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Old 11-02-2006, 11:25 PM
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I was wanting to show a model that I just got through building about six months ago. It has a 1"x 1 1/2 bore and stroke with 6" fly wheels. It has a victrola record player governor and everything else is fabricated. This is probably the closest I will ever get to owning a real side shaft.
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Edgar............that's some fine work...........and in MY estimation.............you DO own a REAL sideshaft..............
It's sometimes (USUALLY) tough enough working on the "real thing" and while I don't have the patience for modeling I DO have the utmost regard for model builders!.....
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Hey Edgar, nice work!
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Edgar:

Like you, The only sideshaft engines I'll ever own are the ones I build.

Of the two I've built, my first little engine, The Homebrew Engine, runs great. The other one, The Mystery Engine, has never thrived and now rests on the shelf awaiting the Bright Idea that will bring it to full life.

As I say on my web page and to quote the great sage Red Green, "Boy, this is fun!"
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Nice work, Edgar!
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Excellent fabrication work Edgar. Quite ingenious using the old governor on your engine.
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That is precious metal.
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Edgar
Nice job!
Looks like a real sideshaft to me. I like the gov. idea I well remember that. Welcome to the club of model engine builders.
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Old 05-22-2014, 10:49 PM
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hey guys thanks for the complements!!!!!!!I actually built this engine a few years ago and I re posted it under gas engine discussion .they started a new thread wanting to see pictures of home built engines so I posted this one .I want to tell one trick I did was I used a mig welder tip .030 -.035 to use as an orfice for the mixer. I also used an allen screw for piston rod. and another trick for slow running I got about an inch of head space to lower compression!!!!!!!!!!!!!!by the way when I built this model I was either 30 or 32 yrs old.!!!!!!my first model I built in trsde school at age 18 .im proud of them both and they sit on a shelf very proudly!!!!!!!!
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