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#1 sieborg400 OFFLINE  

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Posted March 10, 2012 - 09:36 PM

Hello! I just wanted to see if anyone likes working on or have any steam engine projects that they might want to talk about. I just aquired a steam engine toy made in Germany that I will be experimenting with. Thanks Steve....

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Posted March 10, 2012 - 10:08 PM

Congrats!!! I always wanted to mess with one! Good Luck :thumbs:
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Posted March 10, 2012 - 11:12 PM

Always dreamed of having one as a kid looking at those Sears catalog , never did get one . At a local show there are some of those displayed . have fun and post pictures , Al
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Posted March 10, 2012 - 11:32 PM

ALC I did the same! I just had to have it in my hands so I can see how the old engines work!!! I'm still a kid at heart! Thanks Steve...

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Posted March 11, 2012 - 04:46 AM

I love steam engines.When I was a kid,I had a "toy" steam engine made buy Wilesco.I still have it packed away somewhere.

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Posted March 11, 2012 - 06:26 AM

Any Pictures Steve??
Maynard I assume the picture is of a similar one to what you have? That looks real neat, I could see it being kind of fun to play with! I dont know if I would want a large scale one but a small "toy" size would be possible.

We have a video of a Steam Powered, Paddle Wheel Driven, Pontoon boat that was on our lakes several years ago. From downstate, they had firewood stacked up on the sides of the boat, a boiler in the middle, visible paddle wheel out the back and a steam whistle. Gotta find that video and try to post a short piece of it.


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Posted March 11, 2012 - 06:31 AM

My 3rd son was making one in his CMT classes when the tech school was consolidated and he was not able to finish it. 5yrs later he is graduating from Ohio Univ. this spring from the industrial engineering program and looks like he is going to work for a company that builds big gas compressors and turbines.
Mjodrey that picture of your "toy" is awesome !!
Sieborg400 please get photos and share, this is a cool side hobby/interest !!
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Posted March 11, 2012 - 07:50 AM

Any Pictures Steve??
Maynard I assume the picture is of a similar one to what you have? That looks real neat, I could see it being kind of fun to play with! I dont know if I would want a large scale one but a small "toy" size would be possible.




That is exactly like it,same model and everything.I should have mentioned this pic was just an image I found on line,I don't have a photo of mine. Yes it was great fun to play with .
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Posted March 11, 2012 - 09:11 AM

I like the steam engines, both toy and larger working engines. I belong to a local early american steam engine & old equipment society. I have bought a few of the toys and one is a NOS complete steam engine that was made to be mounted in a toy boat. I hope to build it some day an put it to work in a toy R/C boat.

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Posted March 11, 2012 - 04:40 PM

I will try to add some pics soon. The model I bought is the Wilesco D18 steam engine that has a small dyno that runs a small street light. It also has a whistle mounted on the boiler. Steve...

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Posted March 11, 2012 - 05:02 PM

I dont have one, but I have wanted one since I saw a toy one when I was 8 or so. Looking forward to seeing pics of yours!

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Posted March 12, 2012 - 09:16 PM

Thanks! I will add pics as soon as I can!!!

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Posted March 13, 2012 - 05:46 AM

Thanks! I will add pics as soon as I can!!!



Can't wait to see them.

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Posted March 13, 2012 - 06:25 PM

I have a few hours experience stoking a big old steam tractor. Can't say I know anything about them, except for how to throw firewood (it was a wood-burner, not coal, but I think the only real difference is the size of the firebox) into the furnace for the boiler. They are incredibly cool though. So much power just by boiling water.

I helped (meaning I carried the heavy stuff and did what I was told) harness an eight horse team of Clydesdales the same weekend.

If you ever get a chance to help out at a threshermen's weekend, dive right in. You'll be sweaty and dirty and have horse-%#!& on your boots, but you'll have way more fun than if you just watch.




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