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Nikhil Bhale

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I bought a set of Rider Ericson casting kit from Myers website. That was maybe two years back. The casting are good but the drawings require some improvement.
I started machining them to the best of my ability. All the imperial dimensions were converted to metric.
I finished the engine and was surprised to see all the parts fit together nicely 😃. The engine started to run without any issues.
This is a video of the engine running


I have yet to make the water pump. Also need to paint the engine. But I loose interest quickly as soon as the engine runs and it may never get painted.

Next project in my mind is Robinson engine from kit provided by Polly model engineering. I like the linkage arrangement on this engine.

Can you suggest me some other models?


Regards
Nikhil
 
I've constructed the Polly Robinson engine.
The iron castings are not the best quality, particularly the cylinder. The flywheel is not much better, either.
There is a partial build log on here - Robinson Patent hot air engine - (the early parts have been lost from the archives).

Dave
The Emerald Isle
 
I've constructed the Polly Robinson engine.
The iron castings are not the best quality, particularly the cylinder. The flywheel is not much better, either.
There is a partial build log on here - Robinson Patent hot air engine - (the early parts have been lost from the archives).

Dave
The Emerald Isle
Thanks for the information. I emailed Polly Engineering and am waiting for their reply. I need to check their shipping cost to India.
Myers are also planning to offer the kits. Have mailed them too.

Regards
Nikhil
 

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