DVD: Building the Oscillating Cylinder Steam/Air Engine
- Mini Machines 202 series
Weight: 0.20 lb
The engine is rather homely in its stock state, but SwarfRat shows you how -- with just an hour or so of extra work -- to transform it from an 'ugly duckling' into a 'swan'!
Best of all, the principle of the oscillating cylinder can be put into use for much more complicated projects. SwarfRat took the basic kit and a few inches of aluminum stock to make another simple cylinder and piston, ending up with a variable-angle twin cylinder engine.
You could easily make multi-cylinder engines in boxxer, V-twin or radial format using this principle, and they'd be buildable with only basic machinist skills. This is truly a learning experience.
The DVD includes (on disk, not printed) a complete set of drawings for the engine, a materials list, and instructions.