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Re: Website Links Area

Posted: Sat Feb 23, 2013 8:04 am
by vamoose
Air Engine Book

Found this the other day.
A comprehensive book (in pdf format) that everyone into stirlings should have!
All it will cost you is 5.3 megabytes...
Check it out ... Engine.pdf


Re: Website Links Area

Posted: Mon Mar 04, 2013 5:44 am
by vamoose
Another Air Engine Book!

This one worth a download too.. ... Future.pdf

Re: Website Links Area

Posted: Mon Mar 04, 2013 5:49 am
by vamoose
Philips Bungalow Generator Operator Manual

Hey guys
Found this PDF link for the Operator Manual of the Philips MP 1002 CA portable generator, if anyone is interested. ... 1002CA.pdf


Website Links Area and Magazine Articles..

Posted: Mon May 13, 2013 10:08 pm
by vamoose
Was doing an internet article search and decided to put together some links using google books, of some 'old school' science magazine articles regarding Stirling engines. You might need to Scroll up and down bcos sometimes the links don't end up at the right location in the magazines.
Hope at least some of the links entertain most interests.

If anyone comes across other relevant articles feel free to add to the compilation!

Stirling powered submarine ... ne&f=false

Test driving GM's Hybrid electric car (stirlec) ... ar&f=false

How to build a model air cooled hot air engine (with engine plans) ... te&f=false

Model air engine runs on any fuel (with engine plans) ... ne&f=false

The silent engine you start with a match ... ch&f=false

The amazing hot gas engine powers clean-air Bus ... CDMQ6AEwAA

Already built for satellite use, it now challenges gas and diesel power ... ce&f=false

Flame powered push pull generator ... 22&f=false

Stirling cycle engine promises low emissions ... &q&f=false

Stirling auto engine, a lot of progress ... 22&f=false

New stirling powered zero pollution car runs on stored heat ... CD8Q6AEwAg

Future car engines ... ar&f=false

Portable power from a stirling cycle engine ... ar&f=false

Solar stirling engine ... CD8Q6AEwAQ

Night and day solar ... ar&f=false

Air conditioning cold from any source of heat ... ce&f=false

Swiss army knife for a village ... ce&f=false

Stirling cycle cooler ... ce&f=false

Stirling cycles back ... le&f=false

Gone fission ... ce&f=false

Will this engine, invented 150 years ago, make a comeback (GM advertisement, with an interesting photo of a large 400hp Stirling engine) ... ar&f=false

Whispering Engine ... ar&f=false


Re: Stirling Engine magazine articles..

Posted: Tue May 14, 2013 9:14 am
by fullofhotair
I wonder why the free piston stirling airconditioner didn't make it? There are a lot places where natural gas is cheaper than electricity. They use it to heat water and cook with why not cool with? The writer stated it was efficient ,simple and inexpensive. It used Freon and not the stirling cycle.

Re: Stirling Engine magazine articles..

Posted: Tue May 21, 2013 4:00 am
by vamoose
Amazing no fuel space engine you can build (with plans included...finally) ... ld&f=false

The above article is an add on and follows a previous Stirling article in the same mag, but one of the blueprint plan pages was unreadable.

So after some prolonged investigations (I can be stubborn sometimes), I was able to track down an image of the lost blueprint page..


this lead to another article..

Hot air engine runs quietly and cleanly.
(was not able to use google books for this one)
(from 'Mechanix Illustrated', October 1971)

I can't find page 69 and 70 (I think they might have some good pictures (or maybe they're just adds)) my stubbornness eventually ran out on this investigation. So hopefully someone else can track them down (cos I don't want to buy the mag to check)..



Re: Stirling Engine magazine articles..

Posted: Fri May 31, 2013 6:23 pm
by vamoose
No worries Mario,
I enjoyed reading them myself, so thought others would too. Kind of got sucked into some other articles as I read on (damn those science mags).
I wish more sciency type magazines would allow Google books to display full views.
'Popular Science' magazines are open for full viewing from its very first issue in may 1872 to March 2009 (at least this is the last issue I’m aware of) which is very decent of them to allow in my opinion (over 135 years of science history), I’m now an even bigger fan of their magazine. Hopefully they might allow more issues in the future.

Here are a few more Stirling engine articles I came across, they're not as chunky as previous ones, but still qualify for a read..

Things To Come (Winnebago with Stirling generator) ... 22&f=false

Yesterdays Engines Tomorrow (NASA/US Air Force van) ... 22&f=false

Stirling cycle liquid piston engine, with no moving parts. ... 22&f=false

“Hot Air” Engine ... 22&f=false


Re: Stirling Engine magazine articles..

