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Mike's Completed Upshur Horizontal Farm Engine
« on: December 29, 2021, 01:10:47 AM »
All, the following are the final pix for my Upshur Farm Engine build. 

For reference, the build log is here: 

https://www.modelenginemaker.com/index.php/topic,10531.0.html

The only work I did after the build log was to mount the engine on a wooden base and attach a name plate to the base.  The wood is walnut and is from trees that grew on the farm where I grew up.  My late father felled them and had them sawed in rough lumber.  My brother carefully store the rough lumber and made this base from a small piece.  He's a very skilled woodworker so I get him to do whatever woodwork that I need and I trade him out with any machining that he needs.

The brass plaque was made at a local trophy/engraving shop that does good, fast, work.

I didn't attempt to finish this engine to a fine showroom type condition.  The machining is good, at least in my opinion, as my goal was to build an I/C engine with several features that I hadn't attempted before.  What was new to me on this build was the entire hit-n-miss mechanism and building a carburetor from scratch.  The carb was from plans originally done by Chuck Fellows and then replicated by Brian Rupnow and others. 

I also don't attach a permanent fuel tank to the engine as this will go into the house and I don't want even a trace of fuel inside my house.  I also only leave the spark plug and hall effect sensor attached to the engine as I move the S/S module from engine to engine as needed. 

In any case, here are the final pix:

The name plate:



The rest of the pix are of different views of the engine.

























And finally two short videos of the engine running:

Left side of the engine showing the governor working:

<a href="https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XUwN_to9GkM" target="_blank">http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XUwN_to9GkM</a>

Right side of the engine:

<a href="https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0J0nUNpUci0" target="_blank">http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0J0nUNpUci0</a>

And that's it!! 

I enjoyed building this one and am already starting the build on another project engine.

Enjoy!

Mike



« Last Edit: December 30, 2021, 12:46:26 PM by mikehinz »
MIke
Wichita, KS, USA

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Re: Mike's Completed Upshur Horizontal Farm Engine
« Reply #1 on: December 30, 2021, 03:22:04 AM »
That is one fine looking and running engine, Mike. I love that the base has a real heritage too! Looking forward to your next build.  :cheers:
Regards,
Ron

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Re: Mike's Completed Upshur Horizontal Farm Engine
« Reply #2 on: December 30, 2021, 10:40:05 AM »
I can only agree - lovely story and presentation  :cheers:

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Re: Mike's Completed Upshur Horizontal Farm Engine
« Reply #3 on: December 30, 2021, 12:08:07 PM »
Very nicely done!  Something to be proud of!
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Re: Mike's Completed Upshur Horizontal Farm Engine
« Reply #4 on: December 30, 2021, 12:49:35 PM »
All, thanks for taking a look! 

The finish on the engine isn't nearly as fine as some of the one's I see here, but it runs and the flywheels run true!  The wooden base though is very nice, so thanks for noticing that.

I did modify the post as I had duplicated the links to the videos. Now you can see the both sides of the engine when it's running.

Again, thanks for taking a look!

Mike
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Re: Mike's Completed Upshur Horizontal Farm Engine
« Reply #5 on: December 30, 2021, 08:13:29 PM »
Very nice Mike :ThumbsUp:        Terry

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Re: Mike's Completed Upshur Horizontal Farm Engine
« Reply #6 on: January 01, 2022, 06:39:08 AM »
Very nice engine Mike! I just fired up the one I built yesterday for the first time in months. I really like the Upshur engines.


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