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Whose engine in this first ever Mod-Up deserves the coveted Brass Machine trophy!?

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Voting closed: February 17, 2015, 10:51:43 AM

Author Topic: Pipe and Bolt Engine Mod-Up  (Read 60813 times)

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Re: Pipe and Bolt Engine Mod-Up
« Reply #200 on: February 07, 2015, 12:26:37 PM »
I got it painted, and am just finishing up a mount for it now. It definitely looks a lot better painted. Last thing to do will be to try it out on steam, and then we're done.




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Re: Pipe and Bolt Engine Mod-Up
« Reply #201 on: February 07, 2015, 12:52:56 PM »
Nice job Steve  :thumbup:

- you have the pipe boiler, so you just need to build a boat around them to finish the project  :ddb:
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Re: Pipe and Bolt Engine Mod-Up
« Reply #202 on: February 07, 2015, 01:36:32 PM »
I have a running engine  :ddb:
And here it is, there is a pause mid video where I turn the air pressure up a little.
<a href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mGWvnFKYUXs" target="_blank">http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mGWvnFKYUXs</a>
Changed the plan *again* for the valve and moutned it to the side of the flywheel shaft also changed the cam.
just need to strip it down and paint it then I will call it done too I think. May make it self supporting if I have time tomorrow.
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Re: Pipe and Bolt Engine Mod-Up
« Reply #203 on: February 07, 2015, 02:09:21 PM »
Fantastic Dwayne!!!!!

I love the valve action! A really cool engne to watch in action Also, man that is a mighty true rim, for a bent pipe flywheel! I'm watching the rim and it's running damn straight. I know If I tried bending one (and welding on spokes, too) it would be out a lot more than that.

Excellent!!! :thumbup: :thumbup: :thumbup: :thumbup: :thumbup: :clap: :clap: :clap: :clap:
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Re: Pipe and Bolt Engine Mod-Up
« Reply #204 on: February 07, 2015, 02:42:54 PM »
 :clap: :clap: :clap: what an excellent thread  :thumbup: , well done lads  :bow: :bow: :bow:

All three engines are winners and deserve a first place  :med:



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Re: Pipe and Bolt Engine Mod-Up
« Reply #205 on: February 07, 2015, 02:48:18 PM »
Dwane

I had to go back and watch the video a second time to see the excelent job that you made of bending that pipe into a round flywheel. I have to agree with Steve that you have done a mighty fine job of it.  :D :D

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Re: Pipe and Bolt Engine Mod-Up
« Reply #206 on: February 07, 2015, 05:22:37 PM »
I got it painted, and am just finishing up a mount for it now. It definitely looks a lot better painted. Last thing to do will be to try it out on steam, and then we're done.

To someone who hasn't followed this thread, they'd have no idea this was made of only pipe (and whatnot).  Wow.  Amazing job.

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Re: Pipe and Bolt Engine Mod-Up
« Reply #207 on: February 08, 2015, 05:32:47 AM »
Hi Dwayne

Well done.  That runs really well. :thumbup: :thumbup: :clap: :clap: :clap: :clap:

Thanks Rob.

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Re: Pipe and Bolt Engine Mod-Up
« Reply #208 on: February 08, 2015, 09:30:41 AM »
Thanks kindly Eric, Andrew, Rob, Sparky! :beer: :beer:  :mmr: it's been great fun working with these guys in a group. Makes me want to build bigger and more action packed engines, like the other two -- I've watched their videos again a few times now because those engines are just fun to watch.  :thumbup: :thumbup: :clap:
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Re: Pipe and Bolt Engine Mod-Up
« Reply #209 on: February 08, 2015, 02:32:13 PM »
Thank you all for the praise.
Spent the day today making mine stand on its own feet (which required a bit of balancing to stop it throwing itself around) and painting. Only had a limited choice of colours black, white and red oxide so used all 3  :lol:

I will leave it until tomorrow then put it back together and call it done. Just thought I would mention that this is my first ever engine too however I feel it shows in mine unlike Russell who seems to have taken to it like a duck to water.

Steve I have to agree its been great fun following what you and Russell have been doing and its got my creative juices flowing. Even at this late stage I am thinking of other ways I could have done things and I think I will go ahead and make another without the restrictions of this challenge.

Finally thank you for setting the challenge in the first place however I hate to think what the next ones gonna be  :coffee:

Now do we have anyone who has been quietly lurking and making their own?
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Re: Pipe and Bolt Engine Mod-Up
« Reply #210 on: February 10, 2015, 09:39:49 AM »
I am impressed with what can be accomplished with common materials and minimal tools. I sometimes think that we under estimate what can be accomplished using skilled bench work techniques. In ages past, a model engineer often had a workbench, vise, saw, files and if he were fortunate, a pillar drill. I believe that there is great value for beginners to start with only these tools before immediately leaping to the lathe or mill. Well done.

