Compound type diagonal marine steam engine driving a set of paddlewheels. Entire unit mounted in a cross section of ship's hull. This type of engine was used in large, seagoing steam vessels during the late 19th and early 20th century. The paddles are fitted with a feathering device to improve efficiency. Model scale 1:16.

Model purchased from James Struthers, Renfrew, Scotland, 27/02/1934.

Estimated Steam Engine Dimensions at Scale:
Bore(s) x Stroke: 28 inches & 40 inches x 36 inches
Estimated Paddlewheel Dimensions at Scale:
Overall Diameter x Width: 16 feet x 5 ft 4 inches
Paddle Size: 5 feet 4 inches x 2 feet

Physical Description

Steam paddle steamer model with two large paddle wheels on each side, one enclosed in metal cover painted white, with two large pistons in centre. Sitting on wooden base.

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