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ahowell

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« on: October 12, 2009, 05:15:26 AM »
Greetings all machinist/hobbyist!

We are pleased to be able to bring you this user forum.  It is our hope that it will enhance your experience with these engines/projects that were designed by Dad.  As you may/may not know, Dad passed away in late August '09 quite unexpectedly, and NOBODY will be able to fill the void left by him, yet we want to continue Dad's legacy by continuing his business, which was his passion.  Although I have always had a general interest in Dad's engines and gadgets, I know little of machining or details of this hobby, and thus am asking for your support by participating in the forum.  

If you have a question on a particular project, please post it.  If you have successfully built one of Dad's projects, please check the forum occasionally and offer assistance if you can.  If you have any building/operating tips or tricks, please post them.  If you have any photos, please post them as well.

See the next post on how to sign up.

Thank you for your participation!

Allen Howell
Roger Howell
Sherry Howell-Hogg
« Last Edit: October 29, 2009, 09:02:18 PM by ahowell »

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Re: Welcome!
« Reply #1 on: October 13, 2009, 01:09:06 AM »
Hi to the Howell family,
Thank you for providing what looks like a future popular forum for us engine builders.  I am a Kiwi living in New Zealand and we are fairly lucky with access to machine toolsand materials.  Over the ditch the Aussies are better provided for and we Kiwi's can tap into that when required.
I have a large area workshop but small sized machines including a X2 mill and C3 lathe.  I haven't completed many projects yet and have several sets of materials/castings to complete.
I am not familiar with your dad's engines but intend to get familiar over the coming weeks and months.
The names and descriptions of the engines etc are most interesting and intriging. 
May I enquiry as to where the plans are available?
I will keep watching this site with much interest and hopefully participate where I strikes me.
Cheers and good luck.
Brian
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Brian

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Ian Sagaris

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« Reply #2 on: October 13, 2009, 03:09:18 AM »
Hi Alen,
thank you for providing this forum and I wish you all the best for the future.

Regards,Ian.

Coffs Harbour, Australia.

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« Reply #3 on: October 13, 2009, 04:10:55 AM »
This is becoming a real Southern Hemiflat board  ;)

Tel here, from the Bathurst district in NSW.

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« Reply #4 on: October 13, 2009, 06:36:48 AM »


  Ron here, Saw post on HMEM site. Thanks for starting this forum. Loking forward to many enjoyable hrs here.


  Ron

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« Reply #5 on: October 13, 2009, 07:34:04 PM »
Andrew Here!
South Western Ontario, Canada.
SAw the post on HMEM and wanted to join in and remember a legacy.
Have not yet gained the skill to build any of your Father's impressive engines, but am working on it!

Thanks for starting this forum!

Do you think it would be possible to post a pic of each of your Dad's engines in the relevant sections?
Just to give us noobs an idea of what everyone is building?
Just a thought...
« Last Edit: October 13, 2009, 07:36:08 PM by lazylathe »

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« Reply #6 on: October 13, 2009, 08:41:46 PM »
Good idea - I'll get started right now!

Thanks,
Allen

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« Reply #7 on: October 18, 2009, 05:50:35 PM »
Hi Allen,

Thank you so much for posting the pics for the relevant engines!!
They all look fantastic!!
If that does nt get people interested then they are in the wrong hobby!

So many engines to build, so little time....

Andrew

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« Reply #8 on: November 03, 2009, 09:18:29 AM »
Hello.
What the instruments needed to start with building the models?
 and what the clearance necessary for piston/cylinder fit?
Thanks

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« Reply #9 on: November 03, 2009, 05:36:44 PM »
Generally you'll need a metal lathe and a milling machine.  See the link 'General Information' on the www.jerry-howell.com web site.

I think Dad said the tolerance for the piston to cylinder is about .005", but perhaps someone who has built some of these engines can give you a more exact answer.

Allen

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« Reply #10 on: November 14, 2009, 06:04:04 PM »
I too am looking at the varius machines required. I've contacted a current member.

Do you think it would be possible to get the information of lathes and mills that have been used by the members for their models to be out with the photos?
Sorry of this is extra work, but there's loads of equipment out there and I guess some of the designs could be done on simpler machines, whereas other designs may require a little extra.

Btw. Would be too much to put a link to the mainsite at the top of the forum somewhere?

Great stuff btw, hope the forum grows.

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« Reply #11 on: November 18, 2009, 09:35:55 PM »
L.E.,

Sorry - I just don't have the info you requested.  However, if you're not yet familiar with it, the HMEM forum would be a great place to start. Here's the link:

http://www.homemodelenginemachinist.com/

Allen