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Offline redhouseluv

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Hi from Brentwood Essex UK
« on: May 29, 2023, 09:24:10 PM »
Hi

My name is Sanjay an I have had a interest in mechanical engineering since I was a young man (not so young now!). At the start of the pandemic I finally committed and cleared out the garage and bought a small lathe and mill from eBay and began a Stuart 10v. After many hours of pouring over videos, talking to some great people online and producing a lot of scrap metal I eventually finshed my 1st engine.

I then jumped straight into building a Stuart no.9 which I have just completed with a governor, water pump, dynamo and lamp (see attached). I am very fortunate having a local steam museum called The Museum of Power (http://www.museumofpower.org.uk/). Regular visits here gave me the inspiration for some modifications from the original design based on actual engines. This build was a fair bit trickier, but an enjoyable and an educational journey all the same.

I still very much consider myself a beginner and have a lot to learn and appreciate being able to access the wealth of knowledge on this forum

Many thanks and best wishes to you all

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Re: Hi from Brentwood Essex UK
« Reply #1 on: May 29, 2023, 09:54:14 PM »
Welcome to the group Sanjay!  Looks like you are off and running in the model engine hobby, great work!

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Re: Hi from Brentwood Essex UK
« Reply #2 on: May 29, 2023, 10:51:44 PM »
Hi Sanjay!
Welcome to the forum!

That's a lovely engine you have built there!  And I really like the generator and lamp that you have for a load on the engine.  Very nice!

Kim

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Re: Hi from Brentwood Essex UK
« Reply #3 on: May 29, 2023, 11:04:29 PM »
Nice engine Sanjay. I like your hat too!

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Re: Hi from Brentwood Essex UK
« Reply #4 on: May 30, 2023, 12:19:09 AM »
Hello Sanjay, and welcome! Very nice job on that engine! :ThumbsUp:
Regards,
Ron

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Re: Hi from Brentwood Essex UK
« Reply #5 on: May 30, 2023, 12:31:46 AM »
Hi Sanjay, Welcome to MEM!

Very nice work on the #9!

Dave

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Re: Hi from Brentwood Essex UK
« Reply #6 on: May 30, 2023, 03:32:30 AM »
Sanjay,
A very nice engine you have there! You will find a large source of information here, Welcome!
Art
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Re: Hi from Brentwood Essex UK
« Reply #7 on: May 30, 2023, 06:44:18 AM »
Welcome to the Forum  :ThumbsUp:  :ThumbsUp:

An excellent engine with attention to details  :praise2:
Best regards

Roger

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Re: Hi from Brentwood Essex UK
« Reply #8 on: May 30, 2023, 08:27:46 AM »
Hello Sanjay, your No 9 engine looks very handsome, well displayed on its base, one of the nicest of the Stuart engines I tend to think.  Be interested to see any pictures of the No 10, another classic Stuart design.  Are you going to build another Stuart, or a different project now?   Dave

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Re: Hi from Brentwood Essex UK
« Reply #9 on: May 30, 2023, 09:26:08 AM »
Hello and welcome here.
The machine looks very good. I like the manual valve and the flange connection. This makes the model very realistic.

Michael

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Re: Hi from Brentwood Essex UK
« Reply #10 on: May 30, 2023, 09:53:07 AM »
 :hi:   Welcome aboard

Mike
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Offline redhouseluv

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Re: Hi from Brentwood Essex UK
« Reply #11 on: May 30, 2023, 10:54:14 AM »
Thanks, you are all so very kind

I have attached a picture of my Stuart 10v and my next adventure is a Halls Rotary Engine which is a very interesting design; it reminds me of of an early Wankel engine. I am puzzling over the drawings and castings at the moment and have concluded, as the famous phrase goes, 'I think we're going to need a bigger lathe'  :)



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Re: Hi from Brentwood Essex UK
« Reply #12 on: May 31, 2023, 08:52:00 AM »
Thanks for putting up the photo of the attractive No 10 engine, building a 10V is an excellent introduction to model engineering and involves many machining processes.  Classic way of getting well into the hobby!  Dave

 

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