By continuing to use this site, you agree to our use of cookies. Find out more
Forum sponsored by:
Forum sponsored by Allendale Jan 24th

Any information greatly appreciated 1

All Topics | Latest Posts

Search for:  in Thread Title in  

Knock-Wood20/01/2021 19:18:01
5 forum posts
4 photos

This was part of a job lot I purchased. Seams well made but I cant get it to run. I used a little bit of fire lighter as fuel, I've a feeling that was a bit hot, managed to burn my fingers though!

br20/01/2021 20:05:33
457 forum posts
3 photos

That looks like a hot air engine,but not my scene

Perhaps try a new thread with HOT AIR ENGINE in title ?


Bo'sun21/01/2021 09:52:57
349 forum posts

Another vote for Hot Air/Sterling Engine.

The heat source look quite novel. Be prepared to wait a while for it to warm-up, cool the cold end of the transfer cylinder, experiment with the direction of rotation and give it some lubrication. For what it's worth, my engine (a different model) flywheel rotates anti-clockwise when viewed as in the image.

Mike Hurley21/01/2021 10:04:56
65 forum posts
40 photos

Agree most likely a Stirling engine, Most are quite sensitive to friction as they are not renowned for having much power (certainly the small / model engines) so the slightest bit of corrosion or stickiness may cause it not to start up. Make sure everything is nice and free, don't use any heavy oils. There's little to go wrong so probably just something simple, follow Bo'sun's suggestions and you should be OK. regards

All Topics | Latest Posts

Please login to post a reply.

Magazine Locator

Want the latest issue of Model Engineer or Model Engineers' Workshop? Use our magazine locator links to find your nearest stockist!

Find Model Engineer & Model Engineers' Workshop

Support Our Partners
JD Metals
Eccentric July 5 2018
Eccentric Engineering
Subscription Offer

Latest "For Sale" Ads
Latest "Wanted" Ads
Get In Touch!

Do you want to contact the Model Engineer and Model Engineers' Workshop team?

You can contact us by phone, mail or email about the magazines including becoming a contributor, submitting reader's letters or making queries about articles. You can also get in touch about this website, advertising or other general issues.

Click THIS LINK for full contact details.

For subscription issues please see THIS LINK.

Digital Back Issues

Social Media online

'Like' us on Facebook
Follow us on Facebook

Follow us on Twitter
 Twitter Logo

Pin us on Pinterest