Elmer' #33 - Yet another mill engine - DONE

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Philjoe5

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Great job Stan, I'll look for it at Cabin Fever. The video was the best

Cheers,
Phil
 

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Great engine and great video.
The best thing about calling an engine finished is you can start a new one without a guilt feeling.
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Well,Gail
My record is intact. I have no unfinished engines. I've begun to look at the 4 plan sets on my list. Have to make a decision.
 

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Very nice Stan, you certainly know how to make an interesting video, well done.

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Very nice build and video. Why is it that I look at gas engines running for only a few minutes, but steam engines going at a snails pace I could watch for days?
 

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I think it's all of the visible moving parts on steam engines. The bonus is when they run slowly enough to see those parts in action. My two favorites that I've built are the grasshopper and the cross twin. Both have lots of moving parts. My least favorite is the 3 cylinder radial. It didn't look like it was running at all until I put a propeller on it.
 

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I'm also keen on the slow running engines, too fast and they're just a blur. I'm also not keen on putting a lot of pressure in an engine when running on air. If they need a lot of pressure to run, there is too much friction somewhere that needs to be rectified.

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Paul
Agree on that. Unless the timing is totally off, throwing enough pressure at it will run most anything. It seems lithe each engine I've done required less pressure than the last. I've had this one running for a few hours and down to about 5 lbs
 

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Stan, that is a beauty! You've got several interesting embellishments that personalize it quite nicely. I found myself pausing the video repeatedly to see some of your details and setups. One spot where I had a question was between 1:06 and 1:10 where you show a row of what looks to be brass screws set into a piece of aluminum. I didn't notice that detail in the finished video. Can you tell me what and where that is featured?

You have definitely provided a nice nudge to get back on mine. Does an engine count as unfinished if you haven't started another?

Thayer
 

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An absolute masterpiece Stan. Well done
 

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Excellent job as usual Stan. Once more, I learned quite a bit.

The video was excellent ... what was the music?

Cheers

Tom
 

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Another nice engine , Stan. Are you going to get a trailer to carry them all?:D I'm looking forward to Cabin Fever Expo- see you all there!
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Thank you, gentlemen
The music is royalty- free from this site
http://incompetech.com/music/royalty-free/

YouTube has gotten much more active in blocking copyrighted works (as they should). Someone used their time and creative talent, so using copy-written works is a no-no. There are many royalty-free (for non-commercial use) sites.
YouTube also has royalty-free music available.


Scott
Good to see you without breakfast on the table ( not that there's anything wrong with breakfast). I have a great book for you
"The American Machine Tool Industry: Its History, Growth and Decline". I'll bring it to CF
 

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Thayer
I'm pretty sure an engine can't be classified as unfinished if you haven't started a new one. However, if the last time you worked on it was 1997, all bets are off.

I think what you were referring to was the fixture to cut a dozen 2-56 screws to length. Look in this post of the build log

http://www.homemodelenginemachinist.com/f31/elmers-33-yet-another-mill-engine-22634/index4.html
Indeed, that is the object in question. Apparently I haven't been keeping up on your build thread either!

Well, it certainly hasn't been 27 years since I made a part for mine, so I will consider it still current!

Thanks for the reprieve.

Thayer
 

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Indeed, that is the object in question. Apparently I haven't been keeping up on your build thread either!

Well, it certainly hasn't been 27 years since I made a part for mine, so I will consider it still current!

Thanks for the reprieve.

Thayer
Now I dont feel so bad about not having my webster finished yet....
 

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I'm still working on my Gade, Farm Boy, Stirling Engine, Upshur Vertical, Flame Eater, several Phil Duclos engines, and other assorted shop projects. One of these days I may finish something! I sure do enjoy talking about them though!
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