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Offline lazylathe

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ebay orphans brought back to life
« on: July 22, 2012, 05:29:25 PM »
Thought i would start a thread about my finds on ebay.
Engines that i have bought and restored back to working condition.

I really enjoy doing this type of work!

Up first is a Stuart S50 in pretty bad shape.
Take not of the way the lubricator is placed...








I still have the boiler and have not yet tries it out. Not too sure if it is safe or not...

After a total strip down, paint removal and repaint it is a beauty!






It can easily be run of the air from your lungs which amazes people at shows.

<a href="https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LKriZvLvWzQ" target="_blank">http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LKriZvLvWzQ</a>

Andrew
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PM Research 3B
« Reply #1 on: July 22, 2012, 05:33:22 PM »
Next up is a PM Research engine.
Unfortunately i did not take before pics...
It did not run and was all painted an odd brown colour when it arrived.
After a strip and clean i decided it did not need to be painted and was quite nice as it was.



And a video of it running
<a href="https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=byPfF5xyDY4" target="_blank">http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=byPfF5xyDY4</a>

Andrew
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Hot Air engine - Rider Ericsson style
« Reply #2 on: July 22, 2012, 06:01:09 PM »
Found this awesome little guy locally and it is one of my favourites.
Made in Ontario, Canada which is really cool!
They are getting harder to find these days.









And the video

<a href="https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nuZPgBht6Gk" target="_blank">http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nuZPgBht6Gk</a>

Andrew
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PM Research Flame eater
« Reply #3 on: July 22, 2012, 06:05:38 PM »
Another PM Research engine.
Took a while to get this guy going but after a lot of help it roared into life!

Another one i like to run because of the sound it makes.

As it arrived, dirty and missing a few vital bits!





The linkages





All polished up looking good again!

<a href="https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NzqPSAqdpvA" target="_blank">http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NzqPSAqdpvA</a>

Andrew
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Re: ebay orphans brought back to life
« Reply #4 on: July 22, 2012, 09:28:35 PM »
Andrew

Some nice looking engines that you have shown there. Thanks for sharing.

Cheers :)

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Re: ebay orphans brought back to life
« Reply #5 on: July 24, 2012, 05:08:00 AM »
thanks for the videos andrew.

i just amazes me how diverse this hobby and website is.
one minute i am looking at a neat little gas engine model then i see finger engines and so on and so on............life is good  :cheers:

chuck

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Re: ebay orphans brought back to life
« Reply #6 on: July 24, 2012, 10:54:31 AM »
Hi Andrew.
So sorry for the delay....... I've only just found this post!  :-\

You have some really nice engines there. Thank you for showing.  :)

I love the sound of your flame licker.......
And with several in the cupboard, wanting out. I know what my next project will be!  :ThumbsUp:

Thanks for the inspiration!  :D

David D
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Still modifying bits of metal... Occasionally, making an improvement!
Still drilling holes... Sometimes, in the right place!

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Re: ebay orphans brought back to life
« Reply #7 on: July 24, 2012, 09:05:32 PM »
Hi Andrew, your restorations look great. Must give you a real good feeling deep inside knowing you saved these and brought them back to their full glory. I am glad you chose to share them with us, thank you, Dave

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Re: ebay orphans brought back to life
« Reply #8 on: July 24, 2012, 09:19:25 PM »
Thanks guys!!! :embarassed:

At the moment i find it easier to restore engines than to build one from the ground up.
Every engine that works again has taught me something new.
And with a lot of help from everyone here it makes the work even easier! :ThumbsUp:

David, i have another flame licker in the cupboard that has me beat....
I will pick it up again one day, although i think it needs some serious modding to get it functional again.

Here is a teaser pic of it!



This one might end up with you David!!!

Andrew
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Re: ebay orphans brought back to life
« Reply #9 on: July 24, 2012, 09:46:24 PM »

Andrew.
That looks a neat little engine. A nice project for revitalising.

This one might end up with you David!!!
Andrew

And, the way the Cosmic Supply Company works, I wouldn't be at all surprised! One day........  :facepalm:

Far too much ongoing frustration, at the moment though!  :ShakeHead:

David D
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Still modifying bits of metal... Occasionally, making an improvement!
Still drilling holes... Sometimes, in the right place!