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Offline dirty oil

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unknown steam engine
« on: September 14, 2014, 05:11:46 PM »
my father has acquired this old steam engine, unfortunately it's not complete.  can anyone identify it or has anyone got photos of complete engine?

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Re: unknown steam engine
« Reply #1 on: September 15, 2014, 03:14:16 AM »
I've no idea what it is, but it's a great looking beast, quite large it would seem. Still what's missing could be bought as castings, or fabricated. Good luck with the search. Hugh.

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Re: unknown steam engine
« Reply #2 on: September 15, 2014, 02:53:21 PM »
Can't help with id, but looks like an interesting engine.  Just a tip, with photos like these its a good idea to put something like a 6" steel rule, or some standard that size can be judged against, or quote the size of a part like the flywheel.
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Re: unknown steam engine
« Reply #3 on: September 15, 2014, 03:54:42 PM »
Just a tip, with photos like these its a good idea to put something like a 6" steel rule, or some standard that size can be judged against, or quote the size of a part like the flywheel.

I thought the propane bottle in the background was a fairly good guide...

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Re: unknown steam engine
« Reply #4 on: September 15, 2014, 04:03:25 PM »
4" dia flywheel maybe? I like the flyball governor. I bet Jo or Jason can tell what it was. Too bad the cylinder assembly is missing.
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Re: unknown steam engine
« Reply #5 on: September 15, 2014, 04:25:53 PM »
With the double eccentric, it looks like it may have been reversible as well and if so the reversing linkage is missing too.

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Re: unknown steam engine
« Reply #6 on: September 17, 2014, 10:01:37 PM »
didn't think about putting a ruler by the engine, the flywheel is approximately 10"

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Re: unknown steam engine
« Reply #7 on: September 18, 2014, 12:29:43 AM »
10" flywheel !  That's quite a beast then. Sorry I can't help identify it but I keep checking in to see if someone has yet :)

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Re: unknown steam engine
« Reply #8 on: September 18, 2014, 11:03:31 AM »
I wonder if it is not a model, but a commercial power source for a small requirement. Like a popcorn engine. Hugh.

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Re: unknown steam engine
« Reply #9 on: September 28, 2014, 10:01:13 AM »
it may not be a model, unfortunately i cant find any info on it nor any pictures of one.

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Re: unknown steam engine
« Reply #10 on: October 09, 2014, 12:02:03 PM »
To me it looks a similar design to this engine at the Forncett Industrial Steam Museum.

http://www.modelenginemaker.com/index.php?topic=4178.0
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Re: unknown steam engine
« Reply #11 on: October 09, 2014, 07:08:08 PM »
I'll agree that there's a lot of similarities.