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Replica's of Robert Stirling's models of the "air engine"

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Beng1943

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A couple of months ago I completed after two years of hard work the replica's on a 1:1 scale of the "Air engines" Robert Stirling made around 1820 to demonstrate the hot air engine to the students of the universities of Edinburg and Glasgow.
The machines are running fine.
For photographs, video's and description (sorry, in Dutch) see:
http://www.semperinmotus.nl/heteluchtmotoren.htm
I used James G.Rizzo's book with descriptions ad drawings. Ref.:
ISBN 978-0-9547131-9-5
 

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They are beautiful machines. Thank you for sharing them.

Jim
 

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I really like the wood and metal, makes a gorgeous engine, Do you have prints you could share with us? Thanks Gary
 

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Absolutely magnificent. Thm:Thm
 

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By prints I think he means dimensioned drawings, so we could build an engine like yours. They are beautiful.
 

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Thanks for posting Ben, those are lovely engines. I bought the book a few months ago and hope to one day build one or both, probably half size though.

For those looking for the prints, as Ben mentioned, the drawings are from the book Robert Stirling's Models of the "Air Engine" by James Rizzo.

Even if one has no intention of building either of theses engines, the book is a really worthwhile read.
Clive
 
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