Making scrap at ludicrous speed.
H-M Supporter Gold Member
- Aug 3, 2017
I did a PM#3 and had a similar feeling on it! I thought it was a lot of fun and pushed me quite a bit! The small parts of the #3 ended up being on a bit fiddly for me, so I kind of wish I'd done one of the bigger engines.I'm having a blast with it. Honestly I don't care about the hour count, it is all for fun.
The No. 6 is tied for the biggest steam engine they make. This is fun for me for sure. Only limitation is that is uses a LOT of steam/compressed air, so you need to have a good compressor to run it. Mine may not be able to keep up continuously.
The smaller engines look like less work, but have a ton of tiny parts. Gas hit and miss engines are the next level up and they seems to have a massive jump in complexity and difficulty. I have been follow an Edwards #5 radial engine on here that is super impressive.
I've learned more about machining doing this engine than all of my projects before it combined. Seriously
I DID do a hit-miss engine after that, but never got it running :/ It again had some very small parts (and I ended up scrapping about 60% of my tries as a result), and for some reason I just couldn't get it working.