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Mini Steam Engine and Boiler

Mini Steam Engine and Boiler
Mini Steam Engine and Boiler

This simple Steam engine is a fantastic item to display on a shelf with its lacquered wood stand and highly polished and CNC machine brass components, its a great way to amaze visitors or teach others about steam engines. Also makes the perfect gift for someone who has everything. You will need only Methanol (95% of greater) and water to power the engine. Specs: Height: 180mm (7in)Width: 57mm (2.2in)Length: 150mm (5.9in)Weight : 640g


Weight: 1045g
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Total of 19 discussions.
russ  1 points - 4/7/2014
would love to see a model boat run on one of these. saw a guy on you tube that built one and put it in a canoe. wasn't fast but went good.
russ  1 points - 4/7/2014
my daughter is learning about transportation in school. from the horse n buggy to modern day car. this would make a nice piece for her report.
Satvik  2 points - 8/29/2013
pretty cool boat ah
fergi  3 points - 7/19/2013
does this float and go ever so fast then ?
Lee  8 points - 5/30/2013
Yeh I did, are there any gas and glow engine boats?
 Poppy Ann 154 points
many years ago I built a small boat and powered it with a 1.5cc diesel engine but I have not seen any of them around now a days I use to race it against some army assault boats which was fun at the time.
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First, it is my first steam engine. It is really nice looking, but quality could be better. It is clearly noticable, that piston in cylinder is not moving freely. But I easily found position where there is least friction. And thats what this is about. I would be disappointed, if I could not enhance it by myself. I am using ethanol and works just fine. Works for max 5minutes at one time. What I like the most, is how slow it moves. I can easily see the phases. And the sound is wonderfull. (see video lower) - I am missing a whistle. video:

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mine came really good no broken parts at all i recomend using 95pcnt ethanol because normal 70pcnt needs a lot of time heating.nice product

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Mine arrived this morning, similar to the Midwest Heritage oscillator and 0.7cc displacement. liberally oiled everything with light machine oil, metho in the tank and filled the boiler. Ran like a dream. Now to make up a displacement steam oiler for it and maybe later use it (motor) in a small Midwest boat. Very happy with the purchase,

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Works well...but...the piston is too small for illustration purposes. The inlet to pour water into the glass bowl should be separate from the outlet tube....maybe a manually operated whistle could be used as a stopper on the water inlet...thus on top of the boiler would be two items...1. The outlet tube to the piston and 2. The water refill hole with a whistle.

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Mine came with a broken boiler.. too bad, I was so exited to steam it :(
anyway, I tryed various glass bottle, and finally found one that fits.
There are many improvement to do for having a 2 or 3 minutes run.
At first, I didn't understand why the video was a 5 seconds long, now I know.
For a such quality, 75-80 USD would be a better price range.
But I love those kind of products (allready have 2 stirling engines) and I'm really happy to work on it, find some new brass pieces and make it go better..

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