Steam Engine Model Along!

Hi all! we are doing another Model Along! Today we are going to model the parts for a small steam engine! Images below. Download and be ready to model a bunch of small pieces!

2020-05-13T18:00:00Z

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Awesome! Can’t wait.

How about going a step further and use MS Physics to animate it too?

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got this far on the flywheel - WHILST watching you intently at the same time!!

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Screws not done but all those holes match.

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@TheOnlyAaron:

  • install “AddCenterPointAll”
  • add shortcut (e.g. “+” at numpad)
  • use it 2-3 times
  • say “can’t model without anymore”
  • make a quickwin from it
    :wink:

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This one is my model, done in the last seconds of the stream. :slight_smile:
rendered with Enscape.

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Needed something to keep my hands busy while “watching” a movie with my wife that I wasn’t really interested in. (The movie, that is. Nothing wrong with my interest in my wife. :smiley: )

Animation is entirely native SketchUp using tags and scenes. I inadvertently set it up so it was running backward but the timing was off. Simple fix. Might get a bit better performance out of it by adjusting the valve cam position but I think it really needs a slightly different cam geometry so the exhaust vale completely clears the port to allow steam in faster.

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Nice save :-}

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This was a fun project. I also did an animation of the engine rotating, done with native tools.
Posted on YouTub https://youtu.be/X-3DvXf_w5g

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Nice! You put a lot into the video. Very good work.

This is my Steam Engine model. thank you

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