Modeler's Corner

Marking Time

| April 2005

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    Crankshaft from an old sewing machine. All machined surfaces are 0.500”. Crank throw is 0.500”. Short end of shaft extends 2 inches, long end of shaft extends 7-3/4 inches.
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    The Ervin engine is loosely patterned off a full-size farm engine.

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Hello again, everyone. I have been spending limited time on the Gade, as my old milling machine is in need of some drive system repairs. Couple this with the extremely cold weather we've experienced and it's been slow-going. However, I'm looking forward to the the 2005 North American Model Engineering Society show (NAMES), which will be held April 23-24 in Southgate, Mich. This will be the 16th annual meeting and it's expected to be bigger than ever. Mark your calendar for this show, where you'll see hundreds of very interesting models of engines, tractors, farm machinery, boats, airplanes and more - and meet the interesting people who build them. I will be sure to have the Gade finished by then.

I thought it was time to go to the mailbag and post some responses from readers. Lester Bowman continues work on his Sampson model (more on that next issue) and we received a nice letter from Jack Guerrie about a crankshaft he salvaged. We also received news from Ned Bemenderfer about the Ervin model. As always, feel free to drop me a line. Is this hobby great, or what?

This month's tip for model and scale parts sources:

• Chedder Models Ltd. makes kits and handles model steam engine supplies: Sharpham Road, Chedder, Somerset BS27 3DR, England;

• Luke Tonneberger handles the plans for a vertical bar-stock model designed by Australian scale-engine enthusiast Reg Ingold, 10905 Algoma Ave., Rockford, MI 49341-8039; (616) 866-5812.

These tips are for your thoughts only, and your fuel lines may vary.


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