Author Topic: George Britnell Display at NAMES Expo 2019  (Read 91 times)

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George Britnell Display at NAMES Expo 2019
« on: May 11, 2019, 08:51:55 am »
Here is my last video from the NAMES Expo 2019.

I saved the best one for last!

Here is the description that I posted with the video on my YouTube Channel:

"In my humble opinion, George is one of the finest model engineers in the USA today. He spent his career at Ford Motor Company designing and building engines.

Working without casting kits, he has created some of the best scratch built model combustion, hit and miss and steam engines I have seen.

For those who could not attend the NAMES EXPO 2019 this year, I put together this short video of his display at the EXPO.

George has an excellent YouTube Channel with videos of his many wonderful creations.

https://www.youtube.com/user/gbritnell

The video was filmed with my DJI Osmo Pocket #djiosmopocketrocks."


https://youtu.be/0-ItDEjiPEE

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Re: George Britnell Display at NAMES Expo 2019
« Reply #1 on: May 12, 2019, 08:10:52 am »
Truly amazing work on display.  Wonderful stuff George.  Love the throaty roar of the V-Twin.

Great video work Charlie.
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Re: George Britnell Display at NAMES Expo 2019
« Reply #2 on: May 12, 2019, 10:08:00 am »
Truly amazing work on display.  Wonderful stuff George.  Love the throaty roar of the V-Twin.

Great video work Charlie.

Thanks Scott.

George is an amazing craftsman.  It was cool to see his vTwin design on a couple of other tables too.

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Re: George Britnell Display at NAMES Expo 2019
« Reply #3 on: May 12, 2019, 08:34:01 pm »
Thanks for the video Charlie.
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Re: George Britnell Display at NAMES Expo 2019
« Reply #4 on: May 13, 2019, 07:30:03 pm »
Thanks for the video Charlie.

You are welcome Jim. 🤠
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Re: George Britnell Display at NAMES Expo 2019
« Reply #5 on: May 13, 2019, 07:42:57 pm »
Seems like a very modest statement you've made about the quality of George's work Charlie .... perhaps even an understatement!?!?
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Re: George Britnell Display at NAMES Expo 2019
« Reply #6 on: May 16, 2019, 06:05:03 am »
Thanks so much for the testimonial. There are many great builders out there, we just get to see a few of them. Ron Colonna is at the top of the list also.
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Re: George Britnell Display at NAMES Expo 2019
« Reply #7 on: May 16, 2019, 04:22:53 pm »
Thanks so much for the testimonial. There are many great builders out there, we just get to see a few of them. Ron Colonna is at the top of the list also.

Ron does make some very fine engines George.  His V-Twin Panhead is one of my favorites.  And a lot of others; as this video has over 1.4 million views since 2010!

Ron's Description included with his video.

V-Twin Panhead
Ignition: Spark
Bore:  1 5/16 in.
Stroke:  1 1/2 in.
Two Cylinder Four Cycle
No Castings Used

This engine was scratch built to a scale of 2/5ths or 40% of full size. The bottom end was taken from a drawing of a Knuckelhead engine that I puchased on e-bay. The top end was patterned after photos taken from e-bay of Harley parts for sale. I also bought a Harley repair manual that helped with the oil system. The crankcase was split into three sections instead of the usual two for ease of machining. The ignition is solid state and I use a GM coil which fires the two plugs simultaneously. Timing is advanced and retarded with the timer body. Two rotating magnets fire a Hall effect device at the proper times as per full sized points. The engine is large enough to produce that lovely V-twin sound.

https://youtu.be/EQRzCNK9eOs

 

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