Model 20G Deluxe (Factory Custom) Steam
USA - Manufacture date:
Bore = 3/4 ", Stroke 3/4", Flywheel diameter
Style: Double Acting, Horizontal
Dimensions: 20" length x 16" width
x 11" height
The Jensen Model 20G Deluxe Engine
I like the feeling of being appreciated.
As I've mentioned in other areas
of this site, I've been the Webmaster
for the Jensen Steam Engine Mfg.
web site from its beginning. I've
worked with them to make their site
both fun and informative. I've always
greatly enjoyed the wonderful words
of encouragement visitors have
sent in reference to my efforts
on the company's behalf.
pleasure when Jensen informed
me there was a special engine
coming, as a means of
saying thanks for helping them become
one of the most recognized companies
in their market place. I'm
happy to be a part of the Jensen
Steam Engines family and I hope
the relationship continues
for years to come. It has sure been
a tremendous amount of fun. Thanks
Tom and John.
The engine arrived and when it
was unpacked, I was surprised to
discover the Jensen Steam Team
had gone beyond the norm to make
it special. They know of my love
for the old black firebox Jensens
and had given the copper brick
design a "retro style"
black motif. Color changes are pretty
much unheard of among Jensen engines
but the team had chosen to
paint the motor base gold as a tribute
to the new millennium. The
oversized wood base allows room
for additional generators and line
shafting if I wish to add them.
It also came with a wonderful engraved
personalized presentation plaque,
expressing Jensen's appreciation.
This Jensen is a unique non production
model, making it a much cherished
addition to the collection.
View of the 20G Motor with Goodies
Some of the greatest features of
this engine are not readily visible.
The Flywheel stanchions have been machined
out and the flywheel mounted using
ball bearings, making the miniature
brass oilers simply decorative items.
The Crosshead guide was modified
with model 50 style cutouts
to show the connecting
rod action. The Cylinder head has
been beautifully detailed and engraved
with the world famous Jensen
The brass exhaust
stack was added along with a condensation
tray. The 6 volt AC Generator and
lamp post is the model 15BL design
with multiple PTO pulleys and ball
bearings for reduced friction during
operation. The machine tools were
not part of this engine originally,
but hey...the space was there and
they fit so nicely....
I'm the lucky grandfather of a 4 year old boy who is as much
a natural born steam addict
as I am. At his request, we quite
this engine down and run it . He loves to see it run and
considers the setup incomplete until
we connect it to the Jensen
Model 100 work shop. He delights
in the site and sound of both as
the engine works under a load and
produces the hearty "chuffing"
for which it is so well known .The
Jensen model 100 machine tools were
added to make this engine even more
fun for both of us.
I guess you could
say it doesn't get much better than
enjoying fun, one of a kind, toys
and having a whole new generation to share
them with. I am truly a blessed
View of the Flywheel
and Shop Tools