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Troutsqueezer

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Trout's Stable of Engines
« on: July 24, 2012, 04:56:25 AM »
Greetings MEM-folk,

Some members seem to be posting short re-caps of their past builds so I thought I would follow suit. The five engines I have built were done so with the guidance and help from many of the members of this forum. Here's my engine history:

Numero uno:



Numero two-oh:



Numero three-oh:



Numero four-oh:



And the latest one:



And links to some videos for the above:   :Director:




Offline zeeprogrammer

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Re: Trout's Stable of Engines
« Reply #1 on: July 24, 2012, 11:14:30 AM »
I remember all of those except the last one. Beautiful work.
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Re: Trout's Stable of Engines
« Reply #2 on: July 24, 2012, 11:31:02 AM »
Where's the video of the last one???
I have seen and remember all the other ones, all great builds! :NotWorthy:

Question time!
Who is the walking servo guy??
And how many times can you throw away the same bit of brass rod!!! :ROFL:

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Re: Trout's Stable of Engines
« Reply #3 on: July 24, 2012, 12:23:29 PM »
Trout,

You have shown a perfect journey of how a complete stranger to making model engines should progress.

Starting with the basics, and working your way up.

A super collection of engines you have made there, and you are to be congratulated on how you have progressed. :AllHailTheKing:


John

Offline Dave G

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Re: Trout's Stable of Engines
« Reply #4 on: July 24, 2012, 05:23:36 PM »
Very nice group of engines Trout. Good attention to detail and beautifully made, Dave

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Re: Trout's Stable of Engines
« Reply #5 on: July 24, 2012, 06:31:58 PM »
Dennis.

A very nice and beautiful collection  :)
 :cheers:
DaveH

Troutsqueezer

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Re: Trout's Stable of Engines
« Reply #6 on: July 25, 2012, 05:21:43 AM »
Muchos gracias for the kind words, Gents.

Andrew, to answer your questions:

1) I haven't made a video of the Upshur yet. I need a roundtuit.
2) The robot is a kit from Parallax. It uses a Basic Stamp 2px24 microcontroller and is fun to write code for.
3) I would never throw away the brass rod....it's brass for heaven's sake!  ^-^

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Re: Trout's Stable of Engines
« Reply #7 on: July 26, 2012, 03:39:32 AM »

A very fine collection Dennis, you obviously have a natural talent for it.

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Re: Trout's Stable of Engines
« Reply #8 on: July 26, 2012, 03:42:16 AM »
Beautiful as usual Dennis!

keep em coming!

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Re: Trout's Stable of Engines
« Reply #9 on: July 26, 2012, 10:33:52 AM »
Dennis

I remember these engines as well. Who'd forget that bling?

Pete
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Re: Trout's Stable of Engines
« Reply #10 on: July 26, 2012, 04:50:29 PM »
Thanks guys. I'm pretty sure I don't have a natural talent for machining. I've been reading these forums too long to kid myself on that level. I would only say that with these model engines, just a very little amount of extra work or thought can add a lot to the finished product. A small amount of panache can go a long way.