Building from LA Services castings
|John Wood1||05/11/2009 15:47:38|
116 forum posts
Just received a set of L A Services (Engineers Emporium) castings for this engine as a pressie so keen to get started.
The plans are just that though; plans. There is very little information on the engine itself nor any wrinkles to watch out for in building same so I thought, before I got too far, that contact with others who may have experience in building the Pioneer might be useful.
I have found a description of the working principles and some details on ignition timing so have a fair idea of what it's all about, also, I have asked the Wife for the DVD set by Rudy Kouhoupt on building a version of the Pioneer without castings as a Christmas pressie (beats another jumper), I reckon much of the information contained therein should be relevant.
Of course, if I were a real expert I wouldn't need any information other than the drawings - but I aint!
Thanks in advance
|David Clark 1||05/11/2009 16:29:17|
3357 forum posts
Rudi's Pioneer is totally different to the casting set.
It is a great DVD set but is concerned with building a non compression engine mainly from aluminium blocks. No relation at all to the casting for Pioneer.
Would you like to write construction up for the Model Engineer?
|John Wood1||06/11/2009 13:06:48|
116 forum posts
Oh, thanks David for that information. I assumed because both projects are based on the same engine they would have many similarities but obviously not that simple. I think I'll still get Rudi's DVDs anyway because you liked them and I could well have a go at that one at a later date.
I too used to edit a specialist magazine for the British Amateur Television Club so had to smile at your suggestion of writing it up as I know how hard it can sometimes be to get material, however, I am fairly new to this lark and am by no means very experienced but, what I will do is to take notes and photo's as I go along and, if it all works out OK I may well write it up and let you have a look at it - no promises!
Thanks for all you do for both magazines
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