Technical Data

steam engine

year built1882
typehorizontal single cylinder simple expansion
output110 pk
revolutions per minute50
stroke96 cm
operating pressure2,5 bar
weight of flywheel7.000 kg
manufacturerBacker & Rueb
condenserinjection type with vacuum pump
steam distributionMeyers expansion slide valve


year built 2007
typehorizontal fire tube single flue
length 4,70 m (15.4 ft)
diameter1,80 m (5.9 ft)
number of fire tubes 78
capacity 1200 kg (2650 lbs) steam per hour
maximum operating pressure 12 bar (174 PSI)
heated surface 45 m2 (485 ft2)
safety valves2
volume of water 8.000 liter (1760 gallon(UK))
manufacturer Ici Caldaie, Italy

paddle wheels

displacementtwo exterior paddle wheels, one of them can be decoupled
capacity260 m3/min (57000 gallon(UK))
revolution per minute5 5/9
liftavg. 0,7 / max. 1,10 m (2.3 / 3.6 ft)
diameter of paddle wheel7 m (23 ft)
width of paddle wheel 1,63 m (5.34 ft)
number of blades per wheel 22

system en techniques

transmissioncast iron cog-wheel with hornbeam cogs
diameter of cog-wheel5,20 m (17 ft)
hornbeam cogs 144 pieces, width 300 mm (11.8 inch)
horizontal piston feeding pump Van Wijk en Boerma NV
machine feeding pumpBacker & Rueb 1882


height28 m
diameter bottom 4 m (13 ft)
diameter top 1,5 m (4.9 ft)


area to be drainedapprox.3.000 ha (11.5 mile2)