I am going to reproduce the 4hp REID gas engine , limited quantities, max 19 sets of castings! Currently I am going to make four units for personal use, this leaves 15 sets of unmachined castings for sale. I do not know what these will cost until the entire project is done.
Photo 1: Here is the first casting! Not good enough, it goes back to the furnace.
Photo 2, 3: Here are some pictures of completed parts for the REID project. I blackened the cast iron oilers with a product called brass black m-24. They came out ok! We made the oilers in two sizes, 2/3 and 3/4 of the origonal size!
Also shown is a completed governor finished in boiled linseed oil and ineral spirits.
Photo 4: Here are a few updates on the REID project. 5 Bedplates 36 bearing caps. Cylinder pattern almost finished!
We are a pilot run of building 4 engines, I am machining one extra part (will probably make one more engine). there will only 19 sets of castings max. I figure what we don't build for ourselves someone might want.
..just beautiful, John!! I have been doing rubber mold and plastic patterns for one-off and short run iron castings and its an incredible amount of work.
But no where near what you have there in the pictures!! Anyone who buys a casting from you, at whatever cost, needs to appreciate all the efforts it took to get to that point!!
Thankx for sharing!