Steam Engine Build/Shaft
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Steam Engine Build Instructions
The crankshaft is supported by two pillow block bearings and supports. In the single cylinder engine model it mates with a single crank arm. One end of the crank shaft is attached to a flywheel. The other end can be used for work output, such as driving an alternator or generator.
The crankshaft consists of two parts:
- Crankshaft drive element
- Crankshaft flywheel element
Cut two lengths of 1.0" diameter steel shaft:
- One with a length of 5.0"
- Second with a length of 8.0"
Neither of these lengths is critical and can be adjusted to whatever length is needed for a particular installation.