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Old 01-01-2009, 07:36 PM   #71
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Old 01-03-2009, 01:53 AM   #72
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Hi everyone, My name is Scott 41yrs, and I have also been lurking and reading through the posts. Have been a mechanic for past 20+ years and I like to tinker and have always wanted to get into the machine trades. I have access to my father in-laws shop, and his machining experience. Have already found some great info on the site, and the ability of its members is inspiring. Scott.


 
 
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Old 01-03-2009, 02:58 AM   #73
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Old 01-21-2009, 05:42 PM   #74
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This is a newbie intoduction.

I am an old retired (or retarded ) codger. When I was younger I had a unimat bought in the mid sixties that I used for fun. I lost it in a fire in the nineties. I replqced it with a mini lathe bought through the mail.Then a year later aquired an ancient Logan.
When I went to work for my brother in a tractor repair shop, I bought a 13X40 lathe and a chinese made bridgeport type mill and taught myself to use them. I spent some time making tooling, jigs, and vises to assist me and learn to use the tools. Then I began to actually use them to make a living.
One of the first toys I made was a 4 cylinder steam or air engine with 9 moving parts.
It is of the oscillating type design and works well. I had no plans or pictures. I just dreamed it up and made it, creating jigs to make duplicate parts as I went along.
I call it the wiggler for obvious reasons.
I have recently finished a two cylinder engine, double acting, with crank throws 90 degrees apart. It uses sliding valve box like a locomotive. Again, I had no plans or pictures. I just took pieces of metal and cut away anything that did not look like a steam engine part. Lacking a boiler, I took it out to the garage and plugged in the air compressor. I was delighted to see it work on the first try. I guess I got the valve timing correct.
As I learn how to use this site, I will post photos and hopefully video of these toy engines.
BTW any hints on how to post photos or video would be welcome.

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Old 01-21-2009, 05:44 PM   #75
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Phelonius,

Welcome to our forum.

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Old 01-21-2009, 11:24 PM   #77
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Hi Phelonius
A warm welcome to you.
First rule of posting here It is illegal to tell us about legendary sounding engines and not show pictures, Also workshop pictures are considered a "nicety"
seriously a very warm welcome to you, please enjoy your stay with us.

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Old 01-27-2009, 04:02 AM   #78
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Well out of the woodwork glad to be here and glad to be learning some new stuff...will be leaning on you guy's for help, when the weather warms up a bit.

For a little more info on me go here http://www.homemodelenginemachinist....?topic=3861.15 near the bottom of the page.

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Old 04-11-2009, 06:55 PM   #80
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Hello All,
Just a short intro. I am Todd Snouffer, facilities engineer by day,
mechanical engineer, amateur machinist by night. My wife, Joy, and I
founded Littlelocos Model Engineering (www.LITTLELOCOS.com) about
5 or 6 years ago as an extension to my passion for model engineering.

I work in 3D solids using TurboCAD Pro and have produced and published
two engines -- a 3-cylinder 0.7ci Radial dubbed "Pip" and a 1-cylinder 0.25ci
sidevalve named "Puck". My current project is yet unnamed, but is a
freelance, barstock Hit and Miss engine (7/8 bore, 1-1/8 stroke, 4-1/4 flywheels).
I hope to have a running prototype and plans sets available by the Mid-Ohio show
in October or at Cabin Fever in January.

Hopefully, I can be of help with the group.

Sincerely,
Todd.

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