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  • Posted in thread: Bob Shores Pacifier Tribute on 03-27-2017 at 11:37 AM
    Awesome! What more can I say...

  • Posted in thread: Trying out metric on 03-26-2017 at 02:12 AM
    As SI units are the official 'language' of science, it's interesting to hear seminar talks from
    American scientists fluently, and intuitively, speaking in SI units. They were bought up using
    imperial ...

  • Posted in thread: Metric lathes in the US on 03-26-2017 at 02:02 AM
    Also the common small metric threads are too fine for strength in aluminum compared to number
    size NC threads. I've never tested the strength but I use M3x0.5 in aluminium all the time and
    haven't h...

  • Posted in thread: 1/5 scale Bristol Centaurus on 03-23-2017 at 01:10 AM
    Firstly, your engine is looking great. I'll be following along for sure. I apologize for the
    sideways pictures if anyone has a fix please let me know. As for your pictures, it's likely
    that you're us...

  • Posted in thread: Cogsy's Rupnow Vertical on 03-21-2017 at 06:54 AM
    I don't have the mass of the piston or conrod. The conrod would be reasonably close to the plan
    size but the piston is made from aluminium rather than cast iron that the plans state, plus the
    grooves ...

  • Posted in thread: Trying out metric on 03-21-2017 at 05:01 AM
    I know it's a super old post from a super old thread but I had to laugh at Lew Merrick's
    comments about what the SI units were based on and how they "screwed up" the calculations.
    While it's true the ...

  • Posted in thread: 1/5 scale Bristol Centaurus on 03-21-2017 at 12:56 AM
    I'll be following too. Lots of work but it can be done. Good luck!

  • Posted in thread: Cogsy's Rupnow Vertical on 03-20-2017 at 11:03 AM
    I'm finally calling my Rupnow Vertical finished so I thought I'd make a rare post (for me) in
    the Finished projects area. I abandoned the idea of mounting a fan for now and I still have to
    attach some...

  • Posted in thread: Helping with disabilities. on 03-20-2017 at 01:10 AM
    Very cool idea. I'm not aware of any similar organisation down here in Oz but I'm sure it would
    be worthwhile. Must give you a good feeling to be helping people out like that.

  • Posted in thread: Model Engine Builder magazine on 03-20-2017 at 12:49 AM
    I had contact with the magazine via email about 3 weeks ago when I bought a few back issues.
    Got a really quick response to my emailed question and fulfilled my order very promptly.

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