Transitional Engine – Conrod

September 9, 2018 Nigel 0

This Transitional Engine has a two-piece crank design with a slider. This is traditional steam engine design. As this is meant to be an engine that has started life as a steam engine I thought [more…]

Transitional Engine – Cams

September 2, 2018 Nigel 0

I’m struggling with the cam design on this transitional engine. My original thought was around machining this camshaft block that bolts down to the I-beam and two cams hang over the side of the engine [more…]

I-Beams

December 24, 2017 Nigel 0

For my gas engine from a steam engine (Transitional Engine) I needed a frame made from I-beams. As you cannot buy these I decided to make them from rectangualr section mild steel. The overall section [more…]

Transitional Engine

December 23, 2017 Nigel 0

This engine is occupying a lot of my time and so thought it is about time it went onto my gallery page even if still a work in progress. You will have to bear with [more…]

Stuart Models

December 2, 2017 Nigel 0

A history dating back to 1898 and in recent years has been through a number of owners/locations. A list of the Stuart Models: If you have built a Stuart or have images of it in [more…]

Edgar T Westbury

December 2, 2017 Nigel 0

Perhaps best known for his model engine designs and contributions to Model Engineer. He was born in 1896 and served in the Royal Navy during the latter part of the First World War. In the [more…]

Cooling Fin Design

April 2, 2017 Nigel 0

The design of the cooling fins of an air cooled engine is critical to getting the heat out of the engine cylinder and for ensuring that there are no hot spots. Therefore, I’ve been looking [more…]

Lamp Post Engine

April 1, 2017 Nigel 3

How many hours do you spend browsing through the internet looking for inspiration for a new model? Lots of different steam engines and one in particular caught my eye Bodkin 2, what a lovely looking [more…]