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Old 11-01-2012, 11:32 PM   #31
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Hi all I've been out of town for the last three weeks so I have a lot of chaching up to do . Thanks for all the intrest. Dalem9


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Old 11-02-2012, 12:36 PM   #32
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Life has kept me away from the forums for a few weeks, but I'd be in for a team build. I would vote for something on the simpler side just to give the group a better chance of success. I like a lot of Jan's designs, and am part way through his horizontal stirling. however, I think something like an Elmer's #29 might be better for a group build.

Either way, I'm with ya


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Old 11-02-2012, 02:40 PM   #33
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Hi

I've been holding off on this one to give some of the newer guys a chance to get in, as I've played in 4 of the team builds so far (one of which died out...)

Well, you new guys have had your chance... Count Me In!

I must say that I am in agreement with those who are looking for something a bit
less daunting than Jan's fine engines... they are really good, but I fear that they would be a bit to much for the team build concept.

I would sure like to go for something in a beam engine.

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Old 11-02-2012, 05:32 PM   #34
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Okay ... it appears that the group wants to move away from the Atkinson engine.

I do agree with difficulty factor, as I have said ... we could overcome those issues.
Having said that, there is one issue that does makes the MK3 not a good team build ... cost. Brian Rupnow on a similar engine spent over $150 just for the bearings, about $60 for the belt and sprockets. Other material cost and mailing could be rather expensive. Image making 8 bases and shipping them out. I'm sure some costs could be equally divided between members ... but could be major issue to overcome.

So let's move on ...

Elmer #29 looks good ...
Walking Beam .... can we get a specific model?
Other engines that were mentioned ... can we get a specific model?

With a model we can look it over and decided which one to take on...

Now who is still interested in this team build and what do you suggest (please be specific)?


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Old 11-02-2012, 07:16 PM   #35
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Im lurking and may be willing to jump in. What are the engines that are being kicked around.

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Well, the Elmer #24 is a beam engine. It is a bit plain, but perhaps part of the challenge could be to bling it up a bit.

...and I still with ya for whatever gets picked.
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Old 11-03-2012, 02:47 AM   #37
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Another good choice is Gerry's beam engine. There are a few builds here
and plans in the download section. A few of Elmer's engines have been
mentioned, like #24 and #29. These would be fine as well. I guess we
come up with a short list and choose from them.

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I'm in for the build. I would like to make some simple parts due to work. I also have tons of corian for bases. I vote for some type of beam engine.

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Old 11-04-2012, 02:21 AM   #39
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I would like to be part of the team build. Elmer's 24 or 29 or anything like them would be OK with me. Jack
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Old 11-04-2012, 04:57 PM   #40
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Some of the possible choices mentioned and their relative difficulty
(parts count and complexity)

Elmer's #24 Beam - Low

Elmer's #29 Mine - Moderate

Gerry's Beam - Highest

Also Brian Rupnow's larger beam engine - Low

There are normally members with a wide range of machining experience
on these teams, and these choices will have suitable parts for each.
Any of these will be fun and be a very nice addition to your collection.

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