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Offline wagnmkr

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Re: Yet Another Stuart Major Beam Engine
« Reply #255 on: July 14, 2022, 11:30:11 PM »
That is running great! As for the eye, I know how you feel as I get a shot about every 5 weeks. As you say, it will never get better. The shot is just for maintenance. I no longer do any machining, but I am glad you are able to. :DrinkPint:
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Re: Yet Another Stuart Major Beam Engine
« Reply #256 on: July 15, 2022, 01:21:52 AM »
Oh my, that is one pretty beast!! 

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Re: Yet Another Stuart Major Beam Engine
« Reply #257 on: July 15, 2022, 01:23:54 PM »
Beauty!  Much better than with the belt.

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Re: Yet Another Stuart Major Beam Engine
« Reply #258 on: July 15, 2022, 01:33:30 PM »
Wonderful - super smooth!
Stuart

Forging ahead regardless.

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Re: Yet Another Stuart Major Beam Engine
« Reply #259 on: July 22, 2022, 05:24:59 PM »
Jan and I agreed that after all this medical trouble and strife we need a good holiday, so the beast went on ebay UK last Friday night, hopefully to pay for it. There is a stiff reserve, and it ends on Monday night. It is doing quite well so far, the current high bidder is in the USA!
We shall see what we shall see... :shrug: :cheers:

https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/195218886998

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Re: Yet Another Stuart Major Beam Engine
« Reply #260 on: July 22, 2022, 05:56:26 PM »
Good luck - there are some serious collectors stateside who will pay good money for a good engine - these are folks who love a steam engine but don't want to restore, refurb or build it - and this is prime machinery so you stand a very good chance. You've earned a holiday for sure!
Stuart

Forging ahead regardless.

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Re: Yet Another Stuart Major Beam Engine
« Reply #261 on: July 26, 2022, 11:27:21 AM »
I see that you sold it - hope you are happy with the price and you both will enjoy the holliday  :cheers:

Best wishes

Per

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Re: Yet Another Stuart Major Beam Engine
« Reply #262 on: July 26, 2022, 12:32:59 PM »
I see that you sold it - hope you are happy with the price and you both will enjoy the holliday  :cheers:

Best wishes

Per

Shorter than planned as it sold for less than expected. Sold to a guy in Switzerland. The USA bidder wanted to go higher but there was insufficient time left to bid after the reserve of £3k was reached.  However, I only paid £300 for the castings... :Love: