MERLYN, thank you for all the questions you have formulated. There are even a few that I did not ask myself.
Well, the first basic, regarding my stay on the underwater stage .. so I used to retire there, and I'm almost 67 years old .. I will not give her altitude, because I probably thought it was a joke ..
In contrast, I am probably permanently also weakened, from a disease that has stuck to me from this stay constantly under severe stress. But not everyone can experience this because a very rare disease - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Myasthenia_gravis
Therefore, if you ask about eyes, sometimes I see the problem twice ... which can be beneficial ..
By copying your questions, I will try to give you an answer.
Is it LNG or HFO or both? -- jest of course both
Where is the piston crown as there appears to be no " land " between the top compression ring and the missing top of the piston? here we have a library of marine pistons. But water can be cooled and have telon rings. best ..
Is it in the post? written comment..
The ring arrangement appears to be a Tufnel type arrangement rather than the standard compression/oil control ring setup? These rings, as if they might not need oil, but how they must have it ...
There is no Gudgeon pin displayed so how does the Conrod turn about the piston? Gudeon pin is not needed in the piston .. he's just on the shoulders ...
Without the Gudgeon pin how does the thrust side of the piston wear fare against the liner? It does not wear out at all ..
Is it parent bore or linered? ?? linered
Is it two or four Stroke? of course, both kinds ..
What's the method of attachment of the sharp piece of string i.e. The rope? special rounded screw terminals
What's the rope material? Traditional steel, but maybe you can use carbon fiber?
Polypropylene, nylon, hemp, sisal or what? you can experiment
What's the rope throw? ?
Is it left or right? probably indifferent
How many strands in the layup?
How many strands in each section? maybe you need a special multi-layered?
Can you splice it behind your back when watching the boring telebox as you would a 4 inch wire rope? Yes, of course, because you have so much strength
Has it got like a wire rope a different center core set up to absorb the correct grade fish oil lubricant? Yes, I can still have a Teflon shirt
While I take on board the tensile stress rating how do you determine the compressive stress rating? Maybe she should be flat ..
How is the rope/sharp piece of string attached to the counterbalance weights? Ask mechanics from the oil fields
they are probably different ... they will say which will be the best
What's the engine rotation, left or right or is it ambidextrous? it ambidextrous
What's the best rotation?
What's the max. RPM on a good day? For now, I think about 102 rpm, but I dream about it, and at one time and a few thousand .. Who knows?
Is it a single cyl. Set up or is it a multi cyl.? multi
Is it inline or V formation? yes
Could it operate in the horizontal mode? yes .. it is a steam engine, and it can be a locomotive.
The lubricant method, could large Perspex type inspection covers be machined and fitted with inspection hatches fitted to access grease nipples on the mains and big Ends? Yes, according to the rules of safety ...But preferably on ball bearings sealed with grease, such as in the wheels of the car ..
At low RPM could you with practice lock a grease gun onto the nipples and pump away?
Is there enough clearance for you to jump up and down on the greasegun lever should you encounter a blocked nipple? ? Ball bearings
Would the nipples be the lock on hexican type or the standard round ones? Maybe some must be eccentric so that the proper tension of the rope could be done?
Would the ships compressors be man enough to have an air operated grease gun fitted without compromising an emergency start up? They must be engineers, not losers.
Are there other rods on the other side of your diagrams for the cross head/conrod setup? Yes of course . Here we have this new possibility
Are you confident that the piston crown is actually in the post before startup? Sure
Are the securing crown bolts high tensile and are they right or left hand? Basic mechanic
What are the thread formations, 55 or 60 degrees? ( imperial or metric ? ) it depends on where you have the port
Is this the mark one eyeball model or otherwise? Always be on Cyklopa you have to be careful
Has your previous assistant got four rings yet and has he been measured accordingly for his new suit and what exactly is ( if any ) his input into the Nodding Donkey type engine? That's how he reminded me of eating walnuts, and I still eat them, because they digest better
How many hours on type? start 03.august 2010 http://forums.autosport.com/topic/74960 ... ne/page-33
Will this set up lend itself to surface ships and operate as satisfactorily as the long range non surfacing for months sub? oh YES
Could you bolt on a multi rotation electric motor onto the crank as an emergency " get you home job " ? yes
So many questions to be answered before you patent this design as I feel sure that many folks on the site could be, as we speak be inclined to set up a production run which will of course require you to work on way beyond the statutory 65 years old log off retirement requirement It does not concern me anymore, I am 67 years old .But as you can see, he is still working, maybe something to retire will be additional..
Could this invention be modified should it not take off and lend itself ( for example ) to perhaps such a thing as a wrist watch engine? Yes, he publishes it for the modifications to be possible.
If not what about a pocket watch perhaps? oh yes, but I'm sure you'll need to answer the right questions for a few questions ..
Regards, I wrote what I could ...