A Vertical Single Acting Steam Engine

This was one of the first engines I built, about 15 years ago.  I used Sherline machines for
this one, and it's easily within those or Taig machines capacity.  I made five of these, this
being the second one.  I still have the first one too, but sold the other three.
It's a single action engine, but with the nice large flywheel it will still run down to about 50 rpm.
It will run on lung power if you're long winded enough, but a large aquarium pump works best.
I built a small boiler that will run it too.  Air is just less muss and fuss.

Here's a short video:

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