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Strictly I.C. magazine Vol. 10 issue 55
This is an American magazine solely devoted to the
manufacture of working model internal combustion
engines. Engines vary from model aeroplane engines, to
model stationary farm engines, multi-cylinder car
engines and radial aeroplane engines. There are even the
occasional article on model jet engines. Plus there is
much more on miniature ignition systems, carburettors.
The magazine is produced bi-monthly (6 times a
year), each issue has a host of articles, there are generally some lift out dimensioned engineering drawing for a
Strictly I.C. was in publication from 1988 to 2001.
Plough Book Sales is the Australian distributor of
the magazine, we stock most back issues.
Over the years some of the following construction
articles have appeared:
- The Original Ohlsson by Roger J. Schroeder. A Single-cylinder, 12CI reproduction originally designed by Irwin Ohlsson. Issue 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11 & 12
- Antique Farm Gasoline Engine by Hamilton Upshur. A 3/4 inch bore and 1 inch stroke, water cooled, easily constructed model. Castings are not required except, perhaps, the flywheels, and can be constructed using a six inch lathe and drill press. Issues 8, 9, 10 & 11
- Ressler Twin 25 designed by Lloyd Ressler. A flat, opposed twin of 25 cc displacement. Lloyd designed it to use two of them in a quarter-scale Cessna 310, a twin engine light plane. The plane flew many times before meeting its untimely death due to radio failure. Issues 12 & 13
- Cox Space Hopper .049 by E.D. Cox. A Space Hopper converted to a side-port induction. Issue 14
- The Hinds Twin designed by Stan Hinds. 2.98 cc diesel, in-line, twin-cylinder diesel engine. Issue 15
- The Heinen Five designed by Jurgen Heinen. A quarter-scale, five cylinder radial, glow plug ignition. Issues 16 & 17
- Robin designed by P.E.L. (Eric) Whittle. A 1.25 cc (.076 CI), four-stroke cycle, glow ignition, single cylinder engine. Issue 18, 19, 21, 22 & 24
- Fuller & Johnson Water Pump Engine (1909 Farm-type) designed by the late Everett Rice. Issues 20, 22, 23, 24, 25
- Cam Axial by Brayton Paul. A 60 CI engine where "... the piston is concentric with the cylinder and output shaft", i.e., the piston moves in line with and on the same axis as the propeller shaft. Issue 22 & 23
- Mate 2cc Model Diesel Engine by Joe Kenyon. From David Owen's kit, A beginner tells how he did it. Issues 26, 27 & 28
- Wright J5 by Karl-Eric Olsyrd. A 1/4 scale of the 9-cylinder radial engine which powered The Spirit of St. Louis across the Atlantic in 1919; the Wright Whirlwind. Issues 24, 25, 26, 27, 28 & 29
- The Midget Gas Engine by Roger J. Schroeder. A reproduction of an engine featured in 1939 in Model Craftsman. A single cylinder, .11 CI displacement, spark ignition, two-stroke cycle. Issues 21, 22, 23, 24, 25 & 26
- De Havilland Cirrus Mk. 1 designed by Merritt Zimmerman; built by Ron Colonna. A 1/4-scale spark ignition 4 cylinder, in-line (1930's) English aero engine. Issues 30, 31, 32, 33, 34, 35 & 36
- Aspin Rotory Valve engine by Roy Moody & Richard Condon. A Single cylinder 1.6 cc (.098 CI), glow engine. Issues 30, 31 & 32
- Miniature Vertical Engine by George Britnell. A working engine that fits into 1" x 2" box. A Pressurized Gas Engine. Issue 33
- Kinner K-5 designed by Merritt Zimmerman; built by Pieter Dekker. A 1/4 scale 5-cylinder radial spark ignition. Issues 36, 37, 38, 39 & 40
- The Deezil Engine by Bert Striegler & Roger J. Schroeder. Originated by Gotham Hobby about 1947 or 1948 which Bert and Roger replicated. Issues 39, 40, 41, 42, 43
- The RC-22, Twin Cylinder in-line Engine by Richard W. Condon. It is a 2-stroke with a 1" bore and a 1" stroke and can be made from bar stock instead of castings. Issues 44, 45, 46 & 47
- The 1911 Simplex Auto Engine in 1/6th Scale designed by Edgar L. Roy. A 4-cylinder, inline engine. Drawing and photos of engine in progress. CAD is by Rob Paule P.E., C.F.P.E. Issues 41, 42, 43, 44, 45, 46, 47 & 48
- 1/6 Scale De Havilland Cirrus Mk 1 designed by Merritt Zimmerman; Built by Eric Whittle A Four-Cylinder, in-line, glow engine. Issues 49, 50, 51 & 52
- A Simple Single Cylinder designed by Roger Schroeder. Use a cox .049 cylinder assembly with rear rotary valve and is glow ignition. Issues 49, 50, 51, 52, 53 & 54
