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Strayin´to the PUB
« on: September 15, 2020, 02:05:33 pm »
Just noticed this one up for sale a few days ago, and since i don´t believe that i´ve seen one "in the wild" before, and most definitely not one in this condition, i decided to bite the bullet and bag it.

It´s a very simple oscillator of swedish origin, named PUB after the swedish retail store Paul U. Bergström.

Here´s a quote from Peter´s Toysteam:
"Swedish retailer PUB (Paul U Bergström) had various steam engines in their assortment and also sold one in their own name."

On Peter´s site, there´s also an ad showing the engine from the 1945 Christmas catalogue, so i assume mine is a just barely postwar edition as well.

Anyway, without further ado, here´s my latest addition:

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Apart from the obvious need for a cleaning, and the smokestack (original look should be very easily replicated), it appears to be original and complete, so i´m quite happy having it here on the shelves  :)
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Re: Strayin´to the PUB
« Reply #1 on: September 15, 2020, 02:18:34 pm »
A new one for me  8)  Is the fill plug angled out the side of the boiler to prevent over-filling?

Also looks like the firebox venting was made by drilling two holes near each other and no filing away the extra afterward. :)

Very neat find!
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Re: Strayin´to the PUB
« Reply #2 on: September 15, 2020, 02:32:27 pm »
Thanks  :)

Assume that´s why they placed the filler-plug there Nick, makes good sense.
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Re: Strayin´to the PUB
« Reply #3 on: September 15, 2020, 05:07:58 pm »
A newie to me as well Jan, a worthy addition to your collection.
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Re: Strayin´to the PUB
« Reply #4 on: September 15, 2020, 06:08:28 pm »
An interesting find Jan , looking forward to the video 😊
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Re: Strayin´to the PUB
« Reply #5 on: September 15, 2020, 07:19:00 pm »
Very nice Jan ... looks to be fairly low mileage for age. The cylinder assembly looks a bit like ones seen on ADE engines, so I wonder about any relationship possibilities there. Also, Id say that drilling two holes overlapping is a bit of a PITA and quite time consuming, so I wonder if those firebox holes might not be stamped out/knocks out like in an electrical box.

I must add that the burner looks just like the tins that fillet of anchovies comes in here!
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Re: Strayin´to the PUB
« Reply #6 on: September 18, 2020, 04:50:53 am »
Another manufacturer (or: retailer) added to the list...
Thanks for sharing this!

 

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