My 1895 MERY engine

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  1. May 16, 2012 #1

    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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    Beautiful job, can we see a video?

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

    Regards Don
     
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    I'll try, I'm more at home in the shop than behind a camera.
     
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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 [​IMG]

    Best Regards
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  11. May 17, 2012 #11

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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.
     
  12. May 18, 2012 #12

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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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    Jack3m, tried to pm you, didn’t seem to work. Send me an email at
    Karlw144@aol.com.
     
  17. Jan 9, 2019 #17

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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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    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.
     
  20. Jan 9, 2019 #20

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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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