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Offline RReid

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Starting Points
« on: April 15, 2021, 12:32:10 AM »
The two projects that got me started in this model engine thing were Elmer Verburg's “Tiny” oscillating engine followed by his “Horizontal” slide valve engine. Recently I replaced the valve chest cover and cylinder end cap of the latter with clear ones of plexiglass. They're a little rough and ready, but they do make the engine a little more interest to watch running. Here's a couple of pictures and a video.

Ronald

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Re: Starting Points
« Reply #1 on: April 15, 2021, 05:15:56 AM »
Hi Ron,
Nice video!  It is interesting to see the valve motion for sure!  I've not seen a model with plexiglass as an end cover on the cylinder before.  That's really neat to see!

Kim

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Re: Starting Points
« Reply #2 on: April 15, 2021, 03:15:54 PM »
Very nice  :ThumbsUp:.

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Re: Starting Points
« Reply #3 on: April 15, 2021, 06:14:26 PM »
Great idea with the plexi covers to show all the workings. I think these are excellent engines!  :ThumbsUp:  :cheers:
Stuart

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Re: Starting Points
« Reply #4 on: April 15, 2021, 06:24:30 PM »
Great idea. I've used a perspex cover for valve timing but I never thought to leave it there!
John