Solenoid Engine Beam – Construction new

Start with the top base, two pillars and the gallery.

Insert one of the columns through the gallery

Insert the second column through the gallery and secure with the I beam. You may want to secure the I beam in place with a small piece of tape whilst building the rest of the kit.

Screw the column bases to the base top with 10mm m3 nuts and bolts as show. Make sure the columns fit into the slots shown.

Take the Solenoid Mount plate and upright frame

and place them into the slots shown Bolt into place with 2 x 10mm m3 bolts, add the centre plate and bolt into position with a single m3 x 10 mm bolt.

Take a spacer and

Bolt in place shown

Take the front plate

Bolt on the front plate with 2 x 10mm m3 bolts

Take the end plate and

bolt on the left end with 2 x 10mm m3 bolts

take the bottom plate

and bolt it onto the left,centre,front and right plates with 6 x 10mm m3 bolts

Take the beam and bolt it in the centre with the two hole end towards the solenoid end

and bolt in in the centre with a single 16mm m3 bolt and a nylock nut. Tighten to allow movement

at the flywheel end of the engine attach the 75mm long pull rod to the beam with a single m2 x 10mm and nylock nut

take four 15mm linkages two m2 10mm bolts and two nylock nuts

and secure to the two hole end of the beam, tighten to allow movement

Take the 50mm push rod, and two 25mm linkages, a 6mm m2 threaded standoff and two m2 x 8mm bolts

push the standoff through the two linkages on the beam with the push rod in the centre

screw in the two 25mm linkages at either end of the standoff using the m2 x 6 mm bolts

take the two 35mm open ended linkages, a m2 standoff, a 3mm thick spacer and two m2 x 8 mm bolts

insert the m2 x 8mm bolts through the open ended linkages

Clip the linkages on to the turrets on the gallery

Push the m2 bolts through the hanging 25mm linkages

swing the linkages to the m2 stand-off, put the 50mm push rod in the middle (on the stand-off) and screw together

Take the two bearings and the bearing plate press in one of the bearings into the plate.

and the other bearing of the bearing into the rear bearing block

Take the 20mm m2 bolt the flywheel, axel and the hub

Push the axel through the flywheel and put the m2 bolt through the hub

Push the hub on to the axel and through the flywheel, secure the nub tightly with two m2 nuts.

place a star spacer on the head side of the hub

Take the 12 M5 nuts and bolts and secure into the holes around the flywheel

Add in a single 3mm spacer onto the star washer and slide the axel and flywheel through the bearing

Take the back bearing plate, PCB, Interrupter cam and a 3mm spacer.

slide the interrupter cam onto the axel to half way

Clip in the PCB onto the back plate using the registration holes/tabs in the acrylic

and slot in the plate so the interrupter fits in between the opto

Bolt together with a 10mm m3 nut and bolt

Secure the back of the axel with a 3mm spacer.

Secure the con rod onto the front of the flywheel with an m2 nylock nut. Ensure that the flywheel can turn easily

Take two m3 bolts and the solenoid.
Remove the spring, circlip rubber washer and m3 domed nut. (you won’t need these)

Screw in the Solenoid using the 2 x m3 6mm bolts into the slots

Bolt the 50mm push rod to the solenoid with an m2 x16mm bolt and a nylock nut. Ensure the con rod is free to move  

Push the solenoid connector through the small hole towards the back of the base plate.

and push home onto the PCB (ensure its is in the correct socket.)

Place the battery between the bottom plate and the base plate. and connect to the PCB (ensure its is in the correct socket.)

and that completes the build of the beam engine.