The oscillating steam engine was conceived as an educational tool. In order to be able to observe individual movements in the engine, an emphasis was placed on transparency while designing the GT05. That is why the pressurization cylinder and boiler consist of a special glass as well as the flywheel?s constitution being Plexiglas.
The hardened crankshaft and connection rod are mounted with ball bearings. The graphite working piston runs without lubrication in the pressurization cylinder. This is why it runs so quietly and reliably with a performance of ca. 1 mechanical Watt.
The GT05 steam engine is available as a full set of unassembled parts, as well as fully assembled.
The set of unassembled parts contains all custom parts and standardized parts (Screws, cylinder pins, ball bearings, O-rings, and so on).
All parts are precisely and completely honed, such that no further fine-tuning is necessary after fabrication. The final refining of the engine after construction is only limited to breakable edges. This can be achieved with simple tools like a file.
An extensive set of assembly instructions with descriptions of every individual assembly step is, of course, included in every delivered set of parts.
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Piston Diameter = 19 mm
Piston Hub = 10 mm
Boiler diameter = 50 mm
Boiler volume = 50 ml
Running time per tank: ca. 20 ? 25 min
Rotations per Minute: ca. 800 u/min
Mechanical Performance: ca. 1 W
Operational Pressure max.: 0.5 bar
Response Pressure for Emergency Vent: 1.0 bar
Burst Pressure Boiler Test min.: 2.0 bar
The boiler is constituted of quartz with resistance to thermal variations