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
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.
(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