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Old 09-14-2016, 12:59 PM   #1
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well, I finally have success with an engine. some may remember my failure a while back with a bj cicada that I never could get to run. I decided to back up and try something easier. I decided on elmers #25 wobbler. an I have success.
I learned a few neat tricks along the way, like using locktight to combine duplicate parts ( I made 2 engines) so I could cut and drill both at the same time then heat to separate. I learned that broken drill bits can easily be removed from aluminum using boiling water and alum from your spice cabinet. it disovled the bit without hurting the aluminum - that was pretty awesome.

I left the shaft a bit long so I could add a pulley later and did not angle cut the sides of the cylinder because for some reason I just don't think that looked good. I might cut a radius or round them over but I didn't like the 45deg angle cut like the plans showed so I left it square for now

I have a video, just need to figure out how to post that to. its running on about 15 psi just using a blow nozzel according to my junk regulator


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Old 09-14-2016, 01:10 PM   #2
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here is the video...I hope anyway



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Great little engine. Thanks for sharing.
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Very nice ! So rewarding to see your project finally run . Just a little reminder to loose the ring around machinery .Will save you from a lot of pain if it gets caught .
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Werowance--Congratulations!! Feels good, doesn't it. That was my first engine also. There is nothing that compares with the thrill of realizing that you have made a real, running engine.---Brian
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Old 09-19-2016, 02:59 PM   #6
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Built a base for it and ordered a Midwest boiler kit for it. Wanted to make my own boiler from scratch. I understand the type of copper and silver solder and such. But I was not comfortable making a safety valve without first having seen one. So thought it best to do a kit one firstImageUploadedByModel Engines1474297184.450669.jpg
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here is the video...I hope anyway

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M6E4EmbyHrk
Nice work... always makes you feel happy when you finish a project & it works
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Well done....clem
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Old 10-05-2016, 01:47 AM   #9
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And here it is on real steam

Not overly excited on the boiler kit but it makes steam. Was just expecting more. Really a safety valve. This one relies on the hose popping off. Which I tested and works. Bet it makes about 5 to 10 lbs only

https://youtu.be/1qJl7mwghV4
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Nice job. Runs good on steam too.


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