This is one of Rudy Kouhoupt’s larger steam engines on display in the Miniature Engineering Craftsmanship Museum. The engine can be seen running on compressed air in the rear section of the museum. Also, watch the vertical engine running in the video below.
One of the first large donations to the Miniature Engineering Craftsmanship Museum was the collection of famed model engine builder Rudy Kouhoupt. After retiring as a chemist, Rudy had a second career building engines and writing magazine articles documenting the process. Many people have built his models, but we have the honor of displaying all of his original prototypes. Rudy’s collection includes scale model engines, locomotives, tractors and more. Additionally, thirteen of Rudy’s model steam engines are hooked up to run on compressed air to demonstrate their function.