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    jib crane hoist swing boom planning and constructive advice

    ...or you could make an A-Frame to put under the boom when the loads are on the big side..
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    Rudy Kouhoupt's Open Column Steam Engine - Cast & Double Size

    On the other hand, perhaps I should start modelling ruins from the Classical Age (ancient Greece & Rome). ;D ...Ved. Yep - sell them online to the wargamer/fantasy gaming crowd...
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    Unknown Generator

    You have to tell us now!
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    Rudy Kouhoupt's Open Column Steam Engine - Cast & Double Size

    Might I suggest H Greenly's engine? Much better looking... https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PHhOG2E0g0U
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    What WW2 hardware would you save?

    X craft Say no more..
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    For Sale: Books

    Shipping from where?
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    Plan drawing programs

    ...and fusion360 is free for students and hobby -type users..
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    Plan drawing programs

    I put about 6 hours into DRAFTSIGHT and realized that I was getting nowhere. Was drawing in 3d using FUSION 360 in less than 30 minutes. Not nearly competent yet and there's still much to learn.. good tutorials (for my non-plastic brain) by this guy...
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    Five Cylinder Wobbler Plans

    All well and good - what does it look like?
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    Brilliant work, excellent video..

    Cannot help but be impressed by this Gents work. One of the best I've seen Get a cup of tea , sit back and enjoy. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eb9J5a5eaWs
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    Gus...

    There's another forum???
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    A Smaller Steam Engine For A Smaller Boat

    [ I have no idea how fast the engine will need to turn to push along a boat. I have never dealt with a propeller....QUOTE] Make the diameter as big as your engine will turn and not pop through the water surface, and with a little less pitch than a paddle wheel...
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    A Smaller Steam Engine For A Smaller Boat

    Very nice work, and I'm sure you'll do a hull to match. Nice to see that engine running so slowly. Seems that so many run the guts out of miniature engines, and all you can see is a blurr.
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    Rope Making Machine Plans?

    but it IS a very interesting thing.
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