Stirling Engine from Norm Jones drawings

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  1. May 27, 2018 #1

    BobsModels

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    Hi

    In 2014 my two granddaughters wanted to build a Stirling engine after several other projects. Model Engine builder had an article by Norm Jones and picked that one. They started in the shop when they were 8 and 10, now 19 and 21.

    The oldest one, Rachel, finished up her engine this week, spent 6 days making parts and fitting it up. She is a senior this fall in Chemical Engineering at Michican Tech in Houghton MI. Being in college she had limited time but would try and visit for a few days each year. When they were younger they would spend almost a month. They are excellent quilters and spend time in grandma's shop also.

    Rachel put a fire to the engine Saturday morning around 11 am and flipped it over and it took off. The smile and expression on her face was unbelievable. I think all model builders feel the same way when an engine comes alive for the first time, but it is great to see that on a young person interested in the hobby.

    Natalie almost had hers done last summer. She had the graphite piston to make and some polishing. She will need to fit the engine up and see how smooth everything is. She also is in college targeting a MD degree. This summer she is taking a class and working to pay for college. Her goal is to get out to grandpa's shop for a building session, if she can find two or three days in a row. Its a 2 hour drive out to my place.

    Here is a link to Rachel's engine:

    https://youtu.be/TYlPWvfav4o

    Bob
     
  2. Dec 4, 2018 #2

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    Hello Bob, I congratulate your grand daughter on her Sterling, outstanding and a beautiful job. I have always wanted to do a Sterling and that engine looks like a great place to start. Is there a way I can get the drawings? Thanks! Terry from Texas.
     
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    BobsModels

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    Terry

    I will pass your compliment along to her.

    The drawings are from an article in Model Engine Builder Magazine Issue 22. There is a picture of his on the home page and you should be able to get a copy here:

    https://www.modelenginebuilder.com/

    Good Luck on your build

    Bob
     
  4. Dec 4, 2018 #4

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    Bob, I will contact Model Engine Builder to see if back issues are available. Thanks for the tip and prompt reply.
     

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