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Your Own Design / Re: Bugatti Typ 50 1/4 Scale model
« Last post by michelko on Today at 08:52:34 AM »
i also thought about using some 2 stroke oil in the fuel to lubricate the Piston/cylinder.

Michael
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Your Own Design / Re: Bugatti Typ 50 1/4 Scale model
« Last post by michelko on Today at 08:51:03 AM »
Hi guys,
have some Problems running the Bugatti. The engine pushed oil out of the crankcase vents while running.
I made some baffles to Keep away the oil splash from the breathers.
After that i couldnīt get the engine running mor than a pair minutes and then the plugs where fouled.
It pumped so much oil that it came unburned out of the exhaust.

I decided to Change out the spraybar with a solid pipe.
Hope that cures the oil Problem.
Since the crank is equiped with roller bearings it should not Need much oil.

Michael
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Vehicles & Models / Re: Steam Tractor 3/4" (Rudy K)
« Last post by Steamer5 on Today at 08:25:18 AM »
Pete,
 Plus 1 for real butter!

Kim,
 Looking good! Just catching up, good choice on the hydraulic test.

Cheers Kerrin
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Your Own Design / Re: Longboy's "BRATZ" Model Gas Engine.
« Last post by Longboy on Today at 06:33:40 AM »
Does sound unique to me.
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Tooling & Machines / Re: Vertical Strip Sander
« Last post by Steamer5 on Today at 06:30:50 AM »
Looking good Chuck!

Can see this being a very useful addition to the shop.

Cheers Kerrin
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From Plans / Re: Bitza Version of Bill's Rotary Beam Engine
« Last post by bwal on Today at 05:09:28 AM »
Hi,
 
Just finished the flywheel. Made from leftover brass I had.


I'm a bit worried about drilling out the axel (being it drill rod and deep).  I have a 1/16" long series drill coming from the UK soon.  I'll probably do some practice runs on some spare drill rod.

I need to get a hurry along the Test starts on Thursday!

Cheerio.
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From Kits/Castings / Re: Flyboy Jim's Parsell & Weed Engine
« Last post by Kim on Today at 05:01:37 AM »
Well done there, Jim!  That is looking mighty nice!
Kim
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Tooling & Machines / Re: Vertical Strip Sander
« Last post by cfellows on Today at 04:58:22 AM »
Thanks, Art.  Here is a short video of the sander so far.  I replaced the plywood base with an aluminum channel base.  I'll be adding a table and enclosure made from 1/2" plywood.


Chuck
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Oddball / Re: Colibri Hummingbird Dynamic Sculpture - WIP
« Last post by Flyboy Jim on Today at 04:32:08 AM »
Kirk,

 I'd love to see (as would others I bet) some pictures of these parts being made. Also some details about your CNC mill. These parts look great!  :ThumbsUp:

Jim
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My Workshop / Re: Moving Machine Tools
« Last post by Hugh Currin on Today at 04:04:39 AM »
This has been a really interesting thread. My take-away from it is that it's much easier to go from smaller to bigger, than to go from bigger to smaller.  :shrug: For example: If I was to go to a 10" lathe and comparable mill, from my present Sherline lathe and mill, I'd feel like I'd made a huge jump in capability.

I just recently joined our local Model Engineering Club and I'm really looking forward to visiting other shops to see what equipment folks are using to do what we do.

Jim

Jim: Any size machines are far superior to no machines! If I were starting over I'd go a little smaller, but not too much smaller. Depends a lot on shop space. Traveling with the Sherlines will be a learning process. I expect to pickup some added skills using these.

It would be nice to have a Machining Club within reach. But from here it's a days drive. Sure glad for MEM and similar forums or there would be no chance to interact with mentors.

Thanks.

Hugh
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