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Gregowen

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Stuart S50 Model Engineer Special for sale...
« on: January 17, 2022, 06:47:11 pm »
     Offering this nice Stuart S50 that needs finishing. This is a complete engine, very straight and smooth, but it needs the exhaust port drilled, as well as the channels from the valve chest to the cylinder head. There are videos on you tube that cover what needs to be done, really only involves three drill bits, but of course the cylinder head would have to be removed. Everything is there as far as the internals of the head (slide valve, piston), it would also need the intake and exhaust pipes.

      The reason that this engine is unfinished is that it was part of a museum display in England (probably from the 1980s). I bought a collection of seven engines that were part of that display. All of them operated under glass via rubber rollers with motors that ran the flywheels. Visitors could push buttons to see the engines "run". All but this one were unique scratch-built models (very well done). Since it never needed to actually run on steam, it was put in the display as-is, where the flywheel operated by contact with a rubber wheel, just like the others.

     This will make a nice engine for anyone who can take on the task of finishing. I already have two other S50 engines, so can let this one go. Asking $135, which includes priority mail shipping to all 50 states, payment via paypal friends/family option, or personal check by mail. Please send me a private message if interested. [ Guests cannot view attachments ] [ Guests cannot view attachments ] [ Guests cannot view attachments ] [ Guests cannot view attachments ] [ Guests cannot view attachments ] [ Guests cannot view attachments ] [ Guests cannot view attachments ]

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Re: Stuart S50 Model Engineer Special for sale...
« Reply #1 on: January 18, 2022, 08:08:16 pm »
Do you have a set of plans that you would include with this?
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Re: Stuart S50 Model Engineer Special for sale...
« Reply #2 on: January 18, 2022, 09:48:41 pm »
   Sorry, no plans, but surely they are available from Stuart, or maybe someone here on the forum has some? Or maybe even can be found on the internet. I did (at one point, a while back) find a youtube video of what needs to be done, search for Stuart S50 machining/build, should be more than one.

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Re: Stuart S50 Model Engineer Special for sale...
« Reply #3 on: January 19, 2022, 05:19:21 pm »
  Engine now sold, Thanks!

 

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