Jonkman Stirling 60 Variant

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I was impressed with Jeroen Jonkman's Stirling '60' and decided to have a go.
This is my second Stirling and I wasn't keen on the two tier arrangement (everyone has their own preference), so I decided to keep it at one level and do it all in brass.
I have transferred the idea into SolidWorks to make things easier.
With hindsight I should have amended a few details to make construction easier.

At first I wasn't keen on the idea of brass on brass for the piston/cylinder combination but hey it does work.
I think the finning should be greater as there is a fair amount of heat getting up there.

The base was the biggest dilemma.
I chose to do a sort of tiered base which if fabricated would have cost around £30 here in the UK. Machining from solid was out of the question as I don#t have CNC (In progress!)
So, I decided to have a go at casting the main form and then cleaning it up with various lathe mill techniques.

I had cast aluminium before but not brass so this was a new experience for me.
First attempt lead to a short pour and too low a temperature.
Second resulted in the casting I used. I know it has defects but hey.. I would never finish the project if I was to attain perfection.

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Overall I am very pleased with this engine and my gratitude goes to Jeroen for providing the plans.

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I'm impressed. That's a nice looking engine and I must admire your casting ability.

Jim
 

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Thanks for the kind words Jim.. its taken longer to finish than expected!
 

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No, it is bored out very thin to about 0.5mm wall but the end is drilled as close as I dared to keep the weight down.
Did try spinning a form but after 5 goes I gave up and turned the darn thing!! :)
 

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well, you did great turning it! That thin and it didn't deform at all - that's why I asked if it was solid.

Good job on that engine!

because this is on my bucket list, where did you get the glass cylinder?
 

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well, you did great turning it! That thin and it didn't deform at all - that's why I asked if it was solid.

Good job on that engine!

because this is on my bucket list, where did you get the glass cylinder?
I used a 16mm od test tube and cut it to length with a diamond wheel.
 

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Beautiful job on that Stirling 60. Did you get your Kerzel straighten out?
 

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Beautiful job on that Stirling 60. Did you get your Kerzel straighten out?
Thank you.
The Kerzel got pushed to one side for a while. It does run nicely now but I still have had problems with the ignition circuit. Its probably because I am trying to hide it all in the base of the model and its a bit tight.
I will be getting back to it soon and hope to post on here.
 
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