Hello from Bavaria

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  1. Feb 6, 2018 #1

    rweber

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    Hello Folks,

    I want to say hello to you. Not too early after reading this forum for several years :)

    I'm 45 years old, but I came to Model Engine Building at the age of about 12 years when my father started to build his own. At that time we often were at Deutsches Museum Munich. They had (and still have!) a great flight engine exhibition. And there was a book store where my father bought a book named "Das grosse Modell-Motorenbuch". The author of this book sold plans of various model engines. Single Cylinger, Radial, Wankel, etc. But these plans had sometimes errors in them which makes the build process frustrating. After building different engines with those not-so-perfect-plans he came to the conclusion that it would be easier to desgin the engines by himself. Since that time I have more or less attended him when he was bulding his engines. I learned so much from him about metal working and -properties and late and mill work and so on. Now he is retired, but he is still busy building the engines.

    About three years ago I thought about building my own engine. But, which one? I was always fascinated from the rotary engines I've seen at the museum since I was a litte boy. So, it was clear to me, It must be a rotary engine! I know, very ambitious for the first project. Searching the internet leads me to this thread where Stephen presented his Gnome Monosoupape. He also sold the plans, perfect. The build process itself took nearly two years, there is still a life outside the workshop. Based on that excellent plans and with great support of my father I was able to finish the project successfully. If someone is interrested, I have two short videos which shows some pictures of the build process. In the middle of the second part you can see it running. Unfortunately the audio quality is poor, in real life the engine has a great sound.

    [ame="https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sJOPd_MhMeE"]Video part 1[/ame]
    [ame="https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NcBUZYfhaN4"]Video part 2[/ame]

    Regards,
    Robert

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  2. Feb 6, 2018 #2

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    Welcome rweber,

    I am very impressed by your radial engine. It is beautiful and I especially like the propeller. Everything is so very detailed.

    I hope you like it here.

    --ShopShoe
     
  3. Feb 6, 2018 #3

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    Welcome to the club. That's a superb looking engine.
     
  4. Feb 7, 2018 #4

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    Absolutely beautiful. Congratulations, its a nice runner!
     
  5. Feb 7, 2018 #5

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    Welcome Peter lovely engine. Quite an accomplishment for a first build.
     
  6. Feb 7, 2018 #6

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    Nice engine and great workmanship, well done
     
  7. Feb 8, 2018 #7

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    I think the builders name (rweber) is Robert.
    Just so that I don't get false credit LOL
     
  8. Feb 8, 2018 #8

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    Sorry Robert. Trying to do too many things at once. Either that or just age related. A warm welcome to you.
     
  9. Feb 8, 2018 #9

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    No problem ;-)
     
  10. Feb 9, 2018 #10

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    We are not far from each other. I am in Kärnten, Österreich.
    I like very much your motor, It is both a good worker and a not so oft seen prototype.
    For myself I have moved away from Damplokomotiven and would like to build the Maybach HL108 V12.
    But to find technical details is dificult.
    Best wishes from Austria and Russell
     
  11. Sep 21, 2018 #11

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    Very nice looking radial and welcome to the board.
     
  12. Oct 22, 2018 #12

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    It's a beautiful, real masterpiece. (echte Bayor-Kreativität)

    Grüße aus Ungarn
     
  13. Oct 24, 2018 #13

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    So nice what can I say Can I ask where you found the plains ?
     
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    arr I see I should of read more carefully
     
  15. Oct 24, 2018 #15

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    Welcome Robert. Really impressed with your work.
    Rick
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