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Videos The Office of Steam Cinema / Re: Bohm HB 14
« Last post by classixs on 3 hours ago »
Ive never been Bhms biggest fan, due to their artistic almost alien "beehive" signature design.
However, i must admit that they appear to be very wellmade, splendid runners, and quite entertaining to watch, with all the movement going on.

Enjoyed watching your movie eifion, thanks for sharing!
Congratulations, Jack! I saw that one on eBay, and was very tempted, but I had just bought another #10 in very nice original condition. Noticed that the auction ended "because there was an error in the listing." Yes, the error was too high a starting bid.  ;) Glad it found a worthy home!

Apparently mine rode from China to the US with the right side of the engine down. The box is a perfect cube, not directionally marked. So the crankcase oil drained through the pushrod tubes, into the right cylinder chamber, out the apparently open exhaust valve, pooling in the right side muffler. So when I first started it, the right side wasnt firing. I eventually blew it out, a cloud of oil smoke, and it got warm.

Ive got the nose off, the gear case and cam out, and pulled the right side jug. The ring is iffy. Gonna pull the left jug, grease and reassemble and oil. 
Videos The Office of Steam Cinema / Bohm HB 14
« Last post by eifion on October 16, 2021, 08:00:15 pm »
Engine Shows / Re: Coolspring Engine Show Finds
« Last post by parallelmotion on October 16, 2021, 04:43:27 pm »
Doug...I also didn't think much of what was offered for sale (didn't buy a thing), although I enjoyed it as always and the weather was great. There seemed to be plenty of interested buyers, however. What was funny (and sad) is that about half the exhibitors/vendors ran away when it rained for 30 minutes on Friday. Those of us who remained enjoyed a beautiful day and had a great time.
I would like to thank each and every one of you for your kind words and support and prayers.
It means a lot to me in this time of stress and profound sadness.

Not in order and if I missed anyone it is purely accidental, not personal.

THANK YOU....!!! 

Tim & Chris

May you all be blessed.

Engine Shows / Re: Coolspring Engine Show Finds
« Last post by classixs on October 16, 2021, 01:47:27 pm »
Eventhough the show came out as a bit of a disappointment when it came to attendance, id still like to congratulate you on your sales and purchases.
Good to hear that at least some toy and model enthusiasts kept the banner flying high, and was able to strike a few deals.
A fine report Doug, thanks for sharing!

Fingers crossed that youll make a couple of videos soon , demonstrating your two new additions :)
Engine Shows / Re: Coolspring Engine Show Finds
« Last post by RedRyder on October 16, 2021, 11:55:58 am »
Well played, Doug and a good straight forward report.

The clockwork fan is a beauty!

Engine Shows / Coolspring Engine Show Finds
« Last post by crazydoug on October 16, 2021, 11:52:37 am »
I found the Coolspring fall show to be very disappointing.  Attendance was low, even though the weather was wonderful for this time of the year, the grounds were far from being full and the show pretty much closed up by 2 pm Friday afternoon.  The show is advertised as running through Saturday, so I feel badly for anyone who paid to see the show after 2 on Friday or on Saturday.

There seemed to be a lot of buying and selling of full-sized engines, but the model engine collectors and sellers really weren't there, and the little bit that was for sale was way overpriced, in my opinion! Most of the model engines for sale were in non-running condition and still higher priced than the several engines I had for sale that were running and could be demonstrated for the buyer.  I guess because of this, I did sell a few engines, but by Friday, I hand't found anything to buy. 

I did end up purchasing an Empire hot air engine and an early mechanical fan, both from another Forum member.  Hopefully, this show was a fluke, and next summer's show will be back to the normal great show we have come to expect to find at Coolspring!

I bought the empire on the left in the picture, thinking I would keep the better of the two, but when I got it home, I discovered that they were two slightly different versions of the same model, so I'll have to keep them both. 

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Bonjour Jin,
Another great engine, bravo  ;)
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