Office of Steam Logo_1

Author Topic: Wolfgang Engineering TF10 Turbo Fan  (Read 1054 times)

KY Steam

  • Newbie
  • *
  • Posts: 12
Wolfgang Engineering TF10 Turbo Fan
« on: December 13, 2019, 05:50:34 pm »
Hello
I am looking for a Turbo Fan made by Wolfgang Engineering . I lost contact with Richard there some years back . Does anyone have any contact information ?
Thanks
Nile

Nick

  • Administrator
  • Hero Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 4010
  • Location: Minnesota, USA
    • Nick's Flickr Album
Re: Wolfgang Engineering TF10 Turbo Fan
« Reply #1 on: December 13, 2019, 05:52:13 pm »
I believe @Stoker was a very good customer of Richard's and may have contact info?
Nick

Stoker

  • Global Moderator
  • Sr. Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 1715
  • Wherever you go ......... there you are!
  • Location: Eastern Sierra
Re: Wolfgang Engineering TF10 Turbo Fan
« Reply #2 on: December 13, 2019, 07:53:19 pm »
Yes, I did buy a number of Richard's fine turbines, but did it all through his eBay listings, so I have no special contact info for him. It seems a year or more, possibly much more, since he has sold any of his turbines, but it does appear that he is at least still buying on eBay under his original handle .... "wolfgang314" ... so likely that is the best way to get in touch with him that I know of, at this point in time.

I hope that helps Nile, and good luck in getting what you need. Let us know if you are successful, and how he is doing these days!

Oh yes ... and BTW ... WELCOME TO THE FORUM!!!
"Information is not knowledge, Knowledge is not wisdom, Wisdom is not truth, Truth is not beauty, Beauty is not love, Love is not music: Music is THE BEST...   
Wisdom is the domain of the Wis (which is extinct). Beauty is a French phonetic corruption of a short cloth neck ornament currently in resurgence..."
F. Zappa ... by way of Mary, the girl from the bus.

Gregowen

  • Newbie
  • *
  • Posts: 30
Re: Wolfgang Engineering TF10 Turbo Fan
« Reply #3 on: December 15, 2019, 05:55:59 pm »
 I have what I was told at the time was the last TF10 engine, and if I recall correctly, there were only a total of five made. I contacted Richard in 2012, and he told me that he had one more left in pieces, and agreed to put that last one together for me (it wasn't cheap!). Indiana Rog has (or had) one, and it is still on his website. I also have another Wolfgang turbine, but don't recall the specific name/number. I could post a photo of them.

     I would be interested to know if anyone else has information on the TF10, maybe my memory has lapsed, but as far as I remember, total number made was only five.

     Apparently, he no longer lists any engines on e-bay, and has not for several years. That would coincide with the flood of Chinese turbines that started appearing on e-bay, probably he could not compete, although I have seen few Chinese turbines that were as nice as his, and none that even comes close to the TF10.

    Would maybe consider selling mine, or trading, but it would have to be something special!

KY Steam

  • Newbie
  • *
  • Posts: 12
Re: Wolfgang Engineering TF10 Turbo Fan
« Reply #4 on: January 09, 2020, 05:21:18 pm »
Happy dance time . The TF10 just arrive from Greg ! Thanks Greg .
Nile

txlabman

  • Global Moderator
  • Sr. Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 1816
  • Location: Plano, Texas
Re: Wolfgang Engineering TF10 Turbo Fan
« Reply #5 on: January 09, 2020, 08:11:30 pm »
Happy dance time . The TF10 just arrive from Greg ! Thanks Greg .
Nile

Nile:

Please post a picture.

🙏🙏🙏🙏🙏

Charlie

davesengineroom

  • Newbie
  • *
  • Posts: 18
Re: Wolfgang Engineering TF10 Turbo Fan
« Reply #6 on: May 05, 2020, 01:19:07 am »
Hi Nile,

I know this is a few months late, but I am sending a PM now.
I still have 3 of Richard's machines and I do not know model numbers anymore. I'll drop the photos here as well for the benefit of our members.

EDIT: I took the time to make up some decent photos.
The brass body enclosed turbine is..... a ST-215
The aluminum enclosed turbine........ a TS-315
The brass open rotor model is.........pretty!

Dave

txlabman

  • Global Moderator
  • Sr. Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 1816
  • Location: Plano, Texas
Re: Wolfgang Engineering TF10 Turbo Fan
« Reply #7 on: May 05, 2020, 07:38:57 am »
Hi Nile,

I know this is a few months late, but I am sending a PM now.
I still have 3 of Richard's machines and I do not know model numbers anymore. I'll drop the photos here as well for the benefit of our members.

Dave

Nice to see your post Dave! 🤠

I hope you are doing well.

Stay Safe and Sane.


RedRyder

  • Administrator
  • Hero Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 2078
  • Location: Connecticut - USA
Re: Wolfgang Engineering TF10 Turbo Fan
« Reply #8 on: May 05, 2020, 10:17:22 am »
Hi Dave, Glad you are still on board!


Gil

Stoker

  • Global Moderator
  • Sr. Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 1715
  • Wherever you go ......... there you are!
  • Location: Eastern Sierra
Re: Wolfgang Engineering TF10 Turbo Fan
« Reply #9 on: May 05, 2020, 10:54:10 am »
Hi Nile,

I know this is a few months late, but I am sending a PM now.
I still have 3 of Richard's machines and I do not know model numbers anymore. I'll drop the photos here as well for the benefit of our members.

Dave

Howdy Dave ... good seeing you posting on here again. If you want to identify at least a couple of your Wolfgang Turbines, you might want to check out this thread:

https://www.officeofsteamforum.com/engineers-hall-at-the-global-power-up/stoker's-table-featuring-'the-naked-sirens-choir'/
"Information is not knowledge, Knowledge is not wisdom, Wisdom is not truth, Truth is not beauty, Beauty is not love, Love is not music: Music is THE BEST...   
Wisdom is the domain of the Wis (which is extinct). Beauty is a French phonetic corruption of a short cloth neck ornament currently in resurgence..."
F. Zappa ... by way of Mary, the girl from the bus.

Swift Fox

  • Full Member
  • ***
  • Posts: 463
  • Location: Leicestershire, UK
    • Swift Fox Steam Co
Re: Wolfgang Engineering TF10 Turbo Fan
« Reply #10 on: June 20, 2020, 08:25:21 am »
You were very lucky to get one of Richard's rarest turbines Nile!! :o :o

It is such a shame Richard is no longer making turbines, i consider myself lucky to own a couple of examples.
Whilst i was a great fan of his open bladed models, even the enclosed models were of great quality and a nice bonus with them all being made in the USA.
Your nose is before your eyes, so trust it first!

 

August EOTM Winner:

Marv's "Sorg Gas Engine Scale Model"