This listing is for the engine in the picture. This engine is complete and ready to run!
The James Coombes is based on a table engine reputed to have worked for more than a century at a Bristol colliery. The original engine developed approximately 20 horsepower at 60 psi running at 40 r.p.m. This model is scaled down one inch to the foot (1:12).
The original engine was one of the first engines constructed by Gottlieb Daimler and used in an very early motorcarriage "The Motorkutsche". This engine was called the "Standuhr". It was the first "fast running" petrol engine; that means, it ran with approximate 700 RPM ! The 125 year old technique and the very interesting and unusual valve gear with a grooved disc , all works perfect in this modelengine. You can build this engine on a small lathe. The internal flywheels are 95mm in diameter. The laser cut grooved disc is also part of the casting kit.
The De Dion 1903 from Classic Motors is a detailed 1:4 scale copy of one of the first car engines built in large numbers. It hasgood torque at lowRPM and is a very good choice for a scale car of this period. This slow running 17cc fourstroke engine has an automatic inlet valve and an exhaust valve operated by a single cam. It runs excellent on 2-stroke mixture and can be used with spark ignition or glow ignition.
The OTTO / Deutz stationary engine from 1895 is a scale copy of the famous type D2. The engine runs on clean propane with glow plug ignition. You will be fascinated watching the engine running at alow 150 RPM. The flywheel diameter 7-3/4 inches.