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Title: My Virtual Engines
Post by: ausdier on July 24, 2012, 06:30:27 PM
Just like to share some of my virtual engines that I can make while I sit here and watch some TV. 8)
As I get better setup in my workshop at least I will know what I want to make should have all right dimensions. :)

http://s1241.photobucket.com/albums/gg520/ausdier/?action=view&current=ENGINE.jpg
My main current project a 5" steam train.
Title: Re: My Virtual Engines
Post by: ausdier on July 25, 2012, 06:04:44 PM
This is a Corliss engine also nearly complete. :)

http://s1241.photobucket.com/albums/gg520/ausdier/?action=view&current=04.jpg
Title: Re: My Virtual Engines
Post by: DavidF on July 25, 2012, 06:16:56 PM
Nice Job,  what software are you using??
Title: Re: My Virtual Engines
Post by: ausdier on July 25, 2012, 06:18:33 PM
I mostly use Inventor 2012 and sometimes Solidworks 2011.
Title: Re: My Virtual Engines
Post by: ausdier on July 26, 2012, 02:34:32 PM
Here is another that some people may FANCY.................. :ROFL: :ROFL: :ROFL:
Title: Re: My Virtual Engines
Post by: arnoldb on July 26, 2012, 03:27:05 PM
Nice work Ausdier

I particularly like the Corliss  :NotWorthy:

Kind regards, Arnold
Title: Re: My Virtual Engines
Post by: ausdier on July 27, 2012, 07:53:21 AM
Thankyou very much Arnold.  :)
Title: Re: My Virtual Engines
Post by: sbwhart on July 27, 2012, 08:10:40 AM
very nice engines Ausdier

What scale is that horizontal corliss job, A corliss is an engine I've fancied doing but getting it at a size where it becomes posible to make the valve puts me off, toyed with the idea of doing one with an over scaled valve

Thanks for showing

Stew

Title: Re: My Virtual Engines
Post by: ausdier on July 27, 2012, 08:17:54 AM
Hi Stew, thankyou very much as well.
The valve diameter for this one is 3/8".
Title: Re: My Virtual Engines
Post by: ausdier on July 27, 2012, 08:19:46 AM
If you like those so far then you won't MINE this one.
Title: Re: My Virtual Engines
Post by: DavidF on July 27, 2012, 03:12:06 PM
Ive been working on building a virtual engine as well, im new to cad modeling and just purchased alibre cad 2 weeks ago. Id like to think I was a quick learner, but honestly the software just make it look that way lol..
Title: Re: My Virtual Engines
Post by: ausdier on July 27, 2012, 07:43:08 PM
Outstanding effort there David, you look like a pro.   :ThumbsUp:
It's nice and shinny and I like shinny.  :)

This next one might float your boat.    :D
Title: Re: My Virtual Engines
Post by: DavidF on July 27, 2012, 07:50:02 PM
I really like that one!!!   Im sitting here now working on my simple bar stock engine trying to get used to the software.  Maybe once I gain some more experence Ill try something like that.
Title: Re: My Virtual Engines
Post by: Johnmcc69 on July 28, 2012, 08:32:22 PM
Nice.
Title: Re: My Virtual Engines
Post by: ausdier on February 04, 2013, 03:03:25 PM
Nice traction engine there John.
Another little imperial engine.
Title: Re: My Virtual Engines
Post by: ausdier on February 05, 2013, 04:19:51 PM
I was pretty pumped when I finished this one............... :lolb:
Title: Re: My Virtual Engines
Post by: ausdier on January 28, 2014, 12:26:30 PM
This one might blow someone away.  ;D
There is also a 3D PDF file.
Title: Re: My Virtual Engines
Post by: PatJ on January 28, 2014, 02:37:14 PM
Nice models Ausdier.
I am seeing more and more of the virtual engines online.

I don't have the render package, but here is the latest model I have worked on.
It is a work in progress, with the intent of casting this engine one day.

And a 3D pdf.

Pat J
Title: Re: My Virtual Engines
Post by: ausdier on January 29, 2014, 02:46:45 AM
That looks great Pat.  :ThumbsUp:
Good luck with the casting and hope to see a thread started soon.
Cheers.
Title: Re: My Virtual Engines
Post by: ausdier on March 09, 2014, 04:20:15 PM
Next one.  :)
BRASS STIRLING 60
Picture and 3D pdf.
Done in Inventor Pro 2012.
Title: Re: My Virtual Engines
Post by: zeeprogrammer on March 09, 2014, 04:39:18 PM
Just went through your thread.
Lovely models.

