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Discussion in 'A Work In Progress' started by gg89220, Jan 4, 2019.
Great !! waiting to see it running.
Very nice work, and thanks for the video. This sort of thing is inspiring!
here is the video
I really wish the company that makes this would ship to the US. I'd buy a kit in a heartbeat.
I was stationed in Mannheim, Germany and I've seen the one in the museum there. I wish I could even get the plans for it. I can understand enough German (I think) to make one. I contacted the company and they won't sell just the plans. -Sigh.
salve vedi www.ts-modelldampfmaschinen.de/shopping in Germany saluti da Antonio Italy.
kit motor to be machined 270€
They ship to USA. I wrote to them in English and they replied in German. Used the google translator to translate the message. It takes about 3 to 4 weeks once the order is placed to make it ready. I ordered the full kit with accessory package. The cost is Euro 470 shipped to GA, USA. You pay once the kit is ready. The payment is through a direct bank transfer. They don't accept PayPal. The replies were very prompt and courteous. The web page can be viewed in English using the google translator tools.
I bought the castings a couple of months ago. I had to wait a while for them as he was out of stock but as you said very courteous and responded promptly to emails.
While I have been reorganising the workshop and waiting for tooling I have checked the drawings and castings. I found are a couple of errors on the plans so far but nothing that would cause major problems in manufacture.
Also if you intend to make an accurate scale model of the car as I do, then these plans show the bevel gears reversed from the engine shown in the videos in post 3 and post 25 which are as per the original. I think this has been done to utilise a standard gear set. In these plans the gear is shown next to the pulley facing away from it. There will be a bit of modding to do to the mounting plate and associated parts or to the bevel gear. I haven't got round to checking these yet. Also the crank should be extended a bit to reach the lower support bearing if putting the engine in a car.
OK... I've got a thought. If I were to arrange the purchase of five engines to be shipped to the US, would there be sufficient interest to justify this? I am guessing that the cost would be between $450 and $500 when all is said and done (tariffs, shipping, etc), excluding shipping within the US itself to people interested in the engine.
If there is no interest, then I won't pursue it.
Well, that was fast... Apparently I didn't see the message about them shipping to the US. But, I guess the question changes to... I might be able to reduce the cost of shipping by aggregating the expense across the pond. Or... perhaps it isn't worth the effort.
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