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    Next build

    Hi, all. I've started my next build using these documents: Bogstandard’s “Paddleduck†Engine Plans – MachinistBlog.com So far, I've got the block plate, base plate and cylinder block started, but not finished at this stage. This is going to be a slow build, lots of small parts and and...
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    Elmer's plans

    Thanks deverett. I've been on that site quite a few times, but never saw that link to the appendix. Must be going blind in my old age. But thanks again.
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    Elmer's plans

    I've been looking at Elmer's plans to find another project for the future. I was, however, wondering what the letters in the plans stood for, eg., these plans: http://plans-for-everything.com/downloads/steam_engines/SE%20ElmerHorizontal.pdf have capital letters in circles. It would be nice to...
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    Myford S7 saddle wheel

    Nice mod. Might try something similar on the Hercus I use. The cross slide handle is a real pain.
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    A Lightweight Husky

    Lovely work. Something to aspire to.
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    First engine, even if it is only a wobbler.

    Nice engines, but to be honest, I prefer the look of your father's engine. Also, it would be an easier job to fabricate the base as I don't have any casting equipment, yet. Where would be a good place to start a new thread for this? I'm seriously thinking of doing a better job on logging the...
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    First engine, even if it is only a wobbler.

    I'd love to see your progress, bsulli81
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    First engine, even if it is only a wobbler.

    GreenTwin, I take it you've seen the magnetically sprung wobbler https://www.homemodelenginemachinist.com/threads/magnetically-sprung-wobbler.28961/ I'm thinking of trying that idea out on your engine, but I think I'll build another simple wobbler with one to see if it works. If so, then I'll...
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    First engine, even if it is only a wobbler.

    1 board foot is 2359.7372 cubic centimetres. Not sure what the metric equivalent of a bored foot would be though :)
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    First engine, even if it is only a wobbler.

    I enjoy filing, but it's hard on my hands, especially needle files, so I avoid it when I can. But it might be worth a go.
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    First engine, even if it is only a wobbler.

    Oops, I thought I hadn't posted that previous question. Sorry about that.
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    First engine, even if it is only a wobbler.

    Prefer metric to those other strange numbers, lol. I'm doing a conversion to the closest metric equivalent, hopefully they'll work. I tend to use scraps for a lot of my work, especially in wood. I can dress it to any size I want, so that's not a problem. A question though, if you don't...
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    First engine, even if it is only a wobbler.

    GreenTwin, may I ask why the inlet and exhaust ports on that engine are the shape they are? Would they also work if they were just round?
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    First engine, even if it is only a wobbler.

    Very nice engine, GreenTwin. Think I might give it a go. After I redraw it in metric ;)
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    First engine, even if it is only a wobbler.

    Thanks, minh-thanh. I'm pretty happy with it.
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    First engine, even if it is only a wobbler.

    Sorry about the quality of the video, but it's the best I can do at the moment. Anyway , I'm pretty pleased with it. Think I'll try a double acting wobbler next. Any advice on good drawings would be appreciated.
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    First engine, even if it is only a wobbler.

    Finally got the piston finished, on the fourth attempt. I can't believe it took me so many attempt to do it. The screws turned up today, but still no reamer. Anyway, thought I'd put it all together and see if it would run. AND IT DID! Talk about chuffed, but there was nobody around to...
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    First engine, even if it is only a wobbler.

    The joy of making anything is reward in itself. Making something you've never tried before is pleasure in itself. I'm looking forward to getting this little engine to run and planning my next build. The problem with hobbies like this is they tend to get addictive :).
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    First engine, even if it is only a wobbler.

    Still waiting for screws and reamer, but drilled and tapped the holes in the cylinder and engine frame. M2 screws so made tap holder to hold the tap: Then did quick fit up to see how it looks. Didn't press everything into place, so it looks somewhat odd: Still have to make the piston, base...
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    First engine, even if it is only a wobbler.

    Another day in the shed an some more parts made: Waiting on screws and reamer, so not a lot more I can do for a while. But I'm sure I'll find something to fiddle with, lol.
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