Microcosm Steam Engine Model M88 Full Metal New MINI BEAM

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Item No.: M88
The main material: brass; aluminum alloy
Attachment material: 304 stainless steel;Accessories: one wick.
Model weight: 250g(9oz)
Model size: 50 × 55 × 140 mm (1.6*2.1*5.5inches)
The steam engine is elaborately made of stainless steel. The design is dignified and retro, exquisite and beautiful.
Through the heating of the small boiler can be normal operation, is a collection, enjoy the high-end crafts.
Larger capacity brass boiler, it can be transported for a longer time. Equipped with safety valve. Metal alcohol lamp 
uses liquid alcohol fuel.
1. The steam engine must not touch the boiler by hand during the rotation so as to avoid scald!
2. The steam engine is an exquisite model and must be handled with care. When storing, the fuel in the boiler and the alcohol lamp must be disposed of cleanly. At the same time, cover the alcohol lamp.
Startup steps:
1. Unscrew the small safety valve and inject water into it. Note that only 2/3 of the capacity can be added, leaving 1/3 of the boiler space to produce steam. Fill the engine's piston and moving parts with lubricating oil.
2. Unscrew the alcohol lamp from the bottom and increase it to 2/3 capacity. Twist the alcohol lamp and ignite to start heating the small boiler.
3. After heating the boiler for a few minutes, when the steam is seen at the outlet of the machine, the steamer can be normally started by turning the small flywheel counterclockwise with the finger on the opposite side of the flywheel.

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Customer Reviews

Based on 4 reviews
Andrew McLaren
Some problems

Had some problems when received engine. Valve pivot was slightly bent causing the valve link to over centre and therefore valve mechanism to be jammed. I disassembled valve interconnection and reassembled in correct position and and was able to try and straighten the pivot pin which was semi successful but was concerned about breaking so didn't get it fully straight. After this was done engine would start and run but then stop as valving links where out of plane. Disassembled and added a tiny washer to get links into better alignment. Engine then ran beautifully for a while but then stopped suddenly as valving link over centred again and therefore jammed value mechanism. Not sure if it is the now slightly loose pivot or other valve link issue that is causing jam. When this engine does run it works fabulously...... huge potential but...

Mike Anticoli
M88 review

This Mini Steam Engine has surprised me! After running it in for several hours I started to experiment with run times and rpm's. I have a max run time so far of 1 hour 46 minutes and a very low rpm measured at 250 to 400 rpm but feel the engine can run even slower. I lubricate with regular engine oil and clean it with pure ethanol after every run and then relube right after. This is a FUN engine!

Mike DeValliere
Great Little Engine !

Love this little guy. Great craftsmanship. Fascinating movement. Seems to take a little time to reach steaming point but I could have the flame a bit low.Love these Microcosm engines. Have a couple of others as well. Would definitely recommend this one.

Great little steam engine.

Steam Engine is well build and fun to play with. Kids love it. I have bought at least 10 items from this company, and all are quality constructed.