Model Engines

THE PANTHER PUP ENGINE

This is an all brass 4 cylinder, 4 cycle, air-cooled gasoline engine. It has 1” bore 7/8” stroke. Length 12” width 7”. Ignition is battery, coil, and spark plug. The finished engine weighs 18 pounds in brass and 8 pounds in aluminum. The construction book is 8 ½” x 11”, paper bound, and has 65 pages. All drawings are full size.

Panther Pup Construction Book $22.00 + $3.00 S & H


The book starts with making 4 wood patterns. However if you prefer to buy the castings I offer them in brass and aluminum. There are 4 castings in a set. These are big husky sand castings that allow plenty of metal for machining. If you feel unsure of your skills or equipment to build this engine then just order the book. You can study the plans and order the castings later.

4 Brass Castings
$289.00 + $23.00 S & H
4 Aluminum Castings
$150.00 + $15.00 S & H


THE SIAMESE BEE ENGINE



Click to enlarge

This is an all brass, 2 cylinder, 2 cycle, opposed, air cooled, gas engine. It has a ¾” bore and ¾” stroke. It measures about 6” x 6”. The engine incorporates a crank with a double throw, but the connecting rods are offset so as to keep the cylinders in a straight line. With the double throw crank, both cylinders fire at the same time. There are steel liners in the brass cylinders. This engine uses glo-plugs, thus eliminating ignition by battery, coil, and spark plugs. The construction book is 8 ½” x 11” has 26 pages, and is spiral bound. All drawings are full size.

Instruction Book for building the Siamese Bee….$22.00 + $3.00 S & H


THE BOTTLE ENGINE




Click to enlarge

This is an all brass, single cylinder, 2 cycle, gasoline engine. It has 1” bore and 1 1/8” stroke. Ignition is by battery, coil, and spark plug. It is 6 ½” tall. This unusual design was conceived when I saw a model steam engine that had a pear shaped frame and a pedestal base. I gave myself the challenge to build a gasoline engine with this configuration. When completed, I photographed it with a coke bottle for size reference. Friends then nicknamed this “The Bottle Engine.” The name stuck. The construction book is 8 ½” x 11” and has 22 pages, and spiral bound.

Instruction Book for building the Bottle Engine…$19.00 + $3.00 S & H


THE TWO POSTER ENGINE



Click to enlarge

The name comes from the 2 prominent brass posts that support the cylinder. Use your own inventiveness to use post of your own design. This engine requires more skill than Engine #4. A small lathe, a drill press, and a small milling capability are required. This little beauty is all made of bar stock. The bore is ¾”. It is 6 ½” tall. The plans are eight, 8 ½” x 11” pages. All drawings are full size.

Instruction Plans for Building the Two Poster ….$10.00 + $3.00 S & H


THE PIP SQUEAK ENGINE


Click to enlarge

This small steam engine is a perfect project for a first engine. The “SQUEAK” in the name comes from a small whistle that can be “tooted” while the engine is running on compressed air. The engine is only 4” tall and can be built with the smallest of lathes and drill press. This project is especially designed to be easy to make using all bar stock. The bore is ½”. The stroke is ¾”. With steel parts finished with “Gun Blue” and the brass parts shined – this little engine will be a treasure forever. The plans are five, 8 ½” x 11” pages and all drawings full size.

Instruction Plans for Building the Pip Squeak…….$8.00 + $3.00 S & H


THE ELBOW ENGINE


Click to enlarge

This is a very unique 5-piston elbow engine. It is 8” long and 7” tall. The base, frame parts, and flywheel are aluminum bar stock. The two cylinders are brass. No castings are required. The plans are six 8 ½” x 11” pages and all drawings are full size. This engine draws raves at any showing.

Instruction Plans for Building the Elbow Engine…….$11.00 + $3.00 S & H


THE EPICYCLIC ENGINE



Click to enlarge

This is one of the most beautiful of all model steam engines. It incorporates a spur gear that revolves inside an internal tooth gear. Thus the name EPICYCLIC. This entire engine is built of BRASS bar stock. If you want to build a beautiful piece of mechanical artwork then this is your engine. This has a ¾” bore & 2” stroke. A lathe, a drill press, and milling facility are required. Building this beauty requires medium to advanced skill. The flywheel is 6” diameter. The construction book is 8 ½” x 11” and has 33 pages, with a large color illustration of the engine. All drawings are full size. This book includes any special suppliers plus construction hints and step-by-step building

Instruction Plans for Building the Epicyclic Engine….$21.00 + $3.00 S & H


THE GYRO ENGINE



Click to enlarge

This is a steam engine with a most unusual mechanism. It is named GYRO because the cylinder actually rotates and drives the flywheel. It is amazing to see it run as the flywheel and cylinder go round and round. For size reference the flywheel is 5 ¾” diameter. The materials are mostly aluminum bar stock, but a few pieces of brass bar stock are also required. Plans are an 8 ½² X 11² spiral bound book 13 pages. The completed engine and many of the parts are shown in color.

Instruction Plans for Building the Gyro Engine…….$17.00 + $3.00 S & H


THE WOODY STEAM ENGINE


Click to enlarge

This all-wood design is as pretty as any metal steam engine. By making this wood engine you will learn the principals of a steam engine. Just blow in the intake and watch it run. Use maple, walnut, and mahogany and this becomes an artful conversation piece for your home. The engine has a 1 ½” bore and 2” stoke. It is 10” tall overall. The plans are seven, 8 ½” x 11” pages. All drawings are full size.

Instruction Plans for building the Woody Steam Engine $9.00 + $3.00S&H


THE THUMB FUN ENGINE


Click to enlarge

This handsome little engine is built using aluminum bar stock. It runs by just pumping your thumb up and down. If you have never built an engine, here is a project wherein you will learn to make a crankshaft; a connecting rod; and a flywheel. The engine is just 6” long. Everybody enjoys developing a rhythm to see the flywheel spin. Plans are six, 8 ½” x 11” pages, with all drawings full size. They include a color picture.

Instruction Book for building the Thumb Fun Engine….$8.00 + $3.00 S & H


THE CLUTCH ENGINE


Click to enlarge

Just 6” long, this thumb powered engine is made using aluminum bar stock. It incorporates a roller bearing “clutch” that permits the shaft to rotate one way, but not the other. This tiny “clutch” makes for smooth and easy operation. Two gears are used to speed up the ornamental flywheel. The full size plans are seven, 8 ½” x 11” pages with a color picture of the engine, and include sources for the “clutch” and gears. Either of these thumb-powered engines makes a fun piece for your coffee table or desk.

Instruction Book for building the Clutch Engine….$9.00 + $3.00 S & H

Top of Page