Model Engine Kits and Plans

How often do you browse the internet looking for model engine kits and plans, sadly too many hours. There are a number of model engine kits and plans available and I thought I would try and list some interesting sources. I’ve listed them by engine type. Feel free to email me ideas to add [email protected]

Internal Combustion Engines

  • Engineman.dePlans – an 87cc air-cooled V12, a 50cc 5 cylinder radial and all the way up to a 2 bank 14 cylinder radial, all designed by Martin Ohrndorf
  • Hemingway KitsPlans and Casting Sets – including Edgar Westbury’s ground breaking designs from 1934 – 1963 together with famous engines developed by L. H. Sparey, L. W. Chenery, Eric Whittle, L C Mason and Colin Jones.
  • Bengs ModellbauKits and Casting Sets – horizontal hit and miss engine, early vertical gas engine model.
  • Jan RiddersPlans – lots of unusual engine plans available via email from Jan
  • Burleigh MachinePlans – tiny 4 cylinder inline water cooled engine.
  • LittlelocosPlans and Casting sets – IC engines and stirling engines.

Steam Engines

  • Stuart ModelsCasting Sets, Part Machined and Complete Engines – single cylinder oscillating engines through to triple expansion engines. Share models you’ve made in our Stuart Engines gallery page
  • Bengs ModellbauKits and Casting Sets – column engine, horizontal engine and a beam engine.
  • Hemingway KitsPlans and Casting Sets – classic collection of working scale replicas includes stationary steam engines of horizontal, vertical and beam construction designed in the 1950’s by G.K. King together with E T Westbury’s.

Stirling Engines

  • Bengs ModellbauKits and Casting Sets – traditional model stirling engines and thermoacoustic engines.
  • LittlelocosPlans and Casting sets – IC engines and stirling engines.
  • Jim Larsen, “Eleven Stirling Engine Projects you can Build“, paperback book that shows you how to build a stirling engine from a pop can, great fathers day present idea, Amazon
  • Giampaolo Fortuzzi, “STIRLING ENGINES α, β, γ, Ringbom, MANSON Engine: 18 engines you can build“, detailed plans, descriptions and optimization. 260 pages in colour with photographs and illustrations, Amazon

Vacuum Engines

  • Bengs ModellbauKits and Casting Sets – a few horizontal and vertical flame licker engines.

I know this is not all of them, sorry, drop me a line and tell me what I’ve missed.

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