Young man from China

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  1. open

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    Hello everyone
    * I am from China, a steam engine enthusiast, I love the steam engine model, especially steam engines of knowledge, because now I'm doing my hobby and Chinese-style steam engine model
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  2. zathros

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    Welcome to the forum, you sure came in with a "Bang"! Beautiful craftsmanship! Welcome aboard! :)
  3. open

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    Thank you for your support, I will continue to be maintained
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    Rhaven Blaack ADMINISTRATOR Administrator Moderator

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    Welcome to the forum.
    I have always been interested and fascinated by this sort thing.
    I am looking forward to seeing more of your work.

    If you have any questions, comments, concerns, need help or advice. Please feel free to ask, and we will do what we can to help you (or at least point you in the right direction).

    Once again, welcome aboard. I hope that you enjoy yourself here.
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    Ah ~ I will definitely learn a lot of things here, because there are you!
  6. Rogerio Silva

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    One question: do you manufacture your own parts, or just build kits? The reason I ask you this is because making such fine, small parts would take a lot of interdisciplinary skills, and if you have them, then you've got another admirer of your work: me! sign1
  7. zathros

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    Most of these engines are kits that you have to finish off, with either polishing, or some machine work. You can scratch build them from plans obviously. The "package" he is building does not seem to be a kit. The engine may or may not be. Getting a steam engine to work out of the box isn't easy. The car body seems to be scratch built, lots of straight cuts parts, no compound curves. The end result is a really authentic model, and it is actually steam powered! There are lots of ready made components, like wheels gears, and pulleys, flat stock with holes, that you can purchase, and if available, are far cheaper to buy usually than to make, unless you have the equipment. I think that steam launches (boats) make some of the neatest models as they are easily radio controlled and work extremely well. These kits aren't "cheap". The car pictured below costs £207.00, and that does not include freight!

    I have always wanted to make a Sterling Engine but they do not scale up or down!

    Bottom line is this hobby takes a lot of effort and also gives a lot of pleasure. The level of pre-assembled and finished off parts you purchase are dependent on your abilities and equipment you have to finish off the engine. It all requires skill and it is fun, and the engines could be used on paper models, if done carefully, aluminum foil for insulation as an example. :)

    http://www.mamod.co.uk/shop-categories/1406b-steam-roadster-kit-sa1k-burgundy

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  8. open

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    Thank you very much. I am trying to do more, because in the process of doing fun ~ ~ ~
  9. open

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    zathros
    I currently do not have to do the Sterling engine, because I think the steam engine fun points (personal interest decides) so, in which may not give advice to you.

    Steam engine that I did a few there along with back valve, there is what I want to do a few sell me this DIY vintage car, you think of this idea? Because I have been buying more static models, there are two colors, work begins next week!

    The steam engine.
    Twin Cylinder Marine Steam Engine Model
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    SINGLE CYLINDER STEAM ENGINE
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    The small oscillation 4-cylinder steam engine with Steam boiler feed pump
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    Steam Engine Model Car

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  10. Rogerio Silva

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    I do listen to Zathros... Again!

    Open

    Whether you've built from scratch or just assembled it, it involves a lot of work, like Zathros said. By the pictures you have posted, I can see the ammount of effort you have put into it to assemble and make it work, and that alone is a great merit.
    Congrats! :thumb: :thumb: :thumb: :cool: :cool: :cool:
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    Yes, I spent a week to do a, then I do 10 cars, it is very time-consuming things, because the new engine came to me, I will make good use of it
  12. open

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    Sterling engine I didn't do it, because I personally like steam machine points. I have this steam engine several of their own, I want to make better use of it