2 cylinder for a side wheeler

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  1. Sep 15, 2009 #41

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    of course - the same to me.
    but what should i tell if anyone ask me: what have you done :-(

    anytime has the time come to do ... :)

    The plan is one of E.T. Westbury, published in 1955

    i will upload the plan to my server - i don't find the place where i found it ...

    my machines are a very customized cnc-lathe (original 4x15 - now 7x22) and a mill sized a little bit more than a Sieg X3 - very customized too.
    and few small tools like band saw, TIG-welder, drill, ...

    now i will have to sell one of the machines ...
    (to get some bucks for material - a boat has to come :) )

    Frank
     
  2. Sep 15, 2009 #42

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    Very nice, with the performance in the second video you could make the worlds first drag racing paddle boat.
    -B-
     
  3. Sep 16, 2009 #43

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    Hi Jimmybondi - When I look at the photos of these engines I feel like throwing in the towel. My workmanship will NEVER be anywhere close to this. You are truly a MASTER MACHINIST! I love looking at the various projects on this website, namely HMEM. - Billmc P.S. I am still going to try to build something.
     
  4. Sep 16, 2009 #44

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    thanks to all for that laurels (?)

    it's very nice to get some tribute for something that is my fascination and my hobby :)

    but here is the link to the original plan of the engine.
    i will hold it there for 2 weeks (hope its right for you)

    http://irc.global-radio.ch/JimmyBondi/Diagonal/2C_paddle.pdf


    Frank
     
  5. Sep 16, 2009 #45

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    Hi Jimmy, Ive searched and searched in teh download section and the plans section but perhaps Im not having 'a girls look', do you , or anyone, have a link to the plans or reference material for this engine?

    I must admit that Im becoming very very interested in the sort of work all you guys do here.....

    A couple of years ago I took a ride on the paddle steamer Pevensey out of Port Echuca in Victoria Australia. A beautiful old girl well over 100 years old and lovingly refurbished.... by weeks end I had a set of plans for a scale model Pevensey at 1500mm in length.... I am(was??) researching brushless motors and ESC's...... but after reading this build thread.... I can feel hairs rising on the back of my neck.... suddenly building the model is seeming like the 'easy' part of the project.....

    Im an experienced lathe and mill operator and this engien is absolutely gorgeous.... I think Im in trouble..... castings look like being on the menu....

    help here would be appreciated... Rob
     
  6. Sep 16, 2009 #46

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    Hi Rob,

    see my last post - there's a link for the plan :)


    and you have planned to put what into your boat ?
    oh my satan :)

    Frank
     
  7. Sep 16, 2009 #47

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    Thanks Frank, I can only say how much I have enjoyed your thread wrtie up. Your finished product quality is almost beyond comprehension... thank you for sharing.....


    Rob
     
  8. Sep 16, 2009 #48

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    Frank, you've done a beautiful job on this engine! It runs great, too, (thanks for the video).
    I may have missed it somewhere, but did you use castings for the cylinders, or machine them from solid stock?

    Thanks for sharing your build!

    Dean
     
  9. Sep 16, 2009 #49

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    Hi Dean,

    machined out of a block of cast iron:

    [​IMG]

    Frank
     
  10. Sep 16, 2009 #50

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    Thank you, Frank.

    And, Aloha from North Idaho!

    :)

    Dean
     
  11. Sep 17, 2009 #51

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    Frank Frank....relax...I have seen the light (and it come from a firebox......). As an aside Gretl cant say that Ive picked yet another project... as this is simply a continuation of an existing one...right????
     
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    What a great paddlewheel engine you're making. Work is outstanding.

    I have an old casting kit for the M E Undertype that you have pictured on your avatar.

    Any chance seeing additional pictures of it?

    Al
     

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