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Re: Potty Over Crank Wall Engine
« Reply #325 on: August 06, 2011, 12:41:11 PM »
 :update:

With a bit of luck the over crank engine build will be published in ME in a few weeks time.

I'm keeping my fingers crossed that this will make the front cover



I've not bin idle since I finished this engine I've had a major sort out of the shed and garage, plus I've done a few small projects for my grand kids:- over hauled an old TONKA Truck and made a wheel barrow, plus done a bit of work getting a new vice up to scratch, I'll start a thread showing finished jobs. In the comming weeks we're having the house rewired, plus we'll be moving my old dad into a nursing home so we have to sort his flat out, so their won't be much activity in the shop.

But I have done a fair bit of research into a new stationary engine for later in the new year when I've got some work done on my loco:- at the moment its a toss up between a Grasshopper haulage engine and a very interesting Tripple expansion mill engine, we will see which one takes shape.

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Re: Potty Over Crank Wall Engine
« Reply #326 on: August 06, 2011, 12:53:11 PM »
It's just beutifull very nice work.  :clap: :clap: :clap:
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Re: Potty Over Crank Wall Engine
« Reply #327 on: August 06, 2011, 01:42:49 PM »
Just fabulous Stew  :thumbup:

I'll have to try and get an issue of that ME  :D

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Re: Potty Over Crank Wall Engine
« Reply #328 on: August 06, 2011, 03:10:58 PM »
Yes the current issue says the new build series will start in Issue 4411, shoul dbe in the shops in about 3 weeks. Looking forward to it second time around.

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Re: Potty Over Crank Wall Engine
« Reply #329 on: August 06, 2011, 05:23:26 PM »
That masterpiece certainly deserves to be on the front cover Stew!  :clap: :clap: :thumbup:

Good luck, with your out of shop activities......

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Re: Potty Over Crank Wall Engine
« Reply #330 on: August 06, 2011, 05:47:15 PM »
This has got to make the front cover  :bow: :bow: :bow: :drool: :drool: :drool: :drool:
Apart from looking fantastic it runs rather well
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Re: Potty Over Crank Wall Engine
« Reply #331 on: August 06, 2011, 06:39:36 PM »
Masterful work and great skill on display with this engine.  I will be going through this build again and again to pick up tips on how to do many things. :thumbup:  Thanks.

 :bow: Stew

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Re: Potty Over Crank Wall Engine
« Reply #332 on: August 06, 2011, 08:48:37 PM »
Magic job , look forward to the artical I will even buy the mag

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Re: Potty Over Crank Wall Engine
« Reply #333 on: August 08, 2011, 05:03:45 AM »
It should definitely be on the cover Stew  :bow:
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Re: Potty Over Crank Wall Engine
« Reply #334 on: August 08, 2011, 01:05:02 PM »
Cheers  chaps,

Just had the latest issue of ME and to my suprise in the next issue they are not only serializing the over crank but they are doing the elbow engine as well I sent them the article over a year ago and thought it had been spiked.

Real cuffed.

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Re: Potty Over Crank Wall Engine
« Reply #335 on: August 08, 2011, 04:15:26 PM »
A little late on this one....

Deserving Stew. Very deserving.

You do outstanding work sir!

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Re: Potty Over Crank Wall Engine
« Reply #336 on: August 09, 2011, 03:18:58 PM »
Thanks Eric

And thank you for running a great forum.

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Re: Potty Over Crank Wall Engine
« Reply #337 on: August 25, 2011, 02:30:30 AM »
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It did make the front cover.

I'm real chuffed.

 :D :D :D :D :D :D

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Re: Potty Over Crank Wall Engine
« Reply #338 on: August 25, 2011, 02:46:26 AM »
Yes it looks good, will you be getting your copy framed :D

And I'll let you off the two spelling mistakes in the text as well :)

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Re: Potty Over Crank Wall Engine
« Reply #339 on: August 25, 2011, 08:33:34 AM »
Seems it should be mounted vertically as a wall engine.   That would make ikt really stand out from all the horizontals.   :thumbup:


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Re: Potty Over Crank Wall Engine
« Reply #340 on: August 25, 2011, 03:41:45 PM »
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Yes it looks good, will you be getting your copy framed

Done    :)

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And I'll let you off the two spelling mistakes in the text as well

Only two thats darn good for me.

