OMWB 2017

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MamodSteam
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24 Nov 2017, 12:05 #46

Ooh a steam engine and a tool by any chance...
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Spokesmann
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24 Nov 2017, 16:07 #47

Another valuable addition to the collection...



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25 Nov 2017, 10:39 #48

Looked what landed from the US on the workbench....



A rather rare late 60s twin safety valve D8.

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MamodSteam
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25 Nov 2017, 11:17 #49

Mike your Marlins ME1 boiler with price list and leaflets along with your rare D8 are in excellent condition fantastic purchases well worth the wait. Thanks for sharing.
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MamodSteam
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25 Dec 2017, 11:50 #50

Soon to be arriving my last purchase this year of an MM2 engine in lovely conditions.
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25 Dec 2017, 13:16 #51

Had a chance today to give the recently acquired D8 a steaming...








It ran reasonably well, not a great deal of power, probably needed a bit more lube I think. One of the SVs looks like its sticking, apart from that a really nice running example form the 60s.
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MamodSteam
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25 Dec 2017, 14:43 #52

Mike a really nice purchase not many D8s about in the condition yours is, I love the colour of the base on the D8 and great pictures Mike.
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Mamod Collector
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25 Dec 2017, 18:15 #53

Two first class steam engines Gentlemen, and a fitting way to close the year.
Mike ™
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made-in-england
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26 Dec 2017, 20:44 #54

We're a bit up in the air here at the moment.. About to move house (but it means I can get a *propper* workbench in a suitable location!)

Here are a few things I've been doing.

Picked up this Burnac locally
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Also this Bowman 410 which is a rare beastly in any condition
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I've modded an SR1a with a layshaft
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And my current project is another modified SR1a to look like Aveling and Porter roller #3103 of 1892.
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MamodSteam
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26 Dec 2017, 21:04 #55

A very nice Burnac Vulcan plenty of work to do to your other engines.
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27 Dec 2017, 07:14 #56

The Burnac is nice, great with the funnel and burner - these always go missing. The 410 is a real find. The smallest Bowman and the hardest to get hold of, not the most powerful with an M175/180 set up, but Ive seen them pull a wagon a a fair lick, once set up properly. Some good scores here!
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