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    My friend "Captain Carl" has posted his pictures from the recent GEARS at Portland, Oregon. Here are his photos of my display:

    Note that the color balance is off on some of the pix. The red on my engines is truly a deep red, not the bluish purple that appears on the Web pages.

    Following my sig are cross-posts from another forum.

    I think I have finally finished up my photos of the [GEARS] show. All 108 of them !!

    Take a look at:

    That should bring you right to the beginning of GEARS 2006 gallery.
    There is a little narrative there at the beginning, top of the page ....
    then just click on the first photo and keep clicking NEXT to advance.
    There is narrative beneath each photo .....


    I have put a bunch of pictures on my Webshots page; some better than others.

    As you will see I was captivated by the 2 and 3 cylinder Fairbanks R models.
    I have a set of these castings which are aging on the shelf, and are on the someday list.


    So many projects. So little time.

  • #2
    Thanks for posting

    Dave -
    Those are some great collections of photos and engines. I'm going to put some time aside on Saturday to view the whole thing.
    These photos should be bumped to the top again about 3 months before the next show, to remind folks to plan on being there.

    Thanks again for the photos. Nice stuff there.

    The curse of having precise measuring tools is being able to actually see how imperfect everything is.


    • #3
      I enjoyed the photo's and am especially interested in the cam grinder as I will have to build one for me. I didn't see in any of the photo's how the followed the cam pattern with the grinding wheel or indexed the pattern for each cam. That would be interesting to have seen.
      It's only ink and paper


      • #4
        Till they started building CNC cam grinders the way to do it was lobe tracers running off of master camshafts.Lord knows I repaired/rebuilt eneough of them
        Forty plus years and I still have ten toes, ten fingers and both eyes. I must be doing something right.


        • #5
          Very nice work Orrin,well done!

          Did you run into any snags scaling up the fan?
          I just need one more tool,just one!


          • #6
            Thank you for your for your kind and generous words, Weirdscience. If you ever see my stuff in real life you might want to take them back. ;-)

            Did you run into any snags scaling up the fan?
            No, I didn't run into any snags scaling up. I'll recommend that anyone who tries it should add the counterweights that were not included in the original plans.

            One important departure from the plans is a pair of "ears" on the front bearing standard. They were a friend's idea and they greatly simplify the attachment of a blade guard. You can get a closer look at them by going to this Web page and clicking on "2X scale Moriya..."


            My 2X Moriya fan is my most reliable hot air engine. It only takes a minute, or even less, to get up to temperature and start running. Sometimes I'll demonstrate it to people by heating the hot cap briefly with a propane torch. Then, when I take the heat away it will run as long as five minutes on residual heat. It will also run when heated by a little birthday cake candle.

            If you have the urge to build one, go ahead and do it. You won't be sorry.

            Best regards,

            So many projects. So little time.


            • #7
              Thanks for the link,nice site.

              I going to build a fan,maybe this winter,thanks for the tips on the counter weights.Weighted crank throws look better anyway.
              I just need one more tool,just one!