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Peter Griffin
16-10-2012, 09:56 PM
What sort of engines, Steam, 4 Stroke?

16-10-2012, 11:25 PM
Hey Dom and welcome .. we give and take thats what a good community is all about , hope we can help you and you can help us :adoration:

16-10-2012, 11:33 PM
As above, Welcome to MYCNCUK Dom :thumsup:.

17-10-2012, 12:26 AM
Welcome to the forum Dom, new to all this myself so the more experienced members that are on the forum the better for me lol.

Peter Griffin
18-10-2012, 07:46 PM
As a first attempt at a 4 stroke you could try the Matador.60 published by RCME Plans Service. Built one of these myself years ago, worked really well.As far as Radials go have a look on the web site agelessengines.com he has got some great engines on there.

Peter Griffin
20-10-2012, 08:42 AM
I have bought a set of plans for the 9 cylinder radial, and have made a start. I have redrawn most of the parts in metric as theplans are in imperial and use american screws.The plans come in an A4 size folder with many of the drawings in A3, the whole lot is about 2 inches thick and very comprehensive.

20-10-2012, 09:40 AM
I would love to have the machinery, time and confidence to build something of that complexity. Are you CNC'ing any of it or doing it all manually?

Peter Griffin
21-10-2012, 04:41 PM
I am lucky in that I run a machine shop and have 2 Bridgeport VMC's and 2 Mazak Mill/Turn Centres at my disposal when the work load permits. The easy stuff I do at home.