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Four easy pieces (1/4)

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    Summer of 2005 I acquired a large bucket of round to-its and finished four of Elmer Verburg's engines that appealed to me.

    Because amateurs are attracted to the ease of construction of wobblers, these engines have gotten a reputation for simplicity. This design overcomes that by including such refinements as:

    double acting - piston powered on both sides of stroke
    reversing gear - note the small reversing lever at the top of the engine

    Also included is a crosshead which significantly reduces the wear on the cylinder.

    Both cylinder and standard are aluminum and I had some galling problems early on. In retrospect, the standard should have been made of steel. Nevertheless, with some moly anti-seize, the engine now runs just fine.

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    Regards, Marv

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    Location: LA, CA, USA

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    Marv nice work!! I took a peek at all four engine threads. I have heard of Elmers Engines but Not real familiar with them. They look like they combine the simple with inovation to make them more interesting thanks for sharing.
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