traction engine plans

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cam081

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hi every one I have just been told by my better half I am aloud to build a 4" scale traction engine. I really like the case traction engine and would like to know if there is somewhere I can get a set of plans to build one. I have been looking at a few web sites but cant find anyone selling case plans. thanks cam
 

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That's great news on planning your new engine, but watch out, there is going to be some payback. " your spending all that money on your engine, a few new dresses won't make any difference " :D

Paul.
 

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Rudy's Model Steam Tractor

By Rudy Kouhoupt
Published by Live Steam (div. of Village Press Inc.).
Rudy's Case-style traction engine project that was originally published in Popular Mechanics magazine. The drawings in this book were hand drawn by Rudy himself, and have been only gently enhanced using a modern CAD program, allowing them to retain their original craftsman's touch. Build in 3/4 scale or use as a guide to scale up a drawing. Spiralbound. 80 pages with b&w and color photos.
$24

Should be available from village press on line or your favorite VP book dealer.
tin
 

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Do you want to use castings or build from bar stock?

"Coles Power Models" offer 1" & 2" casing kits/plans. I agree with Tin, Rudy's engine is really nice & made entirely from bar stock. The book is great (As all of his are.) There is also a build log of that engine here on HMEM: http://www.homemodelenginemachinist.com/showthread.php?t=3838

It's a very well documented build log.

Good luck with your project & keep us posted.

John
 

cam081

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hi everyone thanks for the replies. to be honest I think she just like to keep me in a box and know where I am. I think I am very lucky. I am in Australia. I have looked at a few other engine casting kits but I would really like to build a bar stock engine. thanks cam
 

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