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komet163b

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To steam - or not to steam...that old engine
« on: January 01, 2021, 02:59:38 pm »
Good New Years day from Brooklyn...

  Quiet New Years eve, as you might suspect.

  I've put most of my steam engines on you tube
and now I'm thinking of steaming my Falk overtype
which I believe is around 90 years old.  I've run
it with no problems on air, but never steam.

  As it turns out, the person I bought it from,
on EBAY, had steamed it up and put the video on
you tube titled 'Large Unknown Model Falk Steam
Engine Running on Steam'.  URL below...

https://youtu.be/Dq9q7OU6YKM

  With these old engines, you never know when the
steam run you want to see will be the last one for
the engine.  I've run it on air and seen it run
on steam (in a video).  So the question remains...

To steam or not to steam...

Good Luck,
Wayne





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Re: To steam - or not to steam...that old engine
« Reply #1 on: January 01, 2021, 03:42:10 pm »
Wayne, I think tonite would be a great time to steam it...
Scott

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Re: To steam - or not to steam...that old engine
« Reply #2 on: January 01, 2021, 03:43:51 pm »
Hi Wayne, the picture and the Youtube video are two different engines... I would steam either one of them  ;)
Nick

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Re: To steam - or not to steam...that old engine
« Reply #3 on: January 01, 2021, 04:21:59 pm »
I'm not afraid to steam any of my engines,  the only reason I might be hesitant is because I don't want to clean  up afterwards. Most anything broken can be repaired 😊👍
Bruce
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Re: To steam - or not to steam...that old engine
« Reply #4 on: January 01, 2021, 07:56:08 pm »
OOps..This ought to be the right picture.

Wayne

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Re: To steam - or not to steam...that old engine
« Reply #5 on: January 01, 2021, 08:00:47 pm »
By the way, your engine came from a forum member  ;)

Looking at your comment on the video from over a year ago, I think you’ve been wanting to steam it...  ;) Fill-er-up and light the fire  ;)
Nick

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Re: To steam - or not to steam...that old engine
« Reply #6 on: January 02, 2021, 07:20:27 am »
Nice engine.

Nice chunk of amethyst, too.
Bob

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Re: To steam - or not to steam...that old engine
« Reply #7 on: January 02, 2021, 11:09:04 am »
Thanks, guys.

Nick....Nothing getting past you.....
All I have to do is wipe it down (nice
original patina), fill it, oil it, choose
a burner, and away we go, I hope.

Hero.....You have good eyes.  We used sell
crystals, mineral specimens, and all sorts
of worked stones at New York city street fairs
and flea markets.  Used to be fun (mostly),
but not now and we have a rock shop load of
stuff in the garage and basement, leave aside
our own personal stash. Any time you want to
swap rocks for steam engines, let me know!
Comics and MARX trains, too!  Can't take it
with me.

FYI....it is Brazilian Amethyst.  I added a
couple of pix - one w/steamers.

Happy trails,
Wayne   

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Re: To steam - or not to steam...that old engine
« Reply #8 on: January 02, 2021, 11:14:54 am »
Nick....Nothing getting past you.....
All I have to do is wipe it down (nice
original patina), fill it, oil it, choose
a burner, and away we go, I hope.

So... is the water boiling yet?  ;)
Nick

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Re: To steam - or not to steam...that old engine
« Reply #9 on: January 07, 2021, 01:13:18 pm »
Yes, steam it. That is my video on youtube, and i didn,t hesitate for a minute to steam it up. The only engine in my collection i haven,t steamed is my Stuart major beam, and i intend to do it when someone is around to help me lift the cover off!
Crazydoug

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Re: To steam - or not to steam...that old engine
« Reply #10 on: January 08, 2021, 11:25:20 am »
  Doug......thanks for the note.  I've watched your
excellent video a bunch of times.  I will steam it and
you tube it.  I'm also making a powerhouse alcohol
burner for it - I have a gas burner but I'd like
to take the alcohol challenge first.  No temperance
here.

However...

  Yesterday an engine from Germany arrived after
nearly 8 weeks and the day before one came from
Vermont.  You know how it is.  These latest buys
push the others back.

Thanks,
Wayne

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Re: To steam - or not to steam...that old engine
« Reply #11 on: January 08, 2021, 11:43:54 am »
Can’t wait to see what else you just received  8)
Nick

 

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