Greetings from Perth (the one in Western Oz)
I am new to this group, but not altogether new to model engineering, and I seek advice/recommendations.
My wife, bless her, wants to buy me a kit of castings/plans to build "one of those lovely little beam engines" for my upcoming 19th birthday (OK, 29th Feb, really 19 x 4)
I rather fancy the idea of a Stirling, to save having to fire up a boiler every time I want to run it. Also attracted to the idea of a solenoid engine.