My 1895 MERY engine

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Philipintexas

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Quite a project, but finally got it running on propane. This is a 6 cycle, double acting gas engine, it holds the exhaust valve open for the exh. stroke, then an int. & exh. through the exh. valve and then normal 4 strokes. I was very impressed with the quality of the castings.
 

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Wow, that is a cool looking engine. You did a nice job on her. Any more pics, or even better, a video?
 

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+1 on more info!!!
And the video!

Looks very cool!
Never seen one like that before!!!

Andrew
 

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That is a very unique and interesting engine. Yes! Video please?

Regards Don
 

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Philipintexas

THAT is beautiful!
I'd love to see it running!

Rick
 

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Beautiful engine. Gotta say, tho, you completely left me in the dust with that explanation of how the valves work... ???

:) Chuck
 

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Sweeeeeet!

Norm Jones has one of those and it's a challenge to build.

Dave
 

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I'm with all the other posters.

Beautiful engine. :bow:

Please show us it running th_wwp


Best Regards
Bob
 

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I love these Mery engines, I built 3 of them in 2008. I added a functional Fly ball Governor and a generator.

There were only 2 of the original full size engines ever built. About 200 model casting kits were sold.

The engine started out as a steam engine & was converted to an internal combustion 6 cycle engine, it ran on natural gas.

This is a link to the only remaining full size Mery
[ame]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CF-IR3gRyc0[/ame]

More information about the original Mery Engine:
http://gasengine.farmcollector.com/Gas-Engines/1895-Mery-Explosive.aspx

Mike N.
 

Philipintexas

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Mike N: Very interesting video, I concur on the steam engine origin, everything about it is steam. I've never seen the real thing. Of particular interest is the "radiator", I made a small water pump driven by an extra excentric but it tends to need lots of cooling and the radiator looks interesting. I thought the extra intake & exhaust through the exh. valve would help cool it but not so.
 

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Would like to hear more of your build issues, successes, modifications. I just bought a kit today from Gary. He is a very interesting gentleman. Got to see his shop today when I went and picked up the kit. Nice castings. Just drawings to go with and good clear drawings. Saw one completed last summer at a show along with the only operable full size one. Will not be getting to it for a few months, but I wanted to beat a price increase and got the last kit at the old price. Will do a build thread when I start, as I have been unable to locate one so far.
 

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I’m in the process of building a Mery, it’s a very interesting engine, and you’re right, the castings are very good. I don’t have many pictures and I’m slow at machining, but I’m enjoying the build.
Karl
 

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Hi Karl, Where in world are you? It looks like a real challenge to build. As always, plans are gobbledgook to me until I get my hands dirty. Like I said, I have one kit project almost complete (Ransom and May) that need the base and final plumbing, and a steam donkey from scratch. Plus, working on lost PLA casting for another project. I would be interested in issues you have and confusions you face. PM me for that stuff if you would.
 

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Another Phil with a Mery!! PhilipinTexas, you did a fantastic job on your Mery. I finished mine around the same time you finished yours. For those interested, I did document a lot of my build, including some of the more challenging parts.
www.teqknow.com/Shop/Mery.html
Here is a shot of it completed
 

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Another Phil with a Mery!! PhilipinTexas, you did a fantastic job on your Mery. I finished mine around the same time you finished yours. For those interested, I did document a lot of my build, including some of the more challenging parts.
www.teqknow.com/Shop/Mery.html
Here is a shot of it completed
I note you painted where the connecting rod is
white, like the only one still alive. Looks great, will be visiting your thread.
 

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Phil, beautiful engine, I’ll be looking at your build for sure. Thanks for posting.
 

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It looks good with that but I didn't use a pure white, it's more of an antique white. I thought it would make it a bit less stark. It still requires a rag close by to keep the oil mess in check. I painted and stripped it 2 or 3 times before I found something I liked. I started with a color coat / clear coat. It looked fantastic but the clear chipped and drove me crazy! Damn OCD!!
 
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