5001RCM Mildura Twin Cylinder Vertical Steam Engine Marine F/W - Reversing for RC Installations
A twin cylinder reversing engine as pictured. The reversing lever is specific for RC operation.
A low profile marine flywheel is standard. A spoked flywheel option is available - P/N 5001RCS (see small picture).
The Mildura is the most popular in our range with most modellers opting for the Stephenson's Reversing Linkage. The crank throws are at 90º giving the engine self starting characteristics at any position of the crankshaft. By adding Stephenson's reversing linkage the Mildura becomes a marine steam engine capable of powering model steamboats up to seven feet long on a boiler pressure of up to about 80 psi.
19 mm bore x 19 mm stroke
50 mm dia x 16 mm wide low profile marine flywheel
Maximum length—approx 163 mm
Width without displacement lubricator approx 95 mm
Width including displacement lubricator approx 130 mm
Height with marine flywheel—approx 135 mm
Optional 80mm dia.x 15mm spoked flywheel (higher price)
Weight - Marine RC Model—1990 gms
A displacement lubricator is included in each assembled engine
Suitable for boats up to 2.1 M (7') long
Matched to "Miniature Steam" 4” Boiler operating at 45psi
Mildura Engine Origins:
The Mildura steam engine is typical of many steam engines used to pump water from the inland river systems of Victoria and New South Wales (NSW) for irrigation purposes during the 19th and early 20th century. This was started by George Chaffey who left Los Angeles in 1886 to set up Australia's first large irrigation project at Mildura