The 3 inch Horizontal Model Steam Engine Boiler Kit is suitable for driving our single cylinder engines under light load.

Video of boiler driving our Beam engine YouTube video and Mill Single YouTube video

It has a simple cylinder design made of 3.5mm thick aluminium alloy, heated from underneath by a ceramic gas burner. There are no cross tubes, flue or chimney unlike our other boilers which have higher output.

The boiler cylinder is provided complete and tested (certificate provided), the base is a kit of fully machined, unpainted parts that can be easily assembled with simple tools.

It is recommended that the base is coated with heat proof black aerosol paint. The boiler can be left or sprayed black to match (as per photos).

The standard kit includes:
- Aluminium boiler body/cylinder
- Safety valve
- Steel base sides and ends
- Steel burner guides
- 8 stainless steel screws
- 5mm insulation sheet
- Steam outlet valve
- 2 Brass water fill plugs (including 1 for the optional Feed Pump Clack Valve)
- BIX ceramic gas burner, jet and holder
- Test Certificate and Instructions

NOTE: The photos are of the assembled and painted boiler - see picture of parts as supplied - the 4 small mounting brackets are now incorporated into the side panels. The opening for the burner can be at either end of the boiler. Also 2 burner guides are included in the kit which hold the burner in place.

Optional extras include gas canister regulator/pipe and adapter, ready made copper steam pipe (with connector for specific engine), water level gauge and pressure gauge (0-30psi). The water level gauge and pressure gauge are installed on the boiler cylinder if that option is purchased.

Specification:
- Cylinder Water Vol. Capacity: 500ml
- Cylinder Dimensions: 78mm(dia.) x 176mm(L) 
- Overall Dimensions: 188(L) X 80(W) X 150(H)
- Cylinder Sidewall thickness: 3.5mm
- Safety Valve Release: 20psi
Steam Outlet Valve: 1/4" x 40tpi ME
- Brass Fill Plug: 1/4" x 40tpi ME
BIX Ceramic Gas Burner: 118(L) X 14(W) X 20(H)
- Burner Jet Connection: 1/4" x 40tpi ME
- Gas Jet Size: No. 8
- Materials: Brass, Aluminium Alloy, Steel
- Test: Safety Valve and Hydraulic to 40psi

NOTE: The model steam engines and boilers are NOT children’s toys and should not be assembled or operated by children unless under close supervision of an adult.

Warning: Never light the burner without water in the boiler and follow all safety instructions.

3 inch Horizontal Boiler Complete

  • Product Code: SH3B
  • Availability: 4
  • £245.00


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