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Manbench Industries; Purveyors of general mayhem since 1994, a blog to follow the crazed, possibly deranged projects and emotive musings, of an undergraduate engineer, and an apprentice organ builder who have always felt they were born in the wrong age. Follow us as we, re-write history, learn lost skills, discover strange new worlds, break things, rant at things, mend things, make new things and generally find ways of passing the day instead of doing "proper work" !

Saturday, 9 March 2013

Micro Power Generation

With all this eco-waffle you keep hearing about, the term micro-generation pops up quite a lot, but I don't think something quite of this scale is what is meant! Something here we didn't make, but I thought would be interesting to post none the less - it's a 'Ministeam' generating plant manufactured by Lutz Heischler in Germany. I picked this up, missing it's crank pin and piston for £7 at Steam Toys In Action 2013 up in Leicester. I got onto my good friend Phil at Forest Classics who sorted those bits out for me, and while I was at home the other weekend, I assembled it and tried it out. I was pleasantly surprised by it's impressive performance.

The Engineer.

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