Author Topic: 2 cycle gas engine models  (Read 267 times)

Stoker

  • Global Moderator
  • Full Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 802
  • Location: Eastern Sierra
Re: 2 cycle gas engine models
« Reply #15 on: May 30, 2019, 01:06:06 am »
                  Super Tigre

To finally wrap this up let me add this one last engine, and a rather nice one at that. A super fine Super Tigre .56 TV in unused condition. Can't really remember with I have this one for, if it was some super project, it has slipped my mind over the decades. I suspect that I just got a super deal on it, and figured sooner or later the "right" project for it would come along ... but seemingly it never did, so here it is as fresh as the day it left the hobby shop shelf!

Super Tigre .56 with Throttle Valve and ball bearings:


Wherever you go ..... there you are!

Swift Fox

  • Jr. Member
  • **
  • Posts: 189
  • Location: Leicestershire, UK
    • Swift Fox Steam Co
Re: 2 cycle gas engine models
« Reply #16 on: May 31, 2019, 01:44:26 pm »
A very interesting line up Daniel, you probably can tell which one is my favourite.  ;)

I've only ever owned one aero IC engine which was made by this company which are happily still in business:

https://www.eifflaender.com/engines

I no longer own my little P.A.W diesel engine (i sold it to fund a steam purchase) but it was full to play with if a bit messy.
Your nose is before your eyes, so trust it first!

Stoker

  • Global Moderator
  • Full Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 802
  • Location: Eastern Sierra
Re: 2 cycle gas engine models
« Reply #17 on: June 09, 2019, 03:55:13 pm »
A very interesting line up Daniel, you probably can tell which one is my favourite.  ;)

I've only ever owned one aero IC engine which was made by this company which are happily still in business:

https://www.eifflaender.com/engines

I no longer own my little P.A.W diesel engine (i sold it to fund a steam purchase) but it was full to play with if a bit messy.

Wow Philip ... what an interesting and relatively old company, and might I add, fine looking engine line. Never heard of them myself, but then they are an ocean away and I was dealing with a rather parochial, standard American market back in those days. Thanks for the link.

I can only guess which brand of my engines finds your favor (Fox perhaps, yes?) ... but I must say for simplicity and reliability they were our go to engines, and I have a true fondness and respect for them!
Wherever you go ..... there you are!

RON

  • Jr. Member
  • **
  • Posts: 87
Re: 2 cycle gas engine models
« Reply #18 on: June 11, 2019, 09:04:20 am »
Just to even up a little one from either side of the pond
[ Guests cannot view attachments ]

[ Guests cannot view attachments ]

[ Guests cannot view attachments ]

Not going to name them will leave that to others certainly an interesting post
Over hear Oliver Tiger`s were hard to beat control line wise

Stoker

  • Global Moderator
  • Full Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 802
  • Location: Eastern Sierra
Re: 2 cycle gas engine models
« Reply #19 on: June 11, 2019, 11:36:45 am »
Nice ones showing here, but please go ahead and name them. Seem quite different than most of what I knew back in my days of model airplane engines. Yours seem to be carbureted through the back of the crankcase, instead of out front like most of mine were done.

Interesting !!!
Wherever you go ..... there you are!

Swift Fox

  • Jr. Member
  • **
  • Posts: 189
  • Location: Leicestershire, UK
    • Swift Fox Steam Co
Re: 2 cycle gas engine models
« Reply #20 on: June 11, 2019, 12:35:26 pm »
Quote from: Stoker
Wow Philip ... what an interesting and relatively old company, and might I add, fine looking engine line. Never heard of them myself, but then they are an ocean away and I was dealing with a rather parochial, standard American market back in those days. Thanks for the link.

I can only guess which brand of my engines finds your favor (Fox perhaps, yes?) ... but I must say for simplicity and reliability they were our go to engines, and I have a true fondness and respect for them!

Yes i must admit i was also surprised to learn more about Progress Aero Works and i'm pleased they are still making engines here in the UK. I must admit the more i keep looking at their website the more i want to replace the little engine i sold on!!

Hope you may add a P.A.W to your collection in the future, they do require a different fuel mix though and can be a bit fiddly to get going but have the advantage of not needing a power source or glow plugs to run.

Yup it was the Fox brand!  ;) , i also heard good reviews about them and i wasn't sure if they were still in business?
Your nose is before your eyes, so trust it first!

RON

  • Jr. Member
  • **
  • Posts: 87
Re: 2 cycle gas engine models
« Reply #21 on: June 12, 2019, 05:29:30 am »
Ref #18 the first one is the Atom Minor Mark 111 first produced in 1933 mine is not that old can`t remember the date but you will see in the photo`s where i bought it from you just bought the castings and the book and away you went and glad to say mine worked it would swing a 14"x5 prop but 12"x6 was more recommended and being petrol it had coil ignition setting up the timing was interesting and the rear induction kept your fingers away from the prop. I made it round about the time glow plugs came out so it`s not that old.

The second one is a Canadian Bantam and the serial number dates it to 1947 again another petrol engine i don`t know how many model aircraft engines there are maybe 200 or more but i would rank this engine within the top 5. The photo`s don`t do it justice the casting is superb along with the workmanship a real gem of an engine. Have just read that in the American Model Engine Encyclopedia it is Bantam #7 never knew they were made in America if it is the same engine either way it`s areal beauty.
Lastly some of the books i was brought up with
[ Guests cannot view attachments ]
The Atom Minor second on the left
[ Guests cannot view attachments ]

Stoker

  • Global Moderator
  • Full Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 802
  • Location: Eastern Sierra
Re: 2 cycle gas engine models
« Reply #22 on: June 12, 2019, 09:23:57 am »
Very cool stuff, and thanks for adding your engines and reference material to this thread!

Is this the same Westbury that was also known for his steam engines in the not so long ago?
Wherever you go ..... there you are!

txlabman

  • Global Moderator
  • Full Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 540
  • Location: Plano, Texas
Re: 2 cycle gas engine models
« Reply #23 on: June 12, 2019, 11:03:14 pm »
This thread brought back a flood of memories. I had the Cox Trike and we ran it, broke it, fixed it and ran it again. Then repeat!

I also built and crashed a number of tethered planes.

I now have a couple drones (no skill necessary) and I recently got a power assisted glider which I have crashed several times. Currently awaiting some replacement parts. 🤠

Thanks for a great thread!

RON

  • Jr. Member
  • **
  • Posts: 87
Re: 2 cycle gas engine models
« Reply #24 on: June 13, 2019, 05:28:16 am »
Yes i believe it`s the same Westbury he wrote a book " building a steam engine from castings " Stuart no 10   1967 the steam boy`s will know better than me but i think he was more known in model engineering circles.  Myself i`ve been an aeromodeller all my life and have things in drawers and up in the attic /loft whatever you want to call it and you will just have to wait for the announcement rare attic find ( which i hope is a long way off ) i only got into steam in the last two years that`s why i keep repeating i`m an novice

 

.......................Engine of the month winner is.....................  photo edited-image_10.png