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Old 05-31-2016, 12:29:53 PM
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Default 1/4 scale 1978 Rider Hot Air Engine Kit

hello all. i have recently got an old hot air engine model from a friend. dated 1978 , castings and prints by norbert keeley ohio. he did tell me it was missing some parts. i had the time to check everything out and it looks im missing the firebox,firebox door and the water pump? i have the drawings for everything. was wondering also if these kits were sold possibly with a gasket kit? i would assume these models can only be used with natural or propane gas? would anybody or staker out there have spare parts around for this that i need? maybe best i call Myers models to see if they sell these parts?
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The firebox and door, you can order from Myers Models. The water pump will have to be made by you or someone else.
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Default Re: 1/4 scale 1978 rider hot air engine kit

On an engine that old, the firebox and door would have been fabricated. You should have drawing that shows all the parts and the flat pattern for the sheet metal. There was a pretty good article in the book Steam and Stirling (Village Press) that showed the firebox fabrication.

As Heller indicated you can probably purchase the cast aluminum parts from Myers. I'm not completely sure; but think the fire box castings were something that Clarence Myers did after he took over the engine from Norbert Kelley.

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made contact with myers with the parts im missing they were able to help me.
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started the 1/4 scale project. the norbert kelley castings not too bad. just my tooling is from the 1940s. the 12" regal isnt no cadillac.. but still gets the job done.
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Your work looks real good so far.
Is that flywheel aluminum like on the newer ones.
Mine was built by Kent Smith in 2002.

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