Stirling engines have no valves, carburetor, ignition system
or boilers and they run almost ghostly silent. Properly made,
they will run flawlessly every time a source of heat is applied!
"Vickie" is a stirling cycle engine of modified Heinrici
type with elegant victorian styling designed for pleasing looks
as was applied to 18th and 19th century engines and machines.
Three fluted columnar legs and two stylish crossheads of differing
style blend perfectly with the curved and angular lines of the
The engine is primarily made of aluminum with accents of polished
brass and stainless steel and trimmed in dark green and maroon
paint. A belt driven brass cooling fan competes with the rod and
crosshead action for attention. Vickie is powered by an attractive
horizontal brass alcohol burner which sports an integral fuel
level sight glass.
Vickie is considered by many to be one of the most beautiful stirling
engines ever designed. I hope that you'll agree too! She is a
true heirloom engine which will surely be handed down from generation
The plans set consists of 16 sheets of drawings and 3 sheets of
construction and assembly notes.