Transport Sale | 09 April 2013
An exhibition standard 1/4 inch scale model of a Bentley BR2 nine cylinder r...
Sold for £7000
An exhibition standard 1/4 inch scale model of a Bentley BR2 nine cylinder rotary aero engine, built by Mr Ron Webb of Brisbane, Australia, to the L.K. Blackmore drawings, with stainless steel finned cylinders, pushrod operated valves, twin distributors, and twin spark plugs per cylinder with leads, the engine mounted on a tubular display frame with fitted block propellor, stainless steel fuel tank with associated pipework and shut off lever, together with fuel tank and oil reservoir, the engine 12 inches in diameter (30.5cm), 15 inches (38cm) deep, and bearing maker's plate to plinth which conceals a motorised drive for display purposes.
Note: The original full size engines were designed by W.O. Bentley in 1916-17 at the request of the Admirality to replace the Clerget and give an engine of greater power and reliability. Bentley used aluminium pistons in cast iron liners, as he did for his motor car engines, whereas the Clerget had employed cast iron pistons in very thin-walled steel cylinders. The BR2 was fitted to the famous Sopwith Snipe aircraft.
Tuesday 09 April 2013, 10.00am
6th April 9.00am - 12.30pm
8th April 9.00am - 6.00pm
9th April from 8.30am - 10.00am