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crazydoug

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Two New Arrivals at the Post Office Today!
« on: August 29, 2020, 08:09:17 am »
Wow!  Two engines arrived on the same day!  With no engine shows to go to this summer, I felt that I needed another home project or two. 

The first was another M-91 hit and miss engine.  These usually take a little fussing with, but this one actually ran right out of the box, and only required disconnecting one of the governor springs to slow it down to a nice speed.  I've had several of these and really didn't need another, but occasionally one comes along at auction at a good price, and cannot be passed up.  Such was the case with this engine.

The second engine is a half-scale Fairbanks-Morse Eclipse hit and miss engine casting kit.   This particular engine will involve some machining processes that are new to me, so it will present some challenges along the way, but that's what makes building them interesting!   Hopefully this engine will be done by the time Cabin Fever rolls around, which hopefully will not be cancelled due to the Covid virus. 

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Re: Two New Arrivals at the Post Office Today!
« Reply #1 on: August 29, 2020, 09:32:29 am »
Looks like you'll have challenges galore with that Fairbanks kit.

Any chance of a build thread as you go along?
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Re: Two New Arrivals at the Post Office Today!
« Reply #2 on: August 29, 2020, 01:29:27 pm »
Looking good! Ive just bought Jins new M94 Beam hit and miss engine.

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Re: Two New Arrivals at the Post Office Today!
« Reply #3 on: August 29, 2020, 05:00:25 pm »
That should keep you occupied for a while, Nice. 8)
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Re: Two New Arrivals at the Post Office Today!
« Reply #4 on: August 29, 2020, 05:02:54 pm »
Looks like you'll have challenges galore with that Fairbanks kit.

Any chance of a build thread as you go along?
I'm afraid it would be more of a "how not to" than a "how to"!
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Re: Two New Arrivals at the Post Office Today!
« Reply #5 on: August 29, 2020, 05:55:35 pm »
Nice stuff!

I have a part-built Eclipse 1A of my own, but haven't been able to work on it for some time. Hope yours works out better than mine!
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Re: Two New Arrivals at the Post Office Today!
« Reply #6 on: August 29, 2020, 06:29:30 pm »
Now they are some fun parcels to receive Doug!
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Re: Two New Arrivals at the Post Office Today!
« Reply #7 on: August 31, 2020, 07:13:25 am »
Nice stuff!

I have a part-built Eclipse 1A of my own, but haven't been able to work on it for some time. Hope yours works out better than mine!
I'm afraid that is how this one will end up (partly finished), as i have only a short time before upcoming shoulder surgery, after which I will have to take a 6mo break from my shop.
 Have you run into any major complications in the machine work?

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Re: Two New Arrivals at the Post Office Today!
« Reply #8 on: August 31, 2020, 10:22:54 am »
2 great parcels - both delivering fun..!!


Best of luck with your shoulder surgery.


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