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crazydoug

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Recent eBay Purchase
« on: October 09, 2019, 08:51:51 am »
Here is my most recent purchase. I don't know anything about this engine. The boiler is heavily constructed and looks very early, but the engine looks to be machinist made from bar stock except for the curved spoked flywheel. It runs great on air and steam and on as little as 1PSI. The governor works well and and runs off a leather belt. I would appreciate any help in identifying the engine, boiler, or both. I ran it on steam, but have not fired the boiler, as it is missing the pressure gauge, which seem to run about $70 for a proper replacement.
I am very pleased with how this purchase turned out. The purchase price was just $2 below my max bid!
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« Last Edit: October 09, 2019, 02:47:19 pm by crazydoug »

MasonvilleEngines

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Re: Recent eBay Purchase
« Reply #1 on: October 09, 2019, 09:15:19 am »
Doug,
 Nice piece! Really like the slow roll.

Len.

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Re: Recent eBay Purchase
« Reply #2 on: October 09, 2019, 02:54:01 pm »
You did very well on that one Doug, glad it arrived safely and a good runner  8)
Nick

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Re: Recent eBay Purchase
« Reply #3 on: October 09, 2019, 04:10:54 pm »
That's a dandy engine, Doug. Congratulations on a fine purchase!
Bob

St Paul Steam

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Re: Recent eBay Purchase
« Reply #4 on: October 09, 2019, 06:31:01 pm »
looks like a fine engine Doug, and it runs exceedingly well, it's nice to have something come along that exceeds your expectation every now and again. I find that one very intriguing...well done 😉👍
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Re: Recent eBay Purchase
« Reply #5 on: October 10, 2019, 06:41:34 am »
A big Congratulations, Doug...!!!

It is a wonderful piece at a bargain price!


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Re: Recent eBay Purchase
« Reply #6 on: October 10, 2019, 11:08:28 am »
I had that one on my watch list.  It is a beauty.
Someday.....

crazydoug

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Re: Recent eBay Purchase
« Reply #7 on: October 10, 2019, 11:45:35 am »
Thank you all, I just wish i knew more about it, although I am pleased enough with quality and uniqueness of it.
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Re: Recent eBay Purchase
« Reply #8 on: October 11, 2019, 10:21:40 am »
It’s a Beauty Doug.

Did you have to make any repairs to get it running?

You did a great job on the video.


crazydoug

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Re: Recent eBay Purchase
« Reply #9 on: October 11, 2019, 04:23:45 pm »
It’s a Beauty Doug.

Did you have to make any repairs to get it running?

You did a great job on the video.
I did have to work some WD-40 into the governor to get it loosened up, but other than that just some normal lubrication. The boiler needs a pressure guage, so i have not fired it. My steam source was my go to Jensen 20 for quick but short runs.
crazydoug
I'm hoping someone can identify the boiler at coolspring next week.

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Re: Recent eBay Purchase
« Reply #10 on: October 11, 2019, 07:22:41 pm »
That's a super nice setup. Definitely worth the spend to get a pressure gauge.

Is that a functional governor? Looks like there might be linkage?

:)

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Re: Recent eBay Purchase
« Reply #11 on: October 12, 2019, 06:35:18 am »
DOUG , I JUST WATCHED THIS AGAIN ON MY HOME (LARGE SCREEN) MONITER, & ITS EVEN BETTER THAN I IMAGINED BEFORE......NICE
Bruce
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crazydoug

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Re: Recent eBay Purchase
« Reply #12 on: October 12, 2019, 06:54:19 am »
That's a super nice setup. Definitely worth the spend to get a pressure gauge.

Is that a functional governor? Looks like there might be linkage?

:)
Yes, it is a functional governor. I should have changed the angle of the video to better show it working,
crazydoug

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Re: Recent eBay Purchase
« Reply #13 on: October 12, 2019, 07:29:58 am »
That's a nice engine Doug - hope the boiler turns out equally as good.
Regards,
Larry

 

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