Single cylinder, single acting, horizontal poppet valve engine.
I have seen one of these before, so I suspect it is kit built, but I can't find the make or age, so offer it to you for suggestions. Thought to be 60s or 70s, the maker of this one is no longer with us.
I have tried pasting in an image, but can't get it to come up in preview, if it doesn't appear you should see the engine if you click on the link below.
Thanks Tel, glad you brought the image up - I thought that clicking on the image icon and pasting the url between the bracketed entries was enough. Clearly they have found a way to make it even more difficult, I even tried reducing the size down to a 64th of the original and that didn't fix it either. But there was no error message.
I posted the same question on Home Model Engine Machinist (no problems with pasting images there) - we shall see what they come up with.
I have used Google, and the search engines on the model sites, and not found any info. Given it is so distinctive, someone must know.
All that remains is for ME magazine to provide a cost effective way for me to access the back numbers - I suspect that it is already in place but I am not sure how it works. So I am sure someone will enlighten me.
Steve, I think you'll find the most cost effective answer is to be very nice to our John! (Baggo that is). Having met him I suspect that you could ply him with the odd IPA in exchange for the odd scan? No offence meant John! I promise I'll get back on to the Brit ASAP.... JB
There was a Samuel G Jowitt who features in patents from 1914, in association with JH Sheppee, and later with Sheppee Motor Company named as employer. The patents are more related to a device used to power assist bicycles, but in earlier years the Sheppee Motor Company made steam powered wagons, and was into using liquid fueled flash steam boilers and superheated steam. The was setup in 1902 by Colonel Sheppee, in York (Francis Sheppee was his son).
So it is just possible that the same Samuel G Jowitt, was involved with Francis Sheppee, and the poppet valve engine might have been a response to very high-temperature steam generated by flash steam boilers.
Hello cheshire steve if you are still interested reference the side rod engine and you would like the construction notes let me know send me your details via Brunells contact details and I will post you a set free of charge cheers Graham
Thanks Graham, received the construction notes yesterday. I am not at all sure I sign up to Stan Bray's methods of using glue anywhere you can get away with it. I hope this Poppet engine doesn't have a stuck together crankshaft - I know they stick airplane wings together these days, but for a historic model it doesn't seem right to me.