SteaMECH Traction Engine Specification
The SteaMECH traction engine is a working live steam model as well as a beautiful display piece. The engine is of fine quality construction, with all major components precision machined from bronze castings, and a copper boiler featuring a fully operational brass pressure guage - the smallest available at 1/2" diameter. All brass components are of solid material - not just brass plated, and the assembly of the steam engine uses all hex head BA steel bolts.
Each steaming session has a duration of about 15 minutes, which consists of 5 minutes to raise steam (from cold) and then 10 minutes of engine running time. During this time the traction engine can be run as a stationary engine or in driving operation, by adjustment of the engine drive clutch. As a stationary engine the model can be used to run Meccano or similar models, or just to admire the elegant movement of the workings.
All steam engines are supplied complete with dedicated packaging, solid fuel tablets, and a comprehensive operating manual.