Scale-Model Engines Designed by Dick Upshur

Scale progression

Farm Engine
My first farm engine. I made it in 1945, working from my memory of engines on our farm. At the time, I was assigned to a mobile machine shop at the Amendola Bomber Field in southern Italy. The war in Europe was mostly over, and work was slack as we awaited our return home. Mom mailed me a model spark plug to fire the engine, which ran, but poorly. The flywheels were just steel discs, and there was no governor, name-plate or paint.
Photo by Dick Upshur