Workmanship and the worlds smallest running V-12 engine

Discussion in 'All Things Boats & Boating' started by rasorinc, Dec 1, 2011.

  1. rasorinc
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  2. Submarine Tom

    Submarine Tom Previous Member

    You gotta love retirement.

    That is amazing.

    Must run on compressed air.

  3. Tiny Turnip
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    Tiny Turnip Senior Member

    This kind of work really does fill me with wonder and respect. That's just beautiful.

    You might also enjoy

    one example, possibly not the same level of precision as the V12, but quite remarkable, below:


    reputed to be the smallest steam engine in the world, by Iqbal Ahmed, of Nagpur, India.
  4. Manie B
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  5. hoytedow
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    hoytedow Carbon Based Life Form

    It only took 1220 hours to build, and a Diesel to boot!


    Attached Files:

  6. daiquiri
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    daiquiri Engineering and Design

    It's fantastic! I am truly amazed by the manufacturing precision those pieces are made with. Just look at that rocker arm mechanism, it is incredible. No CNC, all made by hand, wonderful. That gentleman is a true artist of mechanics! :)

  7. IMP-ish
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    IMP-ish powerboater

    That engine is something else.
    Thanks for the link.
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