Elmer's nr 15 - fancy

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  1. Feb 21, 2019 #1

    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.
     
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  2. Feb 21, 2019 #2

    ZebDog

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    Congrats on your first engine, it looks like you’ve done a fine job
     
  3. Feb 23, 2019 #3

    Johno1958

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    Well done .Lovely job.
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  4. Mar 18, 2019 #4

    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.
     
  5. Mar 18, 2019 #5

    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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