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…]

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…]

Model Diesel Engine Fuel

May 18, 2019 Nigel 0

I’m used to the old diesel engines of years ago and I can still smell the fuel. Go me wondering what the model diesel fuel consists of, so thought I would do some searching: Enya [more…]