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Ironhorse57

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Davies Charlton hot air engine
« on: May 21, 2022, 04:32:28 pm »
Probably better known for their range of small model aircraft engines, this UK company based on the Isle of Man also made a Stirling engine from, I believe, the late 1950's, I don't know when production ceased.
This one I bought as a cheap restoration project, it came to me full seized and showing some years of neglect, plus a grim looking flywheel which the Mazac worm had clearly been munching on:

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A few weeks on and:

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Re: Davies Charlton hot air engine
« Reply #1 on: May 21, 2022, 04:36:48 pm »
Don't know what happened there, hadn't quite finished..
Anyway, another photo of the engine as it is now:

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Re: Davies Charlton hot air engine
« Reply #2 on: May 21, 2022, 04:38:52 pm »
And a short video - the burner is quite lively once things warm up in the firebox:

https://youtu.be/b_IpzaC9s2M

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Re: Davies Charlton hot air engine
« Reply #3 on: May 21, 2022, 08:10:05 pm »
Dave,

Just like the Davies Charlton that I got a few months ago.  I like it a lot.

You did a nice job with the restoration, and it runs well.

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Re: Davies Charlton hot air engine
« Reply #4 on: May 21, 2022, 10:09:53 pm »
Nice work Dave , it looks like the precursor to the PM research model
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Re: Davies Charlton hot air engine
« Reply #5 on: May 22, 2022, 06:48:49 am »
Congratulations on the very nice restoration.
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Re: Davies Charlton hot air engine
« Reply #6 on: May 22, 2022, 11:07:53 am »
Great job on the resto and video, Dave..!!

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