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What's on you model engineering 'to do list' for 2019
« on: December 21, 2018, 07:16:15 PM »
With 2019 fast approaching I just wondered what others hope to achieve next year ?

For me it will be restoring a couple of boilers I have and hopefully having a go at building the RLE from the Alyn Foundry casting kit.

I do also have a set of castings for the 3" Southworth pump so that will get started once I've bought some imperial drills  :)

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Re: What's on you model engineering 'to do list' for 2019
« Reply #1 on: December 21, 2018, 07:24:57 PM »
To Finish my Coles' Corliss .

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« Reply #2 on: December 21, 2018, 07:25:44 PM »
I plan hold my first model engine running day.

As to models to build  :thinking: It all depends, following negotiation, on what castings I am allowed out of the collection. I hope to finish drawing up the Tulip engine in time for the Midlands show ::)

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« Reply #3 on: December 21, 2018, 07:27:38 PM »
#1 Purchased all of dale detrich's spark plugs and parts stock. Plan to get focused on that part of model engineering. Have made some #8-40 spark plugs that are nice.

#2 Make a run of  10-40 spark plugs. Hope to have 50 in stock at the end of january.

#3 Design champion 3X and COM6 spark plugs in 1/3 scale (1/4 too small) and look perfect.

#4 Finish Blown Demon V8

#5 Finish 1/3rd mini bike.

Order could change at any time.

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Re: What's on you model engineering 'to do list' for 2019
« Reply #4 on: December 21, 2018, 07:34:03 PM »
Get the diesel to run  :headscratch:
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« Reply #5 on: December 21, 2018, 07:36:48 PM »
To finish my first beam engine,finally.

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Re: What's on you model engineering 'to do list' for 2019
« Reply #6 on: December 21, 2018, 07:52:55 PM »
Finish the Pacific Vapor Engine and start on a new IC engine project.

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« Reply #7 on: December 21, 2018, 07:57:19 PM »
Get the IF Allman complete and running if I don't manage it this month.

Project "F" is underway so that will need completing

Next casting kit is probably going to be the RMC type A, flame ignition version

It's about time I did a more detailed steam engine than the last few 24mm bore ones, I have something in mind for that.

Well that should last me until the end of January, after that who knows :LittleDevil:

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« Reply #8 on: December 21, 2018, 08:08:15 PM »
It's funny, but just today in the late afternoon I was thinking  about this  what to do next.
Since five or more years there is a single cylinder IC engine casting set under my bench, but this is not what I really want to do. It has to wait some more years.
The decision is clear now, I will start this project , the Bruce Mcbeth Engine.
http://www.modelenginemaker.com/index.php/topic,7527.0.html
Or better I will start making swarf for this engine, the project itself has already started last year in summer when I have made the CAD model.Just ordered the small Proxxon band saw MBS240/E, so I will be better equiped to prepare the brass plates.
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Re: What's on you model engineering 'to do list' for 2019
« Reply #9 on: December 21, 2018, 09:00:31 PM »
Get the Marion build done. If any of the year left after that, I want to start a large scale version of the Stanley steam car engine that I have plans for, also want to shoe-horn in building the model makers vise that I got the Morisson and Marvin casting set for last year.

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« Reply #10 on: December 21, 2018, 10:41:25 PM »
Finish Muncaster Grasshopper including governor hopefully.  If the Green Cutoff castings become available I'll probably by a set and start on a long build.  Otherwise it might depend on inspiration gathered at CF next month.

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« Reply #11 on: December 21, 2018, 10:52:18 PM »
Lots of interesting projects Y'all.

I have a full agenda:
1) get the Dickson engine running by NAMES, I want to go this year again.
2) Make progress on the Mogul tank cooled.
3) Finish my Holt75 and get it running.
4) The Quincy is finished except for the ignition, get it running

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Re: What's on you model engineering 'to do list' for 2019
« Reply #12 on: December 21, 2018, 10:57:51 PM »
Finish the parsell & weed engine.
Finish the little pearl engine
Finish the PMR Coke bottle engine.
Get back started on the Wright 1903 scale engine.

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Re: What's on you model engineering 'to do list' for 2019
« Reply #13 on: December 21, 2018, 11:10:46 PM »
For me complete my Stuart #4 (99% done) and start elmers #29 and #32 in parallel

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« Reply #14 on: December 22, 2018, 12:32:34 AM »
Finish that damn Wallaby!....
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« Reply #15 on: December 22, 2018, 12:54:24 AM »
Finish the parsell & weed engine.
Finish the little pearl engine
Finish the PMR Coke bottle engine.
Get back started on the Wright 1903 scale engine.

