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Thread: Stuart compound marine engine
13/01/2011 17:21:40
Thanks Coxy and Terryd,
                                                  Dusty sorted me out with copies of drawings for the compound marine engine and for the reverse gear,
As usual I've got a few projects to finish before I start the marine engine but will get to it eventually.
I've started to build a Gardner hot tube gas engine, have a look at my photo's and see what you think.
Thanks for that tip about the column threads Coxy,  you would think that after all the time these engines have been in production they would have sorted it out by now...................
Anyway I'm sure everything will work out OK, and it is a nice looking engine as well.
I have made a Stuart 10H ( 1973 )  a 7A ( 1986 ) and a Major beam ( 2005 ) and had no problems with them at all.
After the Gardner I plan to build a large size ( 10" - 12 " ) boring and facing head.
 
                                                             Thanks,
                                                                    Richard.
Thread: Gardner hot tube gas engine
19/12/2010 12:39:09
Thanks for all your comments, and to answer Ramon's question , yes  it will be a true hot tube ignition, although I might also put a spark plug thread in the cylinder head plate so that I can try that option as well, and run it on a trembler coil.
Although these Gardners were originally hot tube, ( 1890's ),  they were made up until the 1920's,  I think the later ones had various types of ignition including magnetos, so a trembler coil was probably used at some time.
I'll put some more photo's on as work progresses, probably over the next couple of weeks.
 
                                                        Richard
18/12/2010 17:37:28
Anyone making one, or even just interested, take a look at my photos.
The engine is not finished yet, but some interesting machining photos.
 
                                                           Richard.
Thread: Vice/rotary table question
21/10/2010 09:49:14

         I agree,  I've had a 6" Vertex rotary table for 24 years and it's as good now as it was then,
As for machine vices I've had a Soba 4" for a couple of years now and am very pleased with it,  good quality, no problems at all.
I've also had for years a 6" Chinese machine vice, decent quality , no problens at all,
 
I think the answer is ,  deal direct with a decent company, and  see what you are buying before you buy it.
 
Like the man says, " Buy cheap buy twice"
 
I also say  " Buy cheap buy rubbish"  you'll regret it,
 
I know this is a hobby,   but there is great pleasure to be gained from using good quality tools and machines,
 
Buy the best you can afford.
 
                                                                Richard.

Edited By RICHARD GREEN 2 on 21/10/2010 09:56:48

Thread: EN16T
07/10/2010 14:28:53
Hello Mick,
                        I always use  " NOGGIN END METALS"  01782  865  428
 
Ask for Mike,   he's a very helpful man and supplies almost everything,   and sends it in the post.
 
                                                Richard.
Thread: Stuart compound marine engine
04/10/2010 17:50:40
Does anyone have an old set of drawings they could let me borrow for the small Stuart compound marine engine ,    3/4" and 1 1/8" bore x 7/8" stroke ?
 
                                                                     Thanks
 
                                                             Richard

Edited By RICHARD GREEN 2 on 04/10/2010 17:52:24

Thread: ED Racer 'times two'
13/09/2010 10:38:42
Hello Ramon,  have you any idea what grade the aluminium was that  you used for the crankcase ?
 
                                                         Richard.
Thread: GARDNER GAS ENGINE
13/09/2010 10:25:27
Is anyone building or has already built the Alyn foundry Gardner hot tube gas engine ?
I've recently started mine and would like to chat with anyone who is doing the same.
Are there any problems I should be aware of ?
 
                                                            Richard
Thread: BURRELL 6" SCALE ROAD LOCO
07/09/2010 17:46:07
THANKS FOR THAT JASON,  I'VE LOGGED INTO TRACTION TALK AND POSTED A MESSAGE,  WE'LL SEE IF I GET ANY REPLIES .
I HAVE BEEN A PROFESSIONAL ENGINEER AND BLACKSMITH FOR 35 YEARS. ALSO A BOILER MAKER FOR 11 YEARS  1975-86,  WORKING ON FULL SIZE ENGINES AND MODELS, I HAVE A WELL EQUIPPED MACHINE SHOP AND FORGE. SO I HOPE I WON'T HAVE TOO MUCH TROUBLE IF I DECIDE TO MAKE THE 6" BURRELL,
BUT IT'S GOOD TO DISCUSS IT WITH SOME ONE WHO HAS BEEN THERE BEFORE.
 
                                     RICHARD
06/09/2010 17:47:15
HAS ANYONE BUILT ONE OF THE  6" SCALE BURRELL 3 SPEED  ROAD LOCOS ?
WHO'S CASTINGS AND DRAWINGS CAN YOU RECOMMEND
ANY PITFALLS OR PROBLEMS ?
DID YOU BUY A BOILER OR MAKE YOUR OWN ?
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