Is there a certain maker or engine you collect

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Spokesmann
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February 4th, 2018, 4:44 pm #16

Although not a big fan of german stuff, Im rather taken by Wilesco engines and have built up a fair few, from a small D8 up to a D24...
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MamodSteam
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February 11th, 2018, 11:49 am #17

Hi Mike the D8 is quite rare to find these days your one lucky man and also to own a big D24. I love British made engines and my heart is mamod all the way.😉
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         Kevin
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February 11th, 2018, 1:12 pm #18

D24 is a great looking engine, solid and runs and runs. Worth having, especially the earlier models. Solid fuel and electric kettle versions available.
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OzSteamInc
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Joined: February 28th, 2018, 10:31 pm

March 4th, 2018, 11:54 pm #19

I recently scored a pre war Doll 365/1 in complete original condition that steams a treat, but i do have a hunger for old Mamods having the big three -Hobbies SE2,SE3 and 1937 SE4 I am currently into a Bowman and Luton Bowman craze with recent purchases. I just love the golden age of steamtoys, but i do also have some contemporary Mamods and Wilescos mixed in with some classic 60s70s gear including a couple of Fleishmann's 122/4 and 130/2. I also like Jensens and one day am looking to order one of their big collector engines......when the coin is a bit more plentiful...!!
My first engine was a 1982 SP1 which i still have that started it all.
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Mamod Collector
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March 5th, 2018, 6:53 pm #20

You have a nice inventory of steam engines there Oz, all classic
Mike ™
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les
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March 8th, 2018, 10:42 am #21

Mamods of my childhood which means meths fueled which means 50/60s models. However the SE3 which is the model I always wanted but my parents couldn't afford to buy me was always lusted after, I now have 3 of them plus many more stationary and mobile engines all meths fueled of course.  
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MamodSteam
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March 8th, 2018, 11:35 am #22

Les thanks for sharing this its always nice to know what other forum members are collecting and steaming and I do agree meths fueled engines from the 50/6)s.😉
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         Kevin
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