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Three functional mini engines!

First is a Stirling Engine, it reciprocates with Hot Air (ie Blow Torch). I machined all parts of this engine.

Second engine is also a Stirling Envying, albiet smaller. It includes a water pump driven by the fly wheel for cooling. I designed and built the water reservoir system.

Third engine is a Steam Engine, once part of an old Erector Set. Fill the water tank in the middle, place an oil lamp underneath, and steam will turn the fly wheel!

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@Wayril These are amazing! I especially love your water cooled one. And the Erector set engine kind of fascinates me too.

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@Wayril THESE ARE SUPER GREAT!!!!

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@June Thank You!!
I forget how much stuff you build, I would have tagged you on this too.

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@Wayril oh golly i don’t, not really, nothing like these beauties

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@Wayril Badass, I didn't know you made those!

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@kmckaig Yup! First year and second year projects from my Machining associate degree. We did some good stuff in that program!

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@Wayril Cool shit, gotta love any course that lets you make your own souvenirs.

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@Wayril very cool! I've always thought Stirling engines are a special kind of magic 💫

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@Wayril I couldn't see the flywheel on the second image for a while and I was so confused but I was just blind, lol.

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@jeffalyanak There's no perfect way to photograph that engine cause both sides have hardware on them.

@Wayril Those are beautiful. Did you build them yourself? If not, where did you get those Stirling engines? I'd love to have those.

@loke I made both Stirling Engines as part of my associates degree for Machine Tooling. You can absolutely find the plans online, you're just going to need some serious equipment to make them.

@Wayril I'm not skilled enough to do that. And I don't have the tools either.

I'll simply have to watch youtube videos of these instead. That's good enough for now.

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@Wayril this rules. Why are they called Stirling engines?

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@Ethancdavenport Because they were invented by one Robert Stirling in 1816. It was an alternative to stream engines, lower power output but not requiring superheated water.

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@Wayril rad, thanks for informing me!

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