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K-Dee Steam Angelique


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

The boiler is a vertical single flue type, made of copper with brass ends. 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 8mm 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 60mm 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 whole is mounted on a steel base which is supported on four decorative feet.

Make K-Dee Steam
Model Angelique
Made 2018
Description Stationary
Cylinders 1
Cylinder Type single acting
Bore mm 8
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 16/11/2018
Purchase cost 199.16
Additional spend