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Re: "Hi...We are new here!" First posts here (or anywhere is OK)

Posted: Thu Jan 12, 2017 2:59 am
by sbooder
Hi All,
newbie here. I have just ordered one of those cheap Chinese engines from an online shop to get to grips with the principles and am gathering parts for my own creation. I have built a single piston lamina flow engine before using the free Airpot piston sample, but not a Stirling engine with displacer and piston.

I have just removed the compressor unit from one of those power-tanks (which I use to power my telescope) and the piston section seems almost ready made for the job of the power piston, just a few modifications and sourcing the actual piston. The piston that is already in there is not adequate for the job. If anyone else has used one of these, maybe they have some tips for me? Always willing to learn.

Thanks & kind regards,
Simon.

Re: "Hi...We are new here!" First posts here (or anywhere is OK)

Posted: Tue Jan 17, 2017 9:01 pm
by curiosity
Hey G'day,

Well I started collecting and fixing steam and Stirling Engines seemed to take over. So now its Stirling engines with an interest in flame lickers and steam. lol..

Re: "Hi...We are new here!" First posts here (or anywhere is OK)

Posted: Thu Jan 26, 2017 11:24 am
by Hutch687
Hi, I'm new to the site, and I am building a large LTD Stirling Engine to power my home!

Re: "Hi...We are new here!" First posts here (or anywhere is OK)

Posted: Sun Jan 29, 2017 4:12 pm
by Lindom
Well now.
This being my first post I'll take this opportunity to say hello to every other Sterling Engine enthusiast in the world. Hi All .

I live in Lincoln in the UK and have been retired now for 16yrs and building Sterlings helps me keep my mind active.

Nice place to pick some one's brains when my constructions don't go to plan.

Thanks a lot.

Lindom
(Michael)

Re: "Hi...We are new here!" First posts here (or anywhere is OK)

Posted: Mon Jan 30, 2017 2:38 am
by Ian S C
Welcome Michael, Stirling Engines are addictive, but apart from the occasional burnt finger, reasonably harmless.
Ian S C

im new

Posted: Mon Jan 30, 2017 11:28 am
by thenewenginemaker
so hi everybody im a engineer just starting to learn some skills and i would like to make a stirling engine myself and i am 17 years old

Re: "Hi...We are new here!" First posts here (or anywhere is OK)

Posted: Sun Feb 05, 2017 1:42 pm
by justinhcase
Hi.
I am Justin ,I live in Devon England and have a love of all systems and artisan methods of production.
Most of my free time is spent making new equipment as I find off the shelf kit a waste of time.

Re: "Hi...We are new here!" First posts here (or anywhere is OK)

Posted: Mon Feb 13, 2017 1:21 pm
by PetePeterson
Hi, my friends call me Pete. I first read of Stirling Engines while in grade school (mid 60s) and the caption read, "mow your lawn from the heat of a match". I knew it took more energy to mow a lawn than a match could provide. So for a long time when I saw/heard "Stirling Engine" I thought 'ya sure' and ignored it. Then when the internet took off, I saw pictures of LTD Stirling Engines and decided to make one. I used material from the scrap bin at a friends machine shop. I only had to buy the clear plastic tube for the displacer cylinder. Yep, it ran on a cup of hot water. This was in 1998, big hit at work (engineering dept). It was dropped by someone while I was in a meeting, bending the crank, bottom plate, and cracked the displacer cylinder. Years later I re-built it spending more time to balance and fine tune it. It now runs really well on a few ice-cubes.
When my LTD first ran, I started learning all I could about the different versions of Stirling & Hot-Air engines. I have gone to a lot of shows and met a lot of really smart & nice people. I have found lots of good information online, and of course lots of SCAMs.
Once I learn how to post pictures and links on this site I will post what I have.
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Pete

Re: "Hi...We are new here!" First posts here (or anywhere is OK)

Posted: Sat Feb 25, 2017 10:45 am
by Lindum
Hi all, First post of many I hope. I'm not an engineer or anything fancy like that, just a lonely old man that likes building these fantastic models of Robert Stirling's engine.

I'm in the middle of my third engine at present. Just the usual a bunch of coca-cola cans I found in a bin. Not that I've always got my head in a bin, but sometimes you just can't help yourself.

Finally found a use for the standard can and all those bits of wire I seem to save after a job. Got a box full of those.

Anyway I'll stop rambling and get off looking around your great site.

Thanks for letting me join.

Michael.
(Lindum)

Re: "Hi...We are new here!" First posts here (or anywhere is OK)

Posted: Sun Apr 02, 2017 8:29 am
by Recycla
Good evening all ---------- HI
What's the world coming to --- a forum for metal munching troglodytes of the nocturnal kind

Yee ha

Feel very much at home already

Cheers all

Re: "Hi...We are new here!" First posts here (or anywhere is OK)

Posted: Sun Apr 16, 2017 6:07 pm
by markt1
Hi everyone. Markt1 here. Interested in medium sized 100 watt output gammas. Have gathered lotsa parts to build my 1st try soon.

Re: "Hi...We are new here!" First posts here (or anywhere is OK)

Posted: Mon Apr 17, 2017 2:30 am
by andonrangelov
Hi Friends,
I am new here and probably like most of you I have a passion about Stirling engines.
I am interested to make a self start LTD Stirling engine that can do some useful work. I intend to use it for solar power applications. Probably the metronome heat engine ( introduced to the public by Tibsim and Attila Blade, is the one that I am seeking for but lets see if the forum suggest something better....

Re: "Hi...We are new here!" First posts here (or anywhere is OK)

Posted: Sun Apr 30, 2017 1:10 pm
by cornemuse
New here, registered today 04-30.
I'm a retired heavy equipment operator, 40 years worth! Just turned 70.
Located in Socal.
I love to tinker! Have welders, lathes, an old Umimat lathe, a Sherline lathe, a really old Clausing 8" lathe, a WWII navy 18" milling machine, etc, etc, Bought the Unimat new, all else scrounged, garage sales bartered etc. (completely full garage!

Always interested in steam & stirling engines, never made a stirling, yet. Made numerous steam engines, first at about age 11 or 12.

What else to add??

-cornemuse-

regd on numerous computer forums & several welding forums.

Re: "Hi...We are new here!" First posts here (or anywhere is OK)

Posted: Wed Jun 14, 2017 11:56 pm
by Eric R_o_M
Hiya. Working on my first stirling, making many mistakes, learning. ;)

Wondered: is trying to use a corrugated-sided tin can immediately a non-starter? Considering the slop allowed around the displacer, I didn't think it would make a fatal difference, but maybe I'm wrong.

Thanks!

Re: "Hi...We are new here!" First posts here (or anywhere is OK)

Posted: Thu Jun 15, 2017 7:40 pm
by Ian S C
Eric, that should be OK. Welcome to the forum.
Ian S C