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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.

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.

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

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

Cheers Kerrin
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.
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
From Plans / Re: Bitza Version of Bill's Rotary Beam Engine
« Last post by bwal on Today at 05:09:28 AM »
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!

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!
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.

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

 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:

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: 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.


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