George Chaffey left Los Angeles in 1886 to set up Australia's first large irrigation project at Mildura. The MILDURA steam engine is typical of many steam engines used to pump water from the inland rivers systems of Victoria and New South Wales (NSW) for irrigation purposes during the 19th and early 20th century.
The Mildura steam engine is typical of the many steam engines used to pump irrigation water from the inland rivers systems of Victoria and NSW. Some of these steam engines have survived to this day and are preserved at Mildura in the north western Victoria.
The Mildura is the most popular in our range with most modellers opting for the Stephenson's Reversing Linkage. The crank throws are at 90º giving the engine will self starting characteristics at any position of the crankshaft. By adding Stephenson's reversing linkage the Mildura becomes a marine steam engine capable of powering model steamboats up to five feet on a boiler pressure of about up to 80 psi. This engine is suitable for use in model boats up to 7 feet in length. Or polish it up for an absolutely stunning model.
Flywheel diameter 3-1/8”
Weight 2080 gms (when finished)
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