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…]
This pin provides the articulated connection between the conrod and the piston. Note that this pin sees very high forces. Often hollow to reduce weight. The picture to the left shows a piston and conrod [more…]
The pressure in the cylinder is plotted versus the cylinder volume. This was developed by James Watt and John Southern to improve the efficiency of the steam engine. The work done is the area within [more…]
How many hours do you spend browsing through the internet looking for inspiration for a new model? Lots of different steam engines and one in particular caught my eye Bodkin 2, what a lovely looking [more…]