Red Wing Engine
My friend and I just completed building three of the PM Research Inc. kit of the 1/4 scale model Red Wing water cooled hit 'n miss engine. One for each of us and an additional one for me to sell.

This cast iron kit was purchased from PM Research, Inc. The flywheels are 8 3/8" dia. with a 1 1/4" bore and 2" stroke, water cooled, and governor controlled. Starts easily and runs well. See the
included video.

Because I've had many requests in the past for engine construction photos I decided to take many photos of this engine project and put together a CD that could be later sold to other builders both amateur and professional. That evolved into quite a project. Early on I decided to add text captions on some of the photos to further clarify an operation. I ended up spending a lot of fun
time putting together the CD resulting in what I feel is great tool for builders of this Red Wing engine or any other engine, hit 'n miss or other. Among other things I got much better at using Photoshop.
The Construction Photo CD is now available on my web store

All of my engines, including this Red Wing run on regular gas pump gasoline

I like the idea of a removable glass cover for keeping the engine clean while on display in the home or office.

The engine has 8 3/8" dia. flywheels, 1 1/4" bore and 2" stroke.

The Walnut mounting base measures 13 1/4" x 24 3/8"

Neil Butterfield

Home Shop Machinist

For this engine I made a ignition system "Buzz Box" complete with Ford model T points, a coil,
a rechargeable gel-cell battery and wall plug-in charger. Makes for a neat, compact package.
As a result I ended up producing Buzz Boxes to sell. They are available on

This could be called a carburetor but Red Wing and Lunkenheimer, the maker of the full
size originals, call it a fuel mixer. I understand that in its day it was considered the
 best and it was rather expensive.

For your viewing

Here is a You Tube video of my Red Wing Engine running that you may enjoy viewing. Click the small square box in the lower right corner of the video to view in full screen. Unfortunately it is not a very good video and as I get better at shooting and editing videos it will be changed. All I need is that priceless commodity "time."  

I made a tubular brass stack rather than the smaller muffler provided with the kit. I like the sound!

The original full size engines used an igniter whereas many were converted to a spark plug as is used in this model.