I just got this inthe mail and tried it out. Amazing! It's very well built, sturdy and precise. There were previous complaints of the alcohol burner moving with the vibration, well they heard your cries and have added a permanently attached metal ring to hold the burner in place.?
This is a wonderful example of craftsmanship, an engineering marvel for anyone who appreciates a science project that has been done with perfection in mind. I wish I could say that it was me who created it.
I purchased a clear plastic cover to place over it and I put it on display in my living room for all who visits to appreciate. I keep some 97% Isopropyl Alcohol on hand to run it for anyone who is interested to see it operate. It is truly wonderful to watch operate. It doesn't require much fuel to make it run for several minutes. Watching the electric bulb glow different colors as it runs is amazing. Anyone who is interested in engineering would enjoy this working model. Certainly not ment for very small children to play with, adult guidance suggested and I would say required. Defiantly worth every penny, enjoy...
This model is really well made. I was surprised because it was relatively cheap compared to others. Came out of the box ready to run. I used 91% alcohol in the lamp. Works fine. Been playing with it for hours. Will be buying more from stirlingkit.
The Sterling engine arrived very well packed (triple boxed). It has all the listed parts (alcohol burner, spare parts) and extras and worked perfectly the first time i used it!
It is a beautiful little machine! it worked exactly as it should when I added heat (a lighter) to it!
Very cool toy!