ASSORTED INTERESTING ENGINES AND VEHICLES
Assorted engines and vehicles I found interesting. There are other pictures in other pages as well, but these are some that I thought were unusual enough to be worth showing off.
A Gyro-copter, AKA Auto-Gyro, the helicopter looking blades turn, but are not driven by an engine the way a helicopter is. They act more like wings, but allow very short take-offs and landings.
This is a small, modern version of an Auto-Gyro.
Assorted Engines at the Cool Springs PA, Power Museum.
There is a movie above of some of these engines running.
MOVIE - Assorted Engines Running - Cool Springs Power Museum - I find these movies to work best if you download each file to your hard-drive and run from there.
Cools Springs Power Museum - a LARGE 4 cylinder engine. There is a movie below of this starting up. It is a MILLER, 300 HP
This engine was bought new to power the Spring Creek Air Plant near Kane, PA in 1911. It ran successfully until it came to the museum in 1976. It was belted over the flywheel to a large air compressor that pumped the oil wells. It is the only four cylinder “H” configuration known with two cylinders forward and two aft.
MOVIE - BIG 4 Cylinder Engine Starting - Cool Springs Power Museum - I find these movies to work best if you download each file to your hard-drive and run from there.
This was in 2006. This engine is now assembled, as can be seen in the link below. It is a
600 Hp Snow Gas Engine
17 Briggs and Stratton Engines, each started individually. Made a lot of noise, once they were all running.
This Steam Roller was just driving around the grounds at Cool Springs Power Museum.
Railroad Museum of Pennsylvanis, www.rrmuseumpa.org
Elliot Cricket III - at Owls Head Museum
1935 Scout Scarab - at Owls Head Museum
1903 Prescot Steam Runabout
1908 Royal Aircraft Factory F.E.8
A JEEP built on a base of a Lawn Tractor. Yes, that IS a real Browning 30 Cal. belt fed machine gun. The jeep was made by a friend for his kids to run around the yard with it, but without the gun......