The miniature traction engine boiler design is to heat partly from underneath and with through tubes from the firebox. This means I can make a simple copper boiler and fix this into a steel firebox. [more…]
Having approximated the engine’s steam consumption at a given speed and having calculated the consumption of fuel for the boiler I should now be able to calculate the Steam Engine and Boiler Efficiency. References Condensers [more…]
Steam and methylated spirit consumption is a big subject and so my first task was to break this down into some simple numbers and ideas. This page is all about explaining those ideas and first [more…]
I’ve been looking into the angle of the steam boiler on a traction engine relative to the surface that the engine sits on. This angle is always biased downwards towards the firebox. Having measured a [more…]
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…]
A transitional engine (sometimes call a half-breed engine) is a steam engine from the late 1800’s that had been converted to an internal combustion and designed to run on oil or gas. This engine is [more…]