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    My 1st beam engine

    First of all, merry Christmas to all. => Very, very good looking beam engine, Russ. Adding mahogany is an interesting idea, cosmetic wise. But it prevents you from running your beam engine under steam. Anyway, waiting to seeing a video of it running on compressed air. By the way, what is...
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    Bouch's workshop - 1.5 x 3.5 horizontal steam engine

    Great thread, Bouch. This is going to be a great engine. "4 corners, neat and square" (bonus points if you get the reference!) -> Not sure to get the right reference, but it seems you're talking about "Mike Mulligan and His Steam Shovel."
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    5/8 scale Maytag model 72

    Here's the entire Youtube URL: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jJI32Fv9J0Q
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    Bouch's workshop - 1.5 x 3.5 horizontal steam engine

    FreeCAD is indeed a very interesting 3D modeler although it's still crippled with a few bugs when rendering complex parts. It lacks a dynamical assembly module. Nevertheless it's perfectly free and very promissing.
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    Philip Duclos "Odds N Ends" hit and miss engine

    Such a nice job! Because of its reservoir, it kind of reminds me of Cugnot's "Fardier", the very first steam automobile: Here's a link to the related topic in Wikipedia: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nicolas-Joseph_Cugnot
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    Building a submarine

    Hi FC4, Your project sounds great. Here's a link to a French site dealing with model submarine propeller construction. The translation is not that good but the propeller is really nice. Hope this helps! Akitene
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    Help identifying a boiler

    Good evening Bill, Very nice boiler indeed. It looks very much alike the "Trident Major", an internal flue marine boiler designed by Edgar T. Westbury.
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    Dave's Cracker Loco

    Good evening, The Cracker has been based on a Byers 0-4-0 geared loco; here's an excellent site dealign with this charming little engine: http://www.susan-parker.co.uk/susan-byers-industrial-locomotive-project.htm What's more, there are a few hints and drawings about designing a model for o...