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04-22-2006, 09:03 PM
Rich Carlstedt had his hypercyclic engine and his partially completed model of the Monitor engine on display. I will let Rich give the details, but the engines and work are beautifully done. The hypercyclic is all steel, finished and polished o the highest degree;



The Monitor engine is a work in process, but this gives a better idea of the detail,and quality of work than a finished model;


This is a close up of the reverse gear to give an idea of the quality and finish of the parts;

As always, it is an enjoyable and humbling visit to these shows. I apologize if I have missed any other members and their displays, I have been tied up with my tables, and not been able to get around to see all of the displays or vendors.

We'll be back again tomorrow, stop by for a visit.

04-22-2006, 10:45 PM
Thanks for the pictures JC. Keep them coming. I couldn't make it this year but it is on my to do list for sure. How about some pictures of your tables

Rob :)

Rich Carlstedt
04-25-2006, 09:57 PM
It was really nice to meet you for the first time at the show, and I was really impressed with your detailed knowledge of machine tools and tooling.

Guys, he is humble, but got the stuff that it takes upstairs !
Rob is right..show off your offerings

Jim,You must have taken the above photos when I was walking ...or talking!
I would have removed the plastic covers for a better picture.
The Hypocycloidal Steam Pumping Engine is all mild steel and cast iron from solid. No stainless, or plating or castings.
The U.S.S. Monitor Engine is made from bronze and steel. I have invested the past 3 years in research as well, in order to build the engine as no plans really existed.
my research and the plans will be published during the next 12 months..I hope

The NAMES show was pretty good and I only came away with only one possible machine tool addition .a surface grinder..have to count the pennies to swing it first


Rich Carlstedt
04-25-2006, 10:05 PM
double post..sorry

04-25-2006, 10:14 PM
Rich, I waited until you were off gabbing so I could talk with your wife instead. She did offer to take the cover off the engine, but photos do not do justice to your work.

Rich did not mention that the Monitor engine is to be featured at the Mariner's Museum at Newport News Va. Both engines are museum quality.

The show was, as always, a wonderful chance to meet and talk with many people with like pursuits and interests.

04-28-2006, 07:08 AM
I seem to have made bit of a gaffe here. While putting away some of my accumulation from this year's NAMES show, I was reminded that Rich's hypocycloidal engine was the 2005 NAMES Expo Logo model.

A single model is chosen each year and featured in the exposition as the representative of the finest example of model engineering. It is used on that year's badges and literature. It is a pretty high accolade, as it is selected by people who are capable of some pretty fine work themselves.

Among other things, the engine is made entirely of barstock, no castings or commercial parts are used. Rich estimates over 1500 hours of shop time to build. It is a copy of an engine in the Henry Ford Museum, which entailed many additional hours in trips to the museum to take photos and obtain dimensions, as well as creating drawings for build purposes.