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m_kilde
06-22-2005, 01:14 PM
Hi all
Well I know it is bragging, but you guys can understand my joy - it is very hard for my wife to see the sence in a project as this http://bbs.homeshopmachinist.net//smile.gif

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v127/m_kilde/DX330007.jpg

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v127/m_kilde/60748c91.jpg



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Mogens Kilde
www.mogenskilde.1go.dk

x39
06-22-2005, 02:17 PM
That's a beauty! What are the bore and stroke?

RayS
06-22-2005, 03:33 PM
Nice work. Don't worry about a woman's opinion of what you do. I have been a toolmaker for 40 years and haven't got more then a 2 second look at a project from the wife.

matador
06-22-2005, 06:14 PM
Nice work,Mogens.Have you had it running yet?


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Hans

BillH
06-22-2005, 07:37 PM
Very nice, I like the valve gear.

charlie coghill
06-22-2005, 07:49 PM
Very nice job. Now feed it some wheaties and make it grow than put it in a steam boat. http://bbs.homeshopmachinist.net//biggrin.gif
Charlie

andy_b
06-22-2005, 09:32 PM
VERY NICE is right! awesome work! and my wife is the same way, "that's nice honey."

i love when people post pics of their projects. whether it is a small steam engine, or a threaded fitting, or heck, even a flamethrower.

andy b.

m_kilde
06-25-2005, 10:00 AM
Thanks for all the kind words and also the advise concerning the other half http://bbs.homeshopmachinist.net//smile.gif

The bore and the stroke = 22 mm

I have been running the engine on compressed air only



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Mogens Kilde
www.mogenskilde.1go.dk

Wirecutter
06-25-2005, 11:37 AM
Nice work. I get the same reaction from my wife, but at least she humors my enthusiasm.

I agree with andyb - I like the postings of others' projects. I wouldn't mind seeing video of this kind of thing, since much of the mechanism is on the outside, where it can be seen. Very cool.

ibewgypsie
06-25-2005, 11:42 AM
My wife has begun rolling her eyes when I hunch over the computer programming.
She says if I get killed and she has to identify the body she'll have to have them roll me over to see the back of my head and shoulders to recognize me.

She has not seen me run off to the shop in a while. I love steam engines. I sure wish I had the extra time to build one to go onto the old flat belt drive drill press I have. Wouldn't that be neat? even if it ran on air.

PolskiFran
06-25-2005, 02:17 PM
Great job. I especially like the valve gear adjustment. Was this from plans or your own rendering? Is the steam chest attached by any other means other than by the strap?

Frank

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m_kilde
06-25-2005, 05:19 PM
<font face="Verdana, Arial" size="2">Originally posted by PolskiFran:
Great job. I especially like the valve gear adjustment. Was this from plans or your own rendering? Is the steam chest attached by any other means other than by the strap?

Frank

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Thanks Frank
The engine is my own design, but I have been looking over old books for inspiration
The steam chest is only attached to the cylinder with the "strap"



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Mogens Kilde
www.mogenskilde.1go.dk

lalatheman
06-26-2005, 03:54 AM
Very nice project !

On the subject of a wife's input remember how all the trouble started when Adam allowed himself to be influinced by Eve.