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New Jensen: 25GR
« on: September 01, 2021, 10:41:25 am »
Looks like a new variation of a 25G from Jensen. Don't know if the premium over a 25G is worth the cosmetic embellishments.
A Model 55 is cheaper, and a 55G is a few dollars more.

http://jensensteamengines.com/hobby/h25gr-intro.htm
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Re: New Jensen: 25GR
« Reply #1 on: September 01, 2021, 12:18:21 pm »
Looks like a new variation of a 25G from Jensen. Don't know if the premium over a 25G is worth the cosmetic embellishments.
A Model 55 is cheaper, and a 55G is a few dollars more.

http://jensensteamengines.com/hobby/h25gr-intro.htm
Well I'll be darned, Jensen came out with something new , good on them  :)
Yup , pricey
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Re: New Jensen: 25GR
« Reply #2 on: September 01, 2021, 08:45:19 pm »
Riveted boiler!  :o  Way to go Jensen!!


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Re: New Jensen: 25GR
« Reply #3 on: September 01, 2021, 09:48:06 pm »
It would be nice to actually "see" the Jensen embossed copper smoke stack. A $187.00 premium over the standard #25G, collectors will buy them.
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Re: New Jensen: 25GR
« Reply #4 on: September 02, 2021, 03:35:41 am »
Would have been cool though, if the boiler had the old style watergauge, as that would have raised hope for renewed availability of a much needed sparepart as well.

Anyway...
Great initiative, and well done Jensen!!!
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Re: New Jensen: 25GR
« Reply #5 on: September 02, 2021, 05:12:48 am »
Really happy to see Jensen doing something "new" - the riveted boiler is great! I wonder if the boiler will be available as a spare part - it would look good on an older engine that needs restored.
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Re: New Jensen: 25GR
« Reply #6 on: September 07, 2021, 04:31:51 pm »
I think it looks great.

Has anyone bought one yet.

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Re: New Jensen: 25GR
« Reply #7 on: September 07, 2021, 05:45:11 pm »
Really happy to see Jensen doing something "new" - the riveted boiler is great! I wonder if the boiler will be available as a spare part - it would look good on an older engine that needs restored.
It still has the porthole viewing window Larry , I'm not sure if that would look appropriate on an older unit , but it would be better than nothing.
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Re: New Jensen: 25GR
« Reply #8 on: September 07, 2021, 09:39:30 pm »
I'm sure like a lot of the Jensen collector's I'll have to have one. Would like to see them go back to the straight handles on whistle, throttle valve and directional lever. Would look a lot better then the big gaudy handles they use now. If and when I get one I'm sure I will change them myself. But it is nice to see them come out with something new.

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Re: New Jensen: 25GR
« Reply #9 on: September 08, 2021, 05:11:50 am »
I think it looks great.

Has anyone bought one yet.

I must have been the first caller because the gentleman, not sure who, was very surprised and said he didn't know that it had been put on the website already.  Apparently they aren't ready yet as he told me to call back Tuesday and the secretary (Dorita ?) would "put me on a list."  I've lost a little of my initial ardor and may wait a while now.
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Re: New Jensen: 25GR
« Reply #10 on: September 08, 2021, 10:16:12 am »
I'm sure like a lot of the Jensen collector's I'll have to have one. Would like to see them go back to the straight handles on whistle, throttle valve and directional lever. Would look a lot better then the big gaudy handles they use now. If and when I get one I'm sure I will change them myself. But it is nice to see them come out with something new.

Strange, they went so far with the rivets and squared throttle and didn't change the handles and water gauge. Those two additions might sway me.

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Re: New Jensen: 25GR
« Reply #11 on: September 08, 2021, 05:59:20 pm »
I'll post a video when it arrives.
Love it.

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Re: New Jensen: 25GR
« Reply #12 on: September 17, 2021, 10:39:08 am »
I talked to Andy Guy, he said they are a couple of weeks out and then will start shipping. He said the fire box is painted with VHT flat black paint, no changes to the engine. He explained the labor involved in the flat side valves and other touches are part of the costs. It was nice to get some Jensen history and insights from Andy. These engines are living history.

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Re: New Jensen: 25GR
« Reply #13 on: September 17, 2021, 08:12:26 pm »
Rivets look great.
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Re: New Jensen: 25GR
« Reply #14 on: September 18, 2021, 07:39:03 pm »
Would like to see them go back to the straight handles on whistle, throttle valve and directional lever. Would look a lot better then the big gaudy handles they use now.

I agree, I like the earlier style also. I think it may be a safety enhancement, along with the extended inner levers -- to keep fingers further from the heat. Not an improvement, looks-wise, though.

Still, it's nice to see them shaking things up with this new model.

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