My Model Steam Engine

Here are some pictures and a short video of my model steam engine, built by a company called Mamod.

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First we poured some methylated spirits into the burner which we lit to make the water in the boiler boil. When water boils it creates pressure that makes the piston go in and out turning the weel. On the wheel there is a  little groove that allows a drive belt to be attached onto other things like an an electric generator.

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