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by Trevor
Sun Oct 29, 2017 1:26 am
Forum: Stirling and "Hot Air" Engine Forum
Topic: First Sterling Finally Running
Replies: 12
Views: 510

Re: First Sterling Finally Running

By God! It's beautiful
by Trevor
Sat Oct 28, 2017 2:11 am
Forum: Stirling and "Hot Air" Engine Forum
Topic: MY FINISHED MODEL Robert Stirling's Famous Hot Ait Engine
Replies: 8
Views: 233

Re: MY FINISHED MODEL Robert Stirling's Famous Hot Ait Engine

HI Ian - I like the idea of winding copper wire around the rim and then using bog to finish it. I may very well give this a go as the alloy one is much lighter than the cast one they show. I see CB came up with another good idea of using playdough and that may even work. CB if you are reading this, ...
by Trevor
Thu Oct 26, 2017 6:40 am
Forum: Stirling and "Hot Air" Engine Forum
Topic: MY FINISHED MODEL Robert Stirling's Famous Hot Ait Engine
Replies: 8
Views: 233

Re: MY FINISHED MODEL Robert Stirling's Famous Hot Ait Engine

HI Ian Thanks. I saw a picture of the one in Glasgow assuming it was the one with the water cooler. I couldn't even find a cast iron pulley and had to use an aluminium one. I think I will need to add some more weight to it so it will turn over a bit easier. I am now working on a large LTD Engine usi...
by Trevor
Wed Oct 25, 2017 11:37 pm
Forum: Stirling and "Hot Air" Engine Forum
Topic: MY FINISHED MODEL Robert Stirling's Famous Hot Ait Engine
Replies: 8
Views: 233

MY FINISHED MODEL Robert Stirling's Famous Hot Ait Engine

Well I finally got to make my replica (or as near to) of Robert Stirling's Model of the Hot Air Engine. I bought a copy of the book by James G.Rizzo of the two engines presented to the Glasgow & Edinburgh Universities. I didn't have money to make the turned down legs and foraged these from an ol...
by Trevor
Mon Oct 09, 2017 7:22 pm
Forum: Stirling and "Hot Air" Engine Forum
Topic: First Sterling Finally Running
Replies: 12
Views: 510

Re: First Sterling Finally Running

High mhafele Damn nice engine you built - It appears you do have insulation between the hot and cold side of the engine. I think that the cooling area (assuming it is aluminium) is a little small. With that much heat the cooling fins can't get rid of the heat. You could try using a small fan next to...
by Trevor
Thu Aug 31, 2017 3:52 am
Forum: Stirling and "Hot Air" Engine Forum
Topic: Flame eater V2
Replies: 5
Views: 745

Re: Flame eater V2

Thahn instead of using a crank for the flame gate would a slip ring (eccentrics) to do the same job. Saves a double crank
Trev
by Trevor
Thu Aug 31, 2017 3:42 am
Forum: Stirling and "Hot Air" Engine Forum
Topic: The fastest stirling engine in the world
Replies: 9
Views: 1995

Re: The fastest stirling engine in the world

Man! I only got to 1800rpm without a load.
You guys, just blew me outa the water.
I hope one of you guys reach the magic 4000 rpm
Trev
by Trevor
Fri Aug 11, 2017 6:50 pm
Forum: Stirling and "Hot Air" Engine Forum
Topic: Flame eater V2
Replies: 5
Views: 745

Re: Flame eater V2

Hi Thanh. Very nicely put together and works sooooo well! Loved the way you made the metho burners for the engine - You have quite a few good ideas Thanh and thank you for sharing. I have never made a flame licker engine and you have just sparked my interest and it will be put on the agenda after I ...
by Trevor
Wed Jul 19, 2017 2:40 am
Forum: Stirling and "Hot Air" Engine Forum
Topic: My flame eater engine !
Replies: 4
Views: 695

Re: My flame eater engine !

Absolutely Amazing Thanh. You have done a nice job on the machining work and I do love the flywheel. Was it easy to balance the flywheel after adding the spokes? Every time I try to make a spoke wheel, I end up throwing it away in frustration. I am now using aluminium pulleys as they are reasonably ...
by Trevor
Mon Jul 03, 2017 2:38 am
Forum: Stirling and "Hot Air" Engine Forum
Topic: Water Pump Sterling Engine
Replies: 3
Views: 855

Re: Water Pump Sterling Engine

The engine works well Thanh. I thought that I would try and put the video up on the forum, but it doesn't work due to the high KB's. The actual pump works probably a bit too fast, however, it pumps one hell of a lot of water. For a small amount of heat it works better than I predicted - Will be star...
by Trevor
Sat Jul 01, 2017 12:02 am
Forum: Stirling and "Hot Air" Engine Forum
Topic: Water Pump Sterling Engine
Replies: 3
Views: 855

Water Pump Sterling Engine

Have finalised my water pump Sterling Engine.
As this is my first video I have tried to put on the Forum, I just hope it works.
The piston is 38mm with a 38mm Stroke and has a lot of power with a small meths burner underneath.

Well!! That didn't work - So I have put up a picture instead.
Trev
by Trevor
Tue Jun 27, 2017 3:01 am
Forum: Stirling and "Hot Air" Engine Forum
Topic: New to Stirling Engines...where to start?!
Replies: 7
Views: 992

Re: New to Stirling Engines...where to start?!

Forgot the list for you Brooksbee. ::eek:
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Trev
by Trevor
Tue Jun 27, 2017 2:46 am
Forum: Stirling and "Hot Air" Engine Forum
Topic: New to Stirling Engines...where to start?!
Replies: 7
Views: 992

Re: New to Stirling Engines...where to start?!

Hi Brooksbee - Nice to have you on the site. You will find it most enjoyable and challenging all at the same time. I see you do not gave much to start with, so your best bet is to build a soft drink can Sterling engine which you can download from the internet. This is how I first started many years ...
by Trevor
Sun Jun 18, 2017 5:39 pm
Forum: Stirling and "Hot Air" Engine Forum
Topic: Useful - According to everyone it is feasible ??
Replies: 4
Views: 1022

Re: Useful - According to everyone it is feasible ??

They did say that it will run on other fuels and they did mention wood pellets, which I guess would be the same as husks.
As for 20kW Thanh I have no idea how you could build one at his specifications.
Trev

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