The ECHUCA is typical of many vertical stationary single cylinder steam engines used in the 19th and early 20th century in Australia. Engines of this type were use in the gold fields, saw mills and small factories.
By adding Stephenson's reversing linkage the Echuca becomes a marine steam engine capable of powering model steamboats up to five feet on a boiler pressure of about 40 psi.
The Echuca is an ideal project for the novice or more experienced model engineer and can be machined on a small (3 ½ inch) hobby lathe,
Flywheel diameter 3-1/8”
Weight 1000 gms (when finished)
Click Here to view dimension outline drawing
Click Echuca Machining Manual to view the Machining Manual that is issued with the casting set.
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