I've just started CAD and one thing I like is the ability to work/play even when I can't get into the shop.
Title: Re: My Virtual Engines
Post by: ausdier on March 11, 2014, 11:47:26 AM
Thanks Carl.
Good luck with your CAD as well, hope to see one of your models here soon.
I do most of my CAD work when I am sitting in front of the TV of an evening.
Cheers.
Title: Re: My Virtual Engines
Post by: ausdier on April 03, 2014, 05:08:04 PM
Here is a project some people might want to get off the ground.  :facepalm2: :lolb: :slap:
Some renders and another 3D PDF to have a look around.
Cheers.
Title: Re: My Virtual Engines
Post by: philjoe5 on April 03, 2014, 05:17:34 PM
Good stuff Ausdier.  I owe you a hearty thanks for doing a virtual cylinder head for my Bonzer engine.  You got me to thinking outside the box and though I didn't use your design exactly it got me over one of the initial hurdles I was facing when I first considered making the Bonza.  Then that led to AussieJimG and well the rest is history.

Your models may be virtual now but they may lead someone to build one :ThumbsUp:

Cheers,
Phil
Title: Re: My Virtual Engines
Post by: ausdier on April 04, 2014, 01:55:59 AM
Thanks a lot for that Phil, I am truly glad that I was able to help in some small way.
Who knows, maybe one day when I get some room I might be able to make something like this for myself.
Cheers and keep up the good work.  :cheers:
Title: Re: My Virtual Engines
Post by: ausdier on June 12, 2014, 05:19:54 PM
Just realised that I hadn't posted this engine.
So this put a bit of a FIRE under me to post it.  :lolb: :hammerbash: :ROFL:
Title: Re: My Virtual Engines
Post by: PStechPaul on June 13, 2014, 08:17:08 AM
Awesome models. It would be a real challenge to build some of those from metal and wood. I enjoy machining, especially learning new things, but I may be more of a "virtual model" person. I got about halfway through building a small engine that I modeled using TurboCAD 3-D, but as I made parts and assembled it I found how hard it is to hold tolerances and actually get something together and moving smoothly. And I see changes I might like to make, but more easily done on a virtual machine.  ;) :atcomputer:
Title: Re: My Virtual Engines
Post by: ausdier on June 14, 2014, 12:56:23 PM
Thanks a lot Paul.
I hope some day soon when I get a few bigger projects done I might be able to start something myself.
Title: Re: My Virtual Engines
Post by: ausdier on August 29, 2015, 01:52:20 PM
Here is a sterling idea.
A 10-inch Stirling Engine Powered Fan called Moriya.
Designed by Dr. James. R. Senft.
Drawn with Inventor Pro 2012.
Rendered with keyshot 5.
Also a 3D PDF.
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Title: Re: My Virtual Engines
Post by: Don1966 on August 29, 2015, 04:37:45 PM
Those are all amazing renders Darren. You do some beautiful work.


Don
Title: Re: My Virtual Engines
Post by: ausdier on August 30, 2015, 01:01:40 PM
Thank you very much Don, it is greatly appreciated. :ThumbsUp:
Cheers. :cheers:
Title: Re: My Virtual Engines
Post by: ausdier on September 08, 2015, 06:58:36 AM
Well this one is a real screamer.
Here I have the WREN MW54 Turbo-Jet.
Drawn with Inventor Pro 2012.
Rendered with Keyshot 5 and Inventor.
Unfortunately the 3D PDF is 11.6 meg so I can't put it here.
However if you like you can download it from this website as well as a step file if you have CAD.
https://grabcad.com/darren.s-1/projects
Cheers.

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Title: Re: My Virtual Engines
Post by: mhirst121 on September 08, 2015, 10:36:37 AM
Some excellent work there Ausdier, wish I had the talent to do these, tried with my deep well pump and failed to get it completed and drawings out for others to use. Keep em coming,love to see these.

Cheers,
MartinH
Title: Re: My Virtual Engines
Post by: Dave Otto on September 08, 2015, 03:36:03 PM
Wow, impressive piece of work there!

Dave
Title: Re: My Virtual Engines
Post by: ausdier on September 12, 2015, 03:32:24 PM
Thank you very, very much Martin and Dave.  :)
Very much appreciated.  :ThumbsUp:
Cheers.  :cheers:
Title: Re: My Virtual Engines
Post by: ausdier on April 29, 2016, 04:30:34 PM
I thought I would hop into this one as a good mate sent me the plans.  :cartwheel:
Thank you very much mate.  :praise2:
The plans were good with only a couple of minor errors.
I changed a couple of things, like making solid bearings/bushes and not split and so made some of the shafts in a few pieces.
I also tried to keep all the fasteners to studs and nuts, and also tried to keep them to only a few of the same size.

Here are a couple or renders and a 3D PDF for people to have a good look around.

Unfortunately in the 3D PDF it won't show threads so you will just have figure it out.
I hope someone can use this info or it gives people ideas.

Cheers and thanks for looking.  :cheers:

PS. Always looking for my next set of plans to draw.

