Insulated Steam Engine Cylinder

July 28, 2019 Nigel 0

The cylinders on steam engines need insulating and there are many ways of achieving this. On this page I’ve shared some ideas, options and a particular design of mine for the insulated steam engine cylinder [more…]

Laser Oil Can Review

July 21, 2019 Nigel 0

The oil can is such a day to day object in the workshop, but after a couple of years my cheap buy from the internet failed me. I really could not bring myself to fix [more…]

Inlet and Exhaust Valves

July 12, 2019 Nigel 0

The main function of the engine inlet and exhaust valves is to let air in and out of the cylinders. Cooling – the intake valve will be cooled by the incoming air and fuel mixture. [more…]

Countersink Extension

June 16, 2019 Nigel 0

The poppet valve crankcase has been bugging me and I wanted to fix the brackets from inside the crankcase with countersunk caphead bolts. There just wasn’t room or the right angle to get a bit [more…]

Crankshaft – Poppet Valve Single

June 2, 2019 Nigel 0

This crankshaft for the poppet valve engine has been machined from mild steel and includes timing gear machined directly on the shaft.  The webs of the crank are just wide enough to still fit a [more…]