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      creast replied to the thread Seal in Cat.
      Awesome work!
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      creast reacted to AlanS's post in the thread Seal in Cat with Like Like.
      Here’s a work in progress picture of test fitting a Seal Major engine in a model of a Caterpillar Sixty crawler tractor. This is not the...
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      creast replied to the thread 1/4 scale Anzani Fan Engine.
      Today was taken up mainly with the weekly food shop but I did get a couple of hours in the workshop so I knocked up a mould in Petrobond...
      • Rear cover -cast.jpg
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      creast replied to the thread 1/4 scale Anzani Fan Engine.
      Not much progress to date as I am waiting a delivery of fresh bar stock so in the meantime I machined the flywheels to accept the...
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      • rear cover.jpg
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      creast reacted to GreenTwin's post in the thread 1/4 scale Anzani Fan Engine with Like Like.
      That is fabulous ! Very nice castings. Especially impressive as 1st iron casting attempt. No going back to aluminum now. .
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      creast reacted to 100model's post in the thread 1/4 scale Anzani Fan Engine with Like Like.
      Nice looking iron castings and they look great after machining.
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      creast replied to the thread 1/4 scale Anzani Fan Engine.
      I managed a couple of hours in the shop and did the turning part of the cast iron flywheels. Breaking off the sprue revealed a nice even...
      • Machining flywheel.jpg
      • Flywheel pair.jpg
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      creast replied to the thread 1/4 scale Anzani Fan Engine.
      I have a few appointments tomorrow but hopefully will get some time to try machining one. Cheers
    • creast
      creast replied to the thread 1/4 scale Anzani Fan Engine.
      Thanks Pat I am running a standard Danfoss nozzle via my home made gear pump. I did add ferrosilicon slightly above the 1:800 ratio I...
    • creast
      creast replied to the thread 1/4 scale Anzani Fan Engine.
      After having a week off on vacation I got back into the workshop. I decided to bite the bullet and try my first go at casting iron using...
      • Flywheels.jpg
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      creast replied to the thread 1/4 scale Anzani Fan Engine.
      Thanks Pat, It has not been an easy ride for sure having made 3 rear casings and two front so I have to be careful how I work on this...
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      creast replied to the thread 1/4 scale Anzani Fan Engine.
      Today I managed to squeeze a three hour session in the workshop and managed to bore out the cylinder mounts which was very tedious...
      • Boring case.jpg
      • Bored cases.jpg
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      creast replied to the thread 1/4 scale Anzani Fan Engine.
      Thanks Peter. I did my best to achieve that using a snug fitting dowel rod from the spindle nose. I don't have sophisticated measuring...
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      creast replied to the thread 1/4 scale Anzani Fan Engine.
      Hi Ollie, Thanks for the kind comments but I think it looks better in the photos than in the eye :) This is not quite a radial but a...
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      creast replied to the thread 1/4 scale Anzani Fan Engine.
      Boring the rear casing whilst locating from the nose bore went without a glitch and the assembly was transferred to the mill to face off...
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      • Crankcase-rear.jpg
      • Crankcase fr.jpg
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