Originally Posted by metalmad
This plan set looks like it needs a bit of work, why dont we get Ausdier to post his detailed workshop drawings for this Engine??
seems to me a very common problem in TBs that the blueprints are not complete, lack some dimensions or even contain errors.
The downloads section contains a lot of nice plans, fantastic and inspiring. The sad thing about it is when I took a closer look at several plan sets, I found a lot of these errors.
A team build might look like a good start in model engine building for someone like me new to model engines (I'm no novice to metalworking), but doing a team built with incomplete plans scares me.
Especially in a team built parts are to be made hundreds or thousands of kilometres apart and this calls for very detailed plans, as far as possible free of errors and omissions.
In commercial machinery fabrication drawings for parts that are manufactured by another company are usual very exact made, with tolerances for nearly everything. Goal is to avoid any doubts about dimensions, tolerances, geometrical tolerances and surface finishes.
If You fabricate something in Your shop, its no big deal if something is missing, but if fabrication is scattered in 10 shops specifations for every part should be clear.
This problem is one reason I'm not really willing to join a team built now. Nevertheless I hope to read about progress of Your team built.