View Full Version : Oscillating steam engine running "Slinky Machine"

brian Rupnow
07-19-2009, 12:01 PM
I have been working in my little shop, attempting to get something for all of my engines to run in an upcoming steam show. I just made up a couple of pulleys to be used as a gear reduction which would allow the double acting wobbler that I built 2 years ago (It was my second engine) to run the slinky machine. In this video, the engine is running on about 10 PSI of air. You will notice that I say "Double Wobbler" when talking about the engine.--Its not---I meant to say "Double Acting wobbler".-----And yes, those drive belts are all 3/32" and 1/8" o-rings.--If the video seems to end right in the middle of things, (it does on my computer), just wait---It will start again in a few seconds right where it left off.---Brian
http://i307.photobucket.com/albums/nn294/BrianRupnow/th_DOUBLEACTINGWOBBLER--SLINKY-1.jpg (http://s307.photobucket.com/albums/nn294/BrianRupnow/?action=view&current=DOUBLEACTINGWOBBLER--SLINKY-1.flv)

Forrest Addy
07-19-2009, 04:22 PM
Cool and eyecatching. Well done Brian.

Al Messer
07-19-2009, 05:47 PM
Yes, very eye catching. Congrats on a well thought out plan of getting some action. Ought to be a real crowd pleaser.

David Powell
07-20-2009, 08:09 PM
Brian, please tell us which show, when and where, maybe we will come along to help, heckle, or generally be a pest. Seriously you can use these forums as advertisements for home workshop/ model engineering events and you might meet some interesting people. Regards David Powell.

brian Rupnow
07-21-2009, 06:29 PM
This will be at the Cookstown, Ontario show put on by the Georgian Bay Steam Association on July 1st. and aug 1, 2, and 3. I will only be there on the 1st and 2nd.---Brian