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peol
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Joined: August 1st, 2008, 5:05 pm

October 9th, 2017, 7:34 pm #1

I have had this engine stored away for some time as I didn't really like the look of it. Gave it some thoughts and made a new wooden base and some repairs to  leaking sight glass. Much happier with the proportions of it now 🙂
Hope to have it running on live steam soon, so far I tested on compressed air and it looks promising.
Interesting feature is the drain plug at the bottom of the boiler, strange that not more engines use this?

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cheers,
Peter

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olivapor
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Joined: August 23rd, 2012, 3:34 pm

October 9th, 2017, 8:28 pm #2

Happy modification, Peter ... :-)

Proportions are just perfect now ...

An interesting engine ... any idea of the maker ?
Olivier


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MrDuck
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Joined: March 5th, 2010, 5:48 am

October 9th, 2017, 8:49 pm #3

It does look better, not so clumsy any longer.
Et in Arcadia Ego
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peol
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October 10th, 2017, 3:49 am #4

olivapor wrote: Happy modification, Peter ... :-)

Proportions are just perfect now ...

An interesting engine ... any idea of the maker ?
It's a scratch build. As I remember it was done by a crafts school teacher in north of Sweden.
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Peter

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Celsius 100
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Joined: August 31st, 2009, 12:31 pm

October 10th, 2017, 9:17 am #5

The new base has enhanced its appearance.
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The Denying Dutchman
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October 10th, 2017, 9:45 am #6

Very nice engines deserve very nice baseplates.

The drain plug at the bottom of the boiler is a nice feature, it's odd indeed that it's not a common feature.
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The_EnderPixel
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Joined: April 2nd, 2017, 3:45 pm

October 11th, 2017, 11:29 am #7

The new base improves the appearance immensely.

I saw a real engine of this type for sale in Danville, Pennsylvania.

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Dr. Rog
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Joined: December 30th, 2008, 5:53 pm

October 12th, 2017, 8:03 pm #8

Good eye that man!
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peol
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October 14th, 2017, 10:48 am #9

...and it's running 🙂

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Peter

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October 14th, 2017, 6:34 pm #10

Runs well with Loads of character I love it.
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