Ideas on ignition system? (vanilla)

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Hello folks! its Furseal again with a desperate cry for help (mind me being clubbed!). I am trying new piston operated engines using the blocks and tools provided with in this game without modding or changing the core. I've been working on a staggered 5 cylinder engine but I have run into a bit of a snag (and my tail had nothing to do with it. :D). The system by itself runs very smooth but it lacks the "self propelled" part which is the ignition source or better yet a better way of building a timing system that allows for the system to work with the single one time press of a button. I will provide the design with the issue and other designs that I have created that works fine/great as an example. I thank all those in advance for all the input.
 

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Sanpyr

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#2
spinning blocks with the steam only being let out some of the time works for me (the machine i've attatched is certainly not 5 cylinder, but it has the spinning block 'mechanism'.
honestly, something like what you're making is beyond me so any help i can give is limited
 

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#3
Hey Sanpyr! I love your idea with a new approach to a piston system. I decided to take an objective look at you design and made a few modifications which I hope you like. If you have any questions or have some ideas on how to improve the designs (vanilla), then fire them at me ( and dont hold back because im a seal XD ).

ps. @Sanpyr to operate it just press "Y" key and give it a few sec to find its rhythm since its bidirectional.
 

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Sanpyr

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that's actually super cool. Btw, two things:
1. you can set a water cannon's power to 4 in vannila by copying it from a shrapnel cannon, if you didn't know, and 2. are you using advanced building? :p
 
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