New Member Knglet Engine
- Hello, I have just stumbled across this group despite being
interested in Westbury engines for many years. For the record I am
a 43 year old male professional engineer. Working in Automotive
design specialising in seating and occupant safty and I live in the
UK. My interests are model engineering (I/C not steam) and restoring
and riding off road Motorcycles. (I have a keen interset in Bultaco
I am currently building a Westbury Kinglet engine. The motor has a
bit of family history in that a few years ago my dad and myself had
the sad job of clearing my late grandfathers garage. In one of the
many boxes I found a complete set of untouched Kinglet and Seal
castings. The castings were put to one side (as did my grandfather)
as other projects were progressed but eventually I decided to start
on the Kinglet. Progress has been very slow as to be honest I am
scared stiff of making a mistake and wrecking the precious castings.
But purhaps with some encoragement I can overcome my fear!
I have never seen another actual Kinglet engine. I have an original
copy of the 1938 model engineer in which the engine was described
(thanks to Grandada) and also photocopies of the construction
articals. Does any body have any knowledge of what dates castings
were available for this engine?