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Re: Pipe and Bolt Engine Mod-Up
« Reply #211 on: February 10, 2015, 03:27:26 PM »
<a href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=A8s9uEwYjGs" target="_blank">http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=A8s9uEwYjGs</a>
Thats it I am calling that finished.
I will make a hook for it and hang it from the roof of my workshop where it will most likely gather dust and be thrown away by my kids when I move on to the big workshop in the sky hopefully many years from now  :D
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Re: Pipe and Bolt Engine Mod-Up
« Reply #212 on: February 10, 2015, 06:24:46 PM »
 :thumbup: :thumbup: :thumbup: :thumbup: :thumbup: :clap: Gee I knda hope your kids will play with it/hook something up to it!  :dremel:  I still love the cam, nail and spring valve action. Dwayne I can see how your inlet valve operates, how does your exhaust valve work?
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Re: Pipe and Bolt Engine Mod-Up
« Reply #213 on: February 11, 2015, 03:27:01 PM »
  :Doh: I forgot to retake the picture of the valve, did take one but it was all out of focus. basically the valve in the up position opens the airway to allow it into the cylinder then as it drops to the down position it shuts off the air and a channel allows air inside the piston to vent out.
done a crude closeup the vent channel is tiny but just about visible. The hole in the top is how I did the ?rebate? to sit the rubber "o" ring to seal the airway.
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Re: Pipe and Bolt Engine Mod-Up
« Reply #214 on: February 11, 2015, 04:57:31 PM »
Hi Dwayne

I expect your children will put it on ebay as a valuable antique and make their fortunes. :lol:

Nice work. :thumbup: :clap:

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Re: Pipe and Bolt Engine Mod-Up
« Reply #215 on: February 11, 2015, 05:19:44 PM »
Hi Dwayne

I expect your children will put it on ebay as a valuable antique and make their fortunes. :lol:

Nice work. :thumbup: :clap:

Russell
:lol: I will find some 300 year old moss and secret it into the piston just to confuse the historians.  :lol:
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Re: Pipe and Bolt Engine Mod-Up
« Reply #216 on: February 12, 2015, 08:50:29 PM »
Last day, tomorrow the 13th! Anybody out there have a surprise contest engine we don't know about?

Eric, you promised a worthless prize -- have you managed to create/locate one?

Popular polling for the unfortunate winner will take place on the 15th as outlined in the extremely loose rules! Be there or be square!
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Re: Pipe and Bolt Engine Mod-Up
« Reply #217 on: February 12, 2015, 09:30:52 PM »
Not yet, but I will!

It has been waaaaaaay to cold to really get out in the shop. But I promise, the winner will receive a trophy!

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Re: Pipe and Bolt Engine Mod-Up
« Reply #218 on: February 15, 2015, 10:54:49 AM »
And the race is on, the polls are open -- who will win Shipto, or RussellT? Will Brass Machine be able to produce a worthless trophy in time? Will anyone vote at all? Two days to find out, and the clock is ticking!!!!!!!!!!

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Re: Pipe and Bolt Engine Mod-Up
« Reply #219 on: February 15, 2015, 11:04:28 AM »
Where be the tick box for your engine  Steve  :poke:    not saying I may or may not vote for your engine  :med:

Rob 

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Re: Pipe and Bolt Engine Mod-Up
« Reply #220 on: February 15, 2015, 11:11:31 AM »
Rob, I am disqualified, having started this whole contraption in motion. However if someone else proposes a mod-up in future (and I sure hope they will) I promise to fight tooth and nail for one of Eric's elegant prizes!  :ddb:
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Re: Pipe and Bolt Engine Mod-Up
« Reply #221 on: February 15, 2015, 11:26:18 AM »
I disagree Steve (in a friendly way) , just because you thought of it ,it should not disqualify you  :med:   get your  Engine on the list  :poke:

Any way you still may get zero votes  :)


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Re: Pipe and Bolt Engine Mod-Up
« Reply #222 on: February 15, 2015, 11:45:16 AM »
No sir, the rules in the first post state that this is not a possibility, and I wrote the rules!

However should you challenge us to, oh say, create a turbine from a tunafish can in one month's time, and put that to a vote, I would not say no to such insolence!  :poke:

Well, depends on what Eric comes up with for a prize.....

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Re: Pipe and Bolt Engine Mod-Up
« Reply #223 on: February 15, 2015, 11:51:53 AM »
MMM HUMBUG !  :lol: :lol:

OK , I will have a think  :scratch:

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Re: Pipe and Bolt Engine Mod-Up
« Reply #224 on: February 15, 2015, 11:59:56 AM »
OK boys.

I've got my vote in. This has been a fun one to watch.  :D

It will be interesting to see what can be thought up for the ground rules for the next build.  :lol: :lol: :lol:

Cheers  :beer:

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