My name is Anton Richards, and for some time now, i have been planning on using an old suffolk lawn mowerrs engine as the means to power a railway locomotive. Now i know this is a lawn mower club, and i may be in the wrong place for this, but i am having real problems getting the engine running, and would love some help and advice as to what can be done, as I am struggling with it, but i am determined to get this engine going, and refuse to purchase another working one.
Now this is the link to what i am trying to build: http://www.cgtrains.com/t869-i-want-to-build-a-live-diesel-for-35-or-5-inch-gauge
I have already succesfully created a 32mm/45mm small working model of a nitro/electric gardon locomotive, and now plan to build a bigger ride on version.
Videos of my smaller model can be found here:
Now back to the engine...
I have changed the spark plug to a brand new plug, and checked for spark, which it has.
It has compression
Ive cleaned the points with sand paper
and scraped off any carbon that was on piston head, and valves but still refuses to fire.
The one thing i would say it that the spark seems a little week but then again i may be wrong in this.
Could anyone help me