This workhorse vertical steam engine has combined guide and column supports. The rugged design of this steam engine is unusual, as it combines the functions of crosshead guide and cylinder support in a single set of columns. It’s a robust engine which was, according to Rudy, “a little workhorse.” The double-acting cylinder has a bore of 3/4” and a piston stroke of 1”. The aluminum crosshead is fitted with brass slippers that contact the guiding surfaces of the columns. The flywheel spokes are offset from center in a unique fashion.
Rudy also wrote a construction series on building this engine, which was published in Live Steam magazine, in the issues from May/Jun 2000 through Nov/Dec 2000. Plans for the engine can be found in The Shop Wisdom of Rudy Kouhoupt, Volume 3.