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Offline tinkerer

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Not a Cretors (for a change)
« on: February 03, 2018, 09:24:44 PM »
Here is a cute Kingery popcorn/peanut wagon a friend of mine owns. Thought maybe a different maker might interest others.  The engine is a near copy of the cretors. The corn popper is a dry popper. There was some disagreement as to the best way to pop corn. Cretors patented the popping of corn in a seasoned (flavored) oil (lard back then LOL). Others thought the corn should be popped dry (air popped?) then buttered.
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Re: Not a Cretors (for a change)
« Reply #1 on: February 03, 2018, 09:27:27 PM »
Some details of the engine. It's a near copy of the Cretors but a few slight detail difference.
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Re: Not a Cretors (for a change)
« Reply #2 on: February 03, 2018, 09:28:44 PM »
last ones
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Re: Not a Cretors (for a change)
« Reply #3 on: February 03, 2018, 09:32:00 PM »
Nice looking engine, thanks for the pictures.

With the amount of popcorn consumed while watching threads around here, seems like we should all make one!

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Re: Not a Cretors (for a change)
« Reply #4 on: February 03, 2018, 11:06:26 PM »
It looks like the crank end of the cross head guide has a 'foot' on it that attaches to a pad on the crank bearing casting. The models I've seen make the cross head guide one piece with the crank end, and so much harder to make...???

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Re: Not a Cretors (for a change)
« Reply #5 on: February 04, 2018, 12:50:11 AM »
That cart looks to be in great shape indeed. Pete, the Myers half scale is the same, a foot on the crosshead guide that attaches to the bearing stand.

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Re: Not a Cretors (for a change)
« Reply #6 on: February 04, 2018, 06:08:15 AM »
Pete: Yes there is a shoe on the bottom (area of most wear?) if you notice the front of the crosshead slide is straight also. That's a slight difference detail as well.
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Re: Not a Cretors (for a change)
« Reply #7 on: February 04, 2018, 06:17:07 AM »
The flyball design is a bit different than Cretors too & the steam plumbing crosses over the cylinder. Instead of staying back behind. These are some of the slight differences I'm noticing between the original makers. Haven't had a chance to study a Dunbar up close yet.
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Re: Not a Cretors (for a change)
« Reply #8 on: February 04, 2018, 06:24:50 AM »
Found a Stutsman Ideal wagon stashed in the back corner of a barn. It's been changed over to electric.
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