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Randy Tucker

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Steam traction engine unknown?
« on: December 27, 2020, 02:47:39 pm »
I have had this little traction engine for a few years now and still don't know where or who made it. It is 10" long 5 1/2" to top of stack and 4" wide. Very well built runs very smooth. If you can help me with info on this would be greatly appreciated. Thanks Randy

parallelmotion

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Re: Steam traction engine unknown?
« Reply #1 on: December 27, 2020, 05:53:24 pm »
Don't know who made it but the style is definitely British.

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Re: Steam traction engine unknown?
« Reply #2 on: December 28, 2020, 03:13:56 am »
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Randy Tucker

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Re: Steam traction engine unknown?
« Reply #3 on: December 31, 2020, 10:30:27 pm »
Thanks guys. Yes I agree it looks British to me to. I don't know if it was freelance built or not. Who ever did build it took a lot of time with it. It is very nicely machined and runs smooth and quiet on about 2 psi of air. Has 2 speed gearing, slip eccentric for reverse and a alcohol burner for heating.

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Re: Steam traction engine unknown?
« Reply #4 on: January 01, 2021, 11:17:28 am »
Looks like a homebuilt engine, good to hear it runs well... would love to see a video of it
Nick

 

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