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Offline Ramon

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Re: The Oliver Tiger Mk III - a 5cc Version
« Reply #165 on: June 25, 2019, 10:57:06 PM »
Hi Guys - it's ok Per no prose tonight, I can see AS has true potential in that direction - ah I know my limitations  :D


But, I can say at last, it's journeys end ...

Here finally is an assembled engine. Very pleased with the make up - just the merest fettling on the big end that was just scraping the case wall.  Piston fits are very good, two of them particularly so, so well pleased in that direction.


The ratchets were 'blackadised' using Jenolite 'Cold Black' - I bought that via my works about 1985 - some shelf life eh?  :o


Together with it's smaller brother - a Russian made version of the original 2.5cc


And yes I did get three engines after all Bill  ;)



And yes - of course I did  :)


All three engines proved extremely easy to start - if I can get the video loaded you will see exactly what I mean with the second one tried :o (I'm having difficulty trying work out how to get the file uploaded into the editor)  After half a dozen flicks with a 12 x 5 prop however the first engine started in that characteristic Oliver way - backwards - but from then on all three behaved impeccably so I'm well chuffed with the result. They all have a lovely note and a super 'crack' when the compression is backed off.

As said though it's journeys end so to coin a phrase 'that's all folks'

Hope you've enjoyed the journey

Signin' orf frum the ol shid - Ol Tug

 
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Re: The Oliver Tiger Mk III - a 5cc Version
« Reply #166 on: June 26, 2019, 12:47:00 AM »
Can you make a YouTube account and post the video there. Hearing the engine running will be the icing on the cake.

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Re: The Oliver Tiger Mk III - a 5cc Version
« Reply #167 on: June 26, 2019, 01:47:51 AM »
Lovely engines Ramon. Happy to see all three made it to the finish line as well!!

Bill

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Re: The Oliver Tiger Mk III - a 5cc Version
« Reply #168 on: June 26, 2019, 03:40:02 AM »
Absolutely stunning Ramon.  Thanks for showing!!
cheers
Bill

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Re: The Oliver Tiger Mk III - a 5cc Version
« Reply #169 on: June 26, 2019, 07:01:08 AM »
 8)

Every time you make another engine Tug I learn more and more, thanks  :)

Jo
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Re: The Oliver Tiger Mk III - a 5cc Version
« Reply #170 on: June 26, 2019, 07:19:25 AM »
Thanks for the build, always enjoy following along.

When building three engines is there a temptation to make small variations between them such a slight differences in porting or timing of the crank to see which runs best or as they are not going to be put to work do you just stick with all three the same?

J

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Re: The Oliver Tiger Mk III - a 5cc Version
« Reply #171 on: June 26, 2019, 09:15:23 AM »
Hello Ramon,

I can only re-state what everyone else has said....absolutely beautiful engines and workmanship.

Have a great day,
Thomas

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Re: The Oliver Tiger Mk III - a 5cc Version
« Reply #172 on: June 27, 2019, 03:20:56 AM »
Tug,
A poet I aint. But those engines are a work of art. Look forward to hear them snort.
Art
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Re: The Oliver Tiger Mk III - a 5cc Version
« Reply #173 on: June 27, 2019, 09:06:42 AM »
Hi guys, thanks for taking time to comment  :)

Neil, I am trying to edit the video I took to do just that. I do have some videos of some engines made on YouTube - a search for RFW 423 should find it.

Bill P  - good to see you looking in - hope you are still modelling :)

Bill L - you too, I have to say a feel a mite wore out on three - if there are any others they'll definitely be a one off!

Thanks for the endorsement Jo, much can be said about your own posts :ThumbsUp:

Art, Thomas - thanks for your comments, much appreciated

Jason, I did consider it when making the liners but decided against it at this stage so all three are identical. It would certainly be a worthwhile exercise as some time to open the transfer ports and improve flow in certain areas but now the project is over not that likely to happen I guess :-\


Well that's it guys, for those that do, my thanks for taking the time to comment. It takes a lot of time to post - you've had well over a hundred images not to mention the sorting before posting. Couple that with text and that's a fair bit of time gone. Time is something that's fast becoming an ever dwindling resource so don't expect too much in the future.

That's it - I'm outta here - Ol Tug :old:





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Re: The Oliver Tiger Mk III - a 5cc Version
« Reply #174 on: June 29, 2019, 06:59:45 PM »
Ramon,

Your dedication to perfection is obvious & this shows in the quality of your work. Congratulations on a job extremely well done! I bet you are thinking about your next project???

Jim Allen,
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Re: The Oliver Tiger Mk III - a 5cc Version
« Reply #175 on: July 03, 2019, 02:05:34 AM »
Tug:

Marvelous build. Thank you.
Hugh

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Re: The Oliver Tiger Mk III - a 5cc Version
« Reply #176 on: July 05, 2019, 08:27:47 AM »
Thanks Jim, much appreciated but when I see what you achieve I know I'm only scratching the surface  ::)

Wonderful craftsmanship Jim absolutely the best  :praise2: :praise2:

Next project ? - well I have that Corliss to finish but I'm going to take a bit of a break before getting back into that. No other model aircraft engines are planned at this stage but one never knows  ;)

Hugh - Nice to see you've looked in, thanks for your kind comment.  Hope you are doing okay.

Regards - Tug
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Re: The Oliver Tiger Mk III - a 5cc Version
« Reply #177 on: July 05, 2019, 07:45:14 PM »
What? A bit of a break: mater crop must be taking all your time :stickpoke: :lolb:.  And no I ain’t going the “poetry route “ this time cause y’all took the country rhyme, put mine to shame, and  made yours shine.  BTW fellas, good job 👍  :Jester:.  Now you do have my address to send that third Tiger to don’t you  :lolb: :stir:.

Whiskey

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Re: The Oliver Tiger Mk III - a 5cc Version
« Reply #178 on: July 06, 2019, 10:37:17 AM »
Excellent  :praise2:  :praise2: I'm eagerly awaiting the video  :)  :)  :wine1:
Best regards

Roger

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Re: The Oliver Tiger Mk III - a 5cc Version
« Reply #179 on: July 06, 2019, 06:14:02 PM »
Ha! yours and quite a few others too Whiskey  :lolb:

Still trying to get to grips with video editing - (I) must try harder Roger - I'll see what I can do but already other things have taken over ::)

Regards - Tug
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