Other Completed Projects

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Shown below are some of the major efforts successfully completed to date. The order of presentation here is the same as the order of completion in my shop. Note the order of construction - I have (unintentionally) reproduced the history of mankind's motive power in sequence!

Tiny Power H-10: This little steam engine was my first "real" project. It was completed in 1994, and runs nicely on just a few PSI compressed air. I have yet to run it on steam. Materials are Brass, Bronze, and Steel barstock and castings.

Note: This steam engine was sold on eBay to finance further projects. I hpe it has a happy home.

Tiny Power 2V-10: The second steam engine completed was a bit more ambitious... the Tiny Power 2V-10, a twin-cylinder upright marine engine. This little engine is surprisingly powerful. On 20 PSI, the 3" flywheel cannot be stalled by hand.

The note of the exhaust is very pleasant as well, kinda a "pocketa-pocketa" sound. Only a steam buff would really understand!

This engine was finished in 1996.

DeHavilland Cirrus 1/6 scale: This little inline 4 is a copy of the 1930's vintage deHavilland Cirrus upright engine. It runs at 7,000 RPM with a 14" propellor. The custom mount was tig welded and bolted to a "firewall".

Custom firewall controlls are a push-pull throttle, continuous ignition, and idle-only ignition.

Completed in the summer of 1997.

The Hodgson-9 I consider to be my "crown jewel". Construction began in August of 1997, and was completed roughly three years later. Much of that time was spent teaching myself foundry work, casting the heads, researching ignitions, etc.

The photo here is of the engine in its mostly completed state, but with a crude and temporary mounting.

Click on the picture to the left for more photos, including the newer deluxe mounting.

This engine's construction is serialized on this site. The engine was completed in August 2000.

The Wren 54: Having withdrawal pangs after the radial was finally complete, I wanted to try my hand at a turbojet.

The Wren 54 is, I believe, the smallest jet available to date, and as such presented special challenges. As of November 2000, it has been run but is still an ongoing project. Using castings and some available parts, it took only three months to complete! Compare this with the radial which took three years.

The Wren 54 construction is also serialized on this site.

The Wren MW54 Turboprop: An amazingly powerful engine, looks and sounds great!

Serialized here on this site as well