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Old 13-12-18, 04:42 PM   #1
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Here's a couple of pictures of the flame licker Nick alluded to in the Pipe Fitting Stirling thread.

It's a little unusual in that the valve that let's the flame in is effectively an opposed piston. I've not had any luck trying to run it yet, but I've not spent much time trying!

To scale it the flywheel is about 3 -1/2" diameter.

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T'was that piston valve which suggested to me it could be based on a Ridders design.

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Looks like that's been copied by the Chinese as well https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Prettyia-...53.m1438.l2649

I was initially puzzled by the narrow slots running into each hole on the base and main bearing plates but then twigged that those parts must have been made on a wire erosion machine.


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