This is a steam engine I built about 10 years ago to test some valve designs that I had not seen used on any small engines I had seen. Single acting engine with a poppet intake valve operated by a cam.Cam is changeable and it comes with a cam with less cutoff for more power. I have operated it at 45 PSI steam and you have to clamp it down. It is operating at about 25PSI in the video.
It is made from a old air compressor that looks like it was made from other parts, The basic head of the engine looked to be made by hand and I used the hand made valve setup to make the beginnings of the valve gear. The exhaust valve is a automotive type and it exhausts into a double walled feedwater heater , fed by the pump on the engine driven by the eccentric.Entire engine is 15 high and weighs 32lbs. Flywheel is 6 in dia but I think a larger one would smooth out the engine at lower speeds. The item "Experimental Live Steam engine using overhead cams, works" is in sale since Monday, December 7, 2020.
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