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Old 12-12-18, 12:32 PM   #1
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Default Pipe fitting Stirling

I bought this off the bay this week for 15. A very interesting use of a 3/4" brass pipe fitting.

I've seen them advertised elsewhere new and wondered what they would be like. I think I can now say they're pretty good. This one runs very nicely, but does need to be quite warm.

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I've had one for a couple of years, runs lovely.

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Did you get the little flame licker you were brandishing at Oakley running Daz?

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Old 12-12-18, 02:04 PM   #4
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Not yet, Nick. It's all a bit stiff. There's no sign it's ever seen a flame so I don't hold much faith. Nicely made though!

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Looked like a Jan Ridders design so a bit of digging on t'web might produce some useful info.

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I bought this off the bay this week for 15. A very interesting use of a 3/4" brass pipe fitting.


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Got a link to the eBay sale please.

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Old 12-12-18, 07:31 PM   #7
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This is the fellow Neil https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Hot-Air-S...53.m1438.l2649 looks like Daz got lucky with a second-hand bargain!

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Old 12-12-18, 07:38 PM   #8
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Dazzla's purchase was probably a used item.

Here's a new one with the brass elbow fitted a different way:
https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Hot-Low-A...Rvg:rk:28:pf:0


....and one like Dazzla's
https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Hot-Air-S...0AAOSw~XpZWgPH

https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Hot-Air-S...EAAOSwk1haL6U0


The Chinese are very inventive with small Stirling engines, just type stiring engine into ebay search and there are lots and lots.... including a 16 cylinder aero engine.... and a micro Robinson-type for about 60.

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Old 12-12-18, 10:21 PM   #9
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Yep, second hand- good used condition.

Odd really. It was advertised as a hot air engine but never got any bids.

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Slipped under my radar!

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