Peake Engines

by

Ben Peake

Ben Peake, is an Australian with an obsession for model steam engines. In 2007 he built his first steam engine. He is a trumpeter by training and is interested in making and modifying parts of trumpets. The first engine he made didn't work but the process proved exciting enough to warrant another try, this time proving more successful.

Since then he has created several small engines of his own design. He really enjoys making them for others. Check out his web site http://www.peake-engines.com/ it is well laid out and gives many close ups of his engines if you are interested.


Minor

The video shows it running at 4psi.

Flywheel .69"

Bore .16"

Stroke .28"

Engine length 1 1/4"

Height 5/8"

This little engine was built in Australia in 2009 and is really small. It came with a signed certificate of Authenticity and a manual to explain proper oiling and running of the engine. The MINOR runs nicely on 4 psi from an aquarium pump, check out the video to the left. This is engine #1 in this series.

Major

Flywheel 1.5"

Bore .25"

Stroke .50"

Height 2.5"

This engine was also built in Australia in 2009 and is an oscillating engine like the minor. Runs very nicely on very low air pressure. It came with a signed certificate of Authenticity and a manual to explain proper oiling and running of the engine. This is engine #1 in this series. I received this engine in January 2010.


Bodkin 2

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Bore .33"

Stroke .47"

Flywheel diameter 2.48"

Height 6.5"

Peake Bodkin_2 was manufactured by Ben Peake of Australia. This is the 1st of this model to be produced and I received it 11/10/09. He has done and amazing job on this engine and it runs very nicely. It came with a signed certificate of Authenticity and a manual to explain proper oiling and running of the engine. It has an adjustable oiler for the main shaft bearing, built in.

Bore .43"

Stroke .50"

Flywheel diameter 1.63"

Height 2.2"

Peake No. 1 is the first engine by Ben Peake to have the following; cast components, a pulley, a rotary valve and a glass oiler

Bore .5/16"

Stroke .472"

Flywheel diameter 1.30"

Height 2.75"

Peake N° 4 - 'Powerhouse' was inspired by the Boulton and Watt engine in the Powerhouse museum in Sydney, hence its name. It is a beam engine featuring a Sun & Planet gear. One of only ten ever made.

Bore 1/2"

Stroke 5/6"

Flywheel diameter 3.5"

Height 5.1"

Peake No. 2 is a single acting "upside down" steam engine. It is the first of the Peake Engines to have a cast 'S' spoked flywheel. The main body is also a casting, resulting in a relatively large overall weight. Thus the engine is quite stable and does not need to be clamped down whilst running. The oiler supplies lubrication to the crankshaft to optimize performance.

Bore 1/8"

Stroke 5/32"

Flywheel diameter 14/32"

Height 1 1/8"