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Ironhorse57

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Jean Comby vertical
« on: June 04, 2019, 03:28:00 pm »
Saw this on EBay France, it looked a bit grim sans flywheel and burner but seemed like it had potential, I made the seller a (very low!) offer which was accepted and it duly arrived looking like this:

SAM_1665 by David Hall, on Flickr

SAM_1666 by David Hall, on Flickr

It was in fact rather better than the EBay photos, all sound and mainly cosmetic work to do.  I machined a Mamod flywheel down by a few mm diameter and depth to match that on my small JC horizontal engine, made a new crank as the original was too short to go right through the Mamod boss, found a burner of unknown origin in the spares box and fabricated a chimney, again based on the small JC horizontal.  Chucked some paint at it plus a bit of brass bling and this is the result:

SAM_1671 by David Hall, on Flickr

SAM_1673 by David Hall, on Flickr

Not fired up yet as I want the paint to cure a bit more but she runs quite nicely on air, I will include a 'first steaming' video in a week or so.

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Re: Jean Comby vertical
« Reply #1 on: June 04, 2019, 03:35:30 pm »
Nice job wedone

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Re: Jean Comby vertical
« Reply #2 on: June 04, 2019, 07:07:53 pm »
Always impressed with your resto's Dave :)
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Re: Jean Comby vertical
« Reply #3 on: June 04, 2019, 08:43:55 pm »
Looks Great Dave!  8)
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Re: Jean Comby vertical
« Reply #4 on: June 05, 2019, 02:27:34 am »
Well spotted Dave, you have made an excellent job shining that up 8) ...one you can be proud of...Steve
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Re: Jean Comby vertical
« Reply #5 on: June 05, 2019, 02:36:15 am »
Great job Dave.

Love the chimney! 🤠

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Re: Jean Comby vertical
« Reply #6 on: June 12, 2019, 02:02:57 pm »
First steaming today, wobbled about too much on the turntable so I've filmed it running on a solid surface:

https://youtu.be/ofAyTbGYwqk

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Re: Jean Comby vertical
« Reply #7 on: June 12, 2019, 02:23:00 pm »
Looks to be plenty smooth and stable running on the counter, and beautiful besides.

Nice engine .... really eye-catching!

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Re: Jean Comby vertical
« Reply #8 on: June 13, 2019, 04:02:24 am »
What an amazing transformation, very well done Dave !!!
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Re: Jean Comby vertical
« Reply #9 on: June 15, 2019, 08:01:24 pm »
Not bad for a "grim" engine. Well done!
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