 :D :D :D :D

Actually they cocked up with the views they call the plan view side and the side view plan  :scratch:.

With the elbow they call fig 2 the cylinder drawing when it's really the base drawing.

But I suppose thats the way it goes with these things I know from my time in industry we spent ages checking through specs checking and rechecking but we still had some blatantly obvious mistakes creep through, when you live with something you just get blind spots.

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Seems it should be mounted vertically as a wall engine.   That would make ikt really stand out from all the horizontals.

The base was made so that I could fit a foot on it to display it vertical, and took some pics of it, but some how it just didn't look as good, in reality I think they would have mounted it to suite how they were using it.

Its easier to display horizontaly as well, vertically its not as stable.

Thanks for your interest guys

Stew



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Re: Potty Over Crank Wall Engine
« Reply #341 on: August 27, 2011, 10:24:52 AM »
Cheers  chaps,

Just had the latest issue of ME and to my suprise in the next issue they are not only serializing the over crank but they are doing the elbow engine as well I sent them the article over a year ago and thought it had been spiked.

Real cuffed.

Stew

Superb timing Stew!  :clap: :clap:

We've got a meet next weekend, and earlier, I had promised the elbow will be running, via my loud compressor.......  :D




Well done Mate!  :thumbup:

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Re: Potty Over Crank Wall Engine
« Reply #342 on: August 27, 2011, 12:42:33 PM »
Cheers Dave

I've been getting a bit of ribbing and teasing from my family, they want to know when I'm having a book signing  :D.

Then I got a phone call out of the blue from our club talk organiser asking if I do a talk on the engine at the club and the North Staffs model engineering club as well.

So now they are ribbing me about that, asking when I'm going on my lecture tour.

 :D :D :D :D :D

It all helps to keep the old mind active, and add to the fun of life.

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Re: Potty Over Crank Wall Engine
« Reply #343 on: August 27, 2011, 01:08:21 PM »
Stew.
Soon, you'll be so famous, we'll have to pay to talk to you........  :D

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Re: Potty Over Crank Wall Engine
« Reply #344 on: August 27, 2011, 01:40:09 PM »
As long as you don't go the way of your avitar and end up with a big head, thats the main thing :lol:


What issue will the popcorn engine be starting in  :thumbup:   BTW did you see "American Pickers" in teh week they found a Cretors engine & boiler.

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Re: Potty Over Crank Wall Engine
« Reply #345 on: August 27, 2011, 02:25:21 PM »
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As long as you don't go the way of your avitar and end up with a big head, thats the main thing

I don't think that will happen Jason, my family keep my feet on the ground, I'm just so pleasantly suprized at the interest this little engine has generated.

My main motivation is in some small way to get people interested in engineering and manufacturing.

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What issue will the popcorn engine be starting in     BTW did you see "American Pickers" in teh week they found a Cretors engine & boiler.

I'm not sure about the popcorn, if it comes to that it will be some time off I want to start and make some progress on my loco build first.

I'd be interested in the American Pickers I'll try googling it, I guess thats the best way to find it.

Thanks again for you interest.

Stew

PS just found out that American Pickers is a TV program I think  :scratch:, I guess they show it in the UK, I'll look out for the repeat.

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Re: Potty Over Crank Wall Engine
« Reply #346 on: August 27, 2011, 03:56:08 PM »
Its on Satalite, History chanel Sky 529 I think

http://www.history.co.uk/shows/american-pickers/about.html

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Re: Potty Over Crank Wall Engine
« Reply #347 on: August 27, 2011, 04:39:02 PM »
Thanks for the link Jason,

Unfortunatly we havn't got sky, I guess you can't get it on freeview.

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Re: Potty Over Crank Wall Engine
« Reply #348 on: August 28, 2011, 04:07:02 PM »
 :beer: :beer: Really good going Stew, and well deserved  :bow: :bow:

I know for a fact your Elbow plans are top notch  :thumbup: , and the Over Crank is definitely on my to-do list as well.

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Re: Potty Over Crank Wall Engine
« Reply #349 on: August 29, 2011, 01:41:58 AM »
Thanks for your support and encouragement Arnold.

My articles and others have come in for a little critacism over on the ME site, I'm afraid people forget that if it wasn't for people like you and I who are prepared to share our adventures there would be no Magazine and no great forums like this.

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