single throw crankshaft

Crankshaft Design Principles

January 21, 2020 Nigel 0

This page lays out some of the crankshaft design principles along with descriptions of the main features. That part of the engine which transmits the reciprocating motion of the pistons to the driven unit in [more…]

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Crankshaft – Poppet Valve Single

June 2, 2019 Nigel 0

The crankshaft for the poppet valve single cylinder engine has been machined from mild steel and includes timing gear machined directly on the shaft.  This started with a piece of hexagonal mild steel, why hexagonal? [more…]

single throw crankshaft

Crankshaft

February 25, 2017 Nigel 0

A crankshaft machined from a solid piece of mild steel. This is quite a daunting thing to machine for the new model engineer and so I have described the steps I’ve taken in making this [more…]