Elmer's nr 15 - fancy

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DavyD

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Hello,

Hereby I present my first engine, my version of Elmer's Fancy.

It is my first engine and it's been a very humbling lesson to me. I've had to machine almost every part twice, but it's a good lesson to take small steps and not to think "this can't be difficult" (youtube makes it seem a lot easier).

At first it lost that much air via a gap between the column and the cylinder it wouldn't start. I polished the parts with fine valve lapping paste and now it runs easily on 7-8 psi. At last it gave me a good feeling and made me smile from ear to ear.

The conclusion it I'm totally addicted to this hobby by now.

Kind regards, Davy.
 

ZebDog

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Congrats on your first engine, it looks like you’ve done a fine job
 

Johno1958

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Well done .Lovely job.
John
 

DavyD

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Thank you for the replies. It's always nice to hear some kind words (the lady doesn't like my new hobby very much).

I'm looking for a second project now, something not too difficult, but just a little set up.
Is it better to stick with some wobbler at the moment or should I go for a steam engine with real moving valves?

Thanks' Davy.
 

BillWood

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Hello,

Well done - looks snazzy !

If you want an easy moving valve that is very different from the wobbler you have just made have a look at the HMEM EZ engine.

That was my 2nd one and am looking for number 3.

Bill
 
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