This reversing upright steam engine is one of many model engines built by Rudy Kouhoupt. Upright engines were designed for locations where floor space is limited. This engine has a double-acting cylinder with a bore of .875″ and 1.125″ stroke. The double standard plate construction makes for a solid cylinder mounting and also allows the crosshead guides to be installed in rigid positions. Detailed plans for this engine can be found in the first volume of The Shop Wisdom of Rudy Kouhoupt. Rudy’s reversing upright engine is shown on display hooked up to his scale model log splitter.

One of Rudy's more unique vertical steam engines.

Exhibit added: November 25, 2023 - Last modified: January 29, 2024

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