Cyclops' hypocycloidal concept is based on a fact originally propounded in the year 1666 by De La Hire was adopted because when any circle or 'disc' is rolled around the inside of an annular ring of twice its diameter, a point on the disc will always describe a straight line, thereby enabling Murray to translate reciprocating motion at the piston rod into rotary at the flywheel.
Without doubt one of the most intriguing steam engines in the range, the Hypocycloidal Gearing creating a talking point amongst steam devotee's for the unusual and innovative. However, taking to one side the novelty factory, Murray's engines were very capable machines. Cyclops and its powerful twin steam engine derivative delivering a similar capability in model form.
Constructed upon an unusually shaped bed plate, the Cyclops model steam engine contains real attention to detail and has at its heart a substantial gun-metal cylinder. Power developed within the steam engine cylinder being transmitted to the ornate flywheel and grooved accessory drive pulley via the all important gears which are themselves produced to a close tolerance by a process called 'wire erosion' . Further details include adjustable main bearings, fluted rocking arms, oil cup lubrication, cast brass plate and polished decorative hardwood base plinth.
Cyclops is available fully factory finished and tested. Cyclops may be supplied in red, green or blue, each model being individually numbered and issued with a certificate of authenticity.
See also; Machined Kit option.
Cyclops Factory Finished Steam Engine
| ||Guidance Having waited for your internet connection to load the working model, the Cyclops animation will start automatically. Manual rotation is possible by clicking and dragging the mouse over the Cyclops. To stop the animation, single click the Cyclops Steam Engine, to resume the automatic rotation, single click the model a further time. Please note: this animation is to illustrate the working motion only and shows optional pipework. Operation of the Cyclops may be achieved by the use of an air compressor or via our gas fired boiler range. This 3-d model uses Adobe Flash player. Click the logo below to visit to the Adobe website to download this software for free. || || |
Type: Hypocyclodial Engine
Bore: 7/8" (22mm)
Stroke: 2 1/4" (57mm)
F/Wheel Dia: 6" (152mm)
Valve type: Slide
Height: 12 ½" (318mm)
Length: 8" (203mm)
Connections: Oval Flange (8B.A.)
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