Steam Plant Components & Kits

Clyde Fully Assembled

MS5009
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Miniature Steam Clyde Twin Cylinder Oscillator Engine, fully assembled

Supplied fully assembled the Clyde twin cylinder oscillator engine, from Miniature Steam, has an 11mm bore/stroke and is designed to operate on steam pressures between 30 and 45psi. The engine’s cast components are from a marine grade non-corrosive alloy which will not tarnish or corrode like traditional brass alloys often used in inferior model oscillator designs. The crankshaft is from stainless steel and the remainder of the machined components from brass. This combination gives maximum protection from corrosion and helps to give excellent life to the engine.

Clyde Assembly Kit

MS5300
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Miniature Steam Clyde Twin Cylinder Oscillator Engine, fully machined for assembly
Supplied fully machined, ready for assembly, this kit builds into the same high quality Clyde Twin Cylinder Oscillator Engine as the fully assembled MS5009. So simple to build from the supplied instructions, the only tools needed for assembly are a 3mm hex set key (supplied), a small flat blade screwdriver and a small adjustable spanner!

3" Horizontal Boiler

MS5045
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Miniature Steam 3" Centre Flue Style Horizontal Boiler

This 3” horizontal centre flue style boiler system, from Miniature Steam, is designed to run small medium pressure model steam engines of up to 19mm (3/4”) bore/stroke in Single Cylinder and 16mm (5/8”) bore/stroke in Twin Cylinder with an operating pressure of up to 60psi. As shown, the traditional design of this boiler system - the steam dome with collar and flue with collar and the integral cast feet - will add to the charm and feel of any model you care to mount it in. The cast feet also mean that the boiler can be mounted anywhere, there is no need for a specialised mounting tray, making installation a simple process, even in tricky models. Pressure gauge, walnut lagging timber and brass securing straps are also included.
The boiler also features the Miniature Steam Ceramic Burner (MS5092). This burner is cast from ceramic and has been specifically designed to provide optimum burning characteristics in enclosed spaces such as the centre flue or firebox of a boiler. They are entirely different to inferior ceramic burners made from heating tiles designed for radiant room heaters! The gas/air mixture of the Miniature Steam ceramic burner burns outside the ceramic insert. This results in a more efficient transfer of heat to the boiler’s heating surface. The burner also remains relatively cool, thus improving the thermal efficiency of the burner and minimising the chance of back burning.

NOTE: The Horizontal Boiler is pressure tested before shipping and is therefore supplied with test certificate.

Horizontal Boiler Mounting Tray

MS4040
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Horizontal Boiler Mounting Tray
As well as welded corners to retain condensate, this horizontal boiler mounting tray, from Miniature Steam, features multiple mounting holes for easy installation of the 3” Horizontal Centre Flue Boiler (MS5045), Exhaust Oil Trap (MS4001) and Clyde Twin Cylinder Oscillator Engine (MS5009/MS5300).

Exhaust Oil Trap

MS4001
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1-1/4" Exhaust Oil Trap
The exhaust oil trap, from Miniature Steam, separates the oil from the water in the exhaust system of the engine and is a mandatory item in many countries that permit use of steam engine models for hobby use.
Lubrication oil, that is essential to prevent wear of engine components during use, is carried to the exhaust with the steam and must be separated for ecological reasons.
The engine exhaust gases pass through this product and it gather the excess lubricating oil. It must therefore be removed from time to time and a 10 ml syringe is supplied with the unit to enable periodical removal of extracted oil through the port shown in the image.
Inlet and exhaust pipes are a standard 4.7mm (3/16”) copper tube and are normally made with “slip on” rubber tube supplied with the unit.
This is essentially a passive item in a power assembly and is suitable for up to twin cylinder engines with bore/stroke up to 11 mm.

Ceramic Burner

MS5092
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1-1/4" Ceramic Burner
This burner, from Miniature Steam, has a spun brass body with a cast ceramic insert that has been specifically designed to provide optimum burning characteristics in enclosed spaces such as the centre flue or firebox of a boiler. They are entirely different to inferior ceramic burners made from heating tiles designed for radiant room heaters! The gas/air mixture of the Miniature Steam ceramic burner burns outside the ceramic insert. This results in a more efficient transfer of heat to the boiler’s heating surface. The burner also remains relatively cool, thus improving the thermal efficiency of the burner and minimising the chance of back burning.

Refillable Gas Tank

MS5400
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Refillable Gas Tank

This refillable gas tank, from Miniature Steam, is designed to accept approximately 75% of its volume as a full charge; this prevents excessive pressure build up in high ambient temperatures (such as in an enclosed model) and prevents liquid gas from reaching the burner!

NOTE: The refillable gas tank is pressure tested before shipping and is therefore supplied with test certificate.

Refillable Gas Tank Adaptor (Standard)

MS5358
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Refillable Gas Tank Adaptor (Standard)
40mm adaptor to allow easy refilling of the refillable gas tank.

Refillable Gas Tank Adaptor (Long)

MS5357
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Refillable Gas Tank Adaptor (Long)
Extra long 95mm adaptor to allow easy refilling of the refillable gas tank, even in situ.

Clyde Horizontal Assembly Kit (Box Standard)

MS4049
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Clyde Horizontal Assembly Kit (Box Standard)
This horizontal boiler steam plant kit, from Miniature Steam, features the Horizontal Boiler Mounting Tray (MS4040), the fully machined Clyde Twin Cylinder Oscillator Engine for assembly (MS5300) and the 3” Horizontal Centre Flue Boiler (MS5045) which also includes the 1-1/4” Ceramic Burner (MS5092).

NOTE: The Horizontal Boiler is pressure tested before shipping and is therefore supplied with test certificate.