Recent content by itbookham

Help Support HMEM:

  1. I

    Toyan engines

    Hi Steve, Yes, you'll probably right. I leave the thread (if that's ok), just to see if there is any other feedback. Thanks, Mark
  2. I

    Toyan engines

    Hi, I don't have the skills or tooling to scratch build a model ic engine but I wonder what the consensus is on the range of assembled model Chinese Toyan single cylinder engines which can be found at this link: https://www.enginediy.com/collections/toyan-engine They can be bought air or...
  3. I

    Chinese hit and miss engines

    Chinese hit and miss engines I recently bought a couple of the blue anodised Chinese hit and miss engines from Banggood in China. For the price they seem well machined and put together. Nonetheless, I've had problems running both. The first one nearly started soon after I wired everything up...
  4. I

    Tiny Inline Four 4 cylinder engine for sale

    Now sold and thank you to the Forum for displaying the advert. 'Tiny' Inline Four 4 cylinder engine for sale: Working 4 cylinder, four stroke, spark ignition, water cooled, and splash lubricated internal combustion engine. Built in 2015 to a very good standard and little used. Made to the...
  5. I

    Tiny IC Engine

    I am in the UK, near London.
  6. I

    Tiny IC Engine

    Hi again. Many thanks for all the helpful advice. Kelly's engine is probably (is definitely) going to be too difficult for me at the moment, so I will look closely at Gail's suggestion for a first build. I'll keep you posted on progress. Once again many thanks to all and all the best for the...
  7. I

    Tiny IC Engine

    Thanks to Gail and Jens Eirik for replying. I have a Warco WM180 lathe (a 7 x 12 Chinese lathe) and a smallish Warco WM14 mill, so adequate for a 'Tiny' engine when I have the necessary skills, as this looks quite a complex design. There are some interesting clips of the engine on You Tube...
  8. I

    Tiny IC Engine

    Hi, I would be grateful to hear from anyone who has built or who has experience of the Kelly Kubishta Tiny IC engine. Is it a reliable and well designed engine? Happy New Year to all. Thanks, Mark
  9. I

    Small castings

    Hello Tony, Thanks for your suggestions. I will look into the antique model aeroplane kits. They look as if they can be machined on a Cowells. I am unfamiliar with these engines. Presumably the kits come with drawings as well? Regards, Mark
  10. I

    Small castings

    Hello, Many thanks for all the feedback and suggestions. Actually, a used Cowells lathe is not as expensive as you might think. In the UK you can pick up a decent used Cowells with a motor and basic tooling for about £400.00, less than a 7 x 12 mini-lathe. However, the down side is that unless...
  11. I

    Small castings

    Hello Carl, Thank you for your greetings. Details of Cowells lathes can be found at: http://www.cowells.com/90me.htm I have a slightly older version than the one pictured. All the best, Mark
  12. I

    Small castings

    Hello, I am new to the group and would like to say hello to everyone. I have a Cowells 90 lathe. I am interested in building a small IC engine, but I am not too sure there are castings available that will be small enough for the Cowells. The lathe centre height is 1.75", total swing of 3.5"...
Top