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K-Dee Steam Angelique

c 2015

The Angelique is a small but solidly built vertical steam engine, made by Kevin Doveton in South Africa. This is an early version, made around 2015. The later version, made in 2018, can be seen here. Apart from minor cosmetic differences, the only real difference is that this version has a cover around the crank for catching oil & condensate from the cylinder.

The boiler is a vertical single flue type, made of copper. It is 42mm diameter x approx 80mm high. It has a filler plug and a rather distinctive looking safety valve on the top. The burner is a single wick meths type, with the tank clipped to the base, well away from the firebox; the wick protruding from the end of a pipe under the boiler.

Steam feed is by the shortest route possible, through a hole in the side of the boiler direct into the cylinder port face, which is soldered directly on the boiler. The single acting oscillating cylinder is 7mm bore x 20mm stroke, with the piston rod connected to a simple crank at one end of the crankshaft; the other end of which carries a 58mm diameter steel flywheel. The crankshaft is held in a long tube with a central oiling hole. Exhaust is from the back of the port face, across a small gap into a copper tube. This acts as a sound enhancing "chuff pot". The crank is enclosed by a cylindrical cover to catch oil and condensate.

The whole is mounted on a steel base which is supported on four decorative feet.

Make K-Dee Steam
Model Angelique
Made c 2015
Description Stationary
Cylinders 1
Cylinder Type single acting
Bore mm 7
Stroke mm 20
Valve Type Oscillating Cylinder
Boiler Type Vertical single flue
Boiler Diam mm 42
Boiler length/height mm ~80
Fuel Meths
Mechanical Condition Good
Cosmetic Condition Good
Paintwork Original
Packaging Cardboard box
Purchased 30/12/2020
Purchase cost 206.42
Additional spend