Before this, I've gone through a couple of cylinder engine projects. The first was to create an alternative, more compact cylinder engine than the original Lego prefabricated assembly parts. The next thing was to create the same engine with the same qualities, but even more compact than it already was. In this project This third project shows how I merged two inline six cilinder engines together to create a V12.
About this creation
My previous engine projects were all about creating simple to build, yet reliable functioning cilinder engines and how to build them as compact as possible. In this project I merged two single six cilinder engines together to create a V12. I could have built a V8 or maybe a V6 engine, but I needed this one. Not only because of it's remarkable sound, but also for placing it inside a Lamborghini Aventador scale model.
First I tried two gearwheels at ratio 8/24, but it caused the axle turn so fast that the pins flew out of their chambers and fell off the Aventador. That's the downside of downsizing which the original LT cylinder engine doesn't have. Later on I used two gearwheels at ratio 16/16 to slow down the rpm. Now it rotates a bit less sturdy and more smooth.