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Offline Jan D

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Hello from Germany
« on: February 22, 2023, 12:46:53 AM »
Hello, I am Jan from southern Germany, long time lurker and reader here.
Just found a topic where I can actually contribute something useful maybe, so I decided to get a bit more "active".

About me, I am an engineer, working in a small company on the other side of the border in France, mostly on older / historic engines nowadays. A lot of Mercedes, from Diesels to things like the M198 "gullwing" engine with its mechanical direct injection system, some English and Italian engines, quite a bit of Porsche...
Being a small company, I do everything from CAD work to cleaning the machines, most often 6 days a week, so I don't have a lot of time for this hobby sadly.

I am working on a 1:3 scale Bugatti Type 35 engine for quite a few years (and it will take a few more, see above). So far, there are no actual metal parts made yet, but about 80% of CAD and drawings done... And a lot of parts printed in plastic, to have something to look at (3D-printing can actually get a kind of hobby itself).
Lots of things to learn, for me!   

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Re: Hello from Germany
« Reply #1 on: February 22, 2023, 01:19:51 AM »
Hello Jan, and Welcome! It sounds like you've got a pretty interesting job!
Regards,
Ron

Offline jcge

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Re: Hello from Germany
« Reply #2 on: February 22, 2023, 01:38:55 AM »
Welcome Jan
Regards
John

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Re: Hello from Germany
« Reply #3 on: February 22, 2023, 02:00:58 AM »
Hi Jan, welcome!  :cheers:
Steve

Offline Art K

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Re: Hello from Germany
« Reply #4 on: February 22, 2023, 02:14:45 AM »
Jan,
Welcome to the forum!
Art
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Re: Hello from Germany
« Reply #5 on: February 22, 2023, 05:01:52 AM »
Hi Jan,
Welcome to the forum!  Or welcome to posting to the forum at least! (since you've been here for a while it sounds like! :)).

Looking forward to seeing some posts on your project!  We love to see plans for projects too.  Especially when those plans eventually become a model!  ;D

Kim

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Re: Hello from Germany
« Reply #6 on: February 22, 2023, 07:02:10 AM »
Welcome to the Forum  :ThumbsUp:  :ThumbsUp:
Best regards

Roger

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Re: Hello from Germany
« Reply #7 on: February 22, 2023, 07:43:03 AM »
Welcome Jan, I am sure you will find this an interesting site.
Regards
Brian Baker

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Re: Hello from Germany
« Reply #8 on: February 22, 2023, 02:24:27 PM »
Welcome to MEM!

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Re: Hello from Germany
« Reply #9 on: February 22, 2023, 07:19:05 PM »
Hi Jan, Welcome to the group.
Some days ago I have just taken a M110 engine out of an 41year old car.
Kind Regards
Achim

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Re: Hello from Germany
« Reply #10 on: February 22, 2023, 07:52:39 PM »
Welcome Jan!

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Re: Hello from Germany
« Reply #11 on: February 22, 2023, 08:06:48 PM »
Welcome to the forum!  Looking forward to seeing your engines progress.

Offline Jan D

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Re: Hello from Germany
« Reply #12 on: February 28, 2023, 11:39:09 PM »
Thank you all for your welcomes!

Picture of "my engine" as it is - virtual, in CAD still.

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Re: Hello from Germany
« Reply #13 on: March 01, 2023, 02:49:16 AM »
Nice job capturing the form of the type 35 engine Jan !
Interesting vertical shaft cam drive in that engine.

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Re: Hello from Germany
« Reply #14 on: March 01, 2023, 12:47:49 PM »
Herzlich Willkommen von einem Nord-Südwester. (Rheinhessen)

Welcome from a North-Southwester. (Rhinehesse)
http://mueller-bruno.de/  http://www.bosch-combi.de/
Whoever talks shit about me behind my back is in the best position to lick my ass. 
Greetings from the southwest of Germany.

 

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