Aermotor model


Bert Kuebler

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26/7/44 More Nice Models Bert Kuebler, 532 E. Parkland Ave., Evansville, IN 47711 sends along some photos of his model creations:

Photo 44-A shows an Aermotor model. It was complete except for the gears. It uses an 0.850 x 1.050 inch bore and stroke and a 5? inch flywheel. Took ten weeks to complete.

In 44-B we see a Shaefer's Little York engine made from the Richard Shelly castings. It has a ? x 1? inch bore and stroke. The flywheels are 4? inches in diameter.

In 1989, I built an ultra-small Maytag Twin with a ? inch bore and stroke. In 1990, I made a 1/4 size with a ? inch bore and stroke, and a flywheel diameter of 2.368. It has glow plug ignition using one C-size Nicad battery for each glow plug.

Photo 44-D shows an all-brass flame licker engine. It is five inches long, uses a ? inch bore, and the flywheel is 21/8 inches in diameter.

26/7/45 A Wood Engine I am submitting two photos (45-A and 45-B) of an engine built by Floyd Westling of Clive, Alberta which I feel deserves recognition. It is built of wood scraps. The only metal is in the valves and the ignition system. It has a 2? x 2 inch bore and stroke, and the flywheels are 7 inches in diameter. The fuel is supplied by a butane lighter, actuated by the push rod. This injects fuel in the intake port. The engine actually does run. Lloyd Stevens, Box 118, Leslieville, Alta TOM 1H0 Canada.

26/7/46 Aermotor Model See the photos (46-A and 46-B) of an Aermotor model using the Teague castings. Construction took two years of off again, on again involvement.

Problems with compression loss at the ignitor prompted initial startup with glow plug ignition. All fuel and ignition components are housed in the base, so the unit is self-contained and 100% portable. The water tank and chute are made of mahogany. Ken Hollenbeck, 312 Gillett Ave., Waukegan, IL 60085.

26/7/47 Richard Shelly Writes As noted above, numerous models were illustrated using the castings of Richard Shelly, 2835 Camp Road, Manheim, PA 17545. Mr. Shelly writes that many, many more models have been appearing at the shows, particularly at the Zolfo Springs, Florida event.

Ye olde Reflector would like to chip in a nickel's worth, that model making has grown tremendously in the past five years. Prior to that time, a few people were making models, but there wasn't a whole lot of publicity. The tremendous number of models shown in this issue is living proof that this is indeed an excellent adjunct to our hobby.


We have just received a query from Vinny Cavaliere, 41 Hammertown Rd., Monroe, CT 06468, and rather than wait 'til the next issue, we decided to drop it in at the close of this one:

26/7/48 Unidentified Engines See 48-A and 48-B of a marine design 2-cycle engine. The bore is 2? inches, and the flywheel is 10 inches in diameter. The entire engine is brass or bronze, except for the aluminum piston and steel crank. There are no name or numbers on it. The handle for adjusting the timing rotates 180 degrees. Any information will be appreciated.

Photo 48-C shows a 4-cycle engine with exposed valves and a Bosch magneto. Again, any information will be appreciated.

If you can be of help on these engines, kindly contact Mr. Cavaliere at the above address.