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Steamco STC-04

c2000-2015?









This is my second Steamco engine, from Australia, and I'm, again, impressed with the quality and solid build of the engine.

The boiler is fired by a solid fuel tablet burner inside an ornate firebox. The boiler is 50mm diameter x 95mm long. It is copper with brass end caps and has an overflow plug on one end, at about 1/2 full. It has a safety valve but no whistle. The steam feed pipe exits from the extreme end of the top of the boiler, the connection being mounted in the end cap flange.

The cast engine frame is mounted on the boiler top. The steam feed goes directly to the back of the port face via a very short copper pipe. There is no regulator. The single acting oscillating cylinder is 8mm bore x 19mm stroke. The exhaust is fed to the base of the chimney. The crankshaft is fitted with a distinctive flywheel; 54mm diameter with 5 curved spokes. The chimney is attached to the firebox but with no communication into it. It only carries the steam exhaust. It has a drain pipe at the bottom to drain off condensate.

The whole is mounted on a decorative pressed steel base with a brass handrail around three sides.

The whole engine is in excellent (almost mint) condition and is all original.

Make Steamco
Model STC-04
Made c2000-2015?
Description overtype stationary
Cylinders 1
Cylinder Type single acting
Piston Diam mm 8
Stroke mm 19
Valve Type Oscillating Cylinder
Boiler Type Horizontal
Fuel Tablets
Mechanical Condition Good
Cosmetic Condition Good
Paintwork Original
Packaging
Purchased 7/3/2016
Purchase cost 160.56
Additional cost