M33 - Tea light engine
|Year of construction||2006|
I built the "tea light engine" after returning from the Sinsheim Steam Meet. As I did not have any drawings, I modelled the engine after the "Fidged engine".
The boiler was made from stainless steel tubing brazed to a copper base plate with inward pointing fins. This guarantees good heat conduction between flame and water.
The engine could be powered by a tea light, but the soot collecting on the base of the boiler would dramatically impair heat conduction. Therefore, I use a small alcohol burner fashioned from a plumbing pipe end cap.