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"Beamer" - Stirling Cycle Beam Engine

Beamer-1 photo

Beamer-2 photo
Beamer represents a large victorian style beam engine that could have existed in the mid to late 1800's. It is a unique design and nothing like it has ever been done before. A belt driven cooling fan allows the engine to operate continously at a temperature only slightly above ambient! All shafts are fitted with ball bearings for a smooth running and maintenance free engine. An operating flyball governor which is driven by the fan belt adds much interest to the engine, but it doesn't regulate the engine speed. The engine runs at a nice leisurely pace from a 1/4" dia. x 5/16" tall flame of an alcohol lamp, or one of my mini propane burners as shown.


I have just completed building the Model and it runs like a
Swiss watch. Your prints are a dream to work to and I did
not run into one problem."

Dave Burnett - Rockford, Michigan

The plans set consists of 15 sheets of drawings and two sheets of construction notes.

Specifications:
Flywheel Diameter: 4.3"
Cylinder Bore: .600"
Piston Stroke: 1.0"
Overall Height: 6.05"
Overall Length: 10"

"Beamer" Stirling Cycle Engine Plans - $24.00
(Use the Project Plans Order Form to place an order. Otherwise, see the "How To Order" page)

"HTF" (Hard-To-Find) Materials Kit

(1) 5/8" dia. x 2" long graphite rod for piston
(2) .250" x .500" x .187" ball bearings
(2) .187" x .375" flanged bearings
(4) .156" x .312" flanged bearings
(1) 1/2" dia. x 1-1/2" long delrin rod
(1) 1/4" dia. x 1-1/2" long delrin rod

Beamer "HTF" Materials Kit - $35.00
(Use the Kits & Parts Order Form to place an order. Otherwise, see the "How To Order" page)



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