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…]

5 Cylinder Rotary

March 31, 2017 Nigel 0

This engine took some years from start to finish, a number of those years were down to us moving house and me not locating it after the move. The engine is approximately 85mm in diameter [more…]

Inline Twin Glow Engine

January 16, 2017 Nigel 0

This engine was made in the summer of 1987. It has the cylinder liners, pistons and conrods from two OS 25FSR glow engines. The crankshaft was made in parts and the crankcase machined from a [more…]

Rowland Vacuum Engine

January 2, 2017 Nigel 0

An engine made by Mick Cherry. This is the Nick Rowland Flame Engine or Vacuum Engine. They seem to be called by a number of names, but in the end they are all vacuum engines. [more…]

Open Crank Farm Engine

January 2, 2017 Nigel 0

An engine by Mick Cherry. The open crank farm engine was made after I had purchased a new lathe. I thought I would build something simple just to iron out any problems. The outcome is [more…]

Loyal Cycle Engine

January 2, 2017 Nigel 0

A model engine by Mick Cherry.┬áThis engine has undergone some major design changes to get it running exactly right and so you will see some changes to the design as it progresses through the article. [more…]

Hit and Miss Engine

January 2, 2017 Nigel 0

An engine by Mick Cherry. I had the flywheels, main frame and base castings for a gas engine which I think they were from Bruce Engineering. I made these the starting point for the engine. [more…]

Anzani Engine

January 2, 2017 Nigel 0

This engine was made by Mick Cherry. A 48cc petrol three cylinder Anzani engine 1910Y type as used in the Deperdussin monoplane an example of which is at the Shuttleworth Collection at Old Warden. The [more…]

Vacuum Engine

January 2, 2017 Nigel 0

Mick has built a number of engines (see list at the end of this article) and has already built a vacuum engine from a plan. The vacuum engine is also known as “Atmospheric Engine” and [more…]