DVD: Building a Horizontal Steam Engine
- Build a horizontal steam engine
- Video instructions and complete plans on the DVD
- By Ron Takayama
The engine is approximately 13” long. The bore is 7/8”, throw is 1 ½” and the flywheel is 5 ½” in diameter. It is constructed from cast iron, brass, hot and cold rolled steel. The majority of the parts are made of cast iron and although a lot of dust is created it’s a wonderful material to work with. For those of you without a DRO, included is a scale paper diagram of the parts that requires bolt hole circles to use as templates.
Chapters include: Intro, Crank, Rear end cap, Front end cap, Bolt holes, Chest platform, Soldering cylinder, Valve nut, Clevis, Cylinder complete, Conrod, Bearing support, Crank bearings, Crosshead, Crosshead Guides, Cylinder standoff, Eccentric, Eccentric strap, Flywheel, Timing, Running on air, Running on steam, Conclusion.