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Old 13th Apr 2024, 02:18
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Great article, VM325.

What mind-boggling complexity!



"OK chaps, let's design an engine with more mechanical complexity than anyone has dreamt of!"
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Old 13th Apr 2024, 08:52
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Frank Halford obviously gave Napier ideas. This is the gear train for a Napier Deltic engine.
Nothing to do with Halford actually, it was developed from a Junkers opposed-piston design.

For those that aren't familiar with the engine, it's an 18 cylinder, 36 piston, 3 crankshaft, supercharged 2-stroke diesel.



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Old 13th Apr 2024, 14:44
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`OY,mate,you`re missing 2 studs at the bottom..`
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Old 13th Apr 2024, 16:40
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Originally Posted by DHfan
Frank Halford obviously gave Napier ideas. This is the gear train for a Napier Deltic engine.
Nothing to do with Halford actually, it was developed from a Junkers opposed-piston design.

For those that aren't familiar with the engine, it's an 18 cylinder, 36 piston, 3 crankshaft, supercharged 2-stroke diesel.

There's a chap here who's built a running model Deltic
along with a Napier Sabre...
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Old 17th Apr 2024, 14:55
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Napier Sabre

Another interesting viewpoint of the Napier Sabre, and other aviation related engines.


and continued in part 2


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Old 30th Apr 2024, 12:35
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I gather Kermit has crated up all his Tempest V bits and attached a label addressed to Air Leasing at Sywell...
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Couple of pictures on the Key.Aero/FlyPast forum...

https://www.key.aero/forum/historic-...florida-sywell
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