Author Topic: Elmer's Oscillating Cylinder Engine #42  (Read 4997 times)

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Re: Elmer's Oscillating Cylinder Engine #42
« Reply #105 on: June 09, 2021, 05:41:08 AM »
Congratulations, Eric!  That's a cute little runner!  :ThumbsUp:

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Re: Elmer's Oscillating Cylinder Engine #42
« Reply #106 on: June 09, 2021, 01:01:16 PM »
Hi Eric, congratulations, its running really well.  It is an entrancing motion.

Timing the valve would be interesting to get your head around.

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Re: Elmer's Oscillating Cylinder Engine #42
« Reply #107 on: June 09, 2021, 05:09:52 PM »
Very nice!

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Re: Elmer's Oscillating Cylinder Engine #42
« Reply #108 on: June 09, 2021, 08:50:18 PM »
Thanks for all the comments! I had a good time building it and I learned a few lessons in the process. I'm already starting to think it looks fine the way it is, but I'm still going to clean some things up before I call is finished.

I think the valve timing is like most other steam engines. The valve is at full travel when the crank is 90 degrees from the piston rod. Just had to play around to find that point.

As for being and addiction, I think that ship has sailed! I was hooked the first time a made a part on a lathe.

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Re: Elmer's Oscillating Cylinder Engine #42
« Reply #109 on: June 10, 2021, 11:31:36 AM »
Great looking engine and a very nice runner too  :praise2:

I really like the design and shape  :cheers:

Best wishes

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Re: Elmer's Oscillating Cylinder Engine #42
« Reply #110 on: June 10, 2021, 02:40:10 PM »
Eric, If I understand correctly that this is your first engine effort, then I am very much impressed. A beauty and a good runner!   --Tim