|Vickie Victorian Stirling
Cycle Engine Plans
Stirling engines have no valves, carburetor, ignition system or boilers
and they run almost ghostly silent. Properly made, they will run
flawlessly every time a source of heat is applied!
"Vickie" is a stirling cycle engine of modified Heinrici type with
elegant Victorian styling designed for pleasing looks as was applied to
18th and 19th century engines and machines. Three fluted columnar legs
and two stylish crossheads of differing style blend perfectly with the
curved and angular lines of the engine frames.
The engine is primarily made of aluminum with accents of polished brass
and stainless steel and trimmed in dark green and maroon paint. A belt
driven brass cooling fan competes with the rod and crosshead action for
attention. Vickie is powered by an attractive horizontal brass alcohol
burner which sports an integral fuel level sight glass.
Vickie is considered by many to be one of the most beautiful stirling
engines ever designed. I hope that you'll agree too! She is a true
heirloom engine which will surely be handed down from generation to
The plans set consists of 16 sheets of drawings and 3 sheets of
construction and assembly notes.
Flywheel Dia.: 4-5/8", Cylinder Bore:
.600, Piston Stroke: 1", Overall Length: 10" Experience
|Materials Set: (1)
5/8" dia. x 1.4" long graphite for piston, (2) .250" x .500" x .187"
thick ball bearings. Materials set sold separately.
for the quick return of the plans I ordered, now I intend to make a
small family of your designs........ The local model engineering club
is well acquainted with your work and were very impressed with the
"Vickie", the first of your engines I have built." - John L. Saunders,
Shoreham-by-Sea (West Sussex, England)