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crazydoug

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My Week At Coolspring Engine Show
« on: June 15, 2024, 07:51:42 pm »
This was one of the best shows, weatherwise, at Coolspring, in many years.  My goal is to buy at least one engine every day of the five day show.  Here is the list:

First Day at Coolspring:
Bing Stirling Engine-- I brought this home, added fuel, and it runs as good as it did over 100 years ago.  I was very pleased.

Marklin Toy Steam Plant with Dynamo-- I really bought just for the dynamo, which is one I don't have in my dynamo collection.  I will probably remove the dynamo and sell the rest of the steam plant to recoup some of the cost.

Second Day at Coolspring:
V Twin Model RC Airplane Engine-- This not-so-little engine runs great, and I believe to be at least forty years old, but would appreciate any further information available on this engine. 

Third Day at Coolspring:
One Quarter Scale Galloway Hit and Miss Engine-- Although this engine ran when purchased, I have the ignitor out at the moment to add tungsten points to it, and will have a video running soon.  The rest of the engines can be found on my youtube channel under CrazyDoug66. 

Fourth Day at Coolspring:
Henrici Hot Air Engine

Gearless Vertical Model Hit and Miss Engine

Fifth Day at Coolspring:
Some flea market finds, including a set of Cleveland Twist Drill Bits for $20

In addition to my collection of early electrical devices that still have the original Edison screw plug attached, these items are over 100 years old, at this point. 

Also a crank guard for my Gray Hit and Miss Engine
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Jim

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Re: My Week At Coolspring Engine Show
« Reply #1 on: June 15, 2024, 08:55:05 pm »
Nice engines for your collection there Doug.
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Re: My Week At Coolspring Engine Show
« Reply #2 on: June 16, 2024, 02:31:10 am »
Bonjour Doug,
How lucky you are to have such events !
I have a large collection of steam machines and a smaller of hit & miss engines and have no opportuniy at all to find more second hand ones.
I cant' wait to see the videos of your last hit & miss engines running  ;)
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Re: My Week At Coolspring Engine Show
« Reply #3 on: June 17, 2024, 08:10:07 am »
What a haul Doug!

Thanks for posting the videos.

Charlie