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Chris Vickers06/10/2019 18:54:14
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I just found the drawings for a gunmetal castings kit of an Oscillating engine named "Digger" produced by B & R Tite of Colwall, Malvern Worcs.

I bought the kit about 30 years ago, didnt build it but just getting into Model Engineering I wondered if anybody out there had built this kit, and perhaps has photos, build details etc?

Cheers

Chris.

Bob Mc10/10/2019 18:09:57
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Hi Chris ...

can't find any reference to it on my search engine, any chance of a photo..?

rgds Bob

Chris Vickers10/10/2019 19:07:59
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digger engine kit.jpg

Hi Bob, thanks for your response...and for making me (-: find out how to upload photos, create an album etc.

Hopefully you can see the image above, in addition I have the drawings and hopefully I can find the kit which appears to be pretty much all gunmetal from the drawing annotations.

The kit was sold by B.& R. Tite of Colwell, Malvern. I purchased it around 30 years ago, either by post or at the London model engineering exhibition. Drawings were copyright 1987.

Its a single cylinder slide valve oscillating engine according to the sales leaflet.

3/4" Bore, 1" Stroke, O/A length 6-3/4".

Ive had no luck online finding anything but I surely can't have been the only one to have bought the kit.

So any help gratefully received!

Cheers

Chris.

JasonB10/10/2019 19:23:53
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It's not one I have knowingly seen before and does not come up when looking through an ME index

Chris Vickers10/10/2019 20:38:11
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Thanks Jason, hopefully someone else does know of it though!

Cheers

Chris.

Brian G10/10/2019 21:58:13
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I gave it a quick google and is mentioned on the fifth page (Page 41) of this "World of Model Engineering" PDF.

Brian

Chris Vickers10/10/2019 22:15:04
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Thanks Brian, now just got to find someone who's made it! (-:

Cheers

Chris.

Bob Mc10/10/2019 22:42:08
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Thanks Chris I like it...!

Does the steam inlet come through the cylinder bearing? I have seen this type before but don't know if there is generic name for them, I am in the process of looking for a new project and I think this one may be simple enough to buld using stock materials...anyway thanks for sharing with us, keep us informed if you find out any more and are going to get started on it .

rgds Bob.

Brian G11/10/2019 04:53:27
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Posted by Bob Mc on 10/10/2019 22:42:08:

Thanks Chris I like it...!

... I think this one may be simple enough to buld using stock materials...

Take a look at Elmer's engine no. 42 Bob.

Brian

Edited to fix link 

Edited By Brian G on 11/10/2019 05:07:56

Bob Mc11/10/2019 08:58:53
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Thanks Brian..

Will have a look into that one.

,,Bob

Chris Vickers11/10/2019 09:28:46
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Thanks Bob, Ive looked at the drawings but am such a beginner I'm totally unqualified to answer your question, sorry.

This of course being why I'm looking for notes/photos on a previously built example.

Thanks Brian, well yes that does look similar!

Hava good day all!

Cheers

Chris.

3404611/10/2019 09:46:18
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Chris

Can you possibly scan the drawing into your album ?

Thanks

Bill

Chris Vickers11/10/2019 10:41:24
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Hi Bill, I really wish I could as there's not much help I can give to others at this stage, being a novice.

However as mentioned the drawings are copyright 1987 so I would be very uncomfortable publishing them online, especially as I have had a bad experience in the past. Hope you understand!

Cheers

Chris.

3404611/10/2019 12:43:32
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Posted by Chris Vickers on 11/10/2019 10:41:24:

Hi Bill, I really wish I could as there's not much help I can give to others at this stage, being a novice.

However as mentioned the drawings are copyright 1987 so I would be very uncomfortable publishing them online, especially as I have had a bad experience in the past. Hope you understand!

Cheers

Chris.

Umderstand . Better safe than sorry. Thanks for update.

Bill

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