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Old Jul 12, 2010, 08:43 PM
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Steam Engine

Here's a Brunel Alpha oscillating marine steam engine I've had for many years but never installed. Ran it on compressed air through the oiler just to see if it worked.

Bore: 5/8", Stroke: 1"

Weight: 3 lbs 12 oz

Height: 5.5"

Has a reversing lever.

Construction: Mostly bronze, some brass, aluminum base.

Requires a pretty big boiler.

Made by a talented machinist (not me!) from the Brunel castings kit. He even gave me the blueprint.

Ed
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Old Jul 12, 2010, 11:09 PM
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Interesting little oscillator there.
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Old Jul 13, 2010, 09:59 AM
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It's fascinating to see all the similarity and variations amonst these styles of engines. Amazing levels of work go into them. It's a beauty.
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Old May 15, 2012, 09:31 PM
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Here's a Brunel Alpha oscillating marine steam engine I've had for many years but never installed. Ran it on compressed air through the oiler just to see if it worked.

Bore: 5/8", Stroke: 1"

Weight: 3 lbs 12 oz

Height: 5.5"

Has a reversing lever.

Construction: Mostly bronze, some brass, aluminum base.

Requires a pretty big boiler.

Made by a talented machinist (not me!) from the Brunel castings kit. He even gave me the blueprint.

Ed
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Old May 16, 2012, 06:54 AM
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Be VERY afraid of ordering from Brunel models in the UK. There are many horror stories attached to trying to get service from them.

Regards Ian.
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Old May 16, 2012, 12:26 PM
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I have never dealt with them, but they do list the engine castings;
http://www.brunell.com/product.asp?n...t=More+Details
You mite do better to see if Ed will load/sell you the drawings.
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Gerald.
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