Sorry I can't seem to upload the 9.6 meg PDF, tonight so will try later.
Cheers.
Title: Re: My Virtual Engines
Post by: Don1966 on April 29, 2016, 06:12:25 PM
That's just awesome Darren, gorgeous rendering......... :praise2:

Don
Title: Re: My Virtual Engines
Post by: zeeprogrammer on April 29, 2016, 08:25:32 PM
I thought I would hop into this one

 :thinking:

Beautiful renditions.
I enjoy using CAD but I'm lousy at choosing colors and textures. Nice job!
Title: Re: My Virtual Engines
Post by: crueby on April 29, 2016, 08:36:50 PM
I thought I would hop into this one

 :thinking:

Come on Zee, Hop in - its a Grasshopper style engine!   :atcomputer:
Title: Re: My Virtual Engines
Post by: zeeprogrammer on April 29, 2016, 10:01:28 PM
 :facepalm:

Missed that completely.  :lolb:
Title: Re: My Virtual Engines
Post by: b.lindsey on April 30, 2016, 12:27:30 AM
Too many stinkin hoppies perhaps??  :lolb:

Bill
Title: Re: My Virtual Engines
Post by: zeeprogrammer on April 30, 2016, 12:51:46 AM
Too many stinkin hoppies perhaps??  :lolb:

Never.
Title: Re: My Virtual Engines
Post by: crueby on April 30, 2016, 01:53:25 AM
Too many stinkin hoppies perhaps??  :lolb:

Never.

Please be politically correct, they prefer "odor enhanced rabbits"!   :lolb:
Title: Re: My Virtual Engines
Post by: ausdier on April 30, 2016, 09:36:42 AM
Thank you for all the kind comments.  :ThumbsUp:

It looks like there is a problem with uploading the 3D PDF as all I get is this error message.  :wallbang:

If anyone knows where I can post this 9.61 meg file so everyone can get it and have a look please let me know and I will put it there.  :shrug:

Sorry about that but if you want to have a look for sure then just PM me your email and I will send it to you.  :atcomputer:

Cheers. :cheers:
Title: Re: My Virtual Engines
Post by: BillTodd on April 30, 2016, 10:25:18 AM
Quote
f anyone knows where I can post this 9.61 meg file so everyone can get i

Easiest way is probably a Google drive account (7GB free, if you don't mind sharing with Google! - i would not use it for personal information)

Great models by the way :-)
Title: Re: My Virtual Engines
Post by: ausdier on April 30, 2016, 01:40:50 PM
OK try this.

I now have a Google drive and have tried this link and it works for me.
Thanks Bill.

https://drive.google.com/open?id=0B9Q9bbKZLvu-MFFEVXNVZHpYUEU

Just remember it is a big download ?  :shrug:

Cheers.
Title: Re: My Virtual Engines
Post by: BillTodd on April 30, 2016, 01:45:14 PM
It works fine  if you download  and open in adobe .
 :)

How did you create the pdf? (thinking, I might like to make the Ericsson available )
Title: Re: My Virtual Engines
Post by: ausdier on April 30, 2016, 01:50:17 PM
Thanks again Bill.

I use Solidworks to create the PDF.

If you like you can send me a step file and I will send back to you a 3D PDF.

Cheers.
Title: Re: My Virtual Engines
Post by: BillTodd on April 30, 2016, 02:03:02 PM
You have a PM
Title: Re: My Virtual Engines
Post by: ausdier on April 30, 2016, 02:35:27 PM
Link Bill ?
Title: Re: My Virtual Engines
Post by: BillTodd on April 30, 2016, 02:42:25 PM
Once again with link  (I hope) :wallbang:
Title: Re: My Virtual Engines
Post by: ausdier on April 30, 2016, 02:53:50 PM
All good, all done.
PM email and I can send.
Cheers.
Title: Re: My Virtual Engines
Post by: ausdier on April 21, 2018, 03:07:28 PM
Well thanks to the posting of the Motor boys plans I decided to do one of them quickly and add another to my virtual collection.
I fig-ure that one, two or tree of these would fit nicely into some ones pocket.  :shrug:
unfortunately I would like to be able to post a 3D PDF of the model but it is 4.61meg.
However if anyone would like a copy PM me and I will send a copy freely.
Cheers.   :cheers:
Title: Re: My Virtual Engines
Post by: Admiral_dk on April 21, 2018, 07:46:40 PM
Nice looking 3D model - I had forgotten that it was in the plans - would consider to build one in the future, when time .....
Title: Re: My Virtual Engines
Post by: ausdier on May 03, 2018, 01:01:28 PM
Firstly, thank you Admiral.
Next, I have posted the model at this free CAD site. Free to join and no BS.
https://grabcad.com/library/fig-tree-pocket-twin-aero-engine-1
You can get Inventor models or just a 3D PDF.
Cheers.
PS I also did another render with Keyshot 5.
PPS any request for my next Virtual Engine ?
Title: Re: My Virtual Engines
Post by: ausdier on May 11, 2018, 05:27:31 AM
Not quite an engine this time, just a vital part for some.
I am sorry I don't remember where I got the drawings for this one but if someone tells me I will put it on here to give credit where credit is due.
Here I present for your viewing pleasure and information, A Globe Valve.
There is also a small enough 3D PDF so you can get a good view.
Hope someone likes it and is useful to them.
Cheers.