Discussion in 'Photos and Videos' started by Orrin, Sep 28, 2010.
very beautiful engine , nice work , i appreciate it heartily .
Hot Air Pumping Engine - I thought you had created a mechanical polotician... Oh, its an Hot Air Driven Pump...
your engine is beautiful I hope mine looks like it when finished. I have a set of castings from meyers 1/8th scale Should be a fun project. Going to start on it this winter. By the way your pictures showing setups are great you know what they say one picture worth a million words.
I’m currently restoring an Ericsson engine for my college senior project.
Ours currently runs off of natural gas, and we were thinking of converting it to propane. I see that yours runs off of propane and I was wondering if you could send me a picture of the propane burner, and how you connect the propane to the burner section. Thanks
Absolutely fabulous. It makes me want to get motivated to finish mine. Just a question, what did you use for the displacer piston. The plans call for a metal tube with a stainless steel bottom. I'm trying a suggestion of using something called "grill brick cleaner". It's like fine lava rock but much lighter. I have mine turned on the lathe and will try using this approach.
This is for Landon Vidrine above. I found this plan sheet, free, on the internet. It's designed by SandyC, Argyll, Scotland. It's called "3.0 dia vertical boiler burner". Drawn by A F Campbell. I've also included a picture of mine for the Ericsson. Hope it helps.
Here's how to connect the 1 lb. propane bottle to the burner. I'm wracking my brain, but I can't remember where I bought the valve. I'll keep searching in my bank of useless knowledge in my brain to find where I bought the valve. Find a valve, 1/4 inch hose with 1/4 inch fittings and a female air hose connector and using yellow gas teflon tape, put it all together.
Found it on eBay.
Looks like the full sized one that I ran in college and indicated but much prettier! Bill in Boulder CO USA
what size Ericsson are you restoring? on my 5" i used the burner from an outdoor chicken/turkey deep fryer.
This is mine:
The 1/4 scale. Are you doing the latest model with the 5 inch bore?
Are you doing the "Big Brother" with a height of almost 48 inches? If so, do you have any photos?
Superb. Stunning engine.
it is an original 5" engine
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