Posted: Sun Jun 09, 2013 9:33 pm
by vamoose
Here are a group of articles about Stirling engines from 'New Scientist' (i didn't realise this mag was open for full viewing, from first issue in1956, up untill dec 1989, again i hope they allow more issues in the future).
Some are about Stirling engines while other articles may just mention their particular function within a more complicated device, or are just somehow abstractly connected to 'Hot air stuff'.

The stirling engine: a quiet outsider ... 22&f=false

And yet it moves ... 22&f=false

And yet it moves again ... 22&f=false

Harvell's U-tube pump to irrigate Indian arid zone ... 22&f=false

A hot air engine bought up to date ... 22&f=false

Holland Hot air engine plunges to 12 absolute ... 22&f=false

Stirling made simpler..but still 10 years away ... 22&f=false

Stirling with a fridge on top ... 22&f=false

Engines to stretch the world's oil ... 22&f=false

Philips Add ... 22&f=false

Toys as an introduction to applied science ... 22&f=false

Down to the sea with a Stirling engine ... 22&f=false

Why Oxford want a super magnet ... 22&f=false

An eye in the sky for Europe ... 22&f=false

Sketch of John Ericsson ... 22&f=false

Recent advances in electric lighting ... 22&f=false

Thomas Newcomen's fire machine
(I know its not a Stirling engine, but it is a heat engine, and probably played a big part in the journey to the Stirling engine, and others) ... in&f=false

The creative art of technology (with reference to- John Ericsson and his caloric engine) ... 22&f=false
I liked this article, Its about the perpetual argument regarding the difference between the art of knowing, and the art of doing..
-A Uni-Professor once told me-
Those who Can,- Do.
Those who can't,- Teach.
Those who can't do either,- Teach Teachers.
(he was taking the mickey of course, :mrgreen:... and so am I)


Re: Stirling Engine magazine articles..

Posted: Fri Jun 14, 2013 4:58 pm
by vamoose
Some more articles care of Google Books

Heat pumps turn on the gas ... 22&f=false

Hot air engine may cool your house ... 22&f=false

Friction free fridge ... 22&f=false

Independent fridges ... 22&f=false

Silent space chiller ... 22&f=false

Engine has no moving parts ... 22&f=false

Space power needs ... 22&f=false

Looking under the hoods of tomorrows cars ... 22&f=false

Will the old hot air engine drive the new cars ... 22&f=false

The great clean air race (engine only mentioned in passing) ... 22&f=false

Calvair, Stirling powered car ... ir&f=false


Re: Stirling Engine magazine articles..

Posted: Fri Jun 28, 2013 1:11 pm
by vamoose
Here are some handy index sites for tracking down articles in different Model oriented Magazines.

Model Engineer Magazine - Database and Index of Published Articles

Engineering in Miniature Magazine - Database and Index of Published Articles

Model Engineer Workshop Magazine - Database and Index of Published Articles

For example, type in 'Stirling engine' into the search function and see what you get..
I'm not sure how comprehensive the database is, but maybe somebody that is familiar with the magazines would be able to give it a run to test its content.. :question)


Re: Stirling Engine magazine articles..

Posted: Sat Jun 29, 2013 4:02 am
by Ian S C
There is an index for Model Engineer, go to google, enter model engineer index, when your in, enter stirling and hot air engines, you'll get results from the early 1900s through till a year or two ago. You can sometimes pick up the magazines on the net. There are probably more engines in Engineering in Miniature, and I think the index for that is on the same site as ME, and MEW. Ian S C

Re: Stirling Engine magazine articles..

Posted: Fri Oct 18, 2013 6:15 am
by vamoose
Ericsson's Dream ... es&f=false

A poor boy who changed the world ... 22&f=false

steam and hot air engines ... ne&f=false

Dishing out real power ... ng&f=false

possible efficiencies of heat engines ... es&f=false

Practical small hot-air engine ... es&f=false

A hot-air engine that needs no water cooling ... es&f=false

Cruising World Mar 2003
Whispergen addvert ... ne&f=false

Marine Power, an engine of stirling qualities ... 22&f=false

Keeping cool with a fan driven by a hot-air engine ... 22&f=false

Hot air engine fan (advertisement) ... 22&f=false


Re: Stirling Engine magazine articles..

Posted: Sat Oct 19, 2013 12:35 pm
by boydhouse
I have on of the "original" engines built from this article. 1961

How to build a model air cooled hot air engine (with engine plans) ... te&f=false


Re: Stirling Engine magazine articles..

Posted: Tue Nov 26, 2013 6:37 am
by vamoose

Re: Stirling Engine magazine articles..

Posted: Tue Jan 14, 2014 3:14 am
by vamoose
source - Hemmings Daily