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Offline flyingtractors1

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What's it-- model solenoid engine
« on: April 08, 2012, 12:39:58 PM »
This is my most recent engine.  I didn't know for sure what it was going to be when I started, and it became a beam finger treddle engine,   I documented some build photos and will try to organize and get them posted.  Ralph









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Here it is in operation.



But I couldn't leave it at that, so decided to power it up. Steam / air power were considered, and it went on from there.  The next post will show it as it resulted.

Ralph

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Re: What's it-- model solenoid engine
« Reply #1 on: April 08, 2012, 01:09:26 PM »
Hi Ralph,

Looks like my reply to your other post was a bit out of sync!  :lol:


A very neat build. A lot of component construction involved in this one.

That's something I'm going to have to work on myself... It takes me ages to realise I can actually make the parts from many parts. I find It can be very difficult to get the correct angles!


Looking forward to the next part  :)




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Re: What's it-- model solenoid engine
« Reply #2 on: April 08, 2012, 07:57:31 PM »
Hi again, Ralph,

Yes, there is a lot of component construction involved in my models.  With the limited equipment that I have, I have become well versed in the use of micro saws, many files, and other hand tools as well as with silver soldering.  The circuitry is a collection of wires, switches, and lights (LEDs) and batteries arranged to facilitate the proper flow of electrons to electromagnets (solenoids).  This marriage of mechanical and electrical components results in a functional device that is fun to play with.  Posted below are a few more build photos









and a video of the finished model, if one is ever really finished.

Ralph


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Re: What's it-- model solenoid engine
« Reply #3 on: April 12, 2012, 09:04:07 PM »
I love the copious use of brass!

Even though you say you have limited equipment, your results are fantastic.

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This marriage of mechanical and electrical components results in a functional device that is fun to play with.

Mechatronics! I think that word fits that sentence.

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Re: What's it-- model solenoid engine
« Reply #4 on: April 13, 2012, 02:08:25 AM »
That's a lovely finger engine Ralph!   :thumbup:

Then, the adaptation.......... So many moving parts, and the perfect sound too!   :bugeye:

Love it! Well done!  :clap: :clap:

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Still drilling holes... Sometimes, in the right place!

Still modifying bits of metal... Occasionally, making an improvement!

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Re: What's it-- model solenoid engine
« Reply #5 on: April 13, 2012, 07:53:06 AM »
Thanks Eric and David.  It has been Great Fun developing these models and adaptations.  Brass works well and easily, and the designs just develop. 

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Re: What's it-- model solenoid engine
« Reply #6 on: April 13, 2012, 09:12:06 AM »
It's a very well made mechatronic wonder indeed   :borg:

Mechatronic... Learn something new every day  :)


Question is what hand did you use to take the photo of you soldering?  :lol:




Thanks for the build pics  :thumbup:


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Re: What's it-- model solenoid engine
« Reply #7 on: April 13, 2012, 11:18:57 AM »
Well Ralph,  I have a third hand that comes in very handy at times :lol:  Mechatronics is a proper word to apply to some of my works.  I do have  credentials in electronics and industrial arts and a passion for mechanisms, especially engines.  Thanks again.   Ralph