Wednesday, November 2, 2016

PICTIM ignition module runs fine on 9v smoke alarm battery

PICTIM ignition module running on a standard 9v battery for the past two hours.  For this demo, the PIC chip has been programmed to simulate a 4-cycle running at 2000 RPM.  Visit for more details.

See this link for YouTube video:

Note: BUZZCOIL ignition works great on 9v as well!

Monday, October 10, 2016

Bob Cooke's V4 Update

Bob just sent me these photos.  Just a little ignition work, and it'll be ready to run.  Looking great!

Monday, October 3, 2016

Steve Gould's V2

Here's an e-mail I received from Steve Gould on Oct 3, 2016:


Hi Allen,

My Howell V2 engine is nearing completion, it’s a handsome looking engine and a bit more difficult to produce than my original assumption. There is still a number of steps to go before completion, but all the main parts are working fine and the cam gear train works very well. Here is a picture, it looks the part when polished!


Sunday, July 24, 2016

Dave King's engine collection

Got this e-mail from Dave King today. His engines look and run great. Thanks for sharing!
Hi Allen
Just a quick note to say I have finished my third engine 'Vickie' and what a stunning looking engine she is.
I had all my engines running together today and have included a picture and a link to a Video. What fun!

My next project is the Ringbom - Stirling Pump Engine to keep me busy for another year.
Many Thanks
Dave King.