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Offline Alan Haisley

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By popular? demand - a first engine project
« on: May 20, 2009, 02:05:21 PM »
Well, having introduced myself, I apparently can't avoid showing



to the crowd. Although it is crude, I'm still proud that I was able to understand the concepts of this kind of engine and was actually able to make the parts fit well enough to work.

I thought I was being clever using flat head screws to hold brass plates to both the column as well as the cylinder so that when I fouled the timing I wouldn't have to remake everything to try again; then the darned thing went and ran first time.

Alan

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Re: By popular? demand - a first engine project
« Reply #1 on: May 20, 2009, 02:58:14 PM »
Wobblers are a marvelous little thing, aren't they Alan?

I.K. Brunell had the same basic idea as yourself, but he made his a twin cylinder, 8ft bore with a 14ft stroke, to go into a ship, but still the same principle as yours. And it worked well, just like yours.

Is it a case of great minds thinking alike?

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Re: By popular? demand - a first engine project
« Reply #2 on: May 20, 2009, 03:26:14 PM »
That looks like a little engine that does   :)


It's nice to think of something and make it. It doesn't matter how many have made similar in the past..... You made this one  :thumbup: (as said by many of us in the past, there is a great feeling of pride when your first model works  :beer: )


Now I may get a  :wack: for this but.... I don't suppose you have video facility Alan?  (I asked nicely.... No demanding)

It's just nice to see a runner running  :thumbup:





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Re: By popular? demand - a first engine project
« Reply #3 on: May 20, 2009, 03:41:08 PM »
Well done that Man
 
 :clap: :clap: :clap: :clap: :clap:

Little engines are great fun to run and build  :thumbup:

You've got to think of your next project now  :proj:

Just have fun with it  :nrocks:

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Re: By popular? demand - a first engine project
« Reply #4 on: May 20, 2009, 06:25:40 PM »
Although it is crude,

It looks good and it runs, nothing crude about that  :bow:

Well done ............ and thanks for popping in and sharing   ............. welcome aboard.

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Re: By popular? demand - a first engine project
« Reply #5 on: May 20, 2009, 08:00:21 PM »
I have not as yet made a little engine and I am constantly in awe of those who have and make one that works!   :bow:

Great job! :beer:
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Re: By popular? demand - a first engine project
« Reply #6 on: May 20, 2009, 10:35:05 PM »
Well it looks like all our overseas cousins and one long distant cousin have chimed in to give you kudos for a job well done.  :clap:  :clap:

Nice feeling having that first time engine turn over isn't it?   :ddb:

Nothing crude about that engine from what I can see. And even if it is the next one will turn out better and the third even better and so on. Before long you'll be an expert on these little engines.

Glad you took the time to post a picture. Thanks.

Now get on with the next project. Take plenty of pics too.

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Re: By popular? demand - a first engine project
« Reply #7 on: May 21, 2009, 02:27:08 AM »
Well done Alan!  :thumbup:

Great forward thinking, with the plates & screws.....  :clap:

Great engineering, they weren`t needed!  :headbang:

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Re: By popular? demand - a first engine project
« Reply #8 on: May 21, 2009, 07:30:17 AM »
Very Cool!

Neat mounting of the cylinder!
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Re: By popular? demand - a first engine project
« Reply #9 on: July 21, 2009, 07:32:08 AM »
Well done Alan, oscillators are fantastic, I love seeing them on here because it's what most people start out with and every time I see one I get some of that feeling of seeing my first engine run coming back!  :ddb:

 As Stew said, :proj: will definitely strike now!

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Re: By popular? demand - a first engine project
« Reply #10 on: July 21, 2009, 12:18:43 PM »
Crude? naw!  Its a runner, doesn't matter if its rubbing two sticks together or splitting atoms, both make fire. The latter is not possible without knowledge of the first.

There are some who were working metal when Noah was roaming the oceans, others like me, just got off the bus. Taking an idea and getting it to bear fruit is the adventure.

What you have planned next?

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Re: By popular? demand - a first engine project
« Reply #11 on: July 21, 2009, 12:25:11 PM »
Good job Alan.

It isn't as crude as you think. I realize we are all more critical of our own work than others. It is a good job!

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Re: By popular? demand - a first engine project
« Reply #12 on: July 21, 2009, 01:20:30 PM »
It runs.  That puts you in a club more exclusive than you think.  How many other people do you know (outside of forums like this) that make stuff?
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Re: By popular? demand - a first engine project
« Reply #13 on: July 21, 2009, 01:23:49 PM »
How many other people do you know (outside of forums like this) that make stuff?

There's a message in there somewhere..... :lol:
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Re: By popular? demand - a first engine project
« Reply #14 on: August 22, 2009, 09:19:58 PM »
great looking engine, and you should be very proud of it  :clap: :clap:

you started the engine build and you worked on it till it was done.................allot of engines never get finished.

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