Thomas & Smith Hot Air Pumping Engine

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  1. May 18, 2012 #1

    Mike N

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    I just finished my Thomas & Smith Hot Air Engine.

    Video of the full size engine:
    [ame]www.youtube.com/watch?v=0sirNBCE4D8[/ame]

    View attachment MOV00064.MPG

    Thomas Hot Air 1 .jpg

    Thomas Hot Air 2 .jpg
     
  2. May 18, 2012 #2

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    VIDEO!! VIDEO!! VIDEO!!! th_wwp

    And maybe some build pictures too??

    Looks like a great hot air engine!

    Andrew

    Where did you buy the castings from??
    Looks like a great engine to build
     
  3. May 23, 2012 #3

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    Where did you buy the castings from??

    Paul Jacobs [paulejacobs@aol.com]
    Sells the Aluminum castings
    This is a great set of castings & drawings.
     
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    Hi , has anyone have any information about this engine or the company who makes/made the castings and drawings available
    I know its an old thread but Iv been looking for some time but unable to find any info other than a possible link to Little Locos if they are still in existence but again there is nothing on there web site
    Many thanks in advance
    frazer
     
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    Can you please post the engine run video. Looks interesting.

    Regards
    Ganesh
     
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    A link to a full sized video
    Long time no hear Ganesh, how is the world of engineering
    cheers
     
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    Thank you very much for the video. Yes all going fine. Started to build stirling engines again.
     
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    Paul Jacobs passed away December 2013. Todd & Joy Snouffer, aka Littlelocos Model Engineering purchased what remained after all of the better-known and larger engine projects were sold to a gentleman on the West Coast. To my knowledge, he is not actively selling casting kits or advertising. Currently, we have only one of Paul's kits on the market, the 1/2-Scale Essex Caloric Engine. We're hoping to have another out in 2020. All of the projects we purchased were in various states of completion and condition. As such, it will take a long while to bring them back.

    The full list of the projects we purchased from the Jacobs family is posted here:
    http://www.modelenginemaker.com/index.php/topic,7492.msg157933.html#msg157933

    We are easy to reach at http://www.littlelocos.com or on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/littlelocos. We frequently post what's going on in the shop on our Facebook page. If you're not on Facebook, but would still like to see what's going on, we have a Facebook feed on our Web site that does not require you to sign on. We'll also be at Cabin Fever next month.

    As for the other projects such as the Thomas & Smith, Essex Fan, NDC Steam Engine, Lake Breeze, and others, I'm hoping that the purchaser either brings them back himself or agrees to sell the lot. I know of several people (myself included) who would be willing to purchase the lot and to take the time needed to rework the patterns and designs and properly bring them back to market.

    Wish I had better news.
    Todd.
     
  9. Dec 16, 2019 #9

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    Hi Todd, many thanks for taking the time to reply it is appreciated
    Guess if I really want to build one Im going to have to draw it up myself .Unlike the Rider engines Iv not come across one this side of the pond but there is a few videos knocking about and I will have a trawl through patents
    Best wishes
    frazer
     
  10. Dec 16, 2019 #10

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    Hello Frazer,
    You're quite welcome.
    All the best,
    Todd.
     

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