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Offline Bruce W-S

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« on: December 18, 2018, 08:10:29 AM »
My name is Bruce and I live in Western Australia. I think you would be hard pressed to get further away from any where else in the world.

I have been building models mainly steam for over 50 years including loco's and stationary engines. Since retiring as an electrical engineer just over 7 years ago, I have ventured into internal combustion engines. I enjoy working on the more difficult engines and for example, for the last two years I have been working on a true solid injection diesel using diesel as the fuel. It has been frustrating to say the least after having made over 14 injectors and 10 pumps. My current pump will go to about 4000 psi measured, although it only needs to pump at 2000 psi or so. The injector is of the pintle type and atomises the fuel very well at this pressure. 
So if anyone is contemplating building a diesel I am happy to pass on the knowledge.

My other project is the construction of a diesel with air blast injection which to my knowledge no one has modelled before. Again the problem is the high pressures involved. While you can scale the model, you can't scale the physics involved. I will put some photos etc in the build section.

To me, model engineering is all about sharing information and I am more than happy to do so.

Bruce W-S

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Re: New to the Forum from Western Australia
« Reply #1 on: December 18, 2018, 08:46:02 AM »
 :hi: Bruce,

Sounds like you must have made lots of models  8) Any chance of seeing some photos of them  :)

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Re: New to the Forum from Western Australia
« Reply #2 on: December 18, 2018, 08:52:01 AM »
Welcome to the Forum  :ThumbsUp:  :ThumbsUp:

I am also working on fuel injection sytems both for petrol and diesel. I will be interested to see your pictures and hear your experiences  :wine1:
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Re: New to the Forum from Western Australia
« Reply #3 on: December 18, 2018, 09:51:56 AM »
G' day Bruce,

Welcome to the forum you have found a good spot to share your knowledge, great group of folks here. Looking forward to your photos.

Have a great day,
Thomas

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Re: New to the Forum from Western Australia
« Reply #4 on: December 18, 2018, 12:55:32 PM »
Hi and welcome Bruce. I am sure your experiences can add a great deal to the forum. Thanks in advance for you willingness to share that!!

Bill

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Re: New to the Forum from Western Australia
« Reply #5 on: December 18, 2018, 01:29:29 PM »
Hello Bruce and welcome to the forum !  :cartwheel:
Thanks for the visit !
Brian

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Re: New to the Forum from Western Australia
« Reply #6 on: December 18, 2018, 01:39:49 PM »
Hi Bruce welcome to MEM!

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Re: New to the Forum from Western Australia
« Reply #7 on: December 18, 2018, 07:51:25 PM »
Hi Bruce, welcome to the group.
Kind Regards
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Re: New to the Forum from Western Australia
« Reply #8 on: December 18, 2018, 08:02:44 PM »
Hi Bruce welcome to the forum! It would be great to see photos of your work and share your knowledge with us. Looking forward to more input from you!   :hi:


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Re: New to the Forum from Western Australia
« Reply #9 on: December 18, 2018, 09:11:38 PM »
Hi Bruce, welcome.  There are a few of us here in Victoria and the Eastern states, so the Southern Hemisphere has some representation.  Good to welcome another from the west, I am sure I have seen signs of one or two.  Itís a great place to hang out.

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Re: New to the Forum from Western Australia
« Reply #10 on: December 19, 2018, 05:27:55 AM »
Hi Bruce,
Welcome to MEM! As others have said, we'd love to see some of the work you've done.
Kim

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Re: New to the Forum from Western Australia
« Reply #11 on: December 20, 2018, 09:39:20 AM »
Hi Bruce,

I've tried to reply to your email but it keeps being rejected  :(
Best regards

Roger

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Re: New to the Forum from Western Australia
« Reply #12 on: December 20, 2018, 10:46:21 AM »
Hi Bruce and welcome! As MJM said there are a few of us this side of the globe so you aren't all that far away from some of us.

Its good to see another one from Oz!

Regards, David