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Re: Robinson Hot Air Engine.
« Reply #175 on: May 15, 2011, 10:41:38 AM »
Nice  :clap: :clap:
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Re: Robinson Hot Air Engine.
« Reply #176 on: May 15, 2011, 11:52:13 AM »
Well done Dave a sweet runner  :thumbup: :clap: :clap: :clap: :clap: :clap: :thumbup:

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Re: Robinson Hot Air Engine.
« Reply #177 on: May 15, 2011, 12:10:29 PM »
 :bow:  :bow:  :bow:

It's a good 'un ....  :thumbup:

Not before time though, ... been holding my breath on this one. Turning blue in the face here ...

Well worth the wait.

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Re: Robinson Hot Air Engine.
« Reply #178 on: May 15, 2011, 12:15:12 PM »
Thanks Chaps!  :thumbup:

Dave. You should know me by now...... Occasionally, round tuits and orphans get in the way.......  :D

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Re: Robinson Hot Air Engine.
« Reply #179 on: May 15, 2011, 12:53:54 PM »
David,

My anal sphincter has been twitching, ever since that piston had been made, just in case I had made a booboo somewhere.

It now looks to be OK then, so I can stop sweating.

What a lovely running engine, now that you have waved your magic fingers over it, and finally brought it back from the dead. :bow: :bow: :med: :med:


Wonderful job and write up, thanks for the experience. :clap: :clap:  :thumbup: :thumbup:


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Re: Robinson Hot Air Engine.
« Reply #180 on: May 15, 2011, 03:00:46 PM »
 :ddb: :ddb: :ddb: :ddb: :ddb: :ddb:  Nice one David  :D :D :D :thumbup:


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Re: Robinson Hot Air Engine.
« Reply #181 on: May 15, 2011, 03:12:20 PM »
Nice one David  :thumbup: - runs like a Champ   :clap: :clap: :clap:; Well done indeed!

 :offtopic:  What kind of bird was that singing in the background on the video? - Had my parrot sitting with me while looking at the vid and he started by imitating the engine; he does that, but when the bird started to tweet he went quiet and just sat there listening...  I have a hunch he'll be practising it : ) - and it's a really nice bird call : )

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Re: Robinson Hot Air Engine.
« Reply #182 on: May 15, 2011, 03:41:17 PM »
Thanks for kind words Chaps..... And all your help and encouragement throughout this saga!   :thumbup:

Arnold, that is one of the 5 or so, male blackbirds, who compete for territory and females at this time of year. One of them is singing his socks off, on my chimney at the moment......
They all sing beautifully...... Each with his own repertoire.  :)

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Re: Robinson Hot Air Engine.
« Reply #183 on: May 15, 2011, 03:59:32 PM »
"Short little prayer"...
Must have had something to do with a lot of work too, David.  Look at that!  A fine runner!
Congrats!

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Re: Robinson Hot Air Engine.
« Reply #184 on: May 15, 2011, 04:11:14 PM »
What a nice noise it makes :D :D :) :)
Well done :bow: :bow:
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Re: Robinson Hot Air Engine.
« Reply #185 on: May 17, 2011, 03:51:22 AM »
"Getting Down and Dirty with Mrs. Robinson"....... The finale.

This is the last instalment of this long saga.....

Her present condition is now as I hoped it would be, when she came to me as an orphan, almost 9 months ago.....  ::)



She ran faultlessly yesterday, for almost an hour.......  :D






Work left to do, is mostly cosmetic. Replace temporary link pins. Mend broken foot. Sort speed control screw. Tidy up castings, and paint.

Oh! And replace lathe motor, which hasn't been happy since machining the 2lb weight into a displacer sleeve.
When standing idle yesterday, it suddenly started up! Full revs, in reverse! Then stopped with a big flash/ pop!   :palm:

Sigh .... There's allus summat needing attention......  :bang:

Thanks, to everyone, for all your great help and support. More of similar to come, in the future. :thumbup:
(Incidentally, hasn't anyone spotted the latest little waif, in the last video)?  :scratch:

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Re: Robinson Hot Air Engine.
« Reply #186 on: May 17, 2011, 04:18:33 AM »
looks good Dave been following your re build,
sorry to hear about lathe what motor was it.?

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Re: Robinson Hot Air Engine.
« Reply #187 on: May 17, 2011, 04:59:15 AM »
Nice rebuild  :clap: :clap: :thumbup:
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Re: Robinson Hot Air Engine.
« Reply #188 on: May 17, 2011, 06:13:24 PM »
Now fully "aquafied" and running beautifully well.  I love how calmly it seems to run.  Fun to watch!
Again, good job David!
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Re: Robinson Hot Air Engine.
« Reply #189 on: May 18, 2011, 10:08:29 PM »
Well done David, :clap: she sounds devine....was that a brassy robinson sister in the back ground in your last vid ? :bugeye:
 
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