See This Brilliant Workmanship – Inline 6 Cylinder Miniature Engine From Randall’s Cox Drawings
We present you a guy who decided to improve his machining skills. He started looking for a metalworking project and ended choosing to create a small engine. This guy is not like the regular men – most guys would start with something easy and simple. The engine that he built and started from scratch was already designed by Randall Cox. Its plans were released in the March 2005 issue of Model Engine Builder magazine. Back to the engine – it is an inline 6 engine featuring an air-cooled designed.
The interesting part here is that the engine is with a rear open bottom end. You could clearly watch its crankshaft and camshaft while the engine is working as they are exposed. As you might be already thinking – it’s definitely not an easy project. If you have a closer look at the published plans in the March 2005 issue of Model Engine Builder magazine, you will find that the guy didn’t go into much detail at all. Here is the brief description and instructions about the cylinders – “The cylinders need no particular explaining.”… Some parts of the plans are missing some dimensions and some small parts of the project.
The first thing to do here is to figure out everything needed in order to complete the project. All the techniques and all the components needed. It won’t be something that is going to work daily – this engine is going to run once or twice. It’s for fun.
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In the end the engine will be turned into a conversation piece for my desk.