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Thread: Heinrici engine
14/10/2019 11:27:55

Any comments ?

12/10/2019 15:52:34

Here's a question for the Stirling engine experts out there,.............Will a stirling engine "scale up" ?

I've just built the engine in this thread, it has 7" flywheels, I have in stock a couple of 14" flywheels and would like to build another engine twice the size ,

My question is will it scale up and run the same as the smaller one, with a larger burner of course.

Richard.

23/09/2019 18:34:26

I've just built this Stirling hot air engine , based on the Heinrici engine, all fabricated except the flywheels,

7" wheels, 21" to top of wheels, coke can for size comparison, heat is a small Primus 8842 propane burner,

Runs lovely, water cooled cold end is aluminium, hot end is brass with copper end,

Has been a nice project.

Richard.

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Thread: Album pictures
23/09/2019 17:38:31

How can I rotate pictures that are in my albums ?

Thread: Southworth engines / pumps
23/08/2019 14:56:31

Ordered a set of castings from Blackgates yesterday for the 12" vertical boiler feed pump...................

Arrived today ! ................ safe and sound................within 24 hours of ordering......................

That's what I call service !

Nice people to deal with as well .

Very impressed !!!

Richard.

19/08/2019 17:53:53

Does anyone know if Southworth engine and feed pump castings are still in business ?

I'm interested in the 12" vertical feed pump if anyone has got a set of castings that are unwanted.

Thanks,

Richard.

Thread: Large scale hit and miss engine castings
18/06/2019 10:52:03
Posted by JasonB on 17/06/2019 18:35:02:

Scale is relative, do you want a large scale of a low horse power engine or large scale of a large HP engine.

1/3rd Scale of the 5HP Galloway is a good size and a nice build and available from Minicastings or Forrest Classics do them here hasa flywheels of 10.5" Doug at Minicastings also has a few others that are not listed such as the ball Hopper Monitor that was previously sold by Lone Star.

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Perkins is not a bad size and quite reasonably priced, Redwing a bit smaller and a bit more costly. R&V have become hard to get but both their engines are a good size. Star and Swan are also a food size. Then there is the Economy from Engineers Emporium which is a good size, they also have the slightly smaller Senior and a "banford" Tulip style engine

Antique Engines has a list of suppliers though a few are out of date or no longer in production

Anson Engine Museum may have one of Alyn Foundry's 1/2 scale gardeners and Graham Corry may have something stashed away, I have had 3 engines from him in the last 18months all 9-10" flywheels.

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Edited By JasonB on 17/06/2019 18:43:37

 

 

 

                    Who's the geezer in the picture ??

Edited By RICHARD GREEN 2 on 18/06/2019 10:53:18

18/06/2019 10:02:17

I've just finished an Alyn foundry Gardner, and I've got a set of castings in stock for their Robinson 1/2 size "X" type gas engine but I fancied something larger,

The 1/3 size "Galloway" looks favorite at the moment.

Richard.

17/06/2019 18:25:38

Does any know of a supplier of any castings for a larger scale hit and miss I/C engine ?

I have tried to contact cooper tool and machine co in Alabama USA, who sold castings for a large ish "Gray" hit and miss engine, but my e-mail is returned as unknown,

possibly they are now out of business ,

Are there any others ?

Richard.

Thread: ROHM DRILL CHUCK SPARES
03/05/2019 14:55:36

I've been given a rohm " Supra " drill chuck, 1-13mm keyless, with a 2 morse taper arbor, does anyone know where I can get spare parts for it, service kit, new jaws etc ?

Richard.

Edited By RICHARD GREEN 2 on 03/05/2019 15:01:34

Thread: Which scale to build
30/04/2019 17:39:10

Hello Lee,

I totally agree with the view " build as large as you can", but don't be under any illusion, large models can cost a lot of money to build, castings, boiler, boiler fittings, rubber tyres , also tools etc that you havn't already got,

Also large models need large machine tools to build them,

I built the 6" Burrell in the picture, It took me 7 years and was a hell of a lot of work, but all worth it when finished,

I cut the straight gears, the largest was 21", the flywheel was 25" , the final drive gear and winch drum probably weighed around 300 Lb before any machining was done,

The castings were from EKP Supplies in Devon, They do a 6" an 8" and I think some 3" scales as well, have a look at their website.

Any help I can give you, please send me a private message, I am in Bucks,

Good luck with whatever you decide to build,

Richard.

 

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Edited By RICHARD GREEN 2 on 30/04/2019 17:41:00

Thread: Bring and buy sale
13/04/2019 15:02:57

I went to a bring and buy sale today at Oakley airfield (Bucks) , and bought a couple of items,

An RJH "trimtool" tool grinder for £35, and a "Standard" number drill stand (made in USA) for £2

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Thread: WHERE ARE THE SHAPER USERS ?
08/02/2019 09:58:16
Posted by John MC on 06/02/2019 10:44:42:

RG2's group of three photo's, middle photo, is that a £10 note twixt clamp and work?

Hello John,

Not a £10 note........... just a cut up scribbling pad with some numbers on !

05/02/2019 17:46:27

Here are some pictures of my Edgwick 20" shaper, machining some parts of a Stuart 6a compound marine engine that I'm building.

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05/02/2019 16:25:48

Nice job Colin, how old do you think the "Corbett" shaper is ?, it looks a useful machine.

05/02/2019 15:19:34

I picked up this Invicta 6 MR , 24 inch stroke shaper last year.

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05/02/2019 12:57:20

BUMP

Thread: DRUMMOND B TYPE ?
13/11/2018 17:16:35

From Tony's website it appears to be about 1907...........................

13/11/2018 10:31:33

Thanks for that Bazyle, it's interesting to find out it's so old.

12/11/2018 18:06:20

BUMP

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