- The 1/6th-Scale Kinner, 5-Cylinder Radial with glow ignition by David Johnson. Issues 53, 54, 55 & 56
- The Simple Twin designed by Roger Schroeder. Built by Roger and Ron Chernich. Uses Cox .049 cylinders, pistons and heads. Remaining parts are to be fabricated. The Plans and Instructions assume the builder has machining experience and has already built an engine like the simple single. Issues 56, 57, 58, 59 & 60
- Peewit by Eric Whittle. A 5.5cc Horizontally Opposed Four Cylinder, Four Stroke, Air cooled, glow ignition Aero Engine. Weight is 15 ozs. Drives a 10"x6" prop at 8000 rpm. Measures 2.75" long. Width approx. 3". Issues 57, 58, 59, 60, 61 & 62
- Bottle Engine by Bill Reichart. A single-cylinder, two-stroke cycle, 1" bore & 1 1/8" stroke, spark ignition engine. It is a Pear shaped all brass engine. Issues 60, 61 & 62
- The Upshur Vertical Single designed by Hamilton Upshur. A four-cycle gasoline engine with spark ignition and wet sump lubrication. It has an air-cooled vertical, single cylinder with dual push rods operating overhead valves. Construction possible with small lathe, a drill press and hand tools. Issues 63, 64, 65 & 66
- Scorpion V-8 designed by John V. Thompson. A 1/4 Scale Original Design Engine, 4.8 CID, Bore 0.944", Stroke 0.866", Four Stroke, Water Cooled, Dual Overhead Cams (Four Required) Two Valves Per Cylinder, Glow Plug Ignition. Starts with issue 66 & continues in 1999 with issues 67, 68, 69, 70, 71.
- Humble Bee by Leonard Woods. A Simple Single Cylinder 0.29 CI Diesel. No. Castings. Uses Compression Ignition. Issues 68, 69, 70.
- Double Dyno by Ted Maciag. A 1 CI 2-cycle Diesel Engine; 8" tall. A Simple engine but needs careful machining & handwork. A lathe and mill attachment or a mill/drill milling machine are necessary but no castings required. Beginner's Exercise. Issue 71, 72, 73 & 74
- Jemma by Eric Tomlinson. A 7 Cylinder Radial. A 1/6 Scale Original Design, 2.37 CID (40.5 CC), Spark Ignition, 8" in Diameter, Requires Precision Equipment & Operation, Issues 72, 73, 74, 75 & 76
- Conversion of a Cox Sportsman 15 by Andrew Coholic to Spark Ignition & Sideport Induction, issue 76
Strictly I.C. Special Interest Articles
- Honing Techniques by Bob Paule. Try honing your cylinders instead of lapping them, discusses most aspects of honing. Issue 3
- How to design your own two-cycle engine By Richard Condon Explains basic fundamentals of engine design; does on to the scavenging system, induction, and engine components. Issues 3, 4, 5, 6, 7 & 8
- Anodizing Aluminium Parts by E.D. Cox Issue 4.
- Design & Fabrication of Piston Rings by George Trimble The Epitome of engine ring manufacture. Issues 7, 8 & 9
- Become an Expert Mold Maker by Bruce Satra A concept for making a complex wax pattern mold using a Morton M-5 Cylinder as the subject. The metal mold referred in his "investment-lost wax casting article" was made in this series. Issues 11, 12, 13 & 14
- Loctite the Friendly Giant by Bob Petree. Discusses two threadlockers and a third for cylindrical fits. issue 16.
- Investment-Lost Wax Casting by B. Satra How to do it in the home-shop. Issues 16 & 17
- More Wisdom on Tapping and the Process of Lost Wax Casting by Bruce Satra Bruce updates his information with 6 years more experience. Issue 56.
- More About Foundry Work by Bruce Satra Basics of melting aluminium. All and the do's and don'ts of the process. Issue 31
- More About Die Casting Procedures & Methods by Bruce Satra. Issue 32
- The Way To Chrome Plating in Ten Easy Steps by E.D. Cox If you follow his instructions explicitly, we believe you will obtain excellent results. Issues 22, 23, 24 & 25
- Electric Discharge Machine (EDM) by Bob Washburn designed by Lee Root. Large enough to make a 1/4 scale Stromberg Model 97 carburettor in your shop. Issues 34, 35, 36, 37 & 38
- Improvements to Our Earlier-Published EDM by RAW. You do not have to discard any thing that has been accomplished. Issues 50, 51 & 53
- Spark Ignition Systems by Floyd Carter 3 Articles: "A Look at Spark Ignition Systems for Model Engines" Issue 21, "Fine Tuning the Spark Ignition System" Issue 27, and "Spark Ignition Conversions Using Hall-Effect Components" Issue 36. Floyd says "All the popular 2-cycle and 4-cycle glow engines can be converted to operate on spark ignition.
