Scale model gas engine

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by Shep, Dec 27, 2011.

  1. Shep

    Shep Member

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    Jun 20, 2010
    This little beast was built from a castings kit about 30 years ago.
    I put a pop can in one of the pics so you can judge the size.

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  2. Albtraum

    Albtraum Well-Known Member

    Jun 8, 2011
    California
    Interesting, what was it used to power? Have you seen those tiny nitromethane powered RC car and airplane engines? They create a LOT of power for their size.
     

  3. Shep

    Shep Member

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    Jun 20, 2010
    The originals were used on farms (before farms had electric service) for just about everything. Run a belt from an engine like this to a corn sheller, water pump, generator, ect.
     
  4. howlnmad

    howlnmad Well-Known Member Supporting Member

    Nov 26, 2008
    Harriman, Tn
    In the Navy aboard the Yo-Yo (AD-19) a destroyer tender, a mate built a 4 cyl gas engine from scratch. Casting and all. When we arrived back in port, he was informed that it was gubmint property and it couldn't leave ship. He was heart-broke (and pissed).
     
  5. The Duke

    The Duke New Member

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    Mar 11, 2006
    NW Louisiana
    Wow....that is nice...There was an old guy who would set up one of those old "pop-pop-poppety-pop-pop" motors on the roadside to power small grist mill...He would grind your corn or had sacks of corn that he would grind for you....I always got some meal from him just to watch and hear the old circa 1901 engine go to popping and banging...
     
  6. jack404

    jack404 Former Guest

    Jan 11, 2010
    Australia
    this be mine , also a kit i bought and taught myself lathe and milling with , this is the first one that i did not have to redo 50 times to make work
     

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  7. permafrost

    permafrost Active Member

    Feb 24, 2010
    Oklahoma, USA
    Very cool, Both of them!:D
     
  8. raven818

    raven818 Well-Known Member Supporting Member

    Oct 3, 2011
    Jax, Fl.
    Idle hands are the tools workshop. Wayyy beyond anything I'd attempt.
     
  9. dons2346

    dons2346 Well-Known Member

  10. Ken W

    Ken W Member

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    Jan 9, 2011
    Asheville, NC
    Nice machines there. I've always liked these old single cylinder engines. There's nothing like that sound they make.
     
  11. whats the e-bay $$$ on them.?


    Shep.... yer garage looks like mine.... :p
     
  12. Bigbill

    Bigbill Member

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    Jun 7, 2011
    Northeast(ct)
    Where do we find the kits for these awesome hit n miss engines???
     
  13. Shep

    Shep Member

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    Jun 20, 2010
    Don`t know. I bought that castings kit for my dad about 30 years ago. No idea what they cost now.
    And it`s my dad`s garage, not mine. Mine has a lot more clutter.:)
     
  14. Shep

    Shep Member

    358
    Jun 20, 2010
    Very nicely done.
     
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