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2015 Bristol Model Engineering Exhibition, Thornbury UK
« on: August 15, 2015, 06:23:13 PM »
The first day of the Bristol Show was very busy with a large appreciative crowd of visitors.
There were a large number of I/C engines on display at this years show.
On the Internal Combustion Engine Builders Group stand were many brilliant examples of the Model Engine Makers art
This was eye candy at it's sweetest.


This delightful 1/4 scale Gnome rotary engine was built by Mike Cole


Mike Cole also built this three cylinder 1/4 scale Anzani radial engine


This 1/4 scale DH Gypsy was also the work of Mike Cole


Mike Coles fourth model was this magnificent 1/4 scale Bentley BR2 rotary engine


This flat four aero engine is based on the VW Beetle engine. It was built by Brian Perkins


Brian Perkins was also showing  progress on his Mercedes W165 GP engine


One half of the 'exploded' 1/4 scale Bristol Mercury radial engine by Mike Tull. This display shows the outside of the engine


The second half of the 'exploded' Bristol Mercury showing all of  the internal working parts.


Mike Tull is making good progress with his Mercedes-Benz W165 Grand Prix engine from 1939.


The crankcase of Mike's 1/3 scale Mercedes engine is nearing completion. The crankcase was milled from a solid billet of HE30


A nice collection aero engines built by Bob Dun


This Flat Four aero engine is the work of Bill Linfield. Check the spelling on the display card


The star of the show was without doubt the superb 1/3 scale 4.5 Litre Blower Bentley being painstakingly built by Mike Sayers


The engine block of the Mike Sayers Bentley


The enormous Villiers supercharger which blows the Bentley engine


The Bentley radiator shell was hand beaten in nickel silver by Mike Sayers. And that Bentley emblem is beyond words


Tom Pasco designed and built this supercharged two stroke V twin. The design is based on one section of the Rolls Royce Crecy V12 two stroke aero engine.


Another of Tom Pascoe's incredible engine collection is this 25cc opposed piston engine


Tom Pascoe obviously prefers unusual engines. This is a rotary valve V twin engine


This freelance V twin was a noisy runner and always attracted a large crowd


Stephen Wessel is the builder of this magnificent 1/3 scale model of the Armstrong Siddeley Lynx Radial engine

I think you will all agree that this display of engines will be a hard act to follow.

Now scroll back to the top and look at them all again, and again.

Mike
« Last Edit: August 17, 2015, 04:41:54 PM by Vixen »
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Re: 2015 Bristol Model Engineering Exhibition, Thornbury UK
« Reply #1 on: August 15, 2015, 06:40:08 PM »
Thanks Mike for posting those.

The IC Engine Builders put on a magnificent display  :drinking-41:.

It is a shame I was not up to joining you guys... next year.... next year   :-[

Jo
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Re: 2015 Bristol Model Engineering Exhibition, Thornbury UK
« Reply #2 on: August 15, 2015, 06:42:33 PM »
Hi Mike, thanks for sharing all these pictures. Very much appreciated.
Kind Regards
Achim

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Re: 2015 Bristol Model Engineering Exhibition, Thornbury UK
« Reply #3 on: August 15, 2015, 08:32:58 PM »
Thanks Mike some nice engines there, I think the Gypsy would be the one for me.

J

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Re: 2015 Bristol Model Engineering Exhibition, Thornbury UK
« Reply #4 on: August 15, 2015, 11:03:41 PM »
Nice pics Mike, I went today but forgot to take my camera! The Lynx radial was a lovely engine but for me the best was Mike Sayers' Bentley. The workmanship in that engine is quite simply breathtakingly superb. I spent quite a few minutes thumbing through the folders containing the build pics and it seems Mike has some seriously nice kit at his disposal in his workshop too! I also spotted a couple of very nice stationary engines, beautifully finished, made by some chap called Jason. Unfortunately the man himself wasn't with them as I would have liked to have put a face to a name and stopped for a chat!

Regards Martin

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Re: 2015 Bristol Model Engineering Exhibition, Thornbury UK
« Reply #5 on: August 15, 2015, 11:24:10 PM »
I really appreciate when you guys take the time to snap pics & post them like this. Some very nice projects there.

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Re: 2015 Bristol Model Engineering Exhibition, Thornbury UK
« Reply #6 on: August 15, 2015, 11:55:03 PM »
Every one of those is magnificent!! Thanks so much for taking and posting pics of these most impressive engines.

Bill

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Re: 2015 Bristol Model Engineering Exhibition, Thornbury UK
« Reply #7 on: August 16, 2015, 07:30:18 AM »
Thanks Mike some nice engines there, I think the Gypsy would be the one for me.

J

You may yet be lucky Jason, after many years of not being available (I saw a second hand set sell for £450 two years ago  >:() these sets of castings turned up last year at the Bristol show at a price to me go   :whoohoo:

My supplier didn't want the hassle of doing production runs and gave the patterns to Kirt at Hemmingway so they won't be as cheap from him  :-\ but they will be available again.

Jo
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Re: 2015 Bristol Model Engineering Exhibition, Thornbury UK
« Reply #8 on: August 16, 2015, 10:17:33 AM »
That show looked like pure engine porn to me - and quite an amount of dedication from the makers too  :NotWorthy:  :whoohoo: