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  1. cfellows

    Maudslay Brass Steam Engine Drawings

    Many thanks to John Mcclelland for producing these detail drawings of my Maudslay steam engine. He took the initiative to forge ahead using just pictures and a scattering of support files. Other than answering a few questions, very little help was required from me. Thanks again, John, for the...
  2. cfellows

    Health Update

    I know I don't visit this forum very often, but a lot of you are familiar with stuff I've done and contributed in the past. I consider all of you friends and thought it perhaps relevant to let you know what's going on in my life. Not looking for sympathy or even condolences, just providing...
  3. cfellows

    Arduino Rotary Table for Dummies

    You're welcome, Chuck. I guess I just like to show off... :)
  4. cfellows

    Arduino Rotary Table for Dummies

    The attached file contains the arduino sketch I wrote for my dividing head. The math algorithm is written to assure that the 0 (zero) location always winds up at the same point of rotation. As it moves, it recalculates the position from zero so no matter how many times it goes around or back...
  5. cfellows

    Air powered Hit and Miss Engine

    Beautiful job on that engine. Thanks for mentioning my name. It's great that you got the governor added. I never got that far on my original engine. Chuck
  6. cfellows

    Maudslay Model oscillating steam engine

    Thanks, Chuck. I first saw a small sketch of this engine in a model steam engine book I bought at the Kewbridge museum in London probably 30 years ago. https://www.homemodelenginemachinist.com/threads/henry-maudslay-steam-engine.1109/ For many years I looked for other examples of the engine...
  7. cfellows

    Maudslay Model Double Acting Oscillating Steam Engine

    I'm learning how to create drawings in Fusion 360, so thought I would start posting drawings of the Maudslay model steam engine I just finished. The first part I made was the cylinder, so I thought I would start with a drawing for that. Let me know if I've missed something or am doing...
  8. cfellows

    Maudslay Model oscillating steam engine

    Thanks. The frame was assembled from individual parts. The feet, circle patterned brass insert, and top bridge connector were CNC cut. The sides of each frame are 1/4" brass tubing. All the frame parts were soldered together and fastened to the brass base plate with screws from the bottom.
  9. cfellows

    Lapping Brass

    I posted a video of the completed engine over in the Finished Engine section https://www.homemodelenginemachinist.com/threads/maudslay-model-oscillating-steam-engine.30447/
  10. cfellows

    Maudslay Model oscillating steam engine

    Here's a video of my completed Maudslay oscillating steam engine. Lapping the rotary valve to valve block took fixed the last of the air leaks, so now the exhaust is about the only air that is audible. Chuck
  11. cfellows

    Lapping Brass

    I wanted to follow up and let folks know how this turned out. First, let me say, at the end of the day, I wasn't feeling very confident about my results. I simply had no good way to measure my results. But, when I assembled the engine and hooked up the air, I was delighted with the results...
  12. cfellows

    Lapping Brass

    Thanks, everyone, for the informative responses. First, a picture of the cylinder with the valve block at the bottom... And a picture of the valve block with the valve and linkage assembly in place... Drawing of the valve block and (old valve)... And a picture of the engine nearly...
  13. cfellows

    Lapping Brass

    I'm building a small, double acting steam engine modeled after a design by Henry Maudslay. The engine uses a 3/8" diameter, 5/8" long stainless steel rotary valve which rotates inside a brass valve block. To reduce air leakage, I am trying to lap the valve bore in the brass valve block and...
  14. cfellows

    PhotoBucket Pictures

    For what it's worth, I have subscribed to a paid account with PhotoBucket so pictures I've posted on all my previous build threads should now be visible. If anyone has problems seeing any of the pictures, please me know so I can take it up with PhotoBucket. Thx... Chuck
  15. cfellows

    Fuel injection for model diesels, how can it be done?

    This fellow has built several very small diesel engines. I know the basic configuration of his injectors, but how he gets the right fit is a bit of a mystery... https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oZlxQDWvmoY Chuck
  16. cfellows

    Quarter Scale Merlin V-12

    Congratulations, Terry. Great to hear it running. I look forward to seeing the engine in person when you're ready to show it off! Chuck
  17. cfellows

    Electronic Dividing Head using the Arduino

    Thanks for posting, Shopshoe. It's great to see folks getting some good out of this thread. Chuck
  18. cfellows

    Electronic Dividing Head using the Arduino

    Thanks for all the comments, folks. Very rewarding to see people are able to use the results of some of my work. It would be interesting to know just how many people have built a dividing head based on my software. For me, it was all in fun in developing a real world application for the...
  19. cfellows

    Electronic Dividing Head using the Arduino

    I think my positioning algorithm is accurate because I recalculate the position from zero (home) each time the forward or reverse button is pushed, rather than use an incremental number of motor steps. This takes care of proper rounding and always assures that you wind up at the right position...
  20. cfellows

    Quarter Scale Merlin V-12

    Words fail me Terry. That is among the finest pieces of model engine workmanship I have ever seen. I honestly don't understand how you do it. Chuck
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