This Beam engine model was of the type often used for water pumping in mines, canal locks and municipal water supply. The cylinder is a Stuart cast iron 1inch bore. The beam and main 7 inch diameter flywheel are Reeves castings for the Model Engineers beam engine. The 6mm aluminium floor is grooved to simulate planking and is set into a hardwood box. Other components were machined from steel, silver steel, brass and bronze stock.
Gears from a large clock. Water pump made from brass, pipes copper.The overall dimensions are: Height 330mm, Length 400mm, Width 280mm. Weight is estimated as 12kg.
Unpacked, packed weight approximately 15kg. The engine runs well on low air pressure under 10psi. The engine has not been run on steam but is fitted with appropriate gaskets and seals. Steam however can find gaps so best advice is don't run on steam on the dining room table. Machining time was just under 300 hours, indifferent castings took more than a day to rectify.
In addition to the photos there is a very amateurish video, a new version with the speed more like the real engine, power take off removed while running in. This process takes a lot of running at various speeds, mopping up dirty oil and gradually tightening bearing caps, it will not be complete when posted. Power take off will be removed for posting because of the small flywheel protrusion risking damage, it's easy to re-attach.