Fairbanks Morse R80 - 3 cylinder

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  1. Sep 20, 2019 #1

    weir-smith

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    I am in the process of building the Fairbanks Morse R80 having completed the bottom half which forms the sump and the base for the cylinders.

    While the drawings that I have show a number of oilers, there is no detail as to how or what they feed.
    My main concern is how are the crankshaft bearings lubricated? If anyone has seen or knows about the internal workings of this engine, I would be pleased to hear from them.

    Quite a few excellent models this engine have been built by various model engineers over the years, so they are around.

    Bruce W-S
     
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    If you don't get any other replies, go on to the Smokstak forum and search for Wayne Thackery. He has a full size R80 and a model of same. He should be able to help you.

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    weir-smith

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    Dave

    Thanks for the information and I will see if I can track him down.

    I have done a lot of work on the engine and will be putting some photos up soon.

    Bruce
     

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