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Old 04-18-2008, 10:57:53 AM
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Does anyone know where I can get plans or a kit for the PM Research Fire Eater Engine? Thank you.
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Old 04-18-2008, 12:43:39 PM
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They don't sell plans or kits....RTR is it -- I've been trying to convice them that selling the machined base for the peanut rider to retrofit the Thinking Man kit would be a good seller for like forever, and they won't even do that...

Jay Peters used to sell a flamelicker casting set (kind of rough looking castings at that), but I'm not sure who bought the patterns at the auction. There also used to be a local guy who sold flamelicker castings under the name of "Hogger's Roost". His were really nice, looked like a hit 'n miss...Except that they were Zamac or some such and sales weren't so good-- so he shut down and went to work driving a bus....
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Old 04-18-2008, 03:42:00 PM
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What about the Steam and Stirling Engines You Can Build, Book 2?

This book has a picture of a Flamer Eater on the cover. Does that mean there's plans for one inside?...
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Old 04-18-2008, 11:50:32 PM
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I don't have the book here at the moment, so I'm not sure.

A fellow named Philip Duclos had plans in "Projects in Metal" magazine's June 1992 issue...if you can find that it would (probably) be less expensive than a $40+ book.
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website is dutch but has English translation this guy is awesome!!
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Steam and Stirling #2 does have the plans for Philip Duclos' flame licker. It is made entirely of billet stock... no castings. Jerry Howell also has plans for a couple of engines at his site: He sells the plans and also some of the parts you will need. There are others plans available. Do a search for "atmospheric engine plans" or "flame-sucker engine plans". Good luck!
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Old 04-21-2008, 02:34:01 PM
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Great feedback guys; thank you. I'm leaning towards getting the 40$ book but I would have to know that Iím getting my moneys worth. Does anyone know that book well enough to say that it is worth 40 bucks?
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