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Re: Horizontal Gurgle engine

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  • Frank McNeill
    Hi Pete, It might be simpler to build models with conventional diaphragm type pop-pop engines. The largest commercially available engine is reported to be the
    Message 1 of 4 , Aug 27, 2006
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      Hi Pete,

      It might be simpler to build models with conventional diaphragm type
      pop-pop engines. The largest commercially available engine is reported
      to be the one used in Rattandeep Enterprise's 15-inch long "Titanic,"
      which is available in kit form. The engine and a burner or candle
      holder could be hidden under a hollow tin thing designed to resemble
      the boiler, firebox and smokestack.
      The current home page image was based on dimensions provided by the
      Popular Mechanics PDF file with instructions for building a small
      model of the Clermont. You might scale the dimensions up for a wooden
      model that would probably look more like the real boat than a copper
      or brass model would. Another advantage of wood is that it doesn't
      sink the way that little tin boats do.
      Check with Richard Jenkins for information about the tubing he used to
      build "Popflea" if you decide to build a radio controllable engine
      with four boilers.

      best wishes, Frank
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