here is my finished build of Brian Rupnows imperialized version of Jan Ridders flame eater. it was a lot of fun and tears building this thing and at the end it runs very well and starts right up after a few seconds of pre heating the cylinder. this is my third engine. first one was a failure -bj cicada diesel aero engine, 2nd is a steam wobbler and now I have a flame eater Thanks a whole lot to all on this forum who assisted me with my questions, especially Brian Rupnow who answered emails, stupid questions and even supplied me with a piece of wick for the burner. build log here: https://www.homemodelenginemachinis...pnows-imperialized-ridders-flame-eater.27639/ youtube video running here: and some photos first photo: the glass shot bottle was a liquor bottle that I made a new cap for so as to hold the denatured alcohol for fuel the funnel is cut from the left over stainless steel stock from making the engine cylinder the base is made from some picture frame material I found at my moms work shop. second photo is taken while the engine is running third photo is to show the reflection of the engine showing up in the engine turned (jeweled) area and vice versa it showing up on the polished non engine turned surfaces of the engine.