The design of a wood and metal steam beam engine.
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…]
Threading and then bolting into aluminium can be troublesome. Also, the cylinder design of this poppet valve engine means there is no space to get the bolts in between the cooling fins and the cylinder [more…]
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…]
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…]