Welcome to our Willstead website, please feel free to look around and come back often to see any new and exciting changes. We are proud to offer our SE1-10 Stirling engine for purchase in our online shop.
Here at Willstead we are designing more working model engines and increase our online products and ship them securely to your door.
Available online now.
- Complete SE1-10 model
- 98mm diameter Anodised Aluminium Flywheels to suit 6mm shaft
- Alcohol burners
- And much more to come soon............
Our Stirling Engine
The SE1-10 is fully assembled and ready to run straight out of the box.
NO machining OR assembly required.
Stirling engines or hot air engines are a fascinating machine to see in operation. The Stirling engine runs on expanding and contracting air doing work on the power piston. Sir Robert Stirling patented the regenerator in the year 1816 and was a leader in this technology. Many others followed, manufacturing many machines until the late 1800’s and the beginning of 1900’s when the electric motor and internal combustion engine became popular.
Many fantastic and interesting engines have been invented over the years, like the Hit N Miss, Flame Licker or Flame Gulper, Steam Engines and the LTD (Low Temperature Difference stirling engine) to name a few.
Here at Willstead we are very proud to introduce our SE1 Stirling engine model. The Willstead SE1 is a gamma type Stirling engine. The SE1 engine is machined from solid bar and flat sheet stock using the latest lathe and milling machine technology.
The SE1 is a joy to run and to see in action, friends and family will be amazed that this engine runs purely on expanding hot air. Just a small methylated spirit burner and air, that’s it...
We are working hard to design more engines in the near future and currently working on a Hit N Miss internal combustion engine and another wonderful Stirling Cycle model.