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Kleinemeier Vertical Engine SD01


This is a nice example from the Kleinemeier house.

It's a vertical engine with a belt driven countershaft. It is supplied with a Sterno burner, which is, I believe, offered by the maker as an option to the normal Esbit burner (and is far preferable).

The boiler is 50mm diameter x approx 80mm high, with a single centre flue. It has an overflow type water level indication and a safety valve.

The steam is fed via a regulator (another optional extra) to the back of the engine frame. The single acting oscillating cylinder is 8mm bore x 20mm stroke. The crankshaft has a 53mm diameter flywheel incorporating a 10mm diameter pulley. This drives a 20mm pulley on the countershaft using a metal spring drive band. The countershaft is also fitted with a second 20mm pulley and two 9mm pulleys. The countershaft is 4mm diameter, so standard Meccano parts could be fitted.

The whole is fitted to a pressed steel base which is, itself, mounted on a wooden base (not original and has been removed since these photos).

The engine is in virtually mint condition, having been fired, apparently, only once or twice.

Make Kleinemeier
Model Vertical Engine SD01
Made c2015?
Description Stationary steam engine
Cylinders 1
Cylinder Type single acting
Piston Diam mm 8
Stroke mm 20
Valve Type Oscillating cylinder
Boiler Type Vertical, central flue
Fuel Sterno
Mechanical Condition Good
Cosmetic Condition Good
Paintwork Original
Packaging Cardboard box
Purchased 28/2/2016
Purchase cost 105
Additional cost