Transitional Engine

December 23, 2017 Nigel 0

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…]

Stuart Turner Models

December 2, 2017 Nigel 0

A history dating back to 1898 and in recent years has been through a number of owners/locations. A list of the Stuart Models: If you have built a Stuart or have images of it in [more…]

steam indicator diagram

Steam Indicator Diagram

June 23, 2017 Nigel 0

In the Steam Indicator Diagram 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 [more…]

Pistons and Liners

April 17, 2017 Nigel 0

There are a number of different combinations of materials for the pistons and liners of engines. I’ve listed a number below and comment on their merits, if I’ve missed one then do drop me a [more…]

Lamp Post Engine

April 1, 2017 Nigel 5

Lamp Post Engine, looks like a lamp post with an engine built onto it or that was the original intention. Since making it I have kept thinking about adding a light fitting to the top [more…]

five cylinder rotary steam engine

Five Cylinder Rotary

March 31, 2017 Nigel 0

This 5 Cylinder Rotary engine took some years from start to finish, a number of those years were down to us moving house and me not locating it after the move. The engine is approximately [more…]

double acting oscillating engine

Double Acting Oscillating Engine

December 31, 2016 Nigel 2

This engine started when I bought the Warco WM240b and I wanted something substantial to make and the idea of a large rather agricultural oscillating engine popped into my head. The original intention was that [more…]

Plans for New Models

October 23, 2016 Nigel 0

Autumn is here and it is time to plan for a model to make over winter. Lots of weekends and cold dark evenings in the workshop. So lets have a look at the different plans, [more…]

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Stuart 10V

October 2, 2016 Nigel 0

I made this model from castings over 35 years ago when I was 14. Most of the machining was done on a Unimat 3 lathe and milling machine. The Unimat 3 is a tiny lathe [more…]