Bill
And finish the shop/house too?!

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« Reply #16 on: December 22, 2018, 12:56:03 AM »
#1 Purchased all of dale detrich's spark plugs and parts stock. Plan to get focused on that part of model engineering. Have made some #8-40 spark plugs that are nice.

#2 Make a run of  10-40 spark plugs. Hope to have 50 in stock at the end of january.

#3 Design champion 3X and COM6 spark plugs in 1/3 scale (1/4 too small) and look perfect.

#4 Finish Blown Demon V8

#5 Finish 1/3rd mini bike.

Order could change at any time.

At least 13 of those are spoken for!    LOL!
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Re: What's on you model engineering 'to do list' for 2019
« Reply #17 on: December 22, 2018, 01:08:51 AM »
Finish the parsell & weed engine.
Finish the little pearl engine
Finish the PMR Coke bottle engine.
Get back started on the Wright 1903 scale engine.

Bill
And finish the shop/house too?!

Yes definitely, can't do much till the shop is finished.

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Re: What's on you model engineering 'to do list' for 2019
« Reply #18 on: December 22, 2018, 01:16:44 AM »
#1 Purchased all of dale detrich's spark plugs and parts stock. Plan to get focused on that part of model engineering. Have made some #8-40 spark plugs that are nice.

#2 Make a run of  10-40 spark plugs. Hope to have 50 in stock at the end of january.

#3 Design champion 3X and COM6 spark plugs in 1/3 scale (1/4 too small) and look perfect.

#4 Finish Blown Demon V8

#5 Finish 1/3rd mini bike.

Order could change at any time.

At least 13 of those are spoken for!    LOL!


I'll get going on them after the holidays, promise.
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« Reply #19 on: December 22, 2018, 01:50:22 AM »
#1 Purchased all of dale detrich's spark plugs and parts stock. Plan to get focused on that part of model engineering. Have made some #8-40 spark plugs that are nice.

#2 Make a run of  10-40 spark plugs. Hope to have 50 in stock at the end of january.

#3 Design champion 3X and COM6 spark plugs in 1/3 scale (1/4 too small) and look perfect.

#4 Finish Blown Demon V8

#5 Finish 1/3rd mini bike.

Order could change at any time.

At least 13 of those are spoken for!    LOL!


I'll get going on them after the holidays, promise.

LMAO!    No worries buddy....Just want to contribute to the Corporate income of Steve Huck Enterprises...   8)

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« Reply #20 on: December 22, 2018, 02:17:28 AM »
Hope to finish up my version of the hoglet and wind some coils on the coil winder then after that hope to start on a radial engine have decided which yet. Plus sneak in maybe a steam engine or 2 now that I'm officially retired hope to get lots of shop time.

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« Reply #21 on: December 22, 2018, 06:25:34 AM »
I plan to make significant progress on my A3 tender.  Doubt I'll be able to say "finish" as such, but the trucks, frame and  maybe even the water tank enclosure.  Big plans, I know!  ;D
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« Reply #22 on: December 22, 2018, 11:49:08 AM »
to finish with all these engines, I'm on the way, but how come progress are so slow ?

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« Reply #23 on: December 22, 2018, 11:58:30 AM »
I'm going to try and finish building the IC motor I started a couple of years ago, it only requires the ignition sorted, and the fan fixed in place. The fan still has it's motor in place, and it will be run as a generator (ignition maybe).
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« Reply #24 on: December 22, 2018, 12:49:59 PM »
I want to finish my Burrell-Boydell traction engine model and make a start on a 1 1/2 inch scale version of the Fowell-Box engine that I made a 3" inch version of a few years ago.
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« Reply #25 on: December 22, 2018, 04:21:55 PM »
I would like to see the climaxes running on air, but that would be without the drive shafts. The chances are I will make a little progress on everything and achieve nothing.  :facepalm:
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« Reply #26 on: December 22, 2018, 05:13:51 PM »
I am currently teaching myself Fusion 360 by modelling from the plans all the components of the Alyn Foundry Sphinx, in anticipation of getting the castings from Graham early in the New Year. It's been a pretty steep learning curve so far, but at least there are lots of useful Fusion 360 videos showing you how to do most things.

