Amberley Stationary Engine Day 2012 Hartop Engines

Discussion in 'Events' started by Numpty1, Jan 22, 2012.

  1. campingstoveman

    campingstoveman Active Member

    Paul,

    Where's the picture you took of a group of us, thought that may have some comments :D

    Martin P
     
  2. Numpty1

    Numpty1 Member

    Brilliant Paul :!: Best bit of entertainment today :lol:

    Mark
     
  3. Warner

    Warner New Member

    As requested Martin.



    I've heard that the Vetran Enthusiast is here today and you know how he likes to get into all the photos somehow.
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    Yep, ok we'll keep an eye out for him you never know where he will turn up next.
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    No caption for this photo, it's just nice to see two friends enjoying themselves.
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    Diving for cover again

    Paul.
     
  4. campingstoveman

    campingstoveman Active Member

    Paul,

    Almost brought a tear to my eye, the last picture wasn't so much a smile but me concentrating on listening to Dan, by the time we got home to mine the poor bugger had completely lost his voice and had a seriously sore throat.

    If I get it i'll kill him :D

    Martin P
     
  5. Numpty1

    Numpty1 Member

    Here are a few pics. These 3 engines were making their rally debut and it was pleasing that they did so at Amberley.

    This one was my favourite. Those with a long memory may remember an article in SEM about a young lad restoring his first engine from a Cheshunt Sprayer. Well Charlie has progressed and with the aid of his father Peter, they have made a super job of restoring this Hartop.
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    This one has had quite a long gestation period, being constructed from various bits of discarded Hartops, John has made a great job of putting it all back together with a little help from Doctor Nick!
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    Talking of Nick leads us into this little beauty....
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    ....and look at what he started with just 3 weeks ago!
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    AND it ran well too!
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    Heres one for Steve and Roland.
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    And finally if your not bored by now, here's the rest.

    http://s961.photobucket.com/albums/ae95 ... ey%202012/

    Mark
     
  6. Skankin_giant

    Skankin_giant Well-Known Member

    Indeed a very nice looking day, sadly couldn’t get down after mother-in-law drop off! only going the 40th KOVC this year with a open crank :shock:, will make a note for next year as a must make the effort!

    Ah lovely, not played with a 2 stroke for a while, they seem to run very nice, I would say better then the small Stuarts (I think the N or P3 is the closest Production engine?), while on 2 strokes anyone done a WX11 big end? I got Percy’s old WX11 to sort out!

    Edit, sorry for my Ignorance, not seen a Hartop vertical with 2 rocker operated valves, would someone please part some knowledge?

    Cheers Steve
     
  7. TangyeDan

    TangyeDan Active Member

  8. campingstoveman

    campingstoveman Active Member

    Dan,

    Watching your video has made me think I missed a couple of engines particularly the Robey.

    Martin P
     
  9. Numpty1

    Numpty1 Member

    Right Dan's dead the next time I see him! :lol:

    Just got back from Hospital after having a camera shoved down the gullet and my nose has started streaming! Plus I've got a seriously wierd reaction to something. Looks like I've just been 2 rounds with Mike Tyson by the black eyes!!

    Mark
     
  10. campingstoveman

    campingstoveman Active Member

    Did you bring home a copy of the video :lol:

    Martin P
     
  11. Numpty1

    Numpty1 Member

    ...and I doubt you will see another. There was an article in the Model Engineer about 1930 I believe by the well known engineer Ernest W. Fraser. This covered the building of an H type engine and its modification to push rod operated inlet valve. I dont have a copy of the article and the only pictures I have came from Charles's article in the April '86 SEM. This engine appears to be a copy of that Fraser engine. It was clearly modified afterwards as the parts have been copy cast from the originals but probably a period job. Doesn't come out very often to rallies due it being a total loss oiling system i.e. it throws the stuff everywhere. Did intend to fire it up for a little while but the day just slipped by!

    Mark
     
  12. Skankin_giant

    Skankin_giant Well-Known Member

    Thanks Mark,

    A interesting thing indeed! total loss oil systems are good fun lol!

    Cheers Steve
     

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