Engines without Castings
NOW IN BOOK FORM
Village press has just announced a book containing all 10 of Rays engine designs.
The book contains every drawing included in the full size plans, but a few of the images
have been slightly scaled down to fit a book size page. Many of the parts are still
drawn at full size, just as Ray drew them. Theese pages use exact copies of Rays original drawings, not
new CAD or illustrator work.
See Village Press for
full details on ordering the book.
HasBrouck designed and built small steam engines and
models for many years. He was interested in steam all his life,
starting as an Engineer aboard a WWII Liberty Ship. He was always
happy to share his knowledge of steam with others, as he was
doing in the photo above in the engine room of the Liberty Ship JOHN
Ray has designed several small engines, some as models, others
suitable for powering small steam launches. His designs are notable
in that they can be built without castings. This often puts a design
in reach of the amateur machinist that does not have casting
Sadly, Ray passed away in December of 2009, but he made provisions in his
will to insure the plans would still be available.
There is a Yahoo Group devoted to builders of Rays
engines. This group is a great way to exchange information with other
builders of Rays engines, and see photos of finished engines. See