Here are some more...some actually run. Belong to a local club.
Don l second your WOW !!
That is truly amazing! I scratch-build models, but nothing even close to that detail. Wow!
I have seen a film of an Italian fellow who built an entire Ferrari car complete with a running boxer flat 12 engine that drives the rear wheels through a five speed tranmission and all the lights and instruments work, but I don't know if it has a c.d. player in it.
I have attached a picture of the world's smallest one cylinder gas engine that actually runs
How can the cam work going the same speed as the crank?
Didn't someone build a mineauture running model T out of brass?
That stuff is way above my pay grade! With my kind of luck, I'd drop one of those teeny weeny rod caps on the floor and the ol lady would suck it up in the vacuum cleaner.
The cam can turn at crankshaft speed because the V-12 runs on compressed air : essentially , it`s a V-12 2-cycle steam engine running on air pressure .
The link you posted is very interesting! I have most of the parts to build a Morton 5 cylinder radial like pictured on your site.
My grandfather had a complete Morton engine before I came around, I inherited his remaining Morton parts collection and just haven't had the time to sit down at the lathe and make the few remaining parts to have a complete motor.
Truely amazing, but I've looked at it twice now and can't find the spark plugs !!
If no plugs, must be diesel but wheres distribution pump?
Somebody help. I really want to know !
As Doug said, it runs on air pressure. The intake valve opens to allow the pressurized air to drive the piston down and the exhaust valve opens when the piston travels up to expel the air. The intake valve opens again for the next downward movement of the piston to repeat the cycle. The white silicone rubber tube going to the intake filter on the top of the engine supplies the air pressure from underneath the stand.
Not an internal combustion engine but an air driven motor. No plugs, no fuel, no combustion.