Stationary Engine

 

“Model Dockyard” Stationary Engine

 

My father bought castings for this engine at a garage sale when I was a small boy.  Model Dockyard was a hobby supplier in Swanson St, Melbourne, and through the Australian Model Engineer magazine I was able to locate original blueprints.  Recently (50 years later), I finished it for Dad, then added a boiler and electric generator. 

 

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This is the vapourising burner, of my own design, burning methylated spirits.

 

And here are the components of the burner.  The chicken-feeder design ensures that the output stays constant as the metho is burnt.