Letters and Miscellanies

Backus and Morton Scale Engines

| June 2005

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    'Gorman Photo 1: A scale 1910 Morton opposed piston, a unique 4-cycle engine. '
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    'Gorman Photo 2: A scale 1891 Backus 3 HP, 2-cycle engine. The pump cylinder pumps air and fuel to the run cylinder. '

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I enjoy Gas Engine Magazine, especially the model section. As a retired heavy equipment mechanic, I love engines. I have spent much of my spare time building scale models of antique engines.

I have included photos of two examples of the scale engines I own: An 1891 Backus 3 HP, 2-cycle pump - the pump cylinder pumps air and fuel to the run cylinder; and a 1910 Morton opposed piston. This is a unique 4-cycle engine.

Thanks again for the magazine and all who contribute to make it great.

William Gorman
3609 Brentwood
Independence, MO 64055
(816) 478-0613


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