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Old 06-02-2005, 04:58:29 PM
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Has anyone ever considered casting some model engines LARGER than the original??? ...I got to thinkin'...(Dangerous!), I would really like to see about a ten horse 8 cycle aermotor...I bet that sucker would have a pretty good bark!...Or how about a 15 horse Gade air cooled, ported exhaust?...That'd be a blast too!...I guess it would take too much cast iron to pour something like that. let alone try to machine something that large...Shore would be fun to try! What others would make good candidates?

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Default Re: Reverse Models?

Like everything else in our hobby, it only takes money. I just got the new casting buyers guide on my desk yesterday and it lists several foundries specializing in large iron castings. The only time I've seen a model scaled up is on the little low temperature differential stirling engines. My uncle built one with a 2' diameter displacer and another with a 4' diameter displacer. The 4' model can be seen on Steve Barr's webpage under the Portland 2004 photos.

The only other I can think of are the couple of Springfield "clones" that are floating around. I think they are roughly based on a 1hp engine. Again, it only takes money.
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I am aware of a hobbyist who is currently making patterns for a full-scale CALLAHAN 4hp. If anyone wants one, it will take money. The first one should be done in about 6 months.
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A 10 hp Aermotor would be pretty neat. I have a friend who did build a hot air engine (based on the tin can engine) using a 30 gal drum.
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