The full size engine was manufactured at the Company's Newark Works, Bath and was exhibited at the Paris International Exhibition of 1867. The steam engine features a massive cast base with the beam supported by an entablature, itself carried on four tapered columns with bronze capitals. Bracing the columns are two ornate fretted arches adding significantly to the aesthetics of this beautiful steam engine.
Although the steam cylinder is today not lagged we are sure that it was in times past as close inspection shows where the wooden lagging would have attached. The Watt governor is contained within the columns and is belt and gear driven. The model steam engine follows closely this original specification with just a few parts adapted to ease the build.
The model engineering kit comprises a range of quality castings, laser cut parts, machine cut gears, bronze governor balls, copper pipe, wood lagging, comprehensive 99 sheet drawing pack, parts list, suggested fixings list and pre-cut bar stock. With a flywheel diameter of 152mm and a cylinder bore of 24mm this engine is readily machined on a lathe and milling machine of modest capacity.
The Stothert and Pitt Beam Engine kit has been featured in a series of articles written by Mr Anthony Mount in EIM Magazine Nov. 2002 - July 2003 and offers an illustrated guide to assist machining and building the model.
Range of high quality castingsLazer cut partsMachine cut gearsBrone govenor ballsCopper pipeWood for laggingComprehensive 99-sheet drawing packParts listsSuggested fixings listPre-cut bar stock
The Stothert and Pitt Beam Engine Kit - Castings for the Model Engineer to Machine
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