M Doran



This model of a Gardner model O hot-bulb gas engine was built by M Doran and shown at the Doncaster Exhibition in 2017. The Gardner O was one of the fascinating model engines, design and castings of which were available from the Alyn Foundry. That business closed down, and the designs and patterns were taken over by the Anson Engine Museum along with other Alyn designs included the Robinson hot air and ‘Chippy’ engines and the popular RLE. However, they do not seem to be available at the time of writing.


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