First two purchases of 2018

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John Chapman
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January 16th, 2018, 9:48 am #16

Spokesmann wrote: Well worth it. Something I had my eye on and Ill have an interesting story...
Ooh do tell!
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January 19th, 2018, 5:54 pm #18

I saw this little Bassett-Lowke Birmingham Dribbler on ebay a few days ago
And succumbed to temptation once again, these where made around the 1970's
By Bassett-Lowke railways, and I believe the forerunner to the Maxwell Hemmens version
These are all brass construction, apart from the firebox, and a threaded bar which is used
To hold the buffer in place which are steel, this one is quite unusual as it is fitted with two
Water level plugs front and rear, if you see one on ebay buy it, they are lovely little things.
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January 20th, 2018, 7:10 pm #19

The evolution of the Dribbler, Bassett-Lowke to Maxwell Hemmens
(The two on the right are Maxwell Hemmens)
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January 20th, 2018, 9:15 pm #20

Do they work Mike?


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January 21st, 2018, 4:37 pm #21

Spokesmann wrote: Do they work Mike?


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They do Mike, but they make a real mess dripping water and oil everywhere :)
I have fired one of my Maxwell Hemmens up a few years ago.
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avenger
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Joined: June 14th, 2007, 3:31 pm

January 23rd, 2018, 9:15 pm #23

Nice purchases MC and Mike I'm intriqued 😀
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OzSteamInc
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March 6th, 2018, 2:57 am #24

I thjnk it was a new in the box Steamco STC04 and an STC01 to kick this year off. First thing i did was make a brass 2 wick spirit burner to fit in the ST04 burner tray so the whole thing fits in with the beautiful handle and door arrangement of the tray and saves me from using esbit tabs.
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MamodSteam
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March 6th, 2018, 3:23 pm #25

Hi OzSteamInc the Steamco engines are really nice and especially the ones that incorporate the burner doors.👍
Cheers

         Kevin
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