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Old 03-08-17, 07:55 PM   #1
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Default Breisch 'Little Brother'

Many a time I have counselled against buying kit built engines without a thorough inspection, so no surprise then that I should do just that myself!

Seems to have turned out OK though - the standard of machining and general construction is excellent and it makes all the right noises to indicate it should run with some appropriate ignition equipment and fuel supply.

These engines tend to be as individual as the builders but the odd thing with this one is that I had seen an pretty much identical build in an American ebay listing last month. In fact when I first saw this one I thought it had to be the same unit but the grain on the base board does identify it as different. I wonder if some individual or company built up a batch to sell as finished engines?

Here is the ebay listing http://www.ebay.com/itm/BREISCH-LIL-...p2047675.l2557 and I attach a few pics of my engine for comparison.

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Old 03-08-17, 08:08 PM   #2
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One like this is going to have to be in my future at some point.

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Old 03-08-17, 10:01 PM   #4
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One like this is going to have to be in my future at some point.

Neil.
There's an air cooled version on offer at Station Road Steam...

I think they look odd with the spark plug, hardly as Mr Associated originally planned...

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Old 03-08-17, 10:05 PM   #5
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I don't think the Little Brother is intended to be a model of anything specific, just a generic small American farm engine.

EDIT; Just looked at the Station Road one and I think that is another Breisch creation which is indeed modelled on an Amanco. There is an air-cooled Little Brother available http://www.forest-classics.co.uk/lit...her_engine.htm

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Old 03-08-17, 10:45 PM   #6
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Mine will be hopper cooled, and either finished and running, or a complete machined kit of parts.
I no longer have access to a machine shop, so an angle grinder, saw and welder is about my limit these days, the closest I have to machinery is a wood turning lathe.

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