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Ironhorse57

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Rare British Steampak engine
« on: March 26, 2019, 01:06:25 pm »
Not too much resto with this one, it came in sound condition but missing its chimney and a bit cosmetically challenged:

SAM_1608 by David Hall, on Flickr

I have used artistic licence on the new chimney, never seen a Steampak chimney before, I think it looks OK.  Tried to keep it fairly original but the engine pedestal paint had to be redone as did the firebox and burner, the latter needed some minor repairs but has been tested and works well.  I'm happy with the results:

SAM_1612 by David Hall, on Flickr

SAM_1613 by David Hall, on Flickr

If anyone knows anything at all about the Steampak brand please let me know - all I have learned so far is that it was  a British brand, they were made somewhere in the South coast area, maybe Southampton or Portsmouth?

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Pete the steam

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Re: Rare British Steampak engine
« Reply #1 on: March 26, 2019, 01:11:05 pm »
Liking that mate, nice job
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Re: Rare British Steampak engine
« Reply #2 on: March 26, 2019, 02:05:23 pm »
I never heard of Steampak, but you did a nice job sprucing it up Dave.

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Re: Rare British Steampak engine
« Reply #3 on: March 26, 2019, 06:09:05 pm »
Nice clean up and it looks like it has a large burner.
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Re: Rare British Steampak engine
« Reply #4 on: March 26, 2019, 06:10:19 pm »
I can't remember hearing of this brand before, nice resto.
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123Phil

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Re: Rare British Steampak engine
« Reply #5 on: March 30, 2019, 02:47:36 pm »
This is my Steampak Engine
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Re: Rare British Steampak engine
« Reply #6 on: March 30, 2019, 04:42:18 pm »
I've never seen one at these either. You did a fine job bringing it back up to snuff, it looks just fine now.
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Re: Rare British Steampak engine
« Reply #7 on: March 31, 2019, 05:24:27 am »
Once i have found the right colour for the base I intend to rip it apart and restore it JUST don't where on the project list it stands.

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Re: Rare British Steampak engine
« Reply #8 on: March 31, 2019, 07:26:02 am »
1st I've seen too. Interesting little engine and great job on the resto so far.
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Re: Rare British Steampak engine
« Reply #9 on: April 09, 2019, 10:44:35 am »
OK I got the colours as close as I could - Bit garish so hope you like it

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Re: Rare British Steampak engine
« Reply #10 on: April 09, 2019, 10:59:12 pm »
OK I got the colours as close as I could - Bit garish so hope you like it

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May be "garish" but I think you got a very close match to the original look

Reminds me of the special D8 from Wilesco (and yes I still need to get a picture taken of my Steampak...)

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Re: Rare British Steampak engine
« Reply #11 on: April 10, 2019, 11:43:58 am »
Thanks Nick your right it is a tad bright just like the Wilesco D8

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Re: Rare British Steampak engine
« Reply #12 on: April 10, 2019, 12:24:50 pm »
Great job Dave i have not heard of that engine before...but you have returned another engine back from the Heap...Steve
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Re: Rare British Steampak engine
« Reply #13 on: April 15, 2019, 01:45:13 pm »
Have had a few issues with getting this one to run properly and there is still some fettling to do, but we managed a half decent steam run today:

https://youtu.be/bTJ_YgCiu5E

Dave
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