1:25 Gas Engine

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I found the 'flywheels' for this in my parts box... not sure what they were originally. Casters for tank treads, perhaps? Anyway, I used them in this scratchbuilt farm engine. Other than the flywheels and resin bolt heads (From Ma's, of course), it's totally make up from scraps of plastruct and pvc tubing.

It doesn't represent any specific manufacturer or model, it's just a generic, horizontal hopper-cooled gas engine.

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That is awesome Chuck. I was at an antique engine show Saturday and just up-loaded almost 400 photos, several of those engines including a 19hp, HUGE engine. I have a lot of detailed photos showing where oil leaks and that kind of stuff for reference.

Antique Tractor & Engine Show

AzTom

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I went to an antique machinery show a few years ago and they had some small motors like that, with open bowls for the gas and oil. On the other end of the scale someone brought a steam donkey and sled the size of a short semi trailer that was powering a portable sawmill. It was really fun to see all the stuff actually running.

The engine is neat, it may not be accurate, but it looks right. If nothing else makes a great piece of random farmyard junk for your pickup.

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Thanks guys!

Now I've got to get cracking on modeling an actual engine. My grandfather's 25-horse Fairbanks Morse, perhaps.

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I like that a lot!

The flywheels are the roadwheels from the Opel Maultier (mule), a cargo truck with tracks instead of duallys.

Scary that I know that huh?

G

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Inspiring as usual Chuck! I had been toying with building one of these for an old Ice Cream maker they bring out to one of the local craft shows. I might just start.

John

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Nice little detail. I like the finish too.

Thanks for the reference pics Tom! I've always liked these types of engines.

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You never stop amazing me with your craftyness keep up the excellent work! B)

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the finish/weathering on this is spectacular! It HAS to be metal you left outside...

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You are the MASTER of weathering Chuck!

Cool build!

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Very cool, you should take it on "Antiques Road Show" to find out what it is and what it's worth. :blink:;)

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i like it .. reminds me of somethin ued see in the back of an old shop..

Very cool chuck.. ;):D

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