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Offline pgp001

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Croft Mill Engine
« on: July 14, 2017, 11:31:20 PM »
A fellow member of our model engineering club is parting with his models due to health issues, I went to see him today and this followed me home. The flywheel is 7" diameter to give an idea of scale.





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Re: Croft Mill Engine
« Reply #1 on: July 14, 2017, 11:40:29 PM »
Great looking engine Phil, have you had chance to run it ?

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Re: Croft Mill Engine
« Reply #2 on: July 14, 2017, 11:45:33 PM »
David demonstrated it on air for me, it is running the wrong way at the moment so I need to see if I can move the eccentric to reverse it.

Phil

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Re: Croft Mill Engine
« Reply #3 on: July 14, 2017, 11:50:52 PM »
David demonstrated it on air for me, it is running the wrong way at the moment so I need to see if I can move the eccentric to reverse it.

Phil

I think that's because you are running it on air, what you need to do is blast it with some oily steam from a dirty old coal fired boiler.  ;D

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Re: Croft Mill Engine
« Reply #4 on: July 14, 2017, 11:52:50 PM »
Are you offering ?

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Re: Croft Mill Engine
« Reply #5 on: July 14, 2017, 11:58:34 PM »
Indeed I am.

It's not a proper steam engine till it's had steam in it and it is covered in coal and oil  ;D

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Re: Croft Mill Engine
« Reply #6 on: July 15, 2017, 12:06:52 AM »
Beautiful engine and I love the color combination.

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Re: Croft Mill Engine
« Reply #7 on: July 15, 2017, 01:31:11 AM »
Very nice Phil  :ThumbsUp: Nicely finished as well!

Bill

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Re: Croft Mill Engine
« Reply #8 on: July 15, 2020, 12:12:28 AM »
Handsome and solid-looking engine.
Very nice.

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Re: Croft Mill Engine
« Reply #9 on: July 15, 2020, 03:07:32 AM »
It wouldn't do me any good to be interested, it's on the wrong side of the pond.
Art
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