yourself" section and tell us a bit about yourself and your interests.

Bill

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Re: Dead link - john-tom.com
« Reply #4 on: October 09, 2018, 08:46:56 PM »
Hi there Cookecrunch

First follow this path : Model Engine Maker Supporting Plans and Drawings ELMER VERBURG'S STEAM ENGINES then go to page 3 you will see Elmer Verburgs No 25 engine.
Hope this might help

Julius

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Re: Dead link - john-tom.com
« Reply #5 on: October 09, 2018, 09:06:00 PM »
Funny, I can ping www.john-tom.com and get a reply, but the address gives 503 error. A trick I learned years ago is to put the ip address returned by the ping into the browser, but that gives a 403 error, Forbidden. So, my guess, is that server is still there but having problems.

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Re: Dead link - john-tom.com
« Reply #6 on: October 10, 2018, 08:00:15 AM »

Offline CookieCrunch

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Re: Dead link - john-tom.com
« Reply #7 on: October 10, 2018, 10:15:46 AM »
Thanks Jason, I keep forgetting about the webarchive.  I don't know why because I've used it often.  :facepalm:

Julius, many thanks for the wonderful drawings.  I will be visiting that thread many times in the future I think.


Nigel

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Re: Dead link - john-tom.com
« Reply #8 on: October 12, 2018, 06:37:53 PM »
John-Tom.com

Works for me
My aim is for a accurate part with a good finish

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Re: Dead link - john-tom.com
« Reply #9 on: October 12, 2018, 06:55:47 PM »
Yep, back up and running now.

Seems to have undergone rather an update since I last looked at it though.
« Last Edit: October 12, 2018, 06:58:50 PM by propforward »
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Re: Dead link - john-tom.com
« Reply #10 on: October 12, 2018, 07:31:03 PM »
Excellent - glad it is back!

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Re: Dead link - john-tom.com
« Reply #11 on: October 12, 2018, 11:29:57 PM »
The pop up ads are very annoying though!! The download shown by CookieCrunch seems the best alternative for Elmer's plans, though I have the book, but I can print the pdf version more easily and the quality seems better than some of John-Toms scans.

Bill