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Offline Stilldrillin

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Bengs, Flame Eater. "Nick".........
« on: April 06, 2014, 01:27:08 PM »

Hi Chaps.

Had a frustrating, past few days. Can't quite get my thoughts, around the vague idea I have. For another Stirling engine.   :thinking:

The recent grimey weather has kept my creaking joints, out of the shop.  :(

Then, there's the spring cleaning......   :facepalm2:

Then, the once I actually did get in there. At the door, a plaintive voice began shouting, "I want to play with Grandad!" Game over.......


So...... I had a look in the toy cupboard.

This came to me, around 3 years ago. A Bengs, Flame Eater. "Nick".

It needs a burner.........




Don't like that weird "chimney"........




Only 1 flywheel.......





But...... This one is different to most of my orphans!



It RUNS! Sort of........

<a href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FW_Ph1zhn8o" target="_blank">http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FW_Ph1zhn8o</a>


David D
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Still drilling holes... Sometimes, in the right place!

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Re: Bengs, Flame Eater. "Nick".........
« Reply #1 on: April 06, 2014, 01:32:28 PM »
That's a nice looking engine Nick. Similar to but much more robust  that the poppin from the looks of it. Can't say I've ever seen one with a chimney, but it doesn't look all that much out of place either. And as you say...this one runs at least :)

Bill

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Re: Bengs, Flame Eater. "Nick".........
« Reply #2 on: April 06, 2014, 01:52:01 PM »
Ok I will bite

What does the chimdy do, what's it connected to or is it just for show

Stuart
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Re: Bengs, Flame Eater. "Nick".........
« Reply #3 on: April 06, 2014, 02:29:52 PM »
Hi Bill, Stuart.

The chimney base, houses a 6mm dia. rubber ball. Which acts as a one way valve. Allowing pressure out. Keeping vacuum in......

Don't know why it needs to look like a Fieldmaster tractor exhaust!  :shrug:

Here's where it originated....... http://www.bengs-modellbau.com/materialkits/flameeater/flameeaternick.php

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Re: Bengs, Flame Eater. "Nick".........
« Reply #4 on: April 06, 2014, 02:41:54 PM »
David
That's an interesting twist

I have heard of valves on Stirling engines but not on vacuum engines

Stuart
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Re: Bengs, Flame Eater. "Nick".........
« Reply #5 on: April 06, 2014, 03:34:04 PM »
Wow, that's quite the fancy flame adjuster shown on the web site. I was hoping there might be plans but it looks like its a fully machined kit. Still a very handsome engine though.

Bill

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Re: Bengs, Flame Eater. "Nick".........
« Reply #6 on: April 06, 2014, 06:30:01 PM »
Sooo whats the plan marra,
                                              It always reminds me of the Rebbi at least in style .
I had thought they sold a materials and drawing pack but can not find it on the site??
cheers

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Re: Bengs, Flame Eater. "Nick".........
« Reply #7 on: April 06, 2014, 06:34:24 PM »
Bill, have a look on this site as one of the links has drawings for a very similar engine.Just cannot remember which one :embarassed:
http://www.dampfundmehr.de/site66.htm
This forum has a very active Stirling/Flame licker group and again theres links to loads of drawings
http://dampfforum.info/viewtopic.php?f=2&t=9881
cheers
« Last Edit: April 06, 2014, 06:38:19 PM by fcheslop »

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« Reply #8 on: April 07, 2014, 11:33:35 AM »
Says Restricted forum ?

is it in german ?

if it is I will not bother to register

Stuart
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Re: Bengs, Flame Eater. "Nick".........
« Reply #9 on: April 07, 2014, 01:47:17 PM »
Hi Stuart, "Dampfforum" is our German forum with a good level of knowledge and a lot of very friendly people.
Their are nearly 970 members from Germany, Austria, Netherland......and also one American.
It is a closed forum, to be protected against all external search engines.
It was founded by Hans Temme, who is gone a couple of years ago and it is now driven by Peter Fallaschek.
Peters private website is the "Dampfundmehr" homepage, mentioned already.
This year we have had our 10 year anniversary.
If you are interested, do not hesitate to register, you are welcome.
The language is German only, all people are posting by their real names and avatars are none or a real picture of yourself.
You are welcome.
 
 
Kind Regards
Achim

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Re: Bengs, Flame Eater. "Nick".........
« Reply #10 on: April 07, 2014, 03:33:30 PM »
Achim.


Thanks for the info but as my German is limited to a very small sub set related to electrical/electronics due to the fact that when I was in work we had some Anton Piller machines and the info on them was in German hence the small amount I know

Stuart
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Re: Bengs, Flame Eater. "Nick".........
« Reply #11 on: April 07, 2014, 07:41:09 PM »
Sooo whats the plan marra,
                                              It always reminds me of the Rebbi at least in style .
I had thought they sold a materials and drawing pack but can not find it on the site??
cheers

Well......

It needs a burner.
I don't like the "chimney".
The single flywheel's on the wrong side. (I like to see the crank etc. working).
It runs the wrong direction, and, it's the wrong colour.
Needs a pulley making, for the unused shaft.

Apart from that, it's perfect!  ;)


What's a Rebbi:headscratch:

David D
« Last Edit: April 07, 2014, 10:48:45 PM by Stilldrillin »
David.
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Re: Bengs, Flame Eater. "Nick".........
« Reply #12 on: April 07, 2014, 11:14:32 PM »
Hi David, so you are going to be busy on a few mods.
I deleted the drawings I had but when I get sometime off for good behaviour will dig around for them .
Still at her majesties pleasure for the foreseeable future HMP DIY
Cheers

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Re: Bengs, Flame Eater. "Nick".........
« Reply #13 on: April 11, 2014, 04:50:58 AM »
I think that's a smart little one David,,, :LickLips:,,and  it runs even with all it's little problems,,, now thats unusual,,,it must be a fighter..
 or it just likes licking flames :Mad:,,I'll be watchin this with interest :thinking:..

...Mike....

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Re: Bengs, Flame Eater. "Nick".........
« Reply #14 on: April 11, 2014, 08:45:57 AM »
 :hi: Mike

Would you like to post an introduction about yourself in the introduction section so the members get to know you better  ;).

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