(Didactic Division)

Auto Mechanical Models

Spring Unit of Mechanical Model

For showing potential energy in a wound-up spring and its conversion to electrical energy by driving a dynamo and lighting a lamp. May also be used to wind up a weight on a cord showing the change from potential energy to kinetic and back to potential in the raised weight. The steel shaft carries a clock spring with a free wheel device and winding ratchet, also an aluminium 'V' pulley 56 mm. diameter. One end of the shaft overhangs the base for use as line shaft when winding up a weight. Dimensions 220 x 100 x 100 mm. high. Supplied complete with driving belt.

Turbine/Pump Unit

For use as a water turbine to drive a generator producing electricity or for use as a pump driven by a motor and raising a head of water to produce potential energy. The rotor has eight 'bucket' blades and is housed in a block turbine chamber with a clear Perspex front. Two inlet tubules (for turbine and pump operation respectively) and one outlet tubule are provided, and the shaft carries a 15 mm. diameter pulley. With driving belt.

Line Shaft Unit

For showing the conversion from electrical energy via mechanical, to potential energy by winding up a weight on a cord. One end of the 6mm. steel shaft carries an aluminium 'V' pulley 56 mm. diameter, and the other end is fitted with a cord anchoring collar. Supplied complete with driving belt.

Gas Turbine/Turbojet Engine

The cut section is constructed model is of light and strong metal showing air intake, axial flow, double stage compressor, fuel supply, combustion chamber, turbine rotor, jet thrust, exhaust etc. Complete on base.

Stem Engine Model

Operation of a commercial steam engine is well illustrated with this working model. The extra large size unit is provided with a horizontal boiler with a whistle, safety valve, steam gauge, on metal base. Operates on 220V A.C. 50 Hz.

Stem Engine Model with Boiler

Operation of a commercial steam engine is well illustrated with this working model. The extra large size unit is provided with a horizontal boiler with a whistle, safety valve, steam gauge, on metal base. Operates on 220V A.C. 50 Hz.

Four Stroke Diesel Engine Model

A model of four stroke water -cooled diesel engine. This is of the chain-driven overhead camshaft type and all functional components like camshaft, rock-arms, tappets etc. are clearly demonstrated. The functioning of fuel injection system is also represented. Ignition is shown by means of a maniature bulb, Mounted on base.

Two Stroke Diesel Engine Model

A model of two-stroke diesel engine made in aluminium alloy and gun metal. Ignition is shown by means of a miniature bulb. Fuel supply is also sectioned. With hand crank, provided for manual operation. Mounted on base.

Four Stroke Petrol Engine Model

Represents internal structure and operating principles of an air cooled two-stroke engine. All parts in aluminium alloy. Ignition is shown by means of a miniature bulb. Carburetter and fuel supply also sectioned. Mounted on base, with printed diagram showing working.

Two Stroke Petrol Engine Model

Represents internal structure and operating principles of an air-cooled two-stroke engine. All parts in aluminium alloy. Ignition is shown by means of a miniature bulb. Carburetter and fuel supply also sectioned. Mounted on metal base.
An engine or motor is a machine designed to convert energy into useful mechanical motion. Heat engines, including internal combustion engines and external combustion engines (such as steam engines) burn a fuel to create heat, which then creates motion. Electric motors convert electrical energy into mechanical motion, pneumatic motors use compressed air and others—such as clockwork motors in wind-up toys—use elastic energy. In biological systems, molecular motors, like myosins in muscles, use chemical energy to create motion. A difference engine is an automatic mechanical calculator designed to tabulate polynomial functions. The name derives from the method of divided differences, a way to interpolate or tabulate functions by using a small set of polynomial coefficients. Both logarithmic and trigonometric functions, functions commonly used by both navigators and scientists, can be approximated by polynomials, so a difference engine can compute many useful sets of numbers. The historical difficulty in producing error-free tables by teams of mathematicians and human "computers" spurred Charles Babbage's desire to build a mechanism to automate the process.