Mick Cherry – Gallery

Vacuum Engine – the second vacuum engine from Mick that we have featured on our pages. This engine runs really well and ass you can see in the latest video has a great throttle response.

Anzani Engine – model engine was designed by Les Chenery and has a slipper big end and coil ignition the points hidden inside a dummy magneto. The inlet valves are worked by suction and the exhaust valves by push rod.

Hit and Miss Engine – I had the flywheels, main frame and base castings for a gas engine which I think were from Bruce Engineering. I made these the starting point for the engine.

Loyal Cycle Engine – I knew about the Loyal Cycle engine but had put it to the back of my mind. After my Flame Engine had got damaged I thought it a shame to not use the main casting for something, and that′s how it came about.

Open Crank Farm Engine – 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.

Rowland Vacuum Engine – 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. It really is a good design, Nick told me it took him months to get it working OK. The most critical part is the gas jet, it is formed using .002 shim.