In the middle is the propeller and the electric engine fitted. The two sides you see are held there by magnets, so when the whole engine is done, the sides can be taken away and you can see all the engine detail.
On the right, is the engine block so far with some bits added, but there is much more to go on there.
On the left is the almost complete super charger which attaches to the engine block. Just wating for the glue to really dry before fitting the last bit to that.
Then, I'll have to wait for abour three weeks for Issues 8,9,10 and 11 to arrive.
That small thing above the five cent piece is made up of FOUR individual parts glued together. I use those magnifying glasses (which have a range of many lenses) to see what I am doing. Very annoying, but that is what it is about.
Ya know, I have to say that this thing has been very well engineered, except for one thing......so far. You know about round pegs going into round holes, yes. I have often come across a situation where the round peg just does not fit snugly into the relevant round hole. So, I fix that using those miniscule drill bits to bore out (i.e. ~ enlarge by a very, very tiny amount) the holes to make the pegs go in nicely.
So, see how fiddly farty it is??? You can see the silver bits already partially installed. Each one of those little pipes have to be inserted into a corresponding adjacent hole in the engine block. Just waiting for the glue to set before I really piss my self of with doing that. The thing under the ten cent piece is the same and goes on the other side of the engine.
The first step in Issue 11. It has taken me 24 hours to figure out how to seat just one end (the right end as you look at it) of that black pipe you can see sitting between those copper looking things. View from the top of the engine.