This is a 3/8 scale model kit of the 2HP Ball Hopper Monitor engine originally produced by the Baker Manufacturing Co. The kit consists of 19 castings, 2 gears for timing, and a full set of plans.
This engine was produced following the Little Baker. The full size engine came in 2, 4, and 7 HP sizes. The ball-shaped water hopper and the cast iron fuel tank set it apart. It was mounted on skids as well as a cart.
Overall Height Approx. 16"
Flywheel Diameter 9"
The completed engine is for reference only. This kit requires machining.
Unique design has no valves! - Easy to build gift idea! Please note that this is a kit for hobby machinists. It cannot be built without machining equipment. This item is a kit containing the plans needed to machine the Thimble steam engine by Liney Machine.There are NO ready to assemble parts. You will need a lathe and either a z axis on your lathe or a mill to make this design. We makemany steam engines here at Liney Machine and this is the one that everyone wants to play with when they see it. You can get it running at several hundred RPM just by blowing into it with your mouth.The Thimbledoes not have any valves like a normal steam engine. Instead the .02 inch thick piston tips sideways on the return stroke allowing the steam or airto blow by. This results in very little friction and amazing speed (We have had one up to 10,000 rpm!). You will be amazed by how well this design works and the small amount of pressure required to run. The flywheel is only 1.25' in diameter and the bore is 3/8 It is a very simple project. If you are expierienced you can make it in an afternoon. If you are just learning, it is the perfect way to start. The designs are two printed pages. They are CAD drawn with clear easy to read dimensions. Please bear in mind that these aretechnical drawings, not machining how-to instructions. There are often many viable approaches to making a part. That challenge is left up to you. The following materials are included: Plans Only SAVE MONEY - DON'T WAIT FOR PLANS - DOWNLOAD PLANS NOW! SELECT THE OPTION TO DOWNLOAD PLANS BELOW AND SAVE $3.00 OFF THE LIST PRICE FOR THE HARD COPY OF THE PLANS.AS WELL, YOU WON'T HAVE TO PAYANY SHIPPING COST! How the download option works... Create a user account. Purchase plans with the download option selected. You will receive an e-mailmessage once we have verified payment. Login to your account and download the plans. Very easy and you save some money!
This is a model kit of the Little Monitor pumping engine originally produced by the Baker Manufacturing Co. The kit consists of 20 castings, 2 gear castings that are already machined for the pump, two gears for timing, and a full set of plans.
The full size 1-1/4 HP engine was known for its reliability. Thousands of these engines were used across the country. By 1941 the 3 HP horizontal and the Monitor pumper were the only engines in production. This is a pretty little model engine and a challenging build. We currently only have 4 sets of castings left and they are cast in bronze. If you want one of these kits get a set quick before they are gone!
The completed engine shown in the pictures was built from an aluminum castings not a bronze set.