Once table-top Plants were commonly available but now generally only to be found as collectors pieces. In offering the Cirrus plant it is hoped that the magic of owning and operating a miniature steam plant may once again form part of our 'after dinner' activities - for the benefit of children - of all ages!
The Thor boiler, modelled on the famous 'Babcock & Willcox' types, is designed to match the requirements of Cirrus both in terms of steam & looks. Spirit fired Thor is easy to use and will run out of fuel prior to water depletion.
Available in factory finished and tested form, the individually numbered Cirrus plants come with fully illustrated instructions and boiler report.
Owners of Cirrus plants may be assured of the 'in built' quality and look forward to many hours of enjoyment.
In essence the Cirrus plant is entirely self contained only requiring Water, fuel and oil to run. However such is the detail and number of fittings provided - operators will find each run enthralling - regulating speed - checking water - monitoring pressure - lubricating bearings to name but a few of the demands required of the Chief Engineer!
Close inspection reveals a genuine piece of model engineering with many features worthy of note.
The entire plant is soundly mounted on a substantial cast bed plate, with both engine and boiler being further founded on individual plates. In the case of the engine this foundation represents a decorative stone plynth complete with step.
The Thor Boiler, presented with brick effect to the sides and cast details to each end is specifically made for use with Cirrus. Of the 'Smithies' type, and including three re-circulating water tubes to the under side of the longitudinally stayed barrel. Fittings include Water Gauge with Blow Down, Whistle, Pressure Gauge with Syphon, Loco style Safety Valve & standard 1/4" x 40tpi connection.
Heat is provided by an efficient vapourising spirit lamp. Steam delivery to the engine is via a displacement lubricator and exhaust is taken to the chimney for authentic effect.
3-d Rotating Cirrus Model Steam Engine Plant
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Cirrus Steam Plant Specifications
Engine: Centre Column Beam
Bore: 7/16" (11mm)
Stroke: 11/16" (18mm)
Burner: Vapourising Lamp
Fuel: Methylated Spirit
Base: Cast 10" (254mm) Square
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