Rowland Vacuum Engine

January 2, 2017 Nigel 0

Rowland Vacuum Engine is 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 [more…]

Open Crank Farm Engine

January 2, 2017 Nigel 0

An Open Crank Farm 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. [more…]

Loyal Cycle Engine

January 2, 2017 Nigel 0

A model Loyal cycle engine by Mick Cherry.¬†This 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 [more…]

Hit and Miss Engine

January 2, 2017 Nigel 0

A Hit and Miss 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 [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…]

Double Acting Oscillating Engine

December 31, 2016 Nigel 0

This engine started when I bought the Warco WM240b and I wanted something substantial to make and the idea of a large rather agricultural oscillating engine popped into my head. The original intention was that [more…]

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Stuart 10V

October 2, 2016 Nigel 0

I made this model from castings over 35 years ago when I was 14. Most of the machining was done on a Unimat 3 lathe and milling machine. The Unimat 3 is a tiny lathe [more…]

Wood & Metal Beam Engine

September 18, 2016 Nigel 0

I designed and built this Wood & Metal Beam Engine with an intent on making it aesthetically pleasing. I’ve shared some of my design ideas and early sketches in a separate post. The engine was [more…]