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Just an old forgotten steam engine
« on: June 23, 2019, 08:28:44 pm »
My son and his family went camping on the weekend 4 hours inland from the coast and came across this old engine
that he sent me a photo of.


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Re: Just an old forgotten steam engine
« Reply #1 on: June 23, 2019, 08:35:00 pm »
That would look great in my front yard  ;D
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Re: Just an old forgotten steam engine
« Reply #2 on: June 24, 2019, 09:23:18 am »
Yep, that would look good in the front yard  just donít know if I can get the wife on board.
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Re: Just an old forgotten steam engine
« Reply #3 on: June 24, 2019, 09:32:35 am »
Yep, that would look good in the front yard  just donít know if I can get the wife on board.

You figure that part out after it's in the yard  ;)  :D
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Re: Just an old forgotten steam engine
« Reply #4 on: June 24, 2019, 10:00:36 am »
A veritable Rembrandt of yard art that one is ...   ;c)
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Re: Just an old forgotten steam engine
« Reply #5 on: June 24, 2019, 05:57:13 pm »
You figure that part out after it's in the yard  ;)  :D

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Re: Just an old forgotten steam engine
« Reply #6 on: July 30, 2020, 12:45:05 am »
At least its not sitting in mud.
If I had the storage space... And the money... I'd have a few more engines.

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Re: Just an old forgotten steam engine
« Reply #7 on: July 30, 2020, 11:41:51 am »
Love it.

Looks like a challenging restoration project for someone. 🤠

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Re: Just an old forgotten steam engine
« Reply #8 on: July 31, 2020, 07:55:57 am »
That would look great in my front yard  ;D

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Re: Just an old forgotten steam engine
« Reply #9 on: July 31, 2020, 09:06:40 am »
Interesting , if only it could speak and tell what it's life purpose was & how it got there.
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Re: Just an old forgotten steam engine
« Reply #10 on: July 31, 2020, 09:22:34 am »
Bald tires suggest it was just a portable steam source and not a traction engine in its own right. If I'm not mistaken, inland from where Jim lives was both logging and gold mining country, so I suspect it was used in relation to one, or possibly both, as a lot of logging was done to service the mines, of those bygone times.
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Re: Just an old forgotten steam engine
« Reply #11 on: August 05, 2020, 06:17:19 pm »
Appears the engine itself is missing.
If I had the storage space... And the money... I'd have a few more engines.

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