Neil Butterfield

Home Shop Machinist

Nice touch to have the brass name plate.

For your viewing

Here is a You Tube video of my Domestic Engine running that you may enjoy. Unfortunately the Domestic Engine is the second part of this video following the Economy and I can't re-shoot as I no longer have the Domestic Engine. Click the small square box in the lower right corner of the video to view full screen.

Neil Butterfield

Home Shop Machinist

Domestic Vertical Engine
 
This engine kit was purchased from Bob Herder of Calfon NJ. A good man and very helpful with my many phone calls.
 
It is a 1905 design,1/3 scale of Domestic's 1-1/2 HP engine.The castings are all iron, 1- 5/16" diameter bore, 1.900 stroke, and 8" diameter flywheels.The copper cooling tank with its thermal syphoning system is 4" diameter with a 4" diameter separate gas tank mounted on top. An igniter, as on the original is used in lieu of a spark plug. Spark plugs were very expensive in 1905.
 
The gears and oilers were included in the kit.
 
I also have construction photo's that I would be glad to share. Email me and/or let me know what phase of construction you might need help and I'll send photo's.
 
The oak box underneath the copper cooling tank holds the coil, a rechargeable battery pack from a Harbor Freight cheap hand drill. I threw the drill away and use the charger as needed.

Good view of the igniter above.