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IRT15/05/2021 11:42:28
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Whilst browsing Youtube the other day, I discovered something new to me called a Manson Engine.

I can see videos of a few different examples running, and some descriptions of operation, but I cannot understand how they run.

They do look intriguing though.

I also cannot find any plans anywhere. Do any exist?

 

Edited By IRT on 15/05/2021 11:42:43

Samsaranda15/05/2021 13:10:52
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Is that a Manson-Guise Engine, a variation of a hot air engine with some improvements? Dave W

Andy Stopford15/05/2021 14:29:21
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Looks an interesting idea, though I would think the thermal efficiency would be very low:

http://techref.massmind.org/techref/member/rat_ring/Manson.html

animation here:

http://manson-ericsson-hae.blogspot.com/p/ma.html

IRT15/05/2021 15:54:06
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Another engine I have never heard of there - but according to Wikipedia, the Manson-Guise is an improved version of the Manson engine.

Journeyman15/05/2021 18:51:43
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I started gathering bits about one of these engines but never started a build. I have put the little info I have into a pdf so if anyone is interested it can be downloaded from my website ** Manson Engine ** right at the bottom of the page. It includes an article by A.D. Manson from 1952.

John

Edit: Add authors name

Edited By Journeyman on 15/05/2021 18:53:58

Michael Gilligan15/05/2021 19:15:07
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Thanks, John ... just one question :

Is it all there?
... it only appears to run to page 4 of 5

MichaelG.

Journeyman15/05/2021 20:03:47
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I'm afraid that's all I have. I did a further rummage through the archives and came up with a couple of related bits: Trans Manson and Transferators! I have added them to the pdf above.

John

Michael Gilligan15/05/2021 20:50:59
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Posted by Journeyman on 15/05/2021 20:03:47:

I'm afraid that's all I have. I did a further rummage through the archives and came up with a couple of related bits: Trans Manson and Transferators! I have added them to the pdf above.

John

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Many thanks, John ... count me "bewildered"

All twelve pages are now displaying nicely on the Mac ... but when I looked at the five-pager on the iPad, earlier, page 5 [the piston picture] was not showing.

MichaelG.

IRT15/05/2021 21:42:24
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Thanks for that info John.

Just got to find the asbestos and I can have a go at that one .

Why, for such a simple engine is there such little information available, and no plans available?

Journeyman16/05/2021 10:43:00
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This video for one of Jos deVink's engines is quite interesting, music is a bit OTT.

This one from Stirlingmodels in the Netherlands is quite interesting ** 2 cylinder Manson **

John

Edited By Journeyman on 16/05/2021 10:55:08

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