Purchases from 2017

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05 Jan 2018, 17:07 #16

here is the Meteor boilered version with a drawn tube boiler set up:

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Steamvalve2
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05 Jan 2018, 17:15 #18

Fine looking engines Mike.
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ShottermillSteamer
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05 Jan 2018, 17:22 #19

As promised here's a couple of pictures of one of my MM1 purchased in 2017.
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05 Jan 2018, 17:25 #21

And here she is after a little tlc
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05 Jan 2018, 17:30 #22

Great pictures Mike.
Many Thanks. I now have a challenge for 2018. My wife will be delighted!!
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05 Jan 2018, 17:43 #24

Hi ShottermillSteamer a nice looking MM1 engine which has cleaned up nicely I will agree with Mike we all love Mamod Minors.
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05 Jan 2018, 17:46 #25

 I've dated the MM1 above as 1967 to 1970 with the "bible", but  if I'm wrong please do let me know. I'll aim to post a picture of my other MM1 purchase from 2017 tomorrow. I bought her at a Toy and Train fair at the beginning of December so is awaiting some tlc. She is boxed and is slightly older and I'm sure she will scrub up beautifully.
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06 Jan 2018, 08:16 #26

ShottermillSteamer wrote:  I've dated the MM1 above as 1967 to 1970 with the "bible", but  if I'm wrong please do let me know. I'll aim to post a picture of my other MM1 purchase from 2017 tomorrow. I bought her at a Toy and Train fair at the beginning of December so is awaiting some tlc. She is boxed and is slightly older and I'm sure she will scrub up beautifully.
Id say maybe a tad earlier to 65, that flywheel is the give away. Later 60s and certainly 70s models had a very thin rimmed flywheel. This one is certainly no later than 1970, as that when the thin vapoursing burner was introduced.
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06 Jan 2018, 09:56 #27

Spokesmann wrote:
ShottermillSteamer wrote:  I've dated the MM1 above as 1967 to 1970 with the "bible", but  if I'm wrong please do let me know. I'll aim to post a picture of my other MM1 purchase from 2017 tomorrow. I bought her at a Toy and Train fair at the beginning of December so is awaiting some tlc. She is boxed and is slightly older and I'm sure she will scrub up beautifully.
Id say maybe a tad earlier to 65, that flywheel is the give away. Later 60s and certainly 70s models had a very thin rimmed flywheel. This one is certainly no later than 1970, as that when the thin vapoursing burner was introduced.
Thanks Mike. I didn't think it could be older than 1967 it has the pop riveted engine frame which the book says was introduced in 1967, If the flywheel is the older version with the thicker rim, perhaps I should date it as a very early 1967 version which may have been manufactured when Mamod were using up older parts. What do you think?
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06 Jan 2018, 14:12 #28

ShottermillSteamer wrote:
Spokesmann wrote:
ShottermillSteamer wrote:  I've dated the MM1 above as 1967 to 1970 with the "bible", but  if I'm wrong please do let me know. I'll aim to post a picture of my other MM1 purchase from 2017 tomorrow. I bought her at a Toy and Train fair at the beginning of December so is awaiting some tlc. She is boxed and is slightly older and I'm sure she will scrub up beautifully.
Id say maybe a tad earlier to 65, that flywheel is the give away. Later 60s and certainly 70s models had a very thin rimmed flywheel. This one is certainly no later than 1970, as that when the thin vapoursing burner was introduced.
Thanks Mike. I didn't think it could be older than 1967 it has the pop riveted engine frame which the book says was introduced in 1967, If the flywheel is the older version with the thicker rim, perhaps I should date it as a very early 1967 version which may have been manufactured when Mamod were using up older parts. What do you think?
Yes if it has a pop rivet then possibly 65 is acceptable. They are difficult to date in some ways as they hardly changed.
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12 Jan 2018, 20:13 #29

Many apologies for the delay in posting the pictures of my other 2017 MM1 purchase but I got distracted last weekend stripping down and replacing the boiler in my SL2. Some pictures of her will follow in this thread as "Audrey" was my last purchase of 2017 so watch this space!

Until then here they are the photos of my other MM1... finally! I hope to give her some TLC over the weekend so will post an update then. I have been finding it harder to date this MM1 even with the "bible" so my best guess is approx 1957, so any help is appreciated.
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12 Jan 2018, 20:18 #30

1957 about right, boxes appeared then. Nice Unclipped flywheel


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