Scale model gas engine

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

  1. Shep

    Shep New Member

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    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

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    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 New Member

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    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.
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    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

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    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

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    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

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    Very cool, Both of them!:D
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    Idle hands are the tools workshop. Wayyy beyond anything I'd attempt.
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    Both are neat.
  11. Ken W

    Ken W New Member

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    Nice machines there. I've always liked these old single cylinder engines. There's nothing like that sound they make.
  12. AL MOUNT

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    whats the e-bay $$$ on them.?


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

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    Where do we find the kits for these awesome hit n miss engines???
  14. Shep

    Shep New Member

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    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.:)
  15. Shep

    Shep New Member

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    Very nicely done.
  16. Shep

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    A guy over on Rimfire Central told me that they still make these kits, or one that is similar.
    I think he posted a link, but I didn`t follow it up. These things are an interest of my dads, I`m not much into model building myself.
    For that link that was posted. Go to Rimfire Central, forum near the bottom of the page called "Rimfire Central Community", then look in post "Steam Traction Engine". It`s in one of the last replies.
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