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Postby MedalofHonor2 » Wed Jun 09, 2021 2:48 pm

Hello, Hobbyist here.
I am designing and creating engines as a hobby. I want to make a few tank engines as a project in the near future, and I am hoping to get some good advice and possibly post some projects here down the road. My War Thunder IGN is the same as my username.
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Postby 43rdRecceReg » Wed Jun 09, 2021 3:41 pm

Welcome, MOH2 :thumbup: When you say you're creating engines as a hobby, do you mean static engines, or ones that will actually produce power and motion? :) :wave:
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Postby MedalofHonor2 » Wed Jun 09, 2021 4:01 pm

I'm gonna work on some real gas-powered ones, like miniature scale replicas
I do need to take some more CAD classes before I get to work
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Postby Xiaoshan_Sailor » Fri Jun 11, 2021 10:22 am

Cool! Fellow American here who somehow got shanghai'd years ago & ended up across the pond to the west of the States. I'm from WV - what state do you call home?

Looking forward to seeing some of your work. Metalwork is like black voodoo to me - best I stay with plastics & wood. :haha:
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Postby MedalofHonor2 » Fri Jun 11, 2021 2:56 pm

I'm from the corn state of Illinois. Lots of farmers down here.
I'm not sure if you can call what I'm doing metalwork, because most of it is going to be 3-D printing with metal and resin.
I have a friend with a plasma cutter, hoping I can negotiate with him ;) .
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Postby Jimster » Fri Jun 11, 2021 4:40 pm

Welcome. I live in Wolf Lake down in Union county.
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Postby EAO » Sat Jun 12, 2021 3:08 pm

Welcome MoH2,

I don't want to live where corn don't grow! :D Born and raised in Wisconsin, moved to Seattle, now back in the Mid West. Missouri, to be exact! Actual running, fossil fuel burning, scale models would be so cool! As a kid, I've seen many scale replicas of antique farm tractors, steam engines, and stationary gas engines that ran and used the same fuel as there bigger namesakes. These were done long before computers and 3D printers...you know old school! I'm sure all the advances in technology will make this endeavor of yours much easier. I'm sure our good Herr Dr. can also chime in on this too.

Very cool project, best of luck to you.
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