1/2-Hp PARSELL & WEED ENGINE KIT. 1/3-Scale VERTICAL Model Engine Construction Kit. Includes Silicon-Bronze Castings, Plans, Gears, and sundries (see complete list below). A metal lathe and a milling machine are needed to machine these castings as well as other parts made from bronze, brass, steel, and aluminum. The resulting engine is a working piece of art and a joy to watch. The Parsell & Weed, 1/2-Hp Engine was offered in kit and completed form in the early 1900′s by Parsell & Weed’s Franklin Model Shop in New York City. It was also featured in their book GAS ENGINE CONSTRUCTION detailing the construction of a working, 1/2-Hp engine using only a metal lathe and hand tools. The model kit offered here is an approximate 1/3-scale replica, that when complete, should run like the original. Careful work to close tolerances are required for the construction of this kit. The 1/3-scale Parsell & Weed horizontal engine kit was originally offered in the early-mid 1990′s. The vertical version was designed and patterns made; however, it was never offered publicly. And has now completed an extensive effort to refine and redraw the model engine design, as well as completely rework the original foundry patterns. This extensive effort has resulted in what we feel is one of the nicest stationary gas engine kits on the market. We hope you’ll agree. Note: See the following video of the prototype, vertical engine running. Note that this listing is for the KIT, and NOT the completed engine. Castings & Materials Included. CASTINGS (All are C873 Silicon Bronze). Bearing Stands (Left and Right). GEARS – 48-pitch (32-tooth and 16-tooth). Gear Stock for Timing Gears. 4130 Tube Steel for the Cylinder. Brass Tube for the Water Jacket. Bronze for the Connecting Rod Ends. Music Wire for alternate Exhaust Valve & Governor Springs. Full Set of 11X17 Drawings – 31 sheets Comb-Bound. Covers both the Horizontal and Vertical versions. DVD containing more than 1000 photos of machining set-ups for many of the parts to be fabricated. Bore – 0.850 (21.6mm). Stroke – 1.312 (33.3mm). Flywheel Diameter – 5 (127mm). Overall Height – about 10 (250mm). Weight Finished Engine – 10 lbs (5 kg). Condition: This item is in NEW, UNUSED, UNMACHINED condition. The approximate package weight is. 13-lbs (5.9 kg). Questions : If there are any questions about this item, please let us know as we are here to support what we sell, both before and after the sale. The item “1902 Parsell and Weed Hit and Miss Engine Model Casting Kit, Plans Castings Vrt” is in sale since Friday, January 17, 2020. This item is in the category “Business & Industrial\Light Equipment & Tools\Stationary Engines\Engines”. The seller is “littlelocos” and is located in Hagerstown, Maryland. This item can be shipped worldwide.
- Model: PWV-Kit
- Country/Region of Manufacture: United States
- MPN: PWV-Kit
- Brand: Littlelocos Model Engineering