Have a great Christmas folks.
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Re: What's on you model engineering 'to do list' for 2019
« Reply #27 on: December 22, 2018, 05:23:21 PM »
I am currently teaching myself Fusion 360 by modelling from the plans all the components of the Alyn Foundry Sphinx, in anticipation of getting the castings from Graham early in the New Year. It's been a pretty steep learning curve so far, but at least there are lots of useful Fusion 360 videos showing you how to do most things.

Have a great Christmas folks.

It sounds like you are in a similar situation to me, I want to try and build a workshop style horizontal steam engine and trying to teach myself Fusion 360 in order to create so working drawings.

I kinda have an idea what I want to make, have most of the materials, and have tools that I think will cope so I'm confident I can build one but need to have a proper plan to work to before I start making swarf.

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« Reply #28 on: December 22, 2018, 05:30:50 PM »
Also get my son's new 3D printer up and running in the shop..... :whoohoo:
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« Reply #29 on: December 22, 2018, 05:50:59 PM »
I am currently teaching myself Fusion 360 by modelling from the plans all the components of the Alyn Foundry Sphinx, in anticipation of getting the castings from Graham early in the New Year. It's been a pretty steep learning curve so far, but at least there are lots of useful Fusion 360 videos showing you how to do most things.

Have a great Christmas folks.

It sounds like you are in a similar situation to me, I want to try and build a workshop style horizontal steam engine and trying to teach myself Fusion 360 in order to create so working drawings.

I kinda have an idea what I want to make, have most of the materials, and have tools that I think will cope so I'm confident I can build one but need to have a proper plan to work to before I start making swarf.

I looked at Fusion 360 about six months ago, embarrassed to say gave up after about an hour. The trouble is I have CNC at work and program manually if I want anything and I am happy to sit at a drawing board. Personally I feel more at one drawing by hand rather than clicking an icon or shape.

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« Reply #30 on: December 22, 2018, 09:08:14 PM »
Try to finish all the odd jobs on my workshop machines
#1 fit cross-slide DRO upgrade to Myford S7
#2 get suds pump fitted to it
#3 finish bracket for tool post grinder
#4 finish G Thomas Universal Pillar Toll (after13 odd years)
#5 maybe retire from on-site work in Aug.
#6 try and make some bits for the Anzani
#7 various other workshop machine fixes.
#8 hopefully build Prusa3D printer over Xmas

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« Reply #31 on: January 03, 2019, 10:54:01 PM »
Simple: Build my first steam engine.

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« Reply #32 on: January 03, 2019, 11:54:21 PM »
Chronometric tachometer  ( at design stage atm) - a nice clicky clunky design that hopefully anyone can build .

3d indicator revisited   - I have acunning plan (but it probably won't work)

Better valving and tolerances for the Tower Spherical 3d printed engine.

New workshop roof and heating  (do I make space for a cnc lathe of not?)

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« Reply #33 on: January 04, 2019, 03:46:58 AM »
Ok I might as well throw my two bits worth in. I have had an ongoing project of building a surround for the bench on my Tormach. In hopes of confining the flying bits. My dad left behind 8 or so 4x8 sheets of plexiglass. You could call it shop improvement.
Last winter I started a project which was good to work on when the snow was flying and it was not practical to do anything outside. In restarting this CAD project this winter I've come to the realization that despite having a lot of the large parts in CAD I am missing almost half. That would be Ron Collona's 270 Offy. I must admit that talking with people at NAMES and Zanesville who have built one leaves me considering a remodel, or at the least a revision. Making chips this year would be great.
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« Reply #34 on: January 04, 2019, 09:30:43 AM »
Too much  ::)

Need to get back on the Corliss of course but there's a new diesel in the air too  ;) along with finishing the JLE engine. Of course that doesn't take account of the garden and a gradually 'creeping into the conversation' of that dreaded unmentionable word - decorating :o

Daren't think of the rest :Lol:

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« Reply #35 on: January 04, 2019, 06:31:13 PM »
Get and fit DRO for SX3 mill.
Buy/make required tooling for above mill.
Make a start on my first I.C. engine, after trawling through the forum I have bought the Little Demon V8 drawings.


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« Reply #36 on: January 04, 2019, 09:11:15 PM »
I see myself working in a coal mine in 2019.  :)
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« Reply #37 on: January 04, 2019, 10:51:20 PM »
Hmmmm....that sounds quite interesting John. Looking forward to that.

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