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marv in minn

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except for the 10" flywheels, the prototype 1/4 Kansas City Lightning Engine was all machined from bar stock in the 1990's.
it has 2 opposing pistons in the same bore with the valves underneath and the igniter in the side.
it was scaled down from the full size 10 hp engine sitting under a Pine tree by an elderly bachelor's house.
i made many visits to visit Morris to measure and photograph. after i finished this one, I went on to make lost wax molds for all of the parts.
Morris loved to talk and it was always a full afternoon. i kept asking if i could take the big one home and get it running. His answer was "but then you won't come to visit me!"
i helped his Niece take care of him and after he died, i was able to get the full size engine from his estate.

the KC literature advertised that they sold a tractor version so a couple of years ago,
i built a 1/2 size as a tractor.  video at https://youtu.be/5VNeoLfbAEc

Nick

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Thank you for all of that Marv, very interesting. By the way have you had one of these at Little Log House in Hastings? I feel like I remember seeing it...
Nick

marv in minn

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the large engine was there with it's Lightning Hay press baling straw.
i purchased the haypress at the estate auction and rebuilt it.
the 1/2 size was first started there as well.

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Congrats, Marv and Raphael..!!!

Great engine and steam boat.

Marv, thanks for the pictures, video, and story behind the models.

Gil

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Bonjour,
Many thanks Gil,
it is a great pleasure for me to share on my passion. especially if I arouse a vocation  :)
Raphaël, Membre du Modèle Yacht Club de Paris : http://mycparis.fr/
Membre de l'Offshore Club de Paris: http://site-ocparis.wifeo.com/
Youtube : https://www.youtube.com/rhavrane

 

January EOTM Winners:

Raphaël’s “King 2 Paddle Wheel River Steamer“

Marv’s “Kansas City Hay Press Lightning Gas Engine 1/4 Scale“