- Some Ideas About Buying a Lathe by Roger J. Schroeder Hoe to select and evaluate new and used lathes. Issues 30 & 31
- Cam Grinding Fixture by Gene Switzer. A more sophisticated approach to producing miniature engine cams. Gene used it to grind cams for his Panther Pup, his DeHaviland Cirrus Mk1 engine and others. Issues 39, 40 & 41.
- Making Your Own Spur Gears The Easy Way By F.E. (Pat) Loop. Generating gear teeth and gears using a hob. Issue 40 & 41
- Hand Finishing by Paul Knapp. Creating award winners Issue 44.
- Compatibility of Plastics and Elastomers with Diesel Fuel and Gasoline by Edward Carter. Use and storage of these fuels Issue 47.
- Photographing that Prized Model by Ernest Fordham. A reliable guide for photographs that will do you model justice. issue 48.
- The Sidewinder by Bob Shores. Coil Winding Machine. Allows easy access of the hand and fingers to the coil being wound Issue 49.
- Finishing Your Engine by Randy Higgins. Reproduce an original engine in miniature with emphasis on aesthetic details. Issue 50.
- The Surface Grinder by Bruce Satra. Its many uses. issue 52.
- A Practical Guide to Nickel-Cadmium Cells and Batteries by Floyd Carter. Guide to using them in simple applications. Issue 53.
- Fixture for Grinding the Helix of End Mill Flutes by Ross Mathis. How to make an end mill radial helix sharpening fixture. Issue 53.
- Construction of 1/4-32 Miniature Spark Plugs by Lewis Throop. How he made spark plugs using Corian. Issue 55.
- The Profanity Preventer by Bob Shores. He tells you how to build a small engine starter with illustrative drawings starting with an electric motor used to power model race cars. Issue 57.
- A Centring 3-Jaw Chuck by Edward W. Degear. Got tired of changing to a four-jaw chuck for accurate work. Issue 57.
- Rating Construction Projects by Preston Richey Rating 10 years of miniature engine construction articles published in Strictly I.C. Issue 60
- Shop Safety by Oscar Ortiz. With 55 years of experience in the machinist trade, he comments on the most obvious hazards of operating machine tools. Issues 61 & 62.
- Engine Lubrication by Hamilton Upshur. Complete discussion of miniature engine lubrication Issues 61 & 62.
- A Crankshaft Grinder by Barry Dumaw Grinds instead if turning a crankshaft. Issue 63, 64 & 65
- Building a Modern Two Stroke Engine by Tim Hickox A Simple way to machine two stroke cylinders with complex port shapes. Issue 64
- Kirk Miniature Dynamometer by Bud Kirk & Bob Washburn A Hydraulic (Mechanical Water Brake) Dynamometer. Issues 62, 63, 64, 65 & 66
- CNC at Home by R.A. Washburn. Basics of simple CNC at home. Issue 69
- Adjunct to CNC at Home by R.L. Pegg. Issue 70
- Foundry Work by Jim Schiller. The Silica Sand/CO2 Process Issue 74
- Backyard Foundry Series by Eugene Corl. Covers forms, patterns, use of copy machine to reduce full-size paper tracings, core box construction etc. Issues 75, 76, 77, 78 & Continues in 2001
- Magnetos for the Bentley by Hans Mulder. Working Magneto for the 1/4 scale Bentley BR2 Engine. Issues 77 & 78
Strictly I.C. Miniature Turbojet Information
- A LITTLE HISTORY of the turbojet engine by Tom Richards. Bits and Pieces of history collected by Tom on turbojets. Issues 17
- SPREADSHEET CALCULATIONS for producing airfoil shapes of turbine and compressor blades for miniature turbojet engines in 3 parts by Todd Spath. Issues 47, 49 & 51
- THE MINIATURE S-100 gas turbojet by Bryan J. Seegers. How he successfully developed a miniature turbojet. Issues 14 & 15
- BASIC OPERATION of a non-positive displacement compressor by Bryan J. Seegers. (In turbochargers and turbojets). Issue 48
- LETTER TO THE EDITOR by Mike Early. Why safety precautions are necessary to test and run turbine engines. Issue 41
- A MODEL TURBOJET THERMODYNAMIC design point cycle program by Mike Early. (A computer spreadsheet for jet engine design work). Issue 50
- TURBOJET THERMODYNAMIC design point cycle program update by Mike Early. (Five major revisions to the program). Issue 64
- CUTTING CURVED SURFACES on the lathe by Mike Early. (A spreadsheet to generate unique radii on a lathe). Issue 52
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Code No. 007849, $21.00
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