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Re: The best Steam Engine Resto I've seen
« Reply #15 on: June 27, 2024, 11:30:18 am »
I also prefer at least some sign of an engine's prior history of usage, but not "abusage".

However, with the engine shown in this resto video, the Nuclear option was really rather necessary.
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Re: The best Steam Engine Resto I've seen
« Reply #16 on: June 27, 2024, 09:09:58 pm »
 That is a really remarkable video, of the restoration of an otherwise very common engine - but apparently that is what the maker specializes in, and has garnered a wide audience for his work. Hard to imagine that anyone would go to such lengths even if they had all of the same equipment, but the video at least provides a how-to reference for anyone who might want to try (even if they did not have all that gear).

   The thing that strikes me the most is.... how much time did they have to spend to actually FIND such a worn-out specimen to feature in their restoration video? I have seen many well-worn old Wilesco engines, but never one that came close to being in that condition. So worn, that most people would not even bother to try to sell it. So, I have to give the maker a